by Lynn Norton


Take My Hand and Walk With Me

by Gene Groner


The State of the Nation: Various Levels of Pain

by Charles Marshall


The Leaves Are Green

by Charles Fredette


First Day in Vietnam

by Daniel Strange


A Soldier's Wife

by George Kulas


Seven Minutes Till Daybreak

By Neal Morrison Jr, Army

Writing Type: Array

By Neal C. Morrison, Jr.
VA Medical Center—Hampton, VA


In every combat situation

There's acceptable losses,

Collateral damage.

To the civilian population

Such losses are deemed

Acceptable in view of objectives

To preserve and protect

Our way of life,

To preserve freedom, justice and equality.

There’s always a high price

To pay for freedom, 

A price paid in human life.

The rewards are great,

Therefore the price is high.


Economic strategists say

In business there's always

Acceptable losses.

The higher the profit

The greater the risk.

The main reason

It’s so extremely important

To maintain a lower class of people

To maximize profit at minimum risk.

Sacrifice the lives

Of the poor and uneducated

To restrict and limit

The economic, political, educational status

Of the unfortunate,

To maintain the status quo

Of maximizing profit.


We are standing on a battlefield.

However, there's no war,

Not in the traditional sense.

We are at war

With free enterprise,

The gross national product.

We, as a nation,

Now face a great pandemic

Which has taken the lives

Of hundreds of thousands.

It will take many more

Before it's over

Unless we act now.

Faces of The Homeless 2

by Ty Andrews


My First Day in the Field (The Jungles of Vietnam)

by Louis Ferrari


Strange 7

by Daniel Strange


Strange 2

by Daniel Strange


The Walking Wounded

by Benjamin Williams


Sunset In the Desert

by Brant Parker III