Category Archives: combat stress

Do the mighty.

Do the mighty ever think That angels cry as well Over all the senseless loss That they made you kill. Do the mighty ever think The tally of young minds Those condemned to live again Some of what they did. … Continue reading

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Dogs alright, I’m not.

Fireworks night, 5th November in the UK. The annual “Let’s make loads of bangs and piss off the dog owners.” Sends the dog crazy and it usually glues itself to my feet and lies there shivering. I want to go … Continue reading

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UK Government and the military.

A former head of the Army, General Lord Dannatt, believes the Government is breaking the law by failing to recognise PTSD as a serious condition. Media fact: A serving soldier commits suicide every month and there is thought to be … Continue reading

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Lost Sleep

Woken by a nudge no muscle can I move, I lay there frozen as I warm, My eyes they scan but nowt I see, Hearing breath that’s very near. Awake at last my hand is moving, Slow then frantic in … Continue reading

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Using all six

Feeling for the winds direction Your head scanning to and fro Tasting the air for a smell Never sure of what or from who Watching sideways for a glimmer A movement within the gloom Listening hard for something But not … Continue reading

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The UK’s MoD is the enemy

I read today about an ex-soldier who left the Army with PTSD and later fought against ISIS was arrested on suspicion of pension fraud and dragged from his home in handcuffs by Ministry of Defense officials. He was getting an … Continue reading

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Dog wanted a walk. I needed one too.

Tell me, does it get any better than this? I’ve always found water calms me and I’ve spoken of it before but today, on our new beach, it was lovely. A perfect chill out after loads of frustrating DIY work. … Continue reading

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