Take My Hand and Walk With Me

by Gene Groner

Poem


The State of the Nation: Various Levels of Pain

by Charles Marshall

Poem


Strange 7

by Daniel Strange

Art


A Soldier's Wife

by George Kulas

Prose


PTSD and the Pandemic and Me

by Karen Green

Poem


Americans United

by Ronald Grella

Poem


HUG-A-HERO DOLLS

By George Higgins, Army

Writing Type: Poem

Little boys and girls love hugs
From their mommies and daddies,
But now they must have a Hug-a-Hero doll.
While their mommies and daddies
Are overseas on their country's call,
These children must hug a look-a-like
Hug-a-Hero doll.
The dolls show photos of their parents
In military uniform,
For parents know missed hugs
Can make their children unhappy.
Some get sick and cry in their beds
For their parents, they shake and quiver.
And for these children, their parents
Are the ones we can't deliver.
So to take their place,
The children have a Hug-a-Hero doll
'Til their parents return
From their country's call.

Notes: Pris Chansky

Take My Hand and Walk With Me

by Gene Groner

Poem


Cat's in the Cradle

by Tom Lauterback

Prose


I Left Mississippi

by Benjamin Williams

Poem


He Was the Enemy: A Soldier's Dilemma

by JonnieLynn Donatelli

Poem


Dave 3.0

by David Cahn

Prose


We Got Here About the Time God Left

by W. Joseph O'Connell

Poem