About FLOW

FLOW (Forces Literary Organisation Worldwide) is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) whose registered number is SC050666. FLOW aims to help and support anyone affected by war and other traumatic experiences in their lives, and to help them share their thoughts online with like-minded people.

Many people find asking for help difficult, do not wish to be identified, or possess self-pride and do not want to disclose their feelings to their peers.

At FLOW, anyone who is affected by trauma, whether that is service personnel, their friends and family or anyone who simply wants to express themselves is invited to share their feelings and thoughts in a safe and non-judgemental environment.

People are welcome to share their stories, poems, letters and lyrics and read other people’s contributions. It can be comforting to engage with like-minded people, knowing that you are not alone in your feelings. Writers have the option to remain anonymous or use a pseudonym if they prefer not to use their real name.

All the publications found on FLOW and its associated websites belong entirely to the authors. The authors we show as owning the writing, are taken from the emails we receive and we accept these as honest and correct. If you know of a piece of work which does not belong to the stated author, please email us and we will investigate further.

FLOW reserves the right to publish any writing submitted in its books and other publications. All the proceeds from our books and other fundraising activities go directly into FLOW.

FLOW’s Poems, Stories, Letters and Lyrics

Submitted stories, poems, letters and lyrics will undergo a moderation process, and after approval, they will be published on the site. We ask that you understand some members of the community may be young, so please understand that some literature may be censored prior to publishing. We do still advise viewer caution due to the nature of the topics discussed.

8th September 2022


The news was expected her time was to close The news stories written of our fine English rose Our thoughts and our thinking said she’d be fine Our long-reigning monarch who stood against time But come the day did on the 8th of September That our Queen had now passed…
5th January 2022

A Name On the Menin Gate

A Name on the Menin Gate He went to war like a lamb My Great Uncle Daniel Blindly walking into the Lion’s Den Did he think it was a lark? Or just happy to play his part A war to end all wars Over by Christmas they said Those with…
14th April 2021

Mac and Vera

I met a man named Mac. After I had been attacked. I was through the other side, slightly more wise He introduced me to Vera once again. Does anyone remember her?

Raising Funds

At present, FLOW is hoping to raise funds to publish its books on poetry and stories and become a registered charity. To become registered, we must evidence our ability to finance all that we do and wish to do in the coming years.

Every year FLOW hopes to publish a book with a collection of the writing submitted and created over the previous 12 months. FLOW also presently runs on the generous time provided by its volunteer staff, most who are a mix of ex-service personnel and those with no military connections at all, but in order to develop, full-time paid staff are required.

As FLOW is a not-for-profit organisation, all contributions and proceeds from fundraising efforts will go directly back into the organisation so we can continue providing support to those who need it.

Contributions can be made through our website, or alternatively you can contact us to donate directly. If you wish to hold a fundraiser of your own, please contact us.


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


are diagnosed with PTSD during a given year


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

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