David Rose


Celebrating Memorial Day with PTSD


I've appreciated dozens of Memorial Days
I've celebrated it in lots of ways

I've been to the Indy 500
I've been treasure hunting and wrongly plundered

I've toured the Greek countryside
I've crossed the great divide

I've stayed home and had a Bar-B-Q
I've even worked all the way thru

I've respected Memorial Day all these years
I've experienced cheers and tears

I've remembered my fallen brothers from the war
I've shared my esprit de corps

I've today experienced Memorial Day with PTSD
I've definitely become much more of a devotee

Submitted: Saturday, May 31, 2014

Topic(s): war


Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

I am a disabled Vietnam War veteran suffering from PTSD who is undergoing therapy with the Veterans Administration. I have discovered that journaling and writing poetry has been helpful in enabling me to formulate healthy thoughts.

Comments about this poem (Celebrating Memorial Day with PTSD by David Rose )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. A doggerel ounce!, Sreeram Vasudevan
  2. THE COME BACK., Terry Collett
  3. The smell that brought back memories, Sneha R.V
  4. About Me, Sreeram Vasudevan
  5. Maturity, RAJESH.C BOSE
  6. Exhausted, Paola Degli Esposti
  7. Emptiness, michael walkerjohn
  8. Invisible Love, Kumarmani Mahakul
  9. When Fishes Flew, Gilbert Keith Chesterton
  10. Restricted And Limited, Lawrence S. Pertillar

Poem of the Day

poet Robert William Service

Just Home and Love! the words are small
Four little letters unto each;
And yet you will not find in all
The wide and gracious range of speech
Two more so tenderly complete:
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Paul Muldoon

 

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  3. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  4. Home And Love, Robert William Service
  5. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  6. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If, Rudyard Kipling
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep, Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. No Man Is An Island, John Donne
  10. Jiske Dhun Par Duniya Nache, Kumar Vishwas

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]