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Mendacity

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Mendacity
 
My †Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
is trying to keep me alive, longer
No idea why
as I felt the US Air Force  
never intended to use  
my expertise in that
which I am totally capable  
in seeing the task, the goal
to its end
 
Fellow Veterans, who,
†like me,
donít understand
why I donít trust  
my own Healthcare Provider
(LOL!) †the military
 
They say civilians care and the
Veteranís Admin is not military.
 
I still donít trust them.
 
My Best Friend died while WE
served in Peacetime
 
went to His Memorial Service
to this day, †NO one in his Family
knows exactly why he died.
 
That memory still HAUNTS me.
 
I KNOW I COULD HAVE DONE
more, maybe (would have died trying)
had I not been restricted to  
base for 90 days.
 
 
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Written by Tallen (earth_empath)
Published | Edited 18th Apr 2024
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