Monday, February 3, 2014

WE MADE IT THROUGH




you tell me your story
i'll tell you mine
about how i measure time
before vietnam ~ after vietnam
young and unprepared
unable to pick up the shattered pieces
separately, we made it through
 ~ as  friends
coming full circle 
another kind of love





7 comments:

  1. mmm...war changes everything...esp for those that serve...
    creating new in the after...that is a good thing...part of the healing
    and living on in the after....

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  2. That is so sad! Everyone loses in war. Well, except for the people who make huge profits from selling war materiel to governments. A lot of people are damaged, visibly and invisibly. May they learn to live in peace.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!

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  3. What a lovely close Helen ~ Wars can divide & wreck us but its also an opportunity to come together and heal again ~ Have a good week dear ~

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  4. So many of us have a "before and after" marker in our lives like that, whether it is Pearl Harbor, Kennedy, Viet Nam, 9-11 or something very personal. My admiration to all survivors.

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  5. We all have war stories, and we all have the scars too. I appreciate the approach you took to this challenge, Helen. This was a poem to make me think.

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  6. "…about how I measure tim". This reaches in and demands a reaction! Beautiful.

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