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how to get in trouble by not saluting
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

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1984
carswell air force base
fort worth texas
had been having trouble
with my eyes
flashes flares
of white light
lightning bolts
scribbling
across my vision
i'm severely nearsighted
blind as a bat
wear thick thick lenses
so i can see
have since second grade
flashings and flares
in your vision
can signal several
problems
one of which is a
detatched retina
to which i'm susceptible
anyway
because of my extreme
nearsightedness
one day i was really having
problems
with the flashes
called the doc
he said to come in
NOW
when the air force says
do it
you do it
NOW
i go over to the doc
he examines my eyes
sends me to a
specialist
the specialist
dilates my pupils
boiiing
they get huge
*i can't see*
what little i can see
he takes away
he about blinds me
looking into my eyes
with the brightest
light
i've ever seen
*now i really am blind*
the specialist can't
find anything wrong
asks me if i have migraines
yes
that is my warning
my aura
that warns me
i'm fixin' to have one
a migraine
oh
i am free to leave
but avoid any bright light
wear sunglasses
'cause it's sunny out there
okay
so i leave
walking back to my barracks
cut through the bx
base exchange
parking lot
it is a lovely spring day
bright sunshine
blue skies
not a cloud to be seen
*not that i can see anything*
suddenly
i hear
AIRMAN
sir
doyouseemyrank
sir
airman vidra reports
as ordered
no sir
i am a colonel
why didn't you salute me
*'cause you're an ass*
is what i wanna say
but i don't
don't wanna go to jail
HA
sir
airman vidra reports
as ordered
i didn't see you sir
how am i supposed to see
your rank
sir
whaddaya mean you didn't see
my rank
got eagles on my shoulders
*hope they take a dump on ya*
sir
i don't see no eagles
sir
just got back from the eye doc's
he dilated my pupils
i can't see a damn thing
sir
geez louise you mean
they're lettin'
blind people
join the air force
*yeah just like they let you in
ya big jerk*



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Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 4/2/2003
you had me in stiches.
Excellent
Reviewed by Blue Waters (Reader) 4/1/2003
LOL You had me rolling too. Great write, Karla!
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 4/1/2003
Ha! This was great! I loved it, Laughed so hard!

Excellent!

Reindeer
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 4/1/2003
Karla,
I am with Floria you had me in stiches.
Excellent
Pegyy
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader) 4/1/2003
Karla these are hylarious...got to watch your mouth in the service or you end up in the klinker.get it all out now .good write..Floria
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 4/1/2003
HA! :D (huge grins!) funny addition to your air force series; love 'em all! this was absolute perfection from beginning to end; you have a way of bringing people in to read the poem from start to end; and people are never disappointed! i know I am NOT disappointed; in fact, i think you are BRILLIANT and GIFTED at what you do! you just keep getting better and better at your works! :) outstanding write, karla; no, a MASTERPIECE! :) (((HUGS))) and love, your twin, karen lynn. *attenHUT! aBOUUUT FACE! FORWARRRRD..HARCH!!* ((((SAAAA-LOOOOT!)))) :)
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 4/1/2003
You have a fantastic imagination. And NOW you CAN say those things...[smiles] I really enjoy your stories, Karla.

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