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This Is Your Shame
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
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... You deny them what they have earned: ....

Ribbons of Valor,
of service and Purple Hearts
will not put food on

Veteran's tables.
The strings get caught between teeth
shredded on medals.

They will not nourish
stomachs cramping from hunger.
They will not ease the

pain of injuries
or nightmare sweaty dreams; they
will not pay the bills.

This is your shame.  You
deny them what they have earned:
good medical care,

a liveable wage,
and the respect and honor
they rightly deserve!

And yet Congress gets
a yearly cost of living
increase ... did they serve?

Are benefits they
receive more important than
those who've paid the price?

(c) 2008, Karla Dorman (6/18)


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Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G
This said and felt LOUD and CLEAR!
This poem speaks to all caring hearts and minds!
I hope for change and CHANGE to be quick!
YOu got me wanting to write of this loss and pain/etc...
These veterans deserve so much and more!
WE simply must implore!
Write On! Thank YOU Karla!
Warmest Blessings and Inner Peace, Warrior Purple Passion Sweet Lady Shexooo

STay Positive Through it all, or it can be our downfall!
Reviewed by Charlie
They get Boardwalk every time-- and refuse to give you Marvin Gardens (that's their summer home)...
Reviewed by Tom Hyland



will post new rant in a minute - I AM SICK OF IT!
Reviewed by Rose Rideout
Your words tear at my heart for those who have paid the high price are set aside and soon forgotten, Shame, shame. Thank you for sharing Karla.

Newfie Hugs are on the way, Rose
Reviewed by Felix Perry
So true...I know this feeling all too well.

Reviewed by Bernice Lakota
what a heartfelt piece you put forth, this is so so sad....
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper
Karla, you present a well-stated argument. Something needs to be done, but who will do it?
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
Our shame as a nation should be truly enormous by now, but very few seem to care. And don't limit the blame to Congress, our own President routinely says improving their benefits would 'cost too much.'
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson
You have said it all with these heart felt words ! Wish this could reach the powers that are!......M
Reviewed by Paul Berube
Damn Straight. Much more could be done. We spend billions to help other countries while the needs of ours are great. A silver or bronze star, purple heart and even medal of honor never filled an empty belly or consoled an aching heart. Peace, Love and Blessings Always, Paul.
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson
Written well, Karla!
Reviewed by Georg Mateos
This is a good time as any other to bring back the guillotine and start chopping snake's heads on the Capitol Hill, it will like cutting the fat.

Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson
Well said well put
Reviewed by Ed Matlack
If, as Gene says just below, military service should be a prerequisite to running for congress, we would have much better for our vets when they are released from active duty...good idea that, unfortuntely is passed its time...ed
Reviewed by Gene Williamson
Go get 'em, Karla. Perhaps military service should be
a prerequisite to running for congress. - gene.
Reviewed by Randall Barfield
Oh good, hit them where it hurts. Wisdom here. Somebody ought to be voting some Congress people out of office as soon as the next Congressional election allows!
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
Vent on Kalra my prayers are with you, you served and deserve respect as do all who serve
God Bless
Reviewed by Cryssa C
So sad that this is true...
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling
You've penned it well my friend sad but true! Heartfelt write, so sad that those that gave so much for us are not receiving the best of the best treatment as they deserve so much more....well done!
Joyce B.
Reviewed by Jerry Engler
Very well said, Karla. My Dad always added to this that congressmen should be on social security with the rest of us instead of having their own pension system. Then see how quickly SS would be reformed, and upgraded. The treatment of veterans is a tragedy...Jerry
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Sad when we can't even take care of our own, let alone, our Veterans, who earned the right to the best Government should give them. They were promised good medical care; instead, they have to settle for the dregs or no care at all. Tragic!! A painfully honest, eye opening write of the plight too many Veterans face every day of their lives. Very well penned; brava!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin, Karen Lynn. :( >tears! <
Reviewed by Gwendolyn Thomas Gath

Heartfelt ku and true too.

Blessings also to you,
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