Saturday, April 14, 2012

In These I Do Pray


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~My every night before I sleep
I pray my God to hear~
~To heal this pain inside of me
take away my fear~
~With every beat of my heart
every breath I take~
~I pray my life anew will start
the morn when I awake~
~No more nightmares of the war
peace within my sleep~
~Take away these Hellish horrors
within my mind I keep~
~Let me live a normal life
once again to love~
~Take away my aching strife
imprisoning me in of~
~My memories bring me so much pain
at times of wanting death~
~Sometimes going near insane
never feeling rest~
~I pray one day I find my way
back to sanity~
~No longer fearing the coming day
dwelling inside of me~
~Ending this loneliness pulling me apart
once again to love~
~Mending the wound within my heart
in that I do pray of~
~With every beat of my heart
every breath I take~
~I pray my life anew will start
the morn when I awake~
~To once again take long walks
not fearing from aback~
~Or wondering if people will gawk 
causing me to snap~
~Have my children respect me
visiting out of love~
~Not for what they want in greed
in that I do pray of~
~To remember their times of youngering 
when our lives were close~
~When Daddy was their everything
instead of being cold~
~And when I am gone to think of me
remembering all that was~
~To proudly announce He was my Daddy
 in that I do pray of~
~My every night before I sleep
I pray my God to hear~
~To heal this pain inside of me
take away my fear~
Duke Sherman
Sgt, US Army
Vietnam Veteran
P>T>S>D
Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that is caused by exposure to a traumatic event or experience, which causes people to feel fear, anger and helplessness. It especially affects those who have experienced violent assaults, either to themselves or others, natural disasters or catastrophes caused by individuals, and military combat. PTSD can be difficult to diagnose because many people do experience intense emotions, such as shock and fear, after traumatic experiences, but it is those that have these feelings over longer periods of time, such as a month, who are more likely to have PTSD

Read more: Symptoms of PTSD From Vietnam | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/about_5085311_symptoms-ptsd-vietnam.html#ixzz1s2d2LIjL

1 comment:

  1. That wast deep and I can fully respect every sacrifice that you made for your country and so that I, the youth can strive for greatness. Many thanks and a beautiful poem.

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