I Can't Breathe

by CJ Reeves

Poem


Flight

by Richard Wangard

Poem


Retreat

by Demetrius Kastrenakes

Poem


Dolly

by Robert Valonis

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Willing

by Kellie Daniels

Poem


First on the Field

by John Koelsch

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.

 

I Am Grateful

by Support Our Troops Committee Zaloga Post American Legion Albany NY

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Winter Sunrise

by Gene Groner

Poem


Retreat

by Demetrius Kastrenakes

Poem


Say Hey

by Larrie Green Sr

Poem


Warriors for Peace

by William Hull

Poem


Shadows

by Jay Massey

Poem