BACK FROM WAR

BACK FROM WAR

A Poem by forrestcook
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Honoring those veterans who suffer from PTSD.

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Inspired by a movie


He came through the war without any scars,
at least none that could be seen.
But inside his head the terror still played
and oft he would wake up and scream.


His family could not understand any more
they told him to just forget,
but the horrors he’d seen were embedded,
each day he still felt the threat.


He tried to find joy in his everyday life,
then a sound would take him back.
He couldn’t hold down a job anymore,
his life was all turning black.


He now sits alone on a corner in town,
a cup there to hold some change.
The people who pass him by every day,
only see a man who’s deranged.


But I see the man who once stood so tall
with a wife and son by his side;
I see the man who went off to war
as his family looked on in pride.




I see a young soldier who gave up his life
to fight for his country and home,
but now left by the wayside,
to fight his demons and cry all alone.





We often do not see the results
that war has on those sent to fight.
Not only are many veterans left
with invisible scars but many are
forgotten by the nation and by
the government. This is a travesty
that must be ended. Please,
remember those who fought
for your freedom...don't let them
be pushed aside.



© Forrest Phelps-Cook

© 2010 forrestcook


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THis is a moving peice, very touching and sadly true. Great peice

Posted 9 Years Ago


We often do not see the results
that war has on those sent to fight.
Not only are many veterans left
with invisible scars but many are
forgotten by the nation and by
the government.

This is one of the great shames America carries

Wonderful write and on a subject that must
MUST change... We can never let the horrid
treatment happen to out Military as was given
to the Veterans of Viet Nam....

Loved this...

Posted 9 Years Ago



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Married to Jackie Leon Cook. I am originally from Arizona, although I grew up as an "Air Force brat". I have five grown children, 14 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. I met my husband on the.. more..

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