Vietnam – New Documentary – My Poem

THE VIETNAM WAR is a ten-part, 18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that will air on PBS in September 2017.

As She Remembers 1968 

Rain falls hard
on his burned out
bunker as ashes blacken
the Agent Orange’d
rice patties.

Back home she knows
fear standing near
cornfields where deer
scatter outrunning her
daddy’s buckshot.

“He will come home to me,”
she whispers, brown eyes
blazing at the sun
crazy for news of him.

Walking home through
pregnant stalks of corn
she feels the baby stir
in her belly. Hungry
to get on with living
she cries to every God,
“Just bring him home!”


About Kitty

Kitty Jarman has been an active member of the writing community in the Fox Valley area, since 1998. One of eighteen authors from the St. Charles Writers Group who wrote the group novel, “Don’t Die Mr. Opal, Oklahoma Needs You,” published in 2006. Her poem, Dead Orchids, was selected in 2013 for Drawn with Words; a publication by the Fine Arts Counsel and also is the cover of her book of poetry, published in 2017. She is working on a collection of short stories and a mystery novel.
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