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by Deborah Cole

Poem


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by Anthony Ramirez

Poem


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by John Boors

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by Richard Wangard

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Poem


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by James Camera

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A Warrior in Me

By David Marchant, Air Force

Writing Type: Poem

By David R. Marchant
VA Medical Center--Salt Lake City, UT


Why must I bear this burden

That cripples me to my knees?

My strength at this moment

Shattered 

Like it was only an illusion.

Two steps forward

Then ten steps back,

My demons in full control.

I'm lost, broken,

Searching desperately for hope,

A reason to continue.

Fighting the thoughts 

To just surrender 

And release myself from this pain.



But I can't. 

There are those who

Depend on me.

The easy way out 

Won't be easy for them.

There's a warrior in me,

Proven in battle.

And soon he will rise

And claw his way back.


Notes: This is an original poem that I wrote while going through a tough time with my own PTSD. It was a way to get the feelings I was having inside out of me. I hope this poem helps other Warriors who are trying to "Claw their way back."

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