Faye Sizemore

HEAR ME…

IWVPA Double Tap Award for War Poetry: March 30, 2004
Awarded: March 30, 2004
It is I… I am the voice on the mountain
I am the wail in the streets… homeless
… hear me…
I am a child born of justice
Am I to be abandoned in my helplessness…
taken advantage of in my innocence
… hear me…
Where is my solace in this protected place
I ask… I ask… where indeed…
America… do not turn your face
… hear me
Long ago… You promised me great things
from the mountains where freedom rings
I am here still seeking them
… Hear me
It is me who cries over the hills
suffering of Agent Orange’s ills
my nightmares long becoming skills
Hear me…
I am the American Veteran
… whose blood has transfused you
Do not turn your face… look true
… hear me
America… I am calling to you
I am here seeking justice and truth
Have I not served you and done my part
Hear me… at least in your heart
… hear me