My Death Defying Life as a Soldier

by Dr. R. Douglas Iliff

Prose


Faces of the Homeless 3

by Ty Andrews

Drawing


Awakening

by Lawrence Langman

Poem


Light the Way

by Michelle Pond

Photograph


Memories of a Battlefield Nurse

by Louise Eisenbrandt

Poem


Respect

by Lawrence Langman

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.

My Death Defying Life as a Soldier

by Dr. R. Douglas Iliff

Prose


The Love of God

by Gene Groner

Poem


Respect

by Lawrence Langman

Poem


Ride 'em Cowboy

by Dan Yates

Prose


Celebration of Life

by Charles Kasbarian

Painting


The 4th of July

by Wallace MacGregor

Prose