Light the Way

by Michelle Pond

Photograph


Ella's Submarine

by David Ludlow

Prose


Going South

by William Greenhut

Prose


Drifting Wood

by William Snead

Poem


We Never Learn

by John Swainston

Poem


A Red Alert

by Williams Kurrle

Poem


LIFE FOR ME IN THE MILITARY

By Nicholas Spano, Army

Writing Type: Poem

Of course the records show.
I was no ordinary G.I. Joe
I joined the military in 1976, not a clue why I did.
Maybe just for kicks.
Or maybe because my Dad was a Vet.
But the time I spent in, I'd soon rather forget.
A big part of me always wanted to do right.
But the other said, ""Don't listen,"" and just wanted to fight.
My mind was messed up when I was a child.
Being raped as a little boy made me really wild.
My thinking was all wrong from that moment I see,
allowing this man to take advantage of me.
So much anger I held inside for years; I regret I decided
to hide.
MTU and PMU, the military did everything they could
to make me obey orders like I knew that I should.
They wanted a soldier ready for war.
But my mind was constantly saying, ""no way and no more.""
Always doing the opposite that I was told,
till I found myself in a legal hold.
I could not trust anyone from this horrible event,
and it was to the brig that I eventually went.
I bucked the system every chance I had,
from the beginning of basic training till my family was sad.
They knew the troubles I had been in,
but never knew why I always had to win.
I suffer each morning with great anticipation,
denying the fact that I need medication.
Today I thank God I'm making it through life
With help from the VA and also my wife.
Thank you Michael Mooney & Anger Management.

Daddy's Hand

by Dan Yates

Poem


Endeavor

by Penny Deere

Art


Memories of a Battlefield Nurse

by Louise Eisenbrandt

Poem


Why We Stand

by kimberly green

Poem


COVID 19

by Lisa Farabelli

Poem


Joyful Expectancy

by Nila Bartley

Array