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Prisoner of War!

Updated on May 16, 2012

Thoughts of a POW

Have you ever thought of what it would be like to be a prisoner of war? Locked within four walls and an iron door.

Never being able to speak your mind, not ever knowing what day it is, or the place or the time.

Existing from moment to moment with a terror that is beyond all human imagination.

Still, there is that one thread of hope, even when you've reached what seems to be the end of your rope.

A small beam of light shining through the crack in the wall, how dark it is in here, oh God, why does that hole have to be so small?

But, I thank God for even that beam of light, and I'm so thankful to be able to tell when it is day or when it is night.

As I sit here trembling in the dark, all I can hear is the torture and agony of that man, his body they are tearing appart.

Sitting here, I think to myself, what crime have I commited to deserve such pain so cruely inflicted?

Defending my country is all I have done, and yet not either side has lost or won.

Soon now, they will be coming for me, if only I could find a way to get free.

Not a day has past, nor a night gone by, that there wasn't someone who breathed their last breath only to beg to die.

The nights are filled with agony, for each and everyone, who are locked behind these cement walls away from the warm, so warm sun.

Some of us have given up, have no hope of ever going home, yet others seem to cling together, even this comfort is better than being alone!

Oh God, do you hear my prayers, are we so distant from one another, is there anyone who cares?

What Inspired me to Write this!

I wrote this at the time the Vietnam War was going on and there was a program on the news about the POW's and the wives trying to get our government to bring their husbands home. I actually was sympathizing with them.


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      Demas W Jasper 

      6 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Sadly the US Prisoners of War and Missing In Action who were known to have been alive on the ground in Laos were not a part of the Paris Peace Accords...and forgotten! Some noted american commentator (and I have forgotten his name) made the horrible statement that the Pathet Lao would be foolish if they still had any living prisoners to allow them to live!! What happened to all of them, we may never know. Were they given to the Russians or the Chinese to interrogate? Are any still alive anywhere? Their families continue to suffer, while America "moves on?"


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