24 All-Star Readers on the Words That Rock Their Worlds
I love "What Are You Doing" because it shows pain turning into peace. The poem was written by my father, Larry M. Kutcher, who joined the Marines at 17. When you recognize that your parents carry scars, you develop new appreciation for their love. Here's the second stanza: "Where are you going, what are you doing, what is your five year plan? / They handed me a flag, sent me off to war, and said you'll come back a man."
Read "What Are You Doing" by Larry M. Kutcher