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A Good Day To Die (Revised, Repost)
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

Tuesday, December 09, 2003

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A warrior sings his death song.

I feel the bullet slam into me
I fall to the ground but there is no pain
It is a mortal wound
Today is a good day to die

My blood spills onto the plains
I have lived well
I have fought well
Today is a good day to die

I will soon be walking in the Spirit world
Joining the Old Ones who have gone before
I hear their voices calling, calling
Today is a good day to die

I do not have much time
The darkness draws near
But I am not afraid
Today is a good day to die

Do not be sad
I hear the voices of the Old Ones
Their voices are getting louder
Today is a good day to die

I sing my death song now
I have fought well and die a warrior's death
Tell Mother not to cry or to forget me
Today is a good day to die

(C) Karla Dorman, 2003.

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Reviewed by Lois Christensen 6/6/2008
To read this after the death of your father now in 2008 is so heartwrenching to me. But it was a good write for you in 2003.
Reviewed by Duane Weide 9/11/2007
To die with honor is the best way to go, excellant write.
Reviewed by Robert Blackwell (Reader) 12/10/2003
Awesome write, Karla! {{{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}}}
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 12/10/2003
very powerful write karla11

love tinka
Reviewed by Bonita Quesinberry 12/9/2003
Karla, you have an inate sense of things that you've never experienced. Truly there is no pain when a person is shot. Of course, the rest of this excellent poem is equally astute. ~~Bonnie Q
Reviewed by Evelyn Simon 12/9/2003
Whoa, this was a very powerful write.
Excellent, Karla!
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 12/9/2003
Wow karla, this is one of your best..
Reviewed by Jim Dunlap 12/9/2003
Yes, somethings are better with age, including, wine, women and song (or poems).
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 12/9/2003
An intense yet tender and inspirational poem, Karla. Well done.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 12/9/2003
This is excellent and beautifully written to read many times;-)
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 12/9/2003
Enjoyed the first time, and the second!
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 12/9/2003
I enjoyed reading this one again. Thanks for the sharing.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 12/9/2003

This was good the first time; it is even more so this time around! What a sad, heartbreaking stunner of a poem! BRAVA!!! This is one hell of a fine write; thanks for sharing!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin, Karen Lynn. :( >tears <
Reviewed by Helga Ross 12/9/2003
Bravo, Karla!
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