You Never Close Your Eyes

by Ted Jensen

Poem


Plains Vignettes

by William Shepherd

Prose


What Veterans Voices Means to Me

by Daniel Paicopulos

Poem,Prose


Self-Portrait - Art - 2021

by Kenny Trujillo

Sketch


Four Buddies - Art - 2021

by Daniel Strange

Photograph


A Tree

by Charles Fredette

Poem


BUT

By James Reihel, Army

Writing Type: Poem

I never killed a man
but I went to school
and learned
how we must fight
to protect our friends and allies.
I never killed a man
but I enlisted
because God knows we're right
and I'd be called up anyhow.
I never killed a man
but I took my place
in Vietnam
with so many others
who never killed.
I never killed a man
but I aimed and squeezed off rounds
at countless forms
we knew as the ene.my.
I never killed a man
but my body shakes
and I wake up remembering
how much the enemy
looked like a man.

The Perfect Band-Aid

by Phil Hosier

Poem


Chance Meeting the Man Who Saved My Life

by David Cook

Prose


My Prayer

by Kenny Trujillo

Poem


Poppies

by Bryan Moore

Art


The Art of the Steal

by Melvin Brinkley

Parody


Loyalist

by Norman Jones

Poem