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Danielle K. Reyes 2nd Generation Agent Orange Victim Dioxin Survivor

January 02, 2012

 

I am the 2nd Generation
Agent Orange Victim & Dioxin Survivor

 


Drawing by Danielle K. Reyes

I is a self portrait that I drew when I was a teenager.
 
I am the 2nd Generation
Agent Orange Victim & Dioxin Survivor
 
Danielle K. Reyes
 
 

 
I am the 2nd Generation
Agent Orange Victim & Dioxin Survivor

I am the sister of a 2nd Generation Agent Orange victim & Dioxin Survivor.

I am the Mother of the 3rd Generation Agent Orange victim & Dioxin Survivor.

I am the Aunt of the 3rd Generation Agent Orange victim & Dioxin Survivor.

I am the Daughter of the 1st Generation Agent Orange victim And Dioxin Survivor R.I.P 2005.

I am the Daughter of the Widow of the Vietnam veteran, 1st Generation Agent Orange victim.

Danielle K. Reyes


MORNING MEDICATION 


I am the 2nd Generation
Agent Orange Victim & Dioxin Survivor

This is a photo of my morning medication

Danielle K. Reyes


I am the 2nd Generation

Agent Orange Victim & Dioxin Survivor

FLASHBACKS
By Danielle Reyes, 2nd Generation
 
I see that faraway thousand mile stare in your eyes

the intensity

the craziness

that lies within

I want to run

I want to hide

I'm scared for my life

in the blink of an eye

the person I know is gone

filled with rage

you scream

you cry

you get angry

and at the moment I don't know why

I don't understand

I cannot comprehend

the tormented hell that you have been in

for I am only a child

"WHERE ARE MY GUNS!!" you scream

you cannot find them

I try not to blink an eye

so you will not suspect

I took them

to protect us all

to save your life

the relentless search continues

then you realize

I took them

you turn to me filled with this rage

that is now directed at me

the interrogation begins

to no avail

I will not give in

you've not broken me

I am already broken

I shut down

terrified

I want to cry

at moments I wish I would die

I can not endure another moment

in this hell

this horror that I was born into

this is my existence

this is my hell


 
By Danielle Reyes
copyright 2008

Danielle K. Reyes

Legacy of Our Veterans' Military Exposures

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