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a child of war and terror











a child of war and terror







as she lies bleeding,


the girl who skipped, hopped to school,


all of nine and a half years old, 225 more words

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The Immigrant





as a former refugee, the child of political refugees, this scribble of mine resonates deeply within me, and reminds me always about the plight of those who have been displaced from their homes for the far too many cruel reasons we witness in the world around us. 54 more words

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War Clouds Gathering



War Clouds Gathering …






the fear is palpable,

sweaty, reeking,


stagnant, primal.




the spectre of thermonuclear war,


the ravenous vultures circling overhead.



all at the switch of a button. 259 more words

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Welp, that was a first, or a Visit to the Med Tent

No worries, I’m fine. After I stopped moving — and got my medal — I couldn’t inhale deeply without my “emphysemic seal” cough. The medical volunteers were awesome. 1,067 more words

Personal Stories

repost: I am Woman







I am Woman.




just when you think you’ve broken me,


with your cowardly fists,


with your diseased tongue,



I will not cower.



your fake macho shell does not frighten me, 32 more words

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withered






withered feelings, like frozen tears, litter the dusty floor, splintered shards of vows,


once meant never to be broken, lie callously shattered,


strewn across the carpet of dreams, torn and mercilessly tattered. 52 more words

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Entitlement to service connection for a respiratory disability, to include asthma [GRANTED] Citation Nr: 1736656

Citation Nr: 1736656	
Decision Date: 08/31/17    Archive Date: 09/06/17

DOCKET NO.  10-49 091	)	DATE
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On appeal from the
Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Atlanta, Georgia


THE ISSUE

Entitlement to service connection for a respiratory disability, to include asthma. 5,097 more words
Va Disability Compensation