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I Am One of THEM © 2012, Karla Dorman
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

Sunday, October 07, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.
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'Given the chance, I would do it all over again: Freedom means that much to me. ...'

I am one of THEM:  a disabled Veteran.
But my injuries were not incurred on a
field of honor:  they happened here,
stateside, on duty.  Even though not
colored enough to warrant purple, the
pain does not go away.  Results are

the same:  loss of health.  Loss of ...
dignity.  Given the chance, I would do
it all over again:  Freedom means that
much to me.  My God.  Flag.  Country.
Family.  Disabled?  Yes.  That's okay
--- I served.  Proud to be a Veteran.

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Reviewed by Deborah Tornillo 10/8/2012
Karla: God Bless You and I SALUTE YOU! Thank you, thank you very, very much for your services and for being you.

Reviewed by Ronald Hull 10/8/2012
You made a handsome soldier an honor to the colors.

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 10/7/2012
God bless you, Karla, and thank YOU for serving! SALUTE!! <3 Wonderful poem; and yes, you still served!!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin, Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Joy Hale 10/7/2012
God bless you, Karen. I am so proud to know you through AD as the wonderful person and veteran that you are. May God bless you and keep you in His safe arms forever and help you at all times with your disability. I somehow know that you are proud to have served; without knowing you except through your writing, I know you are an honorable, God fearing woman. I salute you!

Joy L. Hale
Reviewed by Mark Lichterman 10/7/2012
Though you and I have never seen each other in person, nor broken bread together, it is and has been an honor to know you in the way that, through AD, we know each other.
Reviewed by Darrell and Kathy Adams 10/7/2012
Karla, I think you speak for all veterans when you speak for yourself and I want you to know that your words do not fall on deaf or unappreicative ears. I cannot pretend to imagine your pain, or the phychological complexities of what you have been through. But I do know I admire your work, love you for your service and your honesty, that shines through in your work, and that I always find provacative and enjoyable. This piece included. I am very proud of you and for you. You are a remarkable woman, and so lovely too! Be well, Kathy
Reviewed by Rafika Anderson (Reader) 10/7/2012
And, we are proud of YOU! Hang in there, veteran. Our society needs honor and courage.
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