Take My Hand and Walk With Me

by Gene Groner

Poem


My grandson

by Ty Andrews

Drawing


Cat's in the Cradle

by Tom Lauterback

Prose


My First Day in the Field (The Jungles of Vietnam)

by Louis Ferrari

Prose


Strange 7

by Daniel Strange

Art


Head Trip

by W. Joseph O'Connell

Poem


MY NAME IS STEAM!

By Matthew Eastman, Army

Writing Type: Poem

I start in the boiler,
Cold and lifeless,
Waiting for my time to shine.
It begins with a lighted torch
To bring me to life.
After a short while I start slowly hissing,
Along with growing,
200 pounds
500 pounds
700 pounds
Right on up to a friendly,
But also dangerous 1,275 pounds.
I can't be seen, though my job is endless.
My friendly side makes many stops
Along the highway of lines
That travel the ship's passageways.
First stop, the engine room
Turning the n1ain engines
Allowing the ship to cut through the mighty sea.
Then it's on to the ship's laundry,
Washing uniforms to keep a clean crew.
Last stop is the crew's favorite place on board!
The galley and mess decks, cooking meals,
Keeping the crew fed and happy.
On some ships I launch aircrafts in less than 300 feet.
My dangerous side is that I can cut
Like a knife through melted butter.

The Leaves Are Green

by Charles Fredette

Poem


Strange 4

by Daniel Strange

Art


Strange 2

by Daniel Strange

Art


He Was the Enemy: A Soldier's Dilemma

by JonnieLynn Donatelli

Poem


Head Trip

by W. Joseph O'Connell

Poem


Homes for Veterans

by Gene Groner

Prose