Shell Shock

October 24, 2017
By TristanWesner28 SILVER, Hartland, Wisconsin
TristanWesner28 SILVER, Hartland, Wisconsin
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The sound of a crack following an echoing gunshot.

Through the smoke, you turn to see the dying breaths of your brother.

Coming home, no one treats you the same…If only they could feel your pain.

The author's comments:

This is a Korean poetic form called a Sijo. This poem is about the struggles of people during the Vietnam war when they would come home and be looked at as crazy. This is because it was a time that they didn't understand what PTSD was. 

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