Our Veteran Daze: Deep Purple Hearts
by Paul Woods (Author)
A Book Review by
Don Poss, War-Stories.com Webmaster
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“The dark angel has me in a victory roll….”
Our Veteran Daze: Deep Purple Hearts is a book of poetry and prose about men at war and the lasting effect it has upon them. Veterans of all wars will recognize its simple truth that they must handle the scars of war, or it will handle them. As in battle, there is an ebb and flow between war’s aftermaths claiming victory over a veteran. Paul Wood’s poem, Past Armageddon, acknowledges this with words from the heart: “The dark angel has me in a victory roll….”
Our Veteran Daze: Deep Purple Hearts is poetry veterans of today will recognize as right on, just as would long faded veterans of past wars. Friends and family of veterans may gain insight to their veteran’s experiences, and why he was not the same when he came home from war, and never spoke of it with them.
If your soul is light – Paul Woods’ poetry fights to hold at bay the darkness of war’s lingering memories.
If your soul is dark – Paul Woods’ poems may draw you out of the dark, and you may realize that you are not alone.
If your soul is cobalt black – then God help you as Paul Wood's poems are snapshots of who you are, or could become. Without understanding war’s traumas upon warriors, you may have little hope of climbing out of the abyss alone – Paul Woods' poetry may yet guide you to a lighter shade of hope, and out of the numbing post-tramatic daze of war.