All Along The WatchTower  

electricbob3 62M
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3/15/2006 10:22 pm

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3/16/2006 10:10 pm

All Along The WatchTower

I'm 13 years old, what the heck am I doing taking
this stuff? I wonder what it will do and what my
cousin means by 'taking a trip'? I can't take a trip, not unless Mom & Dad knows. Wow, I think I
feel funny. Hmmmmmm, yep, I do feel funny. So I feel so funny that I think I'm gonna laugh, but I
better wait to see if Donnie laughs. I want to be
cool, just like him, and he isn't laughing yet so
I'd better wait.
"Acid"? I finally managed to ask my older cousin as we cruised down the gravel country backroads
listening to an 8 track tape of the Lou Reed and
the Velvet Underground. I was hoping that Donnie
would drive by some of my buddies' homes so that
they'd see me cruising in Donnies Shelby 500 Mustang, the cooolest car I've ever seen!!
My cousin had just returned from Viet Nam, his 3rd tour overseas as a Green Beret and my real life hero. He treated me like I was someone, not
just some 13 year old country bumpkin, and every
time he came home for leave he always took me on
a day-long run with him, even if he had his girl-
friend along. He's told me all kinds of secret
stuff about the 'war' that wasn't a war and had
been to Laos, Cambodia, and other places that I've heard the President say on T.V. we've never
had any troops. I believe Donnie, he has 57 dried
ears on a wire loop to prove that he did what he
was sent to do in the countries they sent him to.
I touched those ears, felt like old pigskin and
the importance of each ear didn't really mean any
thing to me until years later when I understood
what it was my hero did. He assassinated people,
him and another guy. They traveled thru the jungles and rice paddies to find certain people on their list. Killed them, cut their ears off, and collected them as proof of each kill. I guess that the CIA had 'ear-prints' on all these
people, or why would Donnie cut the ears off?
Whoooa!!! I'm peaking now!! This acid is U.S. Army Sandoz Labratory LSD that Donnie said they
used on prisoners, the tribesmen who worked with them, and anyone else the Army decided to experiment on. I'm gonna laugh, I can't help it,
and if I don't look cool, oh well!! Yeah, Donnie
is laughing too, alllllright!!!
Two cool guys, tripping on acid, listening to a
song that I don't recognize, and riding in a Red
Shelby 500 Mustang. Man, they should make this LSD illegal!! It's better than when we sneak beers out of Dad's frig!!
It's 1967, and my cousin is going back to Nam for
one more tour he says. I hope he brings more of
this acid back, and some more ears 'cause I know
that he's good at his job, he's my hero.


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