Unspoken Love During The Vietnam War

Unspoken Love During The Vietnam War

Zero Mandingo

Poetry / LGBT

This is an epic poem and was written in 1975, hidden away for 37 years. At that time there was no avenue for anything that referred to same sex love.THIS IS NOT EROTICA.It was written in a loose iambic pentameter, octave rhyme, as a form of cloaking the subject matter. It was written as a catharsis and for an English class -- the Professor rejected it. Because of 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.
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