In Riddles in the Dark – The Never-Ending Battle John Morrin incorporates psychology, history, and present-day circumstances into his poems to encourage and empower others to start their inward journey towards healing, growth, and happiness.
Morrin’s work is especially relevant in light of recent studies by the Department of Defense. According to a October 2022 DoD report, suicide rates for Active Component Service members have gradually increased since 2011, although the 2021 rate is lower than in 2020.
“John’s poems are so important with the continuing mental health crisis our veterans face while serving and after leaving the military,” said Chris Schafer, CEO at Tactical 16 Publishing. “The personal and deeply thoughtful book that John has created provides a real catharsis to others experiencing difficulties of their own, and helps readers know they’re not alone.”
John Morrin is an avid reader and lifelong student. He is a passionate writer who is dedicated to creating an authentic anthology of poetry, blending together themes of psychology, philosophy, theology and beyond. In his debut work, John weaves together his experiences from his time before, during, and after his service in the Marine Corps; with the current, everyday struggles he has faced due to the invisible wounds he suffered.
Morrin currently lives in Ohio with his wife, who he credits with being the most instrumental part of his recovery. They currently have three dogs.