The State of the Nation: Various Levels of Pain

by Charles Marshall

Poem


I Left Mississippi

by Benjamin Williams

Poem


The Walking Wounded

by Benjamin Williams

Poem


He Was the Enemy: A Soldier's Dilemma

by JonnieLynn Donatelli

Poem


Women in the Military History Speech – March

by Judith Leu

Prose


Head Trip

by W. Joseph O'Connell

Poem


INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL CRISIS

By Charles Hazell, Army

Writing Type: Poem

The jungles of Vietnam, jungles of Africa,
The mountains of Afghanistan or the desert of Saddam,
The playing field you played on or are playing on
Makes no difference.
Death is an equal opportunist who does not discriminate.
How dare the political Chess Masters of Foreign Affairs
Continue to use youth,
Future leaders of' democracy an d f'r ee do m as pawns'.l
Who thought of this idea?
Enough is enough.
Now the Chess Masters have decreed
If our combat brothers have not served six months,
Full benefits will not be.
Is this rea11y fair?
Life expectancy on the combat line is not guaranteed.
And if you do return no matter how much time was spent,
Welcome to the world of trauma, PTSD.

Notes: Susanne Brunner

Our Voice Means Something

by Kennith Harvey

Poem


Cat's in the Cradle

by Tom Lauterback

Prose


The Quail Hunt

by Trina Mioner

Poem


Strange 2

by Daniel Strange

Art


First Day in Vietnam

by Daniel Strange

Prose


Head Trip

by W. Joseph O'Connell

Poem