Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
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Thursday, February 28, 2008
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How many won't be counted as casualties of war?
In a way, you're to blame
for his death. Where were
you when he needed you?
How many times did he
come to the VA seeking
absolution from the demons
tormenting him? How many
times did I see him reduced
to sweat and tears in the
middle of the night? How
many times can a man cry
before he loses his dignity?
You might as well have put
the weapon in his mouth
and pulled the damn trigger -
he saved you all the trouble
by doing it himself - he figured
you would say he was crazy.
(c) 2008, Karla Dorman (2/28)
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|Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
|This reminds me so much of my uncle, thank you for this
|Reviewed by Da Lady Mystik Mystik
|Wow.. I know this feeling. I have a cousin who is a Vet from the Gulf war and everyday it's something new. It's like he's a shell of a person and the Gov. could care less.|
|Reviewed by Lavendar Jazz
|Wow, this poem rings so true. So many of our military men and women come back with unseen wounds and scars. Most people don't think of the mind as needing healing. Well written and powerful.
|Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson
|An extremely powerful write Karla.. Its often a sad trueism in this world we live in...M|
|Reviewed by Dawn Anderson
|Sad, but true. Powerful writing here, Karla.|
|Reviewed by Rose Rideout
|Thank you for sharing even though it is the sad truth Karla.
Newfie Hugs are on the way, Rose
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|Alas, I don't believe it's the staff at the VA at blame. They can only do what monetary resources allow them to do. The blame falls squarely on our 'leaders' who never seem to want to give the VA and our vets what they truly, and morally, deserve. Our politicians love sending our soldiers off to war, but they very quickly, and very callously, forget all about them, when they return.|
|Reviewed by Robert Wilson (Reader)
|Yes, Karla. Maybe people will wake up to some of the realities behind media and government brainwashing. There is good here but a lot needs to be corrected and it won't be until it is recognized. Strong write.|
|Reviewed by Georg Mateos
|When the Commander in Chief doesn't know what he is doing, casualties will overcome reason, means and unattainable goals.
Today there are a legion of unjustifiable War Veterans that gave all with their hands tied on their backs...for nothing.
The same Commander in Chief has forgotten them.
|Reviewed by Rebecca Lerwill
|Karla, you always blow my mind with how you say what you've got to say.
|Reviewed by John Leko
|...ones self...missing in action...his own. Sad truth lies here Karla.
|Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
|this is so painful to read-i think though-suicide ...well, i guess it is really too complicated|
|Reviewed by Felix Perry
|Brutal truth in this write that tears at the heartstrings. The way governments treat vets and civilian employees of the military when they are no longer able to support the war machine is a sad fact of life...I know I am living it as well.
|Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER
|One life too many! Bless you Karla!|
|Reviewed by Paul Berube
|Way too many of my brothers and sisters in arms end up this way. Very sad write Karla. I was one of the lucky ones having only lost a knee and not my mind. God bless you my friend for remembering them.|
|Reviewed by Darrell and Kathy Adams
|Karla, I feel your anger and share it. These men and women deserve the best we have to offer and yet we manage to prolong their pain and dip them deeper into their nightmare. I do not think there is any way to prepare them for what they will face, but all around from beginning to end should be so very much more. Keep it up. Love you for it...God bless them all.
be well and happy,
|Reviewed by Kate Burnside
|OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.... I feel this one. Not for me to say, but have to agree (in terms of the little I know/understand) with Jerry, though I would have to "say sorry" for intruding with my insults... I'll just hide behind the pair of you and nod and egg you on... Go you, Karla. YOU is qualified to speak. Bless you - and them. Kate xx|
|Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
|Sadly, this has been going on for a very long time to men who fought long ago to men and women who have joined forces today. Sadly some things never change....
Be always safe,
|Reviewed by Cryssa C
|Sad, sad, sad...
My BIL, a veteran, is battling brain cancer & pneumonia. The care he received at the VA hospital was a joke... they were only medicating him to die. He was given 2 months to live 11 months ago... The only reason he is alive is due to his family's care. (They get him out of the hospital as soon as possible so that they can work on helping him heal instead of simply dying...)
Karla, your writes are deep and meaningful... Kudos!
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|Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
|The fucking disgrace of how we care for our vetrans is b.s. and has been forever . . . Those who fight and bleed get worse treatment than the spongers of America . . . I think it is time for a damn coup . . .|
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|OUCH. Heartbreaking reality for far too many of our wounded veterans; this should NOT be. If the powers that be don't care, who will?? EXCELLENT; brava!
Continue to be a voice for our veterans, and thank YOU for YOUR service! God bless you and ALL our veterans!!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin, Karen Lynn. :( >tears! <
|Reviewed by Sara Coslett
|Very powerful poem, Karla. Unfortunately, the military is not doing enough to mentally prepare their soldiers for the horror of war. Hopefully, in time this will change. ~ Sara|
|Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart
|Oh yes and this is a punch in the gut and heart write. POWERFUL Karla and sadly true in far too many cases.|