Saturday, November 21, 2015
Love Letter Campaign - 11/11/67
A Bronze Star V-necked my true love's chest,
Lodestar phantoms counsel R&R.
An attitude adjustment at a nations behest,
Now nameless anxiety is the invisible scar.
A Purple Heart tattooed Vengeful Psyche -
Lingering static stifles sobriety's light.
An Orgasm is a thunder strike,
Naivety in love is an SOS, Right?
A Silver Star shines Villinously luminescent -
Lonely foolish children suck a solitary thumb.
And Love is California effervescent
Now that Daddy daydreams in Kingdom Come.
A Medal of Honor Vivisected a soldier's neck -
Lost on point in a rice paddy in Viet Nam
A splash down in a pungi pit - a bitter reality check.
Never forget is the epithet of this cryptogram.
Submitted By: Wife of a Vietnam Veteran
This blog post is part of The Love Letter Campaign... a project started by FamilyOfaVet.com to encourage those who love a hero to write a letter sharing their story (where they started, what they've faced together, and why their love endures). It's not just for spouses, but also for parents, siblings, caregivers, and friends. It's about telling the "rest" of our stories... stories that continue despite PTSD, TBI, and the challenges of life after combat. To share your love letter or find out more about the campaign, visit http://www.familyofavet.com/love_letters.html.