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Coming out of the shadows

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Coming out of the shadows

When I was a young man
I spent nigh on a year
In an ugly, war torn country
That drove me close to tears
They sent me home before my time
For my health was down a tad
And my nerves were shot to pieces
Like I was going mad.

They said I had the symptoms of
That post traumatic stress
And so they put me on a pension
Oh I was in a mess!
Anger, stress, anxiety
And paranoid as well
Oh, I was in the darkest place
An awful place to dwell.

I tried so many things, did I
To try to cure this thing
Gurus, shrinks, and self help books
But none of this did bring
The sanity that I did need
I just got worse and worse
As I drove all my love ones out
Oh, I was so damned terse.

Then one day I found this pair
Whilst searching through the net
They taught me how to look at me
How lucky can one get?
The looking made my life so sweet
I’m now completely sane
Each day’s so pure and wonderful
I’m through with all the pain.

15 July 2013 @ 1340hrs.



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  1. Date: 7/25/2013 11:33:00 AM
    a good ending congrats on win Shadow x smiles

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 7/25/2013 1:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Shadow, I appreciate your comments....Peter
  1. Date: 7/24/2013 5:04:00 PM
    I love happy endings! Congrats on your 1st place win with this well written piece! Love, Kim

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 7/24/2013 5:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Kim, for reading Peter
  1. Date: 7/24/2013 2:00:00 PM
    Congratulations with your -out of the shadows win...... Have yourself a nice day PETER... love ~SKAT~

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 7/24/2013 2:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much Skat Peter
  1. Date: 7/24/2013 11:10:00 AM
    Tremendous Write! Congrats on the win!

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 7/24/2013 1:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Peter