Confession

Confession

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by Paul O'Connell
     
 

The writer served in Vietnam as an eighteen year old marine. He experienced Vietnam at its worst. At such a young age, his experiences were imprinted upon his memory in a way that PTSD will permanently engrave the past forever. His poems are not the run of the mill war poems, but poems of beauty. And you ask, "How can war poems be poems of beauty?"
Take a chance

Overview

The writer served in Vietnam as an eighteen year old marine. He experienced Vietnam at its worst. At such a young age, his experiences were imprinted upon his memory in a way that PTSD will permanently engrave the past forever. His poems are not the run of the mill war poems, but poems of beauty. And you ask, "How can war poems be poems of beauty?"
Take a chance and read, and judge for yourself. Experience the raw pain, and experience the healing of the soul. Walk in this marine's boots. Follow the path he has followed for more than forty years. Take the dare.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940032960430
Publisher:
Paul O'Connell
Publication date:
12/23/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,044,796
File size:
128 KB

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Meet the Author

I was born and raised in Quincy, MA. At the age of 17 I was expelled from high school. I was a juvenile delinquent. I then had a brainstorm and was propelled by its winds in the direction of Parris Island to become a man. Just a few months after my 18th birthday, I was sent to Vietnam. I survived but brought home a head full of trauma. In 1990 I returned to Vietnam to see if I could find myself again. After my return, I began to write. My desire is to share my journey with others through my writing, and to give life and honor to those I served with in Vietnam who no longer have a voice. I have been married for more than 42 years. I have two children and two granddaughters. I served the Quincy Fire Department for 32 years and retired in 2005 as the Chief of Department. Peace

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Confession 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author leaves you knowing how horrific vietnam was. Yet at the same time, i found the poems very moving. The author did a good job leaving me with a feeling what vietnam must have been like for our soldiers. God bless them.....god bless the guys who share there stories with us, 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago