Melanie C. Campos ~ MahTame

BATTLES

He’s been to war
A vet of ‘Nam
Served more
In life that’s not calm

Known this Warrior
For a few years now
He’s of the Marine Corp
A life he’ll neʼer disavow

Battles still fought
Of life’s adventures
Some passages distraught
Others full of detours

He’s one of the persons
Who has changed my life
Created many illusions
On my heart’s a’life

I’ve grown to care
This he that battles
The likes of PTSD’s snare
Shaking off love’s rattles

He’s still in war
A Vet of ‘Nam
Still serving more
In life’s fragmented bomb

Submitted for the June 2008 IWVPA Club Theme Project, “The Person Who Changed My Life