A veteran’s shattered soul needs more than flowers

A veteran’s shattered soul needs more than flowers

A veteran’s shattered soul needs more than flowers I heard it firstThe hummingbirdThen saw it Backlit by the setting sun it hoveredSnatching insects from the airMy hardened heart thus openedIt’s message given and received Shattered souls and hummingbirdsMore...
Fateful Steps

Fateful Steps

I journeyed wide with fateful steps when I was in my prime.I didn’t think of path or purpose or direction I should find.I don’t remember choosing the way that I would turn.I went barefoot, and with boots on, I’d trudge and walk and run. There were some fateful steps I...
Scars of Abuse and Complex PTSD

Scars of Abuse and Complex PTSD

Scars of Abuse and Complex PTSD     I couldn’t say what was wrong. When the pain became too much and I became numb,   I cut my flesh to make the blood come.   It was a scream.   When I writhed in pain without sound,   The blood spoke for...
Disconnected From Life

Disconnected From Life

I was disconnected from life. I would tread water, Until I washed up somewhere. I’m swimming for shore now and I see the Black Dog waiting on the riverbank. This time is different because I’m going to let it catch me. I know what I’ve been running from. © Tom Puetz...
Our love was a casualty of war

Our love was a casualty of war

Far away tonight I am so weary but dare not sleep.If I close my eyes and slumberdawn will find you nearly faded.You seem so far away tonight. The candle at our bedsideFlickers in your eyes.Will a light be left therewhen that candle dies? Oh how your eyes passed...

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