From Vietnam Veterans Against the War, http://www.vvaw.org/veteran/article/?id=863

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You Are Not My Enemy (poem)

By Dave Cameron

You are not my Enemy
my brother my sister
but I have done something wrong
and perhaps I am now yours

I went to your home
I went inside
soiled your rug and
bullied your children

You are not my enemy
my father my mother
I drove on you
threw garbage in your window
burned your garden
and spit in your water

You are not my enemy
my grandmother my grandfather
I built walls between us

Rubble made sound
sand scattered plastic bags all around
rifles and checkpoints
bright lights into your eyes

No, you are not my enemy
my partner my friend
We were betrayed

you are not my enemy
are not my enemy
not my enemy
my enemy
enemy

You are not my enemy
my child my self
Our blood is the same

You are not my enemy
my memories and rage
Re-making sense now, together

You are not my enemy
you never were

You are a part of me
as I am with you

You are not my enemy
we shall stay true

You are not my enemy
we will change this
with you


— Drew Cameron
IVAW

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