Post Traumatic Stress

Can not sleep,
Toss and turn
Finally get to sleep
Wake up crying,
Palms are sweaty,
Body is shaking,
Shoulders are tight,
Knee is hurting,
Ankle is hurting,
Nightmares that felt like they are raping me again,
Leave me body,
Am not breathing any more,
Hear what they said to me,
Hear what the police officer said to me,
Hear what chain of command said to me,
Keep replaying over and over again
What he said in email and how they did nothing to him
Try to tell myself that I am safe,
Try to do deep breathing
But when I breathe deeply
Start crying more and more.

Author: shellback0608

Julie "Jewels" is an Author, Poet, Nia Blue Belt, Green Belt, White Belt dance instructor, Reiki Jin Kei Do Energy Healer, and advocate. When she is not writing, you can find her learning new Nia routines, listening to healing music, taking photographs, playing with her dog and spending time with her friends and family.

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