Author: William A. Stephens Jr.
The Mirror dates back to when I was a child, to a time I was suffering with severe Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. This is an inspirational book for people who are dealing with issues and trying to cope from the demons of PTSD. The stories you are about read, some are long but never dull. Some of the stories are based on relationship and based around family and friends. Some were written during the time of conflict or war. Poetry is to relax the mind when your mind is filled with all kinds of hate and killing and there is nowhere for things to go and no more bullets left to shoot at the enemy and nowhere do you go from here.
Stephens has written poetry from the countryside of Bavaria, Nuremberg, and Germany to the sands of Southwest Asia (Iraq/Kuwait/Saudi Arabia) and the rice paddies of South Korea. He has written poetry from Mt. Rainier, Fort Lewis, Washington, to Pikes Peak, Fort Carson, Colorado, to the home of the Field Artillery, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and the “Land of Oz” Fort Riley, Kansas, to Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He was inspired during deployment after deployment and combat operation after combat operation. He is in receipt of the Major General Aubrey “Red” Newman Award and a member of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club.