Wednesday, June 16, 2010
PTSD...and Poetry...the Nexus.......
Its 16 June 2010 here in Washington DC and I am finishing some re-writes today as well as some dissertation work. The reality of this is it looks like another couple of weeks of writing before I can re-submit the abstract to my dissertation. That said there is a lot of good research currently being executed by the armed services in regards to PTSD studies.
There was an interesting article in the Psychology Today Blog back in December, 2009. The article(s) exemplified the manner in which many in the military looked at PTSD…”be a man and get through it” … in the end that is NOT the approach to deal specifically with PTSD…quite the opposite. I will attach the link so that you can read through the article and link to the Boston globe article as well.
The below listed piece of poem is for a second work that I am currently penning…the difference from my first work and this new initiative is that these poems are set in contemporary America and are not rooted in service to country but in thought of day to day life...in essence the thoughts of the day and what a man thinks of as the hours tick by. More to follow!
Enjoy the day!
What it meant to Love you…
Your gentle touch and warm embrace
Carried me on high
You kept my heart within your soul
I knew…I wouldn’t die
And when I wake to feel your breath
Upon my face…so near
I’ll pull you close and ask the Lord
Let our life be free of fear
Of living without each other
In a world…so full of pain
You given me a purpose
And for that…I shall remain
Always true to your heart
Forever…I promise thee
To hold your hand…and keep you close
For this…I do decree
That when I said that I loved you
I meant that…and so much more
You are the life given to me
For then…just as before
You will be my sunshine
My life…and all that’s true
Whatever the amount of time I have
I give it all…to you