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The Way of the Wolf continues the journey started with Words of a Wolf. This eclectic collection of poetry explores a Veteran's experience of living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and touches on the difficult subject of racism experienced in the Armed Forces and Metropolitan Police in the 1980s, as well as more positive and uplifting moments. It continues to provide an insight few will have seen to date.
I started writing poetry in 1983, while serving with the Royal Air Force Police. It was a way of releasing some of the tension that had built up during my two year tour in Northern Ireland (1983-1985). When I left the RAF I was not told about PTSD and no diagnosis was made on my discharge medical. No one, including myself knew that I had the condition. We weren't encouraged to talk about such things in those days and suffered in silence ... much like many of us do nowadays.
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