Solitude by the Sea

by William Anderes


A Place Where Soldiers Go

by Paul Gonzales


That Look

by David Marchant


The Light Bulb Man

by Sean Parrish


What a Beauty

by Jack Tompkins


Jamie and Roxy

by Richard Wangard



By Lawrence Rahn, Army

Writing Type: Poem

Old man sitting on the curb,
I'n1 wondering where you're at
With bottle in hand and not a do Bar in your pants,
just what have you got left?
You haven't the courage you once had in the war,
but you would kill for that bottle of yours.
What memories have you
of those you want to forget?
I'm sure the pain is from your regrets.
If I gave you a fin and said, "Get a shave,"
I'd bet you would be back, still looking the same.
With bottle in hand and not a dollar in your pants,
you would say, "Thanks man, I sure needed that.'~
What happened to you in those good ole days,
when you were someone who gave praise,
when you were looked up to as one of the greats
and whiskey from a bottle was frowned upon?
What happened to the person so full of life,
when sitting around was a waste of time?
Did you really shrivel up and die?
Or are you waiting for your moment to arrive?
When will you stand up and say, ''Hey, I'm---------?''
Old man sitting on the curb,
just what have you got left?
I know your shame, I'm not to blame,
but I wish I could caB you "Dad."

Notes: Michelle Maloney

Sergeant Mackey

by Dwight Jenkins


Dwell in Hope

by Ben Hawkins


Answer to Our Youth

by Dennis O’Brien


Metamorphosis of the Mind

by Shon Pernice


A Knock on the Door

by Diane Wasden


Voices in the Sky

by Paul Nyerick