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FLASHBACKS By Danielle Reyes, 2nd Generation Agent Orange Victim & Dioxin Survivor

February 04, 2012

I AM THE 2ND GENERATION

AGENT ORANGE VICTIM

&

DIOXIN SURVIVOR

 

Flashbacks by D. Reyes

 

 
 

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
  1. Tandy hebert Reply

    this is an amazing piece danielle!=)….i can totally relate and feel every word.

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