My Psychotic Episode

This week Eric Hobson writes about his year in Vier Nam.

 

My Psychotic Episode

 

356 days, 12 hours, 16 minutes

That’s how long it lasted

My psychotic episode

 

Wheels down to wheels up

My life upended during

My psychotic episode

 

Denial on every face

Denial all around during

My psychotic episode

 

Cam Rahn to South of Saigon

I never could escape

My psychotic episode

 

I am strong I claimed

I can survive

My psychotic episode

 

I shall survive

I’ll bring my body back from

My psychotic episode

 

Survive I did

Survived unscathed

My psychotic episode

 

Back at home, outwardly normal

War changes man, I’ve seen much during

My psychotic episode

 

My body whole, I’ve seen so much

My psyche not so much in

My psychotic episode

 

Inwardly I’m so alone, so numb

And my psyche screams about

My psychotic episode

 

Forty years plus this was

And my psyche screams, NO!

You did not survive your psychotic episode

                                                                       eric

 

 

Spc 4 Hobson

 

Eric 1968

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