NO I WASN'T VIETNAM

by Tibor Hrs Pandur


NO I WASN'T VIETNAM

You were

I was there through you

Son to his father, kind of

That he experienced callousness before he left

How he rejoiced in his passport

How he was the first to fight off rapes

That first night from his comrades

Amidst piss and shit someone

Stands up to rape someone else

The madness of war, nothing fazed me a fuck

I went saw random stuff

Guerilla attacks, bombs thrown into bars

People explode, others keep on shooting, and the ship

I observe among them

Someone comes to my desk and you're fluttering

You're flying next to the fence close to the mountain

For a homecoming, for me, for some land

And then I understood what these people fought for

For a patch / for a morsel of land

Where they could stay and have peace

From others

From "Internal Affairs"; Translated by Jasmin B. Frelih, THP & Jeffrey Young

NE NISEM BIL VIETNAM

Ti si bil
Skoz tebe sem bil tam
Sin očetu kao
Da je spoznal brezčutnost, preden je šel
Kako se je razveselil potnega lista
Kako se je prvi otepal posilstev
Prvo noč od svojih sovojakov
Med scanjem in blatom nekdo
Vstane, da bi posilil nekoga
Norost vojne, nič me ni ganlo, pizda
Sem šel videl random scene
Gverila napade, v bare vržene bombe
Ljudi raznese, eni še kar streljajo, in ladjo
Jaz med njimi in opazujem
Nekdo pride k moji mizi in ti lutaš
Letaš pri ograji blizu planine
Za domov, za mano, za malo zemlje
In pol sem razumel, zakaj so se ti ljudje borili
Za en patch / za eno krpico zelenja
Kjer lahko so in majo mir
Pred drugimi

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