A Poem

Post #249 – Screw You PTSD Triggers & A Poem

  • Triggers are stealthy. An image, a song, a smell, a flashback, etcetera, happen suddenly.
  • Assaults are like bullets flying over my head. In that moment my whole world changes and it takes me time to readjust.
  • PTSD often lingers for a lifetime. I wrote the poem below as an encouragement to me and anyone else who might read it.
  • PTSD effects over 14 million Americans. People with PTSD need compassion and understanding. Many have trouble controlling reactions to triggers.
  • A sudden and disturbing vivid memory (a flashback)  brings back a traumatic event from the past which can be powerful.

They can overtake a person, and dominate his or hers emotional state. Even so, they may not know what they are experiencing. Click here to learn more.

  • Tragically, many people don’t know that they have PTSD. They suffer from a guilt and a shame they do not understand. Click this link to help a friend, a family member, or a person who suspects they may have PTSD and discover ways to help one cope.

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Charcoal clouds veil sunshine, blackened nights cloak shimmery stars,  dark booming thunderstorms blow up comforting sunshowers, And me confined to my bed, with bullets flying over my head, inhales a deep cleansing breath as I  wake up from this nightmare, determined to press on.

 

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