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This Road I Am On

By David Marchant, Air Force

Writing Type: Poem

By David R. Marchant

VA Medical Center—Salt Lake City, UT

 

This road I'm on is hard,

but there's no option

for me to turn back.

 

The painful memories I have buried

have taken a toll

on those that I love,

 

but more so on myself.

 

I have to face my deepest fears,

tear open the scars

of my traumatic experiences,

 

Feel the emotions and the pain

that I buried inside

and tried to forget.

 

The journey will be difficult,

but I don't have to

take it by myself.

 

This road I'm on can only

go in one direction,

straight ahead.

Notes: This poem is personal for me, because it speaks to my journey with my own PTSD. The role of a therapy in helping you get back to the person you used to be.

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