He started writing poetry
to block out the pain of Vietnam.
He's encouraging other writers
to share their writing and learn from each other.
The 60 year old Vietnam veteran
meets with a group of other veterans
The majority are Vietnam veterans,
but there's one or two from the Iraq War.
A person goes through these things
and doesn’t think anybody else
has ever experienced them,
and you find out they have..
He served in the Army in Vietnam
"It lasted my whole life," he said.
Poetry is therapeutic.
Poetry tends to cut out the clutter.