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THE PAST THAT STILL HAUNTS MANY OF US


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They ask us what's bothering us but we can't explain it to them
Why can't we say what's going on in the far depths of our minds
So many years have passed by us all yet we still can't tell them

Many people will say it was so long ago and it is done and over
But to us who were there and fought in that war it was yesterday
The sounds the sights the pain and anguish felt is still there

How can we tell our loving families we were not always this way
And that we were forced by circumstances to go over and fight
As young boys we were sent to do the work of men that we weren't

We grew up so fast one day you were 19 and the next you were 30
We remember our buddies who died or ended up with gaping wounds
Some had buddies they didn't recognize anymore after a shelling

How do we tell others of things we witnessed during our tours
That simple phrase "It was kill or be killed" doesn't erase it
What we had really fought for over there was to save each other

After all these years we still wake up with those damn nightmares
You suddenly bolt up in bed pouring sweat with your heart pounding
Sometimes we curl up in a ball asking God to please make them stop

Dear Jesus why must we still suffer from these hideous nightmares
People say forget it it's over maybe for the body but not the mind
And even if we do open up some don't ever expect to hear the details

There is never any winners in wars fought there are only survivors
We are not heroes as some call us the heroes are dead and buried
In the cemeteries across our nation with white crosses & headstones



Terry Sasek - Alwaysawarrior - all rights reserved.



Dedicated to those who suffer from PTSD
   (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
























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THE PAST THAT STILL HAUNTS MANY OF US