The Vietnam War was one of the most notorious in American history and has affected the lives of countless veterans; my Uncle Bob being one of them. He is the most gentle soul I know and served honorably on the front lines in the U.S. Army during this conflict.
Like many veterans of this war, coping with the emotional aftermath after returning home from overseas became a battle of it’s own. In the 1980’s, he was going through a particularly difficult time in his life and turned to writing.
I feel deeply honored to share one of his beautiful, reflective pieces from this time:
Locked and boltedAnd thoroughly revoltedThe citizens huddle afraidBeware of this syndrome that you call secure and know that it’s a mirror of your fearGo out and feel the wind at your backLife need not be an allergic attack