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Forgotten One
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Saturday, May 21, 2005
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I will not forget. Thank you to all of the veterans who served, past, present and future.

it's been a bad day :
a hero is at the bar ,
getting drunk once more -

reliving the past
of great and glorious wars
and current nightmares -

feeling no pain , he
staggers against the shoulders
of unyielding ghosts -

and the ghosts shove back ,
taking umbrage at having
to point the way home -

muttering curses
and striking without aiming ,
he falls with a crash -

into the gutter ;
he roars his frustration at
what life has become -

a forgotten one
flash-in-the-pan-now-he's gone
he still remembers -

and the ghosts pass by ,
shaking their heads and giving
him plenty of room.

(c) 2005, by Karla Dorman.

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Reviewed by Liana Margiva 12/11/2007
Very nice!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 5/22/2005
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 5/22/2005
Powerful intense write! You do these so well!
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 5/22/2005
Powerfully sad, Karla - and there are far too many forgotten heroes in this country, which is truly shameful. All of us, and our government, truly do need to make things better for our veterans - and you truly lead the way.
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 5/22/2005
Oh Karla, what an excellent tribute to our fallen heroes, this is just outstanding,

Reviewed by jude forese 5/22/2005
powerful indeed! i showed this poem to my good friend who is a vet and who is still dealing with the ramifications of his experience and he appluads you wholeheartedly ...
Reviewed by Mark Mahoney 5/22/2005
Jesus, this is a strong write Karla, great visions in this that cant help to come to the fore, very well done this is a write to be damn proud of, well done again. take good care...Mark xx
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 5/21/2005
Karla WOW a powerful write
God Bless
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 5/21/2005
Yeah. Sometimes sad things need to be said. And you have said it well, Karla. Merci. Amour et paix. Ton ami de la C-B, Canada. Régis
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 5/21/2005
You will be one that will NEVER be forgotten, but don't be passing on too soon, okay...? Ed
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 5/21/2005
Spoken from the heart and delivering sobering punches. Not all who take on the job of being a warrior have the stomach for it; those are the truly brave. They took on a task that terrified them and completed it. The haunting memories stain their existence and leave their lives in shreds. Excellent and stunning poem, Karla. Thank you.
Take care,
Reviewed by E T Waldron 5/21/2005
Profund moving poem Karla that captures the misery for the soldierin this situation, and the shamefulness of those who do not understand
Superbly done!

Reviewed by Lori Moore 5/21/2005
This is an awesome piece.
Reviewed by F William Broome 5/21/2005
These are such excellent words describing a sad and serious subject. I ask again; When are our the Members of Congress, who control the purse strings for better veterans care, going to do for needy beterans what they do for themselves? I've waited for decades for the answer. Parades, flowers and speeches are fine, butgood men are being washed into the gutter of our society. - Bill
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 5/21/2005
This is staggering, Karla... a unique perspective on the interaction between those who have served us, past and present. I don't mean to be facetious to say it is truly haunting. The pathos of the demeaned soldier is something that we might be readily familiar with - but the mawkishness of his ghoulish fellows is an unusual concept to me. Thank you for keeping these issues uppermost in our minds. Bless you, Kate xx ... and for your empathy on my "Father" write last night - mwahs xx
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 5/21/2005
Thanks for sharing Karla!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 5/21/2005
This is good. Damn Karla, you are about to outgrow AD.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 5/21/2005

Heartbreaking, most haunting write! Very well done; God bless ALL of our veterans, those gone and those who still live! Thank you for serving our country; I will remember ALL of them as you have done here!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin, Karen Lynn. :( >tears <
Reviewed by Felix Perry 5/21/2005
Haunting and forlorn but all too true, too many good men vereterens have suffered and ended up alone.


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