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#1169035 - 09/12/20 01:51 PM PTSD  
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PTSD

Verse
They welcomed back a hero
But it isnít me.
These days Iím a coward
Itís strangling me.
Has its hands round my throat
They tighten they squeeze.
Itís a war Iím losing
To PTSD.
Chorus
Gunfire and napalm
Bomb blasts close by;
Lost my direction,
Losing my mind.
Sniperís in hiding
Aiming at me.
Trouble with fighting
PTSD.
Verse
Itís waiting in ambush
Peril everywhere.
These flashbacks and nightmares
Have me running scared.
I see buddies dying.
I fight to survive.
Itís as real as ever
This war thatís inside.
Chorus
Gunfire and napalm
Bomb blasts close by;
Lost my direction,
Losing my mind.
Sniperís in hiding
Aiming at me.
Trouble with fighting
PTSD.
Verse
Two bullets some shrapnel
Left these ugly scars.
Iím struggling with life
But itís god damn hard.
Thereís a war inside me
Deep wounds you canít see
The demon within me
Is PTSD.


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#1169071 - 09/13/20 03:42 PM Re: PTSD [Re: ckiphen]  
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This is very relatable to say the least. I was never in actual combat myself due to Asperger's syndrome in my formative years although it wasn't called that back then. I was a 4F when they still had a draft. But it can also apply to those who live in areas where they were exposed to a lot or urban gun violence. Happen to know two women who lost adult children to said violence. And this particular song, and there was also a movie on the subject starring Tony Curtis proves that this is definitely not a new thing. One of the more tragic examples, IMO.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKDLQWEvubc

#1169106 - 09/13/20 07:44 PM Re: PTSD [Re: ckiphen]  
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WW 1 and two the called it shell shock.


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#1169149 - 09/14/20 04:09 PM Re: PTSD [Re: ckiphen]  
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To think though that WWI was supposed to be the war to end all wars. In the century since then there have been so many, some that were never declared to be wars. Vietnam should have taught us a lesson but it obviously didn't.

#1169172 - 09/14/20 07:42 PM Re: PTSD [Re: ckiphen]  
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WW was an extension of WW.


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#1169219 - 09/15/20 07:16 PM Re: PTSD [Re: ckiphen]  
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Probably meant to say that WWII was an extension of WWI.

#1169246 - 09/16/20 09:45 AM Re: PTSD [Re: beechnut79]  
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yes, First Treaty of Paris was an armistice. Have you read All Quiet on the Western Front ? Very graphic description of life in the trenched and Warfare in WW1.The author was a French soldier who served in the war.


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