Tag Archives: PTSD

Blue Heron Ver. 2

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under the heron’s wings
hides the dark of winter-
frogs dare not shiver

Second attempt at the image. Still something is not quite right.

Read version 1 for comparison

War is hell

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glancing back
as I leave the theatre-
war is hell

Today’s writing prompt was “Theatre” most people might think of going to a play or movie. To a combat veteran the word has a different meaning.

Blue heron

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great blue heron holds
dark of winter under its wings-
fragrant magnolia blossoms

I will be working on this one. Not quite happy with it.

New Monk 2nd version

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old man with
newly shaved head-
autumn dawn

This is second of two haiku today that I wrote after the prompt “religious ceremony” by the facebook group NaHaiWriMo
I edited it because I felt that the first one did was a simple image and felt a second image was needed to flesh out the feeling and mood.

New Monk

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old man with
newly shaved head
walking the path

This is one of two haiku today that I wrote after the prompt “religious ceremony” by the facebook group NaHaiWriMo

No light tonight!

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dark clouds
blot out the moon-
yellow chrysanthemums

Reality? Not really sure!

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Driving along
Destruction, desolation.
Blink- back to normal

In the past I used to be driving along and the world would switch. All the buildings would be destroyed, cars rusting, decay everywhere and then in a blink it would shift back to this reality. Over the years they have lessened and I see this less and less but sometimes under stress it pops back in. I just take a breath and realize that it is just my mind and that it shall pass. I hope that all my fellow veterans can get help like I did and start the healing process.