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The Trails Not Taken

The Trails Not Taken

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Inspired by Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken," this is about a platoon during the Vietnam war that decides to stay off existing trails that show recent heavy use by the enemy. The platoon, to avoid ambush and save itself, blazes a new trail.
Inspired by Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken," this is about a platoon during the Vietnam war that decides to stay off existing trails that show recent heavy use by the enemy. The platoon, to avoid ambush and save itself, blazes a new trail.

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Published by: bohdansirant5906 on Feb 21, 2012
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The Trails Not Taken
By Bohdan Sirant, 2011Dedicated to Canadian volunteers who fought in the Vietnam war.Inspired by, and after, with respect, gratitude and apologies to Robert Frost’s
The Road Not Taken
 Two trails divergedin the lush andwildly verdant bushand happy we wereto skirt a likely ambushWe would travel neither nor split the platoonWe briefly knelt downon the musty mushand looked down onescanning for tripwiresanything disturbedout of place, or unusualsearching as far as we couldto where it turnedin the bamboo underwoodThen looked down the other  just as weirdly fair looking for booby trapsspider holes, enemy lair or other signs of VC thereIt had no better claimit was also wet anddidn’t need more wear ‘cause black-clad Red Vandalswearing tire-tread sandalstraveling at night by the flickering light of candles passing thereafter a Monsoon rainhad worn it out just about the same And both trails that noonshaded in tropical gloomlay equally coveredIn twiggy jungle hay that

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