Strange 2

by Daniel Strange

Art


I Left Mississippi

by Benjamin Williams

Poem


Dave 3.0

by David Cahn

Prose


My True Hope in Troubled Times

by Karen Green

Poem


Growth

by Michelle Pond

Photograph


Fate

by Robert Valonis

Array


PURPLE HEART

By Monroe Kurman, Army

Writing Type: Poem

Navigating the L.C.V.P. under duress,
Pent up emotion caused me stress --
I decided the Navy to serve.
The war consumes all your nerve -
Shrapnel splatters the sandy shore,
And reaching the beach was a chore.
In the hull, shoulder to shoulder,
Crowded marines became bolder and bolder.
The marines exit with anticipation,
Hoping death will take a vacation.
At that moment, I recall
Bodies everywhere were starting to fall.
The clouds suddenly became dark --
A bomb hit its mark.
The percussion caused me to hit the bulkhead,
I woke a day later, returned from the dead.
On a dimly lit wall, an angel did appear saying, “My son do not fear.”
Lying in my bunk, staring at the faded ceiling,
I felt an awful queasy feeling.
A Chaplin entered, leaving the door ajar -His voice sounded as echoing from afar,
"You will receive the Purple Heart".

Plunder

by Lynn Norton

Poem


The Quail Hunt

by Trina Mioner

Poem


He Was the Enemy: A Soldier's Dilemma

by JonnieLynn Donatelli

Poem


The Old Warrior

by Brant Parker III

Array


We Got Here About the Time God Left

by W. Joseph O'Connell

Poem


Vietnam Memories #1

by John Swainston

Poem