- Grown Up Child
There between the thoughts
leaning and moving
to the beat of moving toward the
grow up door
and days go
and this child speaks out
what does it feel like to play with
the adult inside
walking in circles
with worries and reflections
does the child protect
to open the doors
to lead a crying spirit
an adult spirit
along the play ground
to feel the play
that was once there
Does the child sing the song
for the adult
to dance to the tune
even from the child
the shadow of
adult now standing
to the beat of
grow up child
Gulf War Syndrome
Another time...another war...
We welcomed them home as heroes.
Their illnesses caused by chemicals?
Once again, our government says no.
Do they think we have forgotten
Agent Orange and the long fight
our Viet Nam vets had to go through
to show government studies weren't right?
Don't waste our time with denials!
We've been through it all before!
Give our veterans ANY help they need,
NOW! Before there is another war!
On that day when you want to send them
to fight again on foreign shores,
they may remember how you let vets down,
and, decide not to go like before.
Copyright © 1999 by Cecilia Upson Covera, All Rights Reserved