bursts flowers blossoming revealing Singapore’s luminous lovely night.
Fireworks as a young soldier looks skyward in astonishment waves of shocking
explosions lighten then shroud Saigon's glowing deadly twilight.
a flash of color a flower opens the vibration colliding with the night’s loving darkness.
The booming of a mortar he hears echoes sound of death’s uncaring
a blast of heat a bright explosion colliding with the night’s hateful starkness.
rumbling abounds she feels rolling sounds and sees skies heavenly light.
Fear fills the young soldier’s quick-racing heart each flash bursts into a lethal cresting
rumbling blasts he feels rolling sounds and sees skies hellish delight.