In My Blood, Mind, and Soul

by Albert Hernandez

Prose


Memorial Day 2021

by Daniel Paicopulos

Poem


Half Boy...Half Man

by Brant Parker III

Poem


An Introduction to Last a Lifetime

by Shon Pernice

Prose


The Art of the Steal

by Melvin Brinkley

Parody


Loyalist

by Norman Jones

Poem


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".

Memorial Day 2021

by Daniel Paicopulos

Poem


Don't Smoke on Me

by Michael Pride Young

Songs Lyrics


Art - Bird in a Cage

by Daniel Strange

Drawing


Sky Watching

by Michael Monfrooe

Prose


Chance Meeting the Man Who Saved My Life

by David Cook

Prose


A Tree

by Charles Fredette

Poem