Inverted Flight – A Collection of Verse

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Inverted Flight – A Collection of Verse

ISBN: Hardcover 1-4134-4897-6
Softcover 1-4134-4896-8

From Inside Front Jacket Cover:

“Don Mercer was a Night Rustic. A large part of the poetry he offers here has been inspired by the events and emotions of the year Don spent in Vietnam serving both his own country as well as the Cambodian nation. Many of the poems he has herein provided us include a prominent appreciation for his love of flying, for his comrades in arms, the honor of serving, and for beloved comrades who were lost.”

Colonel Richard M. Roberds

United States Air Force (Retired)

From “Departure,” page 49:
“I’ve not been to the slaughter pens,

to see the cattle’s last walk;

But for those of us there, standing in queue,

’twas ever so little talk.

If the cows had come to view us then –

had seen our path to that plane;

I know they would have looked forlorn –

would have understood our pain.”

From “Shot Down,” page 98:
“You can only sit and wonder;

Today we have when, where, and how.

But even though we know the answer;

Can’t help but ask why, even now.”

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