Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The Wall

Visited The Wall for the first time today
Walked it for a minute but couldn't stay

Realized it was built underground
And there were gooks standing all around

Ironic to visit the memorial of my war
Then hear the language of the enemy I abhor

This is my country and my war isn't it?
Having the enemy here is not a good fit

I didn't know quite what to expect
But I never dreamed I'd object

Wednesday, May 20, 2015


My brain has been rewired they say
Not the man I was back in the day

Seems there’s this amygdala section
That exists for my protection

All my junk is stored in there
It reminds me to beware

I’m different than I used to be
All because of this PTSD

Sometimes my circuits overload
My brain no longer meets code

I tried meds but they don’t work
Sometimes I think I’m going berserk

Can’t sleep much at night
I wake up in a fright

Is the amygdala vital for life
Let’s remove it to avoid this strife

Don't want to trip the master breaker
That would mean I've met my maker

22 vets each day flip their master switch
Their circuits hit a major glitch

Strategic Military Planning

The definition of strategic military planning is to build a VA clinic and PTSD counseling center directly under the final approach to a military air base where C-130's and jets are flying final approach at 300 feet overhead.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Veteran PTSD Prayer

Lord, grant me the strength
to accept the things I cannot change, 
the courage to change the things 
I can and the friends to post my bail 
when I snap and go sideways.