sluggish, sloppy, and drunkenly numb
The next day i'll put on the uniform...go to work
Its almost over but I'll never let go once I can put my work clothes to rest
For they will live as an aurora around me
My medals will be pinned, dangling from me as if for the world to see but for only me to know I've received
They haunt with anxiety that can't be released
I'll live with them for the rest of my life
My rebirth has just begun with a paper colorfully honoring my departure
I'll go home to my wife
I'll pick up a bottle of choice that will contain my remedy hoping to bring back a life lost
Then, fall asleep on the couch with my wife snuggled in the bed we share no longer
For the nightmares will haunt me for the rest of my life.
Why do I breathe when my friends left me, bled out in a bag that I put in a humvee.
This is dedicated to a buddy of mine