Things We wish We Could Tell You……But Can’t

I don’t have to say anything, because he has already said it all –

22 Is More Than A Number

*******WARNING, THIS POST MAY CONTAIN TRIGGERS********************

As I sit here beginning this post, my hands are shaking.  My heart has the feeling of a hundred pound weight atop of it, and my chest has a burning sensation sitting directly under my sternum.  My mind is swimming with ideas, thoughts, and static.  It’s almost as if I can have a clear thought for only a brief minute, then it’s wiped away like the image of a distant tree in massive blizzard.  Occasionally, the wind will shift slightly, and the snow breaks just enough to glimpse the distant figure only to be wiped away again in a blink.  On my way home from work I noticed that it did not take much to piss me off.  When I say it didn’t take much I mean, it took NOTHING.  I saw a guy on a moped, that pissed me off.  A woman was…

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About anotherwarriorpoet

Mathew Bocian served as a Captain in the United States Army with the Stryker Brigade and was deployed to Mosul and Tal'Afar in 2004 - 2005, and to Baghdad for The Surge in 2007 - 2008. He left the Army in 2012 and now uses his poetry as a way to heal from the traumas of war, while attempting to express to readers the realities of war. He is the recipient of the Bronze Star and Purple Heart, and holds a master's from the Graduate School for Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh.
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2 Responses to Things We wish We Could Tell You……But Can’t

  1. Yeah, that was some powerful stuff. Thanks for pointing it out!


  2. sweetpeasmommy says:

    Thank you for sharing that. It helps to hear the other side.


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