James Agee

Home Again Blues

Now we are home with Mom and Dad
    And huckleberry pie,
In fact the Things We Fought For:
    And now we wonder why.

For Mom is just a garter-belt
    And Dad is just a bore,
And as for good home cooking
   We had too much before.

And that, we guess, is what means
   To be a U.S. Veteran.
We'll never fight another war.
   Until they start a better one.