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At Least I Know I'm Free

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Jaki H
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since 01-19-2008
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0 posted 05-29-2010 11:41 PM       View Profile for Jaki H   Email Jaki H   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Jaki H

At Least I Know Iím Free


Crisscrossing reds on starchy white,
blue quilting beneath for support
You are an American flag, standing for victory
With you, the war is won

I trace you with my fingertips
remembering, relishing each tingle.
every line, the perfect storybook
of times too tough for words

these battles are long gone
yet  soldierís wounds are eternal
badges sewn, medals on skin
I will never forget

Never forget! cries the slice to the foot
Never forget! these burns burn like new
Never forget! My heart is still splitting
from bloody words that spread like poison through veins

They say I caught trench fever
caught up in the pain of the war-
but I wear these red scars prideful.
these,
lines of misery, lines of hurt, lines of
immaturity yet childish wisdom, disbelief, hatred, confusion,
fury raging, hearts blazing, feeling worthless, pitiable, dictatorial
all at once,
these self-created wounds
are my most honest friends

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freeand2sexy
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since 09-12-2008
Posts 703
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Awesome work! I loved it!

"When I die, I want to go peacefully like my Grandfather did, in his sleep -- not screaming, like the passengers in his car"  
- Unknown

 
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