|General Poetry posted December 3, 2017|
Dedicated to all soldiers messed up from all wars. Isalud!
Poem of the Month contest entry
When I returned from my tour in Vietnam, I volunteered to visit veterans of that conflict who were trapped by their memories and dreams. I would sit with them in their room at the VA hospital and let them talk about anything they chose for as long as they chose. I was shocked to hear stories of not so much their experiences in the Nam but about the surreal memories of the Nam and the profound and vivid dreams they were having of those friends who didn't make it home. It has taken me all these years to try and honor their reality through poetry. I know this poetic falls short of what I wanted to create but I hope all those brave and broken souls can forgive my obvious limitations. easyeverettPays one point and 2 member cents.
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