First of all, love the site. It makes me feel, as a "civilian," that I know more about what is really going on and that I can somehow be a part, or help in some way. I wrote a poem in response to some of the frustration and anger that I read about on the site. Without actually experiencing all of the same things in exactly the same ways, I do feel I understand, in part. Thanks S.A. Wood
When anything happens, you string up this ďtape.Ē
If I canít get through while you work, thatís OK.
When itís all over, your tape wonít come down.
Youíre cordoned off, trapped with your private grief.
Youíre tied to your silence. That is the crime.
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Allow me the freedom (itís your badge, your call)
If I donít understand everything that you mean,
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With your permission, Iíll cut through the tape.
Donít fear that Iíll see that youíre not made of stone.
S. A. Wood