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SOLDIERS NIGHTMARE contest waking up from a nightmare

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SOLDIERS NIGHTMARE contest waking up from a nightmare

                         VIETNAM VET SOLDIER'S NIGHTMARE

Another dream –
I could not wake –
Escape from what would follow--
Grasping for a secret word, the letters stark and hollow--
I was trapped entangled there,
Just beyond the reach
Of men that could release me
Or a hill that could be breached

Gunfire was a backdrop 
Soft and pungent was its sound
Fell on me like raindrops--strangely harmless on the ground

Smoky gray encased me like a piece of sleeping net
Tunnel faces hidden —easy killing, no regret-- 
Felt terror and the aching for the friends around me cold
Standup guys with stalwart hearts--just did what they were told

Then my cell phone beeped a beep---
A message had come in ....
Now awake I saw your name---
My new day would begin.


Victoria Anderson-Throop
November 25, 2012
waking from a nightmare contest

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  1. Date: 12/13/2012 2:10:00 PM
    RL is often more scary! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/13/2012 11:55:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Leonora's "Waking Up" contest Victoria. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/13/2012 12:54:00 AM
    Congratulations on your winning spot Victoria xx

  1. Date: 12/12/2012 8:18:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win my dear Victoria! Thank you so much for your full support! love and hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 11/29/2012 10:48:00 PM
    Very well composed! Kept me captivated. Well done Victoria. Great write.