July 2023 Poem

Poetry in large letters surrounded by books and a typewriter


Strong But Fragile

By David Rose, Thursday, April 13, 2017

had a very strong mind

Now it's fragile and sidelined


Reached the top of my profession

Now seclusion is my obsession


Wrote many books just for fun

Now I rarely see anyone


Performed guitar all over the world

Now my life is coming unfurled


Made many laugh from the stage

Now my mind is in a rage


Been to heaven up in the sky

Now I am asking myself why

From a collection of original poetry from Vietnam War Veteran, David Rose, diagnosed with PTSD by the Veterans Administration, who wanted to make the poems available to the public as an educational tool to everyone who is interested. It is his sincere wish that someone will find his heart-felt writings useful.