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all in your head?? *FICTION*
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Wednesday, May 07, 2003

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i am so angry i am seeing red,
i can't believe what that damn doctor said,
he said the nightmares are all in my head,
every night i see my friend who is dead,

i went to the doc, i need some relief,
these nightmares keep me shakin' like a leaf,
they steal my peace, my sleep, just like a thief,
every night i have to relive the grief,

my friend who i met while in vietnam,
we were closer than brothers, me 'n' 'ham,
i was from texas, he from alabam',
and every night he wrote to his wife, pam,

medics we were, and we were quite the pair,
we'd go a-runnin' when screams cut the air,
we saved some...others didn't have a prayer,
every night, we'd wash blood out of our hair,

we were invincible--we'd never die,
somehow we'd make it through this war alive,
stupid--we were kids--'cause death we defied,
death might be avoided...then death replied,

there was that night...the rain was pourin' down,
a bullet slapped 'ham to the cold, wet ground,
i had to call pam...the scream still resounds,
every night, i still hear the pain in that sound,

i made it home...he didn't...why, God, why????
why did You take my buddy, let him die?
hammie only had three days, then he'd fly,
every night my wife hears me scream and cry...
to all of those that still fight
the war in their dreams...may you
one day know peace.

(((HUGS))) and love,

karla. :( *tears*

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Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 5/10/2003
This is a wonderful write!
God Bless
Reviewed by Dove (Reader) 5/7/2003
Precious angel of mercy,
You are a light and a voice for the divine kingdom..My prayers are with the suffreing ones..LOVE YOU!!!!
Hope those rotten tornados are gone!!

Dove ~
Reviewed by Merrill Vaughan (Reader) 5/7/2003
Well Done! You have put into words what most of us have experienced just like David does. Many of us have "internal problems" that are hard to find and treat; mainly because no one wants to admit the fact that up to 30 years we still have nightmares.
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 5/7/2003
Ah..this was so powerful and excellent, I know a few who can't forget,


Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 5/7/2003
Well done, Karla. David Alexander writes of some Viet Nam experiences too that are very good. Even though this is fiction, you made it come alive.
Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader) 5/7/2003
Very powerful.....A very needy write....ty, Dani
Reviewed by A PAX 5/7/2003
I know the ghosts that haunt Vets!!!
this is amazing!!!

ty and PAX!
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 5/7/2003
powerful, heartwrenching, intense write that perfectly captures the trauma and the drama those vietnam vets went through during their battles. may we never forget them or the sacrifices they made to ensure that our country remain free; and may god bless them and their families! :( (((HUGS))) and >tears, tears, tears < stunning imagery and emotions in this stark, powerful piece! great job on this, karla!
Reviewed by Nicole Davis Vergara (Reader) 5/7/2003
Excellant Work Karla...this is to the point and ever so haunting for those who know themselves or know someone who goes thru this. THANK YOU for bringing this fantastic write to light!!!!
Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw) 5/7/2003
Karla, what more can be said? Your description is outstanding....
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