Poetry

PTSD 2

By 8th October 2008December 9th, 2019No Comments

Parental Guidance

Of right and wrong
Of strength and unity
Of values and truth
Of pride and humility
Of trust and love
Of saying goodbye.

Training

Of loyalty and support
Of boozing and brotherhood
Of cunning and guile
Of discipline and stoicism
Of killing and maiming
Of being prepared.

Shock

Of screaming and entrapment
Of detachment and inaction
Of abject terror and disorientation
Of annihilation and tyranny
Of horror and revulsion
Of bloody mutilation.

Depression

Of flashbacks and agitation
Of night sweats and tremors
Of helplessness and fear
Of abandonment and futility
Of destitution and despair
Of final oblivion

Jan Hedger

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