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Moonstruck
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
country as flag
The full moon
hung motionless
in a dark sky...

Guarding the bridge
with orders to let
no one bye
There is a scent
... a scent of death
wafting on the breeze
patterned moonlight
... falls dancing
through the leafless trees
Under the bridge
the water flows on...
looking for the Mekong
Keeping my guard up
... sensing action
will not be very long
Just a shadow...
a tiny little sound
Hark... enemy is around
Taste of bitter in my jaw...
red flashes in the moonlight
was the last sight he saw
Been the other way around
it would have been me
that hit the ground
Little did I know
that down the road
I would wonder why

As the full moon hangs
motionless...
in a dark sky...

By Faye Sizemore
Copyright 2004
Listed October 16, 2011


About Author... Faye Sizemore makes her home in the beautiful foothills of South Carolina with Grant, the love of her life, as well as three dogs, two cats, two parakeets and four nanny goats. Grant is a Vietnam Veteran having served with the US Marines in 1968-69 and is, of course, Faye's muse. Faye is deeply interested in Veterans' Affairs and Veterans' Causes. She is very proud of Grant and her poetry is an off-shoot of that pride.

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