They Were Warriors First

by Matthew Davison

Prose


A Place Where Soldiers Go

by Paul Gonzales

Poem


Combat Nursing

by Louise Eisenbrandt

Prose


Jamie and Roxy

by Richard Wangard

Prose


Voices in the Sky

by Paul Nyerick

Array


An Affinity With Acronyms (OTUS and OTY)

by CJ Reeves

Poem


BOWLING IN THE SKY

By Walt Guyer, Army

Writing Type: Poem

As a kid I used to wonder,

When I didn’t understand why,
To me the sound of distant thunder,
Was giants bowling in the sky.

If it was only my imagination,
Why did you feel the wonder, too?
If it was only my imagination,
How could you hear thunder as I do?

Not every reason must rhyme,
Not every season’s on time.
Though each thing has its own message,
Not everyone can read its sign.

Your lips say we’re not serious,
But your eyes know that’s a lie. .
Why make a rainbow seem mysterious,
Just because it’s way up high?

You’re still afraid of lightning,
The kind that struck you in the past.
Letting go of the old kite’s string,
Is the key, if our love will last.

You think the weather’s not right,
You think our chances are slight.
I say if we’d storm the moon together,
Even its dark side would be bright.

They Were Warriors First

by Matthew Davison

Prose


Metamorphosis of the Mind

by Shon Pernice

Prose


Combat Nursing

by Louise Eisenbrandt

Prose


That Look

by David Marchant

Poem


Just for Today

by Michele Johnson

Poem


The Nurses and Staff of My VA Hospital

by Jeffrey Saarela

Poem