No One Understands

February 13, 2016



No one understands,

I just don’t want them to.

They tell me I have options,

But those will never do.


If life was simply talking,

I’d probably be fixed.

But talking is an option,

I want nothing to do with.


You see, talking doesn’t fix,

Nor repair my weary soul.

What I prefer is silence,

But that won’t make me whole.


No one understands.

I feel as if I’m stuck.

And when I express myself,

It comes out as awful muck.


They’d think I was pathetic,

Or that I was a monster.

My isolation makes me lonely,

But it preserves my honor.


These options that they offer,

Can’t really set me free.

For we are merely fodder,

This, I plainly see.


I could never tell them,

I’m ashamed of my dreams.

My anger, it controls me,

My rage, to it, I cling.


And so, I simply sit,

With my head inside my hands.

I’m a veteran without options,

‘Cause no one understands.



This was written for the average of 22 Veterans that commit suicide every day. Suicide can be prevented. Please join me in preventing it. #22kill

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  • Reply Victoria Lorne February 27, 2016 at 3:48 am

    Love it

  • Reply Tim Eastman March 2, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    Such a great read. I get it.

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