Just A Jerk - Poem by David Rose
Diagnosed with PTSD about seven months ago
Because of my experiences as a GI Joe
I think I have seen nine doctors if I remember right
The VA has lots of doctors on site
My PCP discovered my plight first
She sent me to another doctor who was better versed
He said 'my job is to reconfirm'
'I am just short term'
He said, 'Meds are what you need'
'We have another doctor for that who will intercede'
These meds have no guarantees
They could be worse than the disease
Long term therapy is what you should get
You have another doctor for that too I'll bet
After many months of one on one
It's now time to bring in the big gun
You need to start group therapy now
I think it will help you somehow
This doctor is a Vietnam Vet too
He may have a better clue for you
OK. Now go see a doctor for an Agent Orange exam
Had one two months ago, but forgot where I am
That first doctors exam was for the AO Registry
This doctor is who you really need to see
Nice to have all this high powered examination
But then have some high school dropout do my claim evaluation
What happens if after all of this work
These doctors decide I'm not sick at all, I'm just a jerk
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