Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Love and Hate

I didn't think I could hate until I experienced war
After losing comrades I wanted to even the score

I think I felt love and hate at the same time
Or toggled so fast it felt like rhyme

Felt love for my brothers
Hate for those other mothers

The extreme was too much and too fast
My brain couldn't handle the emotional contrast

David Rose - Vietnam War Veteran - Combat Medic