there won’t be nightmares tonight
but exhaustion takes its weary toll
and he drifts off into the night…
It quietly takes hold of him
embraces him in fear
his wife wakes with a startle
she knows PTSD is near…
It lurks within the shadows
never giving any care
it lives within his memories
its absence always rare
The only thing it leaves
is devastation in its wake
it breaks and twists his mind
its goal – his soul to take
GET UP brave noble Hero!
Look this beast straight in the eyes!
it is ugly and its terrifying
but you are STRONG and you are WISE!
Don’t let this beast take hold of you!
your life is far from being done!
if you let it grasp your heart and soul
the enemy has won!
Rise up and look around you
your family and friends are there!
they love you and they need you
they respect you and they CARE!
God bless you precious Warrior
I pray he takes away your pain
just know that all your suffering
will NEVER be in vain!
I pray this monster called PTSD
will melt and disappear
take with it all those flashbacks
the nightmares and the fear!
But I know that’s not reality
most likely it’ll slink back in…
and if it does remember
fight with all your might to WIN!
God Bless our Heroes who continue fighting this war called “PTSD”