How would you deal with the stress of war? Ben Merrill has tried it all from inpatient visits to the psych ward to drowning his pain in alcohol. These poems are the result of his journey. Mr. Merrill is a two time combat veteran of the Iraq war and has been retired from military service for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. His poems are simple and raw. Real life experience and pain soak through the words to expose a real human being. Merrill's poetry shines through in this collection of heart warming and tear producing material. Whether you've pushed away that special someone, drowned your sorrows with a bottle, or stood on the battlefield this poetry will relate to you.