Cat's in the Cradle

by Tom Lauterback

Prose


Strange 4

by Daniel Strange

Art


The Walking Wounded

by Benjamin Williams

Poem


A Better Place

by Gene Groner

Poem


The Old Warrior

by Brant Parker III

Array


Head Trip

by W. Joseph O'Connell

Poem


When

By John Henningson, Army

Writing Type: Poem, Photograph

By John Henningson

VA Medical Center--West Haven, CT


It's not a question of WHERE,

and HOW doesn't really matter.

WHAT is also meaningless,

but WHEN can make nerves tatter.

Will it be in a rice paddy,

wading through the muck

or on a dark jungle trail? 

It's just a matter of luck.

Will it be a booby trap

or an errant Arty blast?

It really always ends the same,

as long as it is fast.

For in 'Nam,

death became a certainty,

an acceptable turn of fate.

The end was always with us

whether now or at a later date.

So WHEN can became the nagging ache,

the darkness in our brain.

The uncertainty debilitates

and could turn a man insane.

But once you accepted that uncertainty,

you could push it all aside.

You could drive on, do your best

and face each day with pride.

 

Plunder

by Lynn Norton

Poem


Take My Hand and Walk With Me

by Gene Groner

Poem


Cat's in the Cradle

by Tom Lauterback

Prose


Strange 4

by Daniel Strange

Art


The Walking Wounded

by Benjamin Williams

Poem


He Was the Enemy: A Soldier's Dilemma

by JonnieLynn Donatelli

Poem