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Michael D Mullins 


Vietnam in Verse

Kings of the Green Jelly Moon

Out of the Mist

POW / MIA Poster

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Pass the Salt Doc:

This collection of poetry is about after.  After the war, its focus is PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), a serious issue among returning Veterans from all wars.  Not easily recognized or readily identified.  It does not have a set pattern that can be written down and checked off for all, as PTSD has many faces.

This book is dedicated to all Veterans, past, present and future. For it is the Veteran we owe everything to, and taking care of each one is a national responsibility. The arts can and do work wonders for those suffering from PTSD and we would suggest that writing poetry is the strongest drug available to each of you and requires no prescription. Writing provides the externalization necessary to overcome traumatic events/experiences. No poetry you write is wrong or right it is simply necessary on the path of recovery.

We are not therapists or professionals in this field and do not pretend to have magic cures. We will state that no professional can "cure" you without your coming to grips from within yourself with the issue and using that ability which we all possess to help ourselves. Writing allows the individual to place on paper emotions they find difficult to vocalize. It is this written expression that can bring about the change needed if "cure" is the desired destination.

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