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

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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.

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