The Leaves Are Green

by Charles Fredette

Poem


Strange 4

by Daniel Strange

Art


He Was the Enemy: A Soldier's Dilemma

by JonnieLynn Donatelli

Poem


"Forecaste"

by Lynn Norton

Poem


Women in the Military History Speech – March

by Judith Leu

Prose


PTSD and the Pandemic and Me

by Karen Green

Poem


INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL CRISIS

By Charles Hazell, Army

Writing Type: Poem

The jungles of Vietnam, jungles of Africa,
The mountains of Afghanistan or the desert of Saddam,
The playing field you played on or are playing on
Makes no difference.
Death is an equal opportunist who does not discriminate.
How dare the political Chess Masters of Foreign Affairs
Continue to use youth,
Future leaders of' democracy an d f'r ee do m as pawns'.l
Who thought of this idea?
Enough is enough.
Now the Chess Masters have decreed
If our combat brothers have not served six months,
Full benefits will not be.
Is this rea11y fair?
Life expectancy on the combat line is not guaranteed.
And if you do return no matter how much time was spent,
Welcome to the world of trauma, PTSD.

Notes: Susanne Brunner

Plunder

by Lynn Norton

Poem


The State of the Nation: Various Levels of Pain

by Charles Marshall

Poem


Cat's in the Cradle

by Tom Lauterback

Prose


The Leaves Are Green

by Charles Fredette

Poem


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

by Louis Ferrari

Prose


The Quail Hunt

by Trina Mioner

Poem