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since 1999-05-24
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FT Hood,Tx

0 posted 2000-09-15 12:54 PM

hour past midnight,
growing on two
no place to go
nothing to do
typhoon raging
howling with rain
slowly swarming
adding it's pain
korean soup beside me
computer in my face
thousand miles from home
living in another place
held in a nation
besieged by it's own name
no past no future
no chance at fame
in a bitter land I dwell
one betrayed by memories past
creating a smaller version of hell
as long as this crisis will last
and so for now
reality must be
untill the world
can finally see

"There were times in my life
when I was going insane
tryin to walk through
the pain
when I lost my grip
and I hit the floor
yeah I thought I could leave but couldn't get out the door" - Aerosmith "Amazing"

© Copyright 2000 James Webster - All Rights Reserved
ma miller
Senior Member
since 2000-07-11
Posts 806

1 posted 2000-09-15 01:05 PM

hi Desperado ... nice work here ... i take it you're in Korea, maybe in the military border patrol? ... if so, tough situation and God's speed to ya' ... thanks.
doreen peri
Member Elite
since 1999-05-25
Posts 3812
2 posted 2000-09-15 01:11 PM

"held in a nation
besieged by it's own name"

"and so for now
reality must be
untill the world
can finally see"

you always had a way of seeing things so clearly.... take care over there, my friend! miss you MUCH  

oh...i'm coming back to edit to tell you i sent you a much BIGGER hello under where you responded to my poem... don't want to repeat myself.. LOL... but in case you didn't go back to that thread...thought i'd let you know ... God bless and keep you safe, des!

[This message has been edited by doreen peri (edited 09-15-2000).]

Paula Finn
Member Ascendant
since 2000-06-17
Posts 5546
3 posted 2000-09-15 01:18 PM

We never learn do we? Theres always someone who thinks that they are bigger badder and more worthy...this is an excellent look at our stupidity...take care... I have the utmost respect and admiration for service members.
Athena, Goddess of Wisdom
Junior Member
since 1999-11-21
Posts 27

4 posted 2000-09-15 07:50 PM

I'm sending this back up to the top so it can be read by more people. This was very dynamic.
Member Empyrean
since 1999-09-21
Posts 28049
5 posted 2000-09-15 07:55 PM

Hi desperado...So glad you had some computer time...I know the situation you are in is tough...and your take on it in this poem chills my heart...take care of yourself.

Your poem, very well done!

Member Empyrean
since 1999-06-05
Posts 25505
Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA
6 posted 2000-09-15 08:37 PM

Hey, des, you survived a weekend at Nan's. How much tougher can Korea be???

Great seeing your name again, good sir  

X Angel
Senior Member
since 1999-11-07
Posts 1521
7 posted 2000-09-15 09:31 PM

deep stuff here Des m'dear, I've missed ya oodles.
*much luv, hugs, kisses (strictly platonic *wink*)*
Take care

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Member Seraphic
since 1999-07-29
Posts 20723
8 posted 2000-09-15 09:49 PM

Great poem, Des... and so good to see you posting!
Member Seraphic
since 1999-05-20
Posts 21191
Cape Cod Massachusetts USA
9 posted 2000-09-16 08:39 AM

Hey James...

How wonderful to see you - and the Intruder - all in the same day - I'm SOOOOOOO psyched...

I love this poem, btw - Looks like you're ready to come home, eh??? We miss ya lots - and think of you often, my friend...

Marge Tindal
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since 1999-11-06
Posts 42384
Florida's Foreverly Shores
10 posted 2000-09-16 02:47 PM

Good to see you duck in here and leave us a gem.
Take care and God speed you home.

~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~

Member Empyrean
since 1999-11-16
Posts 33336
Kapolei, Hawaii, USA
11 posted 2000-09-16 03:09 PM

Enjoyed reading this...James
since 1999-05-24
Posts 312
FT Hood,Tx
12 posted 2000-09-18 08:58 AM

wow.  thanks for all your wonderful comments.  I've been busy with work and all, but I try to find the time to share what I can.  this place is awesome though.  if I wasn't going back to texas after this place, I'd prolly stay here another year.  I'm starting to learn hangul (korean), but it's a process that takes time.  I miss you all.  you people are my family, your words are my courage, your smiles my strength.  now if I could find some way to get a lazy job at my next assignment.  ummm... I don't think so.  LOL  it was a blessing to see so many names on this thread.  I was counting on at least one, but this many was astounding.  perhaps I'll be able to pay it back in some small way.  once again, thank you.

p.s. - I'm an uncle again btw.  

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