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Burns
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

Saturday, February 12, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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On Discovery Health Network, they had a program about an extraordinary little girl, Zubaida, from Afghanistan; she was burned in an accident involving an oil lamp. Doctors told her family to take her home to die; nothing could be done. Medical doctors in the United States heard about her condition and flew her here; over the course of a year, this young girl endured 13 painful surgeries and much physical therapy to release the scar tissue restricting movement in her face, neck and arms. She returned to Afghanistan afterwards, scarred but beautiful compared to what she had looked like after the accident.

This poem came to mind while watching the program.


flame kissed face
eyes downcast
forced to look
at melted
neck shoulders
upper chest
arms pinioned
prisoner
of burns--
                               shame kissed face
                               what once was
                               beautiful
                               has been seared
                              "take her home
                               we can't do
                               anything
                               LET HER DIE"
                               it burns--
pain kissed face
little girls
should not have
to live like
this--many
surgeries
bandages
therapy
for burns--
                                fame kissed face
                                she returns
                                from the land
                                that promised
                                hope for her
                                she is home
                                beautiful
                                she survived
                                the burns--

(C) Copy written, 12 February, 2005, by Karla Dorman.

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Reviewed by Carole Mathys 2/13/2005
Wonderful tribute, Karla...
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 2/13/2005
Wonderful tribute Karla!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 2/12/2005
No child should feel any pain, no injuries, no sickness...that is the way I see that the world should be...but what do I know...? Ed
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 2/12/2005
This is a wonderful tribute Karla
God Bless
Michelle!
Reviewed by Karen Chalfant (Reader) 2/12/2005
Wonderful tribute to her, Karla. I'm so glad for her that she was able to get help. I didn't see the program. Thanks for sharing!
Reviewed by George Jackson 2/12/2005
I saw that program, Karla, and this is a wonderful poem.
Reviewed by F William Broome 2/12/2005
Karla -This child's mind and life have been saved. That is equaled by your preserving such perseverence in poetry. A masterful piece of work. It is a privilege to read it. - Bill
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 2/12/2005
She looks happy, Karla.

Ron
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 2/12/2005
Such a brave young girl; can't even imagine the terrible terrible pain she must have endured, and her recovery is, indeed, a remarkable story.
Reviewed by Birdie Houston 2/12/2005
Beautiful write!
Reviewed by E T Waldron 2/12/2005
Karla Brava! Your compassion and beauty of heart shines in
this superb poem. I didn't see it but heard about her. You
did her proud, so did this country!Thanks for sharing!

etw
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 2/12/2005
(((Karla)))

Zubaida IS a Miracle Survivor; my, what a inspiring story people can learn from! Awesome write about a lovely child; I wish nothing but the best for young Zubaida! Thank you for sharing her story with us here! Beautiful job; brava!!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin, Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Lori Moore 2/12/2005
Awesome write! A wonderful, inspiring story.
Reviewed by Edwin Larson 2/12/2005
Saw the program...heart-wrenching to say the least...A wonderful tribute with an intersting format. Thanks for sharing.

EDL



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