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Prisoner of My Mind – A Veteran Battles PTSD and Depression

Brain Injury Blog by Matt Brown

August 14, 2012

Prisoner of My Mind – A Veteran Battles PTSD and Depression

 

 

 

Losing grip
Sliding back 
towards the dark
It took so long to get to where I am now
The weight of it all
Make my arms fail

Trying to dig in
To stay where I am
Clawing at the walls 
Fingers bleeding
Toes torn

The wall is moving
From gentle slope
To sheer wall

Searching for a hold 
A hand
A rope
Something to grasp

The deep chasm
Engulfs the world below me
I’ve been there before
Not wanting to return
Panic builds

My hands beginning to fail
Mind racing to find a solution
Relenting to the fact 
That I will fall

But my body won’t give up
The light of the world
Slowly slides away
The slippery slop of depression
Is winning

Dragging me down
To the abyss
The lightness pit
Closing around me 
Pulling me
Screaming 
I am a prisoner of my own mind
Again

Recommended Reading

Read more by Matt Brown and his deployment in Iraq in The Triumph Book Heroes