A Chapter by Debbie Barry

tten at Basic Training, a poem to friends.




July 5, 1987

Friends around me -
Friends, but strangers -
I am lost
Again in my time.

Hope around me -
Hope, but hopeless -
I am crying
Again in my time.

God around me -
God, but faith not -
I am praying
Again in my time.

Friends around me,
Bringing hope for me,
Leading to God,
But still I am in pain.

Family around me,
Strong arms to support me,
Making a new start
Should help ease the pain.

For friends at Basic Training.

© 2017 Debbie Barry

Author's Note

Debbie Barry
I wrote this when I was 18. Initial reactions appreciated.

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Debbie Barry
Debbie Barry

Clarkston, MI

I live with my husband in southeastern Michigan with our two cats, Mister and Goblin. We enjoy exploring history through French and Indian War re-enactment and through medieval re-enactment in the So.. more..