60 comments on “Tempest Tossed

  1. It’s hard to understand why we release our servicemen back into civilian life without giving them opportunities to make a living. The Peace Corps is more thoughtful, offering returned volunteers a crack at government jobs without having to go through the usual long, long process of application otherwise required. Why can’t we do the same for our returning warriors?

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  2. Wow, Paul–this cuts to the heart’s bone, exactly as it should. It’s a tragedy, and offensive–not the vets, mind you–offensive they should have to beg for anything, let alone survival and freedom.

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  4. I must admit that I am embarrassed to have taken so long in checking out your blog (thanks so much for your interest in my own) I can only plead that I barely am able to find time to post, yet alone enjoy the great work of my fellow bloggers.

    With that out of the way, I really enjoy this piece and will be exploring your blog further. I am currently writing an end of term essay on Vietnam and found this especially poignant.

    Thanks for posting and thanks for following.

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  5. Treated all along
    Loving animals can not repay
    nor live long
    Never could build a circle strong
    Had it been human being
    Would it be same song ?
    Perhaps answer is yes..
    What to learn from this instance
    Freed many from pain..and yet
    got trapped in poverty’s net
    Serve with care , love them all
    Save a little for self ..never fall ?

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  6. I wonder how we cheers our fathers, sons, husbands, brothers and lovers to war for victory, and upon their return we all in a way partake in treating them like an outcast. Thanks for this article as they always say a picture can speak a thousand words. Thanks once again.

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  7. Honestly touching. The words speak truth without anger. I love that the figure of the homeless man is vibrant red while the passersby who ignore him are black, two dimensional figures.

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