Poem -

A HERO'S WAR

A HERO'S WAR

It isn't very pretty
It's painfully hard to see
It's difficult to talk about
Post Traumatic Stress and me
People can't understand
What it is, they cannot see
The battle scar of a wounded soul
Trying to hard to break free
I have tremendously beautiful days
And others; Well, not so good
Only God knows how hard I fight
To keep going on, like I should
The struggle is silent
A private war you fight inside
You try to be brave, be positive
But sometimes the mind just can't decide
I stare outside my world, alone
On the outside, looking in
Sometimes I feel so trapped inside
I want to jump out of my own skin
I choose to face my challenges
And be stronger in some way
I tell myself; You can do this
Today- is the day
I fight a battle
That no one else can see
But everyday I'm getting closer
To finally breaking free
If you should ever have the honor
Of knowing someone who struggles this way
Treat them like heros, still fighting a war
Every waking moment, of every day