What it’s about:
“As soldiers who have just returned from war, we fight a separate war daily in an attempt to leave the war behind. Many soldiers, just like myself, come home from war only to fight a separate internal battle, with debilitating illnesses such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and depression. It was important for me to share my story not only for myself but for those who have fought, for those who have fallen, and for those who continue to wage war in order for the United States of America to continue to remain free. The price of freedom is not free.
War is chaos, and many soldiers bear the scars from it for the rest of our lives.”
From a Soldier’s Perspective is a collection of moving and mournful poetry. While each poem offers the author, Michael Lee Womack, a cathartic release, it offers readers insight into the daily life of a soldier who is in active duty as well as their daily life after their tour of duty has been completed.
Whether or not you’ve served or know someone who has served, you’ll be deeply impacted by the Womack’s poems. I am confident that Womack’s memories, thoughts and feelings are universal to men and women who have served and defended any homeland.
Womack’s poetry is moving and evocative. I could visualize everything he described. Good poetry should make you think or feel. Each poem in From A Soldier’s Perspective awakened a multitude of emotions in me: fear, pride, sadness, humility, respect, and awe. From A Soldier’s Perspective gives readers insight to the travesty of war, the losses and courage of those who serve, and the daily struggle of PTSD.
Thank you Michael Womack for your ten years of service to your country, and for being brave enough to share your honest and inspirational poetry.
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