At a Vietnam memorial, in Twain Harte California, my poem, "I Did Not Die," which appears on my site, was read by a Vietnam Veteran. After the ceremony I was contacted by the publisher of the Twian Harte Times. Here is what he said.
"Rosalie, your poem was read by a Vietnam Vet at our town's Memorial Flag Raising event. It's impact was evident by the tears of almost 400 participants and nearly a hundred vets. Thank you for writing it. You nailed it. Many people have asked if we would publish it in the local newspaper, the Twain Harte Times. What say you? Thanks, Mike Ashland.
Hi Rosalie Kramer: Thank you for your permission to re-print your poem, I Did Not Die. We will certainly follow all your directions and are grateful for the permission to re-print it. If you would like a copy of the issue with the poem, as well as the previous issue highlighting the event, just let me know where to send them. The publication is the Twain Harte Times, 22910 Twain Harte Drive, Twain Harte, CA 95383 (209) 586-1628 --mike ashland, publisher
Needless to say, I gave my permission for the poem to be published in the paper. I makes me feel proud to know that something I wrote touched so many hearts, especailly those of the veterans of Vietnam.
This poem can be found with all my other poetry.