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by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Thursday, January 29, 2009
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One day, soon, there will be a
protest in reverse:  been a long
time coming, the war between
those who sit on comfortable
asses wanting others to do the
fighting for them and those who
actually do the fighting in their
stead.  Some don't even make
it back:  those that come home
from the battlefield battle an
armchair regiment that expects
freedom and a government that
forgets sacrifices asked for,
received and paid in full.  They
don't ask for much and should
not lack for anything.  Shame ...

(c) 2009, Karla Dorman (1/29) 



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Reviewed by Jon Willey 2/4/2009
in the name of freedom there are those that do, and those that do not -- may God bless those that do -- they deserve more than most will ever know -- I salute you my dear friend -- may peace, joy and love be always with you -- JMW
Reviewed by kg cummings 2/2/2009
I wave my country's flag in your honor for writing and posting this poem. God Bless Our Veterans! Hugs, Kathy
Reviewed by Juliet Waldron 1/31/2009
Perhaps we should return to a draft, like the Israeli's. There, service is simply part of duty to country. Of course, would also like the government to refrain from starting wars for profit/arrogance, wars they can't finish--not that any war is ever really "finished." Especially for those who fought--or for those civilians who suffered the consequences of it being fought "in their house."
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 1/31/2009
I have a dream...that one day all the War Veterans converge around the Congress Hill with their wheel chairs, crutches and artificial limbs, their scars after burning, the scars after bullets, the scars after shrapnel, I have a dream...that every each one of those congressmen should walk among the results of they love for Mammon and the courage of many that thought of defending their country, I have a dream...

Georg

Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 1/30/2009
Karla you say what needs to be said, thank you for that
In Christs Love
Michelle~
Reviewed by Felix Perry 1/30/2009
strong but honest write from one who has been there. Those who served deserve respect and dignity.

Fee
Reviewed by John Flanagan 1/30/2009
Karla,
A bold and honest poem, a challenge to all who doubt. Well and timely penned!
John
Reviewed by Dale Clark 1/30/2009
That's exactly right, Karla, they need
to be respected and if injured, taken care of.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 1/30/2009
Points well made, Karla. Love and peace to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 1/30/2009
They deserve respect and gratitude and not lack for anything...powerful write!
peace and love, Carole~
Reviewed by J'nia Fowler 1/30/2009
They are sadly our forgotten heroes, remembered but once a year. Their numbers dwindle and their flame is soon extinguished before their story could be told in full or in part. I had uncles who were prisoners of war in concentration camps in Germany. They never spoke of their experiences so we could not praise them for the sacrifices they made. What a crying shame. Good write.
Reviewed by Cryssa C 1/30/2009
More than anything, they deserve our respect...
Cryssa
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 1/30/2009
Powerful message in verse, Karla; we owe our vets a lot more than what they are gettting: a HELL lot more!! Very well written; brava!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin, Karen Lynn. :(

Thank YOU for serving our country; I owe you so much, more than I can ever give to you! :) *SAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA-LUTE*
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 1/30/2009
We are not giving enough..and we could never give too much...you are sooo right!
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 1/30/2009
Karla,
This is why none of the armed forces have the slogan 'Join today and you're set for life'. A realistic poem. I hope it reaches the right set of eyes. Hugs,
Sheila
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 1/30/2009
They
don't ask for much and should
not lack for anything.

Amen, Karla, Amen.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 1/29/2009
Shame indeed, not for lack of trying, but for a cold hearted resistent government.....

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by Nordette Adams 1/29/2009
Should not lack for anything. True. Is it the people who don't want to give them their due or is it the government that sends men and women to war and then cuts money for adequate services to them when they return?

A thought-provoking write, Karla.
Reviewed by Cindy Tuttle 1/29/2009
Karla, That is a wonderful reminder of how we should repspect people who have given all for us. Thank you.

With Love,
Cindy
Reviewed by E T Waldron 1/29/2009
You are a strong advocate God bless you Karla!
Excellent "in your face" poem!

Love,
Eileen
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 1/29/2009
Another excellent write dear Karla, the truth and nothing but the truth. Thank you for sharing.

Newfie Hugs are on the way, Rose
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 1/29/2009
Karla~!

Yes, a big shame . . . another well-expressed and well-penned poem my friend!! BRAVO~!!


LOve and Hugs,

Lance
Reviewed by Linda Law 1/29/2009
Astounding write....yet....so true...and shameful yes indeed! This time is a comin' and I sure hope it's fast!!! I'd love to see those fat porkers having to earn their way...instead of stealing their way with our money... hugs, lindalaw
Reviewed by 000 000 1/29/2009
Perfect!
Reviewed by Elizabeth Price 1/29/2009
Excellent. You are right on. Liz
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 1/29/2009
Right on...e
Reviewed by Sandie May Angel-Joyce 1/29/2009
When they come home, they don't ask for too much, except the respect that they have earned and the lodgings that they deserve. How awful it is to mistreat those who selfless defend their own countries?

Good poem, Karla!!!

Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Bonnie May 1/29/2009
AMEN Karla what a fanastic way to put it...got the message girlfriend. loud and clear. Love and hugs Bonnie
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