Rhymes, Rants & Accolades from North Central BC

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

[Written after reading an interview in Prince George Citizen. P. 8. April 28th, 2014]

Post traumatic stress disorder,
A highly-stigmatized condition,
Suicides involving soldiers,
On the Afghanistan mission.

We were taught to hide our pain,
Told to soldier on,
Back home I was too wired,
To let it go…. to stay calm.

I tried to deal with it myself,
Those most rattling memories,
Now I understand the symptoms,
From what happened overseas.

My wife – May God love her,
“You need help,” she said to me,
“You want to go back to being normal,
But you’ve changed to some degree.”

I’ve learned to know the triggers,
To avoid what’s bad for me
But I can’t undo the trauma,
From the invisible injury.

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