about veteran of the war
who has schizophrenia
I hear again and again voices.
They come to me from nowhere.
I try to close my ears.
It doesn't help, the noises are there.
I am proud; I want to be a winner.
Sometimes, I am Napoleon, the Commander.
But, I am lost; I am a loser...
It is then I feel I am no one.
The doctor said it is illness
Always in sorrow and sadness.
Imprisoned in my brain.
I am tired from hallucinations.
I don't really want to be Napoleon.
Want to be healthy and willing to be happy,
I don't want to be anyone else.
I want to be a normal human being.