Author: Tricia


Just a simple war
Duty called you to.

Went and done your duty
Then you came back home.

Tried leaving it all behind
It was harder then you thought.

Last night you went out drinking
To take away your thoughts.

Came home in tears, saying baby
I tried, I really tried, but
I just couldn't leave it all behind.

I have all this anger locked up inside.
You laid beside me, I tried to
comfort your tears.

As each flashback came you cried and
tried to hold it all in.
Afraid of the repercussion and
losing me.
Baby no flashback will scare me away
I'm here for you threw it all.

Hold tight, hold strong your not
alone.I'll always stand by yourside.

------- Author's Notes -------

This poem is a true poem. My husband was over in Iraq for 13 months. Came home in May, last night he started having flashbacks for the second time. I felt so hopeless, not sure what to do. I just held him and cried, until it all passed. It scares him more now then before because we are expecting our first child, he doesn't know if he will ever get past these flashbacks and nightmares.


Comments on this poem/writing:

Terrie* ( -- Friday, November 26 2004, 08:26 pm

Tricia, Glad to have you back...

sweetie , your doing what your heart tells you to...and that is all he needs "you by his side" ..there will be many difficult periods.. your love and faith will be the strength...i stayed over a friends home whose husband was in the army ..and at nighfall many nightmares appeared and sad as can be..yes they frightened me, cause i was not used to loudness in the middle of the night..i respected and loved all the men in uniform that came back well as the many military wifes whom chose to remain by their spouses side..i also was asked once to sit w/a friend whose wife was going through withdrawals semi the same.... i held her tightly and rocked her like a child at for 19 hours as her husband sat close by..yes it hurt him too... it was a battle of sweat and tears ..i got a busted lip out of it, cause when they crave something they have STRENGTH... if i had to do it all over again i will challenge the demon at any given time..

your words really made a dive for my heart...
i'll e-mail ya lata....
Tricia ( -- Friday, November 26 2004, 09:28 pm

Thanks Terrie

Thanks Terrie for your comments, Im glad to be back. For awhile i really thought my poetry time was over no work was coming to me then last night it hit me. STRENGTH is such a huge word and can mean so many different things
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