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His Rain Songs

His Rain Songs

(inspired by Stephen Kilmer's poem, Rain Songs)

Was glad you came back, my
childhood friend from Nam.

Look at the friends of the dead;
they cry when it rains.

My friend flinches, cries, or shouts.
Forever nightmares.

The dead are resting now.

Copyright © kathryn collins | Year Posted 2016


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  1. Date: 10/5/2016 6:29:00 AM

    PTSD is hell . Cool pen
  1. Date: 6/27/2016 1:38:00 PM

    So beautifully pathetic and upsetting. The piece is drenched in tears. daver
  1. Date: 5/26/2016 8:13:00 PM

    Wow! Kathy this leaves me breathless. You took something so intimate and made me cry. Thank you. ~Kilmer~
  1. Date: 5/20/2016 8:57:00 AM

    Nam, Iraq, Afghanistan, Korea, it never ends. yet it all will end soon (Isaiah 2:2-4). poignant short write
  1. Date: 5/12/2016 12:49:00 PM

    Poignant... I gotta write something like that... I can see you're getting back in the groove, dear Kathy... An excellent piece (I'm still stuck in the grove) (( the grove of sillitrees)) Love, Terry