Plunder

by Lynn Norton

Poem


Take My Hand and Walk With Me

by Gene Groner

Poem


The State of the Nation: Various Levels of Pain

by Charles Marshall

Poem


A Soldier's Wife

by George Kulas

Prose


Head Trip

by W. Joseph O'Connell

Poem


New Start

by Michelle Pond

Photograph


ADOPTED

By Howard Kirkman, Army

Writing Type: Poem

Orphan word ... alien inference,
a stranger without advocate.
Yet to be adopted
is to be yearned for,
searched after,
to be wanted ...
for love ...
to receive love,
to give love ...
To be adopted
is to be beloved.
0, dear child,
you are no accident,
no unscheduled event.
We first dreamed .. .
then we hoped .. .
then we searched.
And we knew you,
for you were love,
watching for us,
who were looking for
just such a gift.
You are no stranger ...
You are ours.

Plunder

by Lynn Norton

Poem


Our Voice Means Something

by Kennith Harvey

Poem


Head Trip

by W. Joseph O'Connell

Poem


Homes for Veterans

by Gene Groner

Prose


New Start

by Michelle Pond

Photograph


Mixed Signals

by William Greenhut

Prose