War veterans often have too many triggers
They were trained to kill
And by giving them this skill
It causes deep psyche damage

Conflict zones cement their woes
Fighting all and sundry foes
Training doesn’t prepare for the lows
Difficult to take time out or smell a rose

Calm sanity usually goes
Impatience and anger quick to trigger
Reactions before they can compose
Their nerves are so frayed

Lack of sleep and trauma replayed
Family matters often delayed
Tough bravado readily displayed
But they are indeed kind loyal heroes!

Poetry 101 Rehab: Triggers
ANZAC day is approaching and we should be aware of the damage that war does!