About FLOW

FLOW (Forces Literary Organisation Worldwide) is a not-for-profit organisation which aims to help and support anyone affected by war, to share their thoughts online with like-minded people.

Many people find asking for help difficult, do not wish to be identified, or possess self-pride and do not want to disclose their feelings to their peers.

At FLOW, anyone who is affected by war, whether that is service personnel, their friends and family or anyone who simply wants to express themselves are invited to share their feelings and thoughts in a safe and non-judgemental environment.

People are welcome to share their stories or poems and read other people’s contributions. Often, it can be comforting to engage with like-minded people, knowing that you are not alone in your feelings. Writers have the option to remain anonymous or use a pseudonym if they prefer not to use their real name.

FLOW’s Poems & Stories

Submitted stories and poems will undergo a moderation process, and after approval will be published on the site. We ask that you understand some members of the community may be young, so please understand that some literature may be censored prior to publishing. We do still advise viewer caution due to the nature of topics discussed.

Poetry
18th October 2019

Memories

Here I sit on a lonely park bench, I try hard to forget the shallow, dark trench, I try hard to forget the filth and blood, And the bodies of friends lying in the mud. I try to forget that feeling of fear, As a German patrol drew closer and…
Poetry
28th November 2018

Demons of the Night

Thoughts go rushing through my head As I sit here and write As another day is ending Once again the fading light I close my eyes for inspiration Looking neither left or right Will I be accompanied By the Princes or Demons of the night I’m searching deep within me…
Poetry
28th November 2018

Illusion 2

Multiple colours here are seen Golds and Yellows, Grey and Green Opal Brown and Red as well What it all means is hard to foretell Looking from above at what is seen Could be depicting a fearsome ravine Waters rushing down each side Creating havoc as they collide With rocks…

Raising Funds

In order to become a registered charity, FLOW must secure an annual income of at least £5,000. At present, FLOW is raising funds to publish its books, poetry and stories.

Every year FLOW hopes to publish two books; each a collection of the stories and poems created over the previous 12 months. FLOW also presently runs on the generous time provided by its volunteer staff, most who are ex-service personnel and their families and friends, but in order to develop, full-time paid staff are required.

As FLOW for ALL is not-for-profit, all contributions and proceeds from fundraising efforts will go directly back into the organisation so we can continue providing support to those who need it.

Contributions can be made through our website, or alternatively you can contact us to donate directly. If you wish to hold a fundraiser of your own, please contact us.

67

of people exposed to mass violence have been shown to develop PTSD

8

are diagnosed with PTSD during a given year

2

Women are 2x more likely to suffer from PTSD than men

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