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Initial post: Mar 30, 2012 9:45:52 AM PDT
Unspoken Love during the Vietnam War (The Poem)

by Zero

FREE 31 March and April Fool's Day. It should go free Midnight (0001) 31 March PST.

Written in 1975, and hidden away for 37 years. At that time there was no avenue for anything that referred to same sex love. It was written in a loose iambic pentameter, octave rhyme, as a form of cloaking the subject matter.

It is a story poem of disaster on a Navy ship, and the display of spiritual love of one man for another. It is being told by myself.

It is what I saw.

This is a 53 verse poem.

Posted on Mar 30, 2012 10:16:56 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 1, 2012 9:10:50 PM PDT
Oh yes, I had quite a few emails last time. I will answer them the best I can. This poem is on the best selling gay poetry and best new releases.

I have been asked to write it into a novel because some of you didn't enjoy the rhyme. I can understand that. It's very awkward. It was written in 1975 as a English assignment. It was a radical time. Dr. W. pre-read it and gave it a disgusted clipped review. I never turned it in.

It has laid in a closet...(no pun intended) and now at the age of 60 I said...what the hell. If you have comments please send them. Also maybe a crappy review? or two? I gave away over 300 copies last time and not one review or star. Come now...tell the world it sucks. Somebody one star?

It is not an erotic poem. No sex.

Posted on Mar 31, 2012 6:32:05 AM PDT
Just a reminder and so this thread moves forward so people will see it. Unspoken Love during the Vietnam War is FREE. 31 March and 1 April.

Unspoken Love during the Vietnam War (The Poem)

Posted on Mar 31, 2012 8:23:36 AM PDT
This is the closest thing to a review I found on a thread here at Amazon.

by somebody named Nathan Kross

"Unspoken Love during the Vietnam War by Zero: A short epic poem describing a borderline homosexual affair during the Vietnam War. Autobiographical. The poetry looks fairly simple, but the subject and history surrounding it may be of interest."

Wohoo! Close to a review.

Posted on Mar 31, 2012 2:22:25 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 31, 2012 7:04:31 PM PDT
One fellow from Austria, ask me if Mandingo was a derogatory term for a man of color in the U.S.. I had to tell him the "n" was an accidental typo. It is Mandigo, but I guess it has become Mandingo now. As for Mandingo being derogatory? I googled it. It was a movie made in 1975 about slavery issues.

Zero Mandingo

Unspoken Love during the Vietnam War (The Poem)

Posted on Mar 31, 2012 7:08:10 PM PDT
Has anyone ever googled their book? It's amazing where Amazon places these your page and connections. Seriously, try it. You may be surprised.

Posted on Apr 1, 2012 6:22:37 AM PDT
This is the last day to get your copy. You know what they say if it's free, it's not worth the paper it was written on. Wait a minute it's written on the matrix. Just remember; "this is not the droid you've been looking for move along."

Do you find you get a thrill giving away something that meant so much too you? It's amazing how you cling to something over time. I have moved so many times in my life, I feel like a snake that sheds it's skin, yet over all those 37+years this scabby little poem has kept tucked away. The paper frayed, creased and dingy, but it stayed. I just hope it moves someone the way it moved me when I wrote it.

Unspoken Love during the Vietnam War (The Poem)

Posted on Apr 1, 2012 7:56:27 AM PDT
I got the best email I have had. A woman wrote it moved her and made her cry. It still does me.

Posted on Apr 1, 2012 7:53:57 PM PDT
Just a few hours left to grab a free copy. Cinderalla dies at midnight, PST.
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