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Soldier's Story

Stuart Hollinger
Stuart Hollinger


Soldier’s Story

-written by Stuart Hollinger-

The ordeals our Vets face returning home.

Returning back home stuck in a zone

Took it on the chin from places I’ve been

Demons seize my mind, horror magnified

Paid the price

Words don’t describe turmoil inside

voices in my head, things won’t be said

Need to smoke a joint

getting to the point of no return


I have changed

I’m not the same

Look at Me

Freedom’s Not Free

Can’t concentrate, cold and irate

Negative, hard, always on guard

Guilt and shame some days insane

A distant stranger

No escape, wish I had a cape

Nowhere to run, sleep with a gun

Don’t reach out, it’s not what I’m about

Hanging on


Cold sweat at night

Unspeakable fright

Where to begin, fitting back in

Wife and family…….Oh so worried


Oh Oh, Oh Oh, Oh Oh

Freedom’s Not Free