Combat PTSD Wounded Times
December 8, 2017
It was the job that came with a warning. It could be hazardous to your life. Do you even remember why you wanted to do it?
It is a safe bet that whatever the reason was, you were willing to die for the sake of those you were serving with. They were probably just as willing to die for you and you trusted them.
They trusted you. So, why don't they trust you now? Why don't they trust you to be there to listen to them because they need help to not become one of the numbers who did not make it to the next day?
The thing is, there is nothing behind them that is not weaker because you are standing beside them.
Saving survivors of anything is not easy but saving a veteran is harder. It is because you forget that asking for help during combat was vital to getting as many of your brothers and sisters home to their families. Someone got the stupid idea that asking for help was a sign of weakness. Oh, no, you shouldn't need anyone to help you. After all, isn't that what you said when you were in combat? Ya, right.
So would you save a friend? Spend time listening to them and waiting when the words don't come out? Would you offer your hand on their shoulder? Would you think anything less of them because they needed something from you to stay alive?
THEN WHY DO YOU THINK LESS OF YOURSELF BECAUSE YOU NEED THEM?
For Heaven's sake! Life meant so much to you when you were in combat, you were willing to die for them! SO HOW ABOUT YOU BE WILLING TO ASK THEM FOR HELP NOW?
This time the life you save can be your own and then you can save someone else tomorrow.
Don't let tonight be lonely when you don't have to fight the demons by yourself.
"It's a high time to fight when the walls are closin' in. Call it what you like it's time you got to win."
Billy Squier - Lonely Is The Night - 11/20/1981 - Santa Monica Civic Auditorium (Official)
Lonely Is The Night
Lonely is the night when you find yourself alone
Your demons come to light and your mind is not your own
Lonely is the night when there's no one left to call
You feel the time is right, say the writing's on the wall
It's a high time to fight when the walls are closin' in
Call it what you like it's time you got to win
Lonely, lonely, lonely your spirit's sinkin' down
You find you're not the only stranger in this town
Red lights, green lights, stop and go jive
Headlines, deadlines jammin' your mind
You been stealin' shots from the side
Let your feeling's go for a ride
There's danger out tonight, the man is on the prowl
Get the dynamite, the boys are set to howl
Lonely is the night when you hear the voices call
Are you ready for a fight, do you wanna take it all?
Slowdown, showdown waitin' on line
Show time, no time for changin' your mind
Streets are ringin', march to the sound
Let your secrets follow you down
Somebody's watchin' you baby, so much you can do
Nobody's stoppin' you baby, from makin' it too
One glimpse'll show you now baby, what the music can do
One kiss'll show you now baby, it can happen to you
No more sleepin', wastin' our time
Midnight creepin's, first on our minds
No more lazin' 'round the TV
You'll go crazy, come out with me
Lonely is the night
Lonely is the night
Lonely, lonely, lonely
Songwriters: William H Squier Lonely is the Night lyrics © Spirit Music Group, Global Talent Publishing