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We are here to provide a place of reflection for ex-service members, a place for expression and discussion. Aiming to help sufferers of PTSD in the form of poetry and story-telling. Feel free to have a read, make a comment on our stories and poems or join in and submit your own.

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Poetry
10th February 2020

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Poetry
18th October 2019

Memories

Here I sit on a lonely park bench, I try hard to forget the shallow, dark trench, I try hard to forget the filth and blood, And the bodies of friends lying in the mud. I try to forget that feeling of fear, As a German patrol drew closer and…
Poetry
28th November 2018

Demons of the Night

Thoughts go rushing through my head As I sit here and write As another day is ending Once again the fading light I close my eyes for inspiration Looking neither left or right Will I be accompanied By the Princes or Demons of the night I’m searching deep within me…

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A word from our patron...

“Through my own experiences in talking with the boys and girls about their thoughts on war and how they felt about going into action many would just shrug; "it's what we are trained to do" they would say. For most their thoughts are so personal, and even for the most articulate often difficult to put into words without aggrandizement. Yet through poetry they express themselves with absolute clarity, deep feeling and simplicity. I only have to read the poem "In Flanders Field" by Lt Col John McCrae or Kipling's "Tommy" to fully appreciate and be thankful for the beauty of Forces Poetry. To see this tradition still flourishing in the fertile minds of today's young men and women of our armed forces is gratifying and humbling. They leave us such a precious legacy which is matched by their courage, honour and duty. We must never forget them.”

Dame Vera LynnOur Patron
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67

of people exposed to mass violence have been shown to develop PTSD

8

are diagnosed with PTSD during a given year

2

Women are 2x more likely to suffer from PTSD than men

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