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Monday, May 23, 2005
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don't bother coming to my funeral
with fake tears
running down your hypocritical face -

you say that
i am a hero .  i did nothing that
my brothers
or sisters wouldn't have done - and still do :
it's like this :
when you asked us to serve our nation , we
responded ;
we have looked into the face of terror ;
we felt the
scorching heat of battle pass overhead ;
we tasted
fear on the backs of our tongue every day 
and cried when
we buried our friends who were once strangers .

i am dead :
nothing you can say or do will change that .
but you can
do something for my brothers and sisters -
if you want
to do something to remember my name ,
don't forget
those that came home when they need you most -
they answered
the call when you needed their assistance .
it's only right
you provide them the care that they deserve .
don't honor
their memories with empty promises .

don't bother coming to my funeral
with fake tears
running down your hypocritical face -

(c) 2005, by Karla Dorman.


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Reviewed by Kate Clifford 5/26/2005
Powerful, insightful write with a great message.
Reviewed by Cynth'ya 5/24/2005
The money spent giving families flags that make the flag companies more profitable should be issued out for the veterans who come back and can't make a decent wage, thanks to the economic uplift of war. Excellent Poem Sis. Karla,
love and hugs,
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 5/24/2005
Powerful, timely write!

Peace and love, Carole
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 5/24/2005
Choking and acrid, as it should be told, Karla... I hope that those to whom it applies put it in their pipes and smoke it!! (Sorry if all my Briticisms are lost in all my reviews, but I think you get my meaning!!) Valour needs to be honoured and respected in more than empty words. Empty bellies have no ears, after all... Painful and right on the button (... or nose, whatever!) TY Kate xx
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 5/23/2005
Oh Yes, so very powerful Karla, I could use this on a few people,

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 5/23/2005
Most powerful message poem Karla!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by jude forese 5/23/2005
an important message to the gov't and its masses ...
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 5/23/2005
Wow this one hit home, my Uncle fought in Vietnam and he lived this
God Bless
Reviewed by Lori Moore 5/23/2005
You said it all. Well done!
Reviewed by Felix Perry 5/23/2005
You captured I am sure the sentiments of a lot of servicemen with this one and the style of first person worked so well in this poem making it very moving and intense.
Well done.
Reviewed by F William Broome 5/23/2005
Somehow, some way, what you have said so well in this poem, must be reversed. There is a negative mystique about, and toward, persons serving in combat, or even serving. It seems to be a poorly understood role in our society, and, perhaps, an envy, or an avoidance for some reason, toward those who served and are serving. Thank you for this most appropriate work at this time. - Bill
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 5/23/2005

Excellent display of the frustrations veterans feel concerning people's indifference towards them and the hell that they have had to endure to ensure our freedom of the things we hold most dear! This should be in every veteran's hospital or home, and in every branch of the U.S. military! Thank you for your service, veteran, and thank you for remembering our military might! GOD BLESS YOU!!

((((((((((((((((((((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))))))))))))))))) and much love, your twin, Karen Lynn. :( >tears <
Reviewed by E T Waldron 5/23/2005
Excellent poem Karla, your compassion is real and so is the
plight of those military that come home to indifference!
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 5/23/2005
AMEN! You have penned a great one here, Karla. Thank you, thank you very much for this. And there are a lot of hyprctitical faces walking around today. When America is more concerned with who is going to win the damn show "American Idol," I know that all is about as good as lost if we don't wake up. Hell of a poem, Karla.
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