Trust Your Maker

by Anthony Kambeitz

Poem


Yonder Comes Your Man

by Anthony Kambeitz

Poem


I Can't Breathe

by CJ Reeves

Poem


The Ocean's Reflection in Me

by Anthony Phillips

Poem


Happy Veterans Day

by Diane Wasden

Prose


Hard Consonants and Red Gladiolas

by Donald MacDougall

Prose


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.

 

Yonder Comes Your Man

by Anthony Kambeitz

Poem


Dolly

by Robert Valonis

Array


Say Hey

by Larrie Green Sr

Poem


First on the Field

by John Koelsch

Poem


Happy Veterans Day

by Diane Wasden

Prose


When

by John Henningson

Poem,Photograph