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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Poetry Therapy for the Veteran Soul

I'd like to thank leftvet for sharing this poem yesterday:

To My Lover

I lie awake
Rigid, like a body stiffened by death
You knuckle your eyes and yawn
Are you all right?

Woman, do not ask me for my nightmares
To tender away
They slither from a black hole in my conscience
You cannot fill the hole with love
It is bottomless

I fumble for my mask
It is nothing

If you're a writer and a veteran, I've got a resource to share that will help you cultivate and celebrate your inner author.

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Writing to process combat experiences is a highly valuable tool in coping with PTSD. The Hospitalized Veterans Writing Project (HVWP) offers "a therapeutic writing program designed to acknowledge veterans’ experiences and build self-esteem through creative expression and possible publication. Veterans are encouraged to submit their manuscripts (prose, poetry and artwork) for national publication in Veterans' Voices Veterans’ Voices, the only publication dedicated solely to veterans’ writings."

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