Tuesday, February 20, 2018

I don't want to just have the memory of you

Don't let them become just a memory
Combat PTSD Wounded Times
Kathie Costos
February 20, 2018

Most of the time there are conversations about regrets, when it is too late to change the ending. More times than not, it is a matter of not knowing what to say, so some say nothing. 

If they have PTSD, they may have the wrong idea, thinking they are weak. Remind them of all that they went through and survived. Let them know that you were changed too, even if it is just in a small way. 

The following is what too many have to say when they are left with just the memory of someone they cared about. It is what they wish they would have said.

If you have someone you are worried about, let them know you are still there for them in any way you can think of, because most of the time, they just don't know how to ask for help.

I don't want to just have the memory of you 
Kathie Costos ©

I don't want to just have the memory of you 
when this is one more battle we can still get through. 
Don't fight this one alone 
and just step away from the stone 
where your name does not need to be. 

I'd die for you, so please at least talk to me. 


I don't know if you realize
I can see the pain in your eyes.
You've been through worse than this, that is for sure
but when you think it piled up to more than you are able to endure
that's the time to lean on me 
until you're able to break free




I don't want to be left with just the memory of you

and blaming myself for not knowing what to do
to help you see how much you mean to me
and there isn't anything I wouldn't do for you.

We faced too much side by side

so why do you want to just hide
and end it the way you decide
instead of being able to confide
what you've been holding inside?

I don't want to be left with just the memory of you

and blaming myself for not knowing what to do
to help you see how much you mean to me
and there isn't anything I wouldn't do for you.

When you were by my side, we were unstopable
and we managed to do the impossible
so why fight the demons alone now 
when you don't have to?
Talk to me so I won't just have the memory of you!