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i thought it hot.  not.
not when you think of
the men and women
in uniform, far
from home, fighting in
one hundred twenty,
thirty degree temps
or more --- suddenly
doesn't feel so bad.
It's all how you look
at things:  perspective.

(c) 2010, Karla Dorman

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Reviewed by Carole Mathys 8/3/2010
You make a point that should make all of us never forget those facts...
peace, Carole~
Reviewed by Janet Caldwell 8/3/2010
Right on Sis! xxxx (PS. I decided to start writing more in the present day and let go of the past) x
Reviewed by Jon Willey 8/2/2010
The desire and will to defend their nation takes a much closer examination of the facts than the cursory look most of us give our brave warriors. Thanks for raising these thoughts to our conscious level Karla. Dedication takes on a fresh sense of value. May love and joy be yours to savor long my dear friend. Jon Michael
Reviewed by Andy Turner 8/2/2010
Indeed, we must show our gratitude to such brave people. However, I can assure you, once we sign on the dotted line we have signed our lives away for that which we believe in.

Much can be learned from Lawrence of Arabia.
Magical penn youngen. To think I was cursing it being 75.
Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader) 8/2/2010
I was also listening to the radio this AM regarding the prison-inmate clean-up laborers on Grand Isle, LA working for BP. Full plastic suits made by Dupont, no ventilation, 140 degrees inside the clothing. Thought the same thing. Perspective, perspective, perspective. LA isn't so bad in August after all. Excellent writing Karla.
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 8/2/2010
Right on, Karla. I have no idea how they cope or acclimatise - as if being in mortal danger wasn't enough on its own! As you say, perspective is everything. xx
Reviewed by Felix Perry 8/2/2010
So true you are, we take for granted what we have instead of being thankful for it. Not only soldiers, sailors and airmen but also children in those countries left without parents or often anyone to look after them...also in that same heat...
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 8/2/2010
Whoever thought that 99 or 100 degrees is "cool"?? NOT! Not for me, said the flea ... LOL I still want fall and winter to come!! UGH! This Texas heat realllly bites! A great write; well done, Karla!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin, Karen Lynn. :P
Reviewed by Paul Berube 8/2/2010
Well said, Karla. God bless.
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 8/2/2010
Karla, this is so very true...about all things in life. Excellent.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 8/2/2010
Right on, girl, a perfect write from a perfect young lady...e
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 8/2/2010
Karla, you are absolutely right, it is in how you look at things, I try to look at things in a positive view point always trying to fight off the negative...

Awesome poem!

peace, love and light,

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