Plunder

by Lynn Norton

Poem


Strange 2

by Daniel Strange

Art


The Walking Wounded

by Benjamin Williams

Poem


My True Hope in Troubled Times

by Karen Green

Poem


Mixed Signals

by William Greenhut

Prose


The University

by Christopher Bremicker

Array


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.

Plunder

by Lynn Norton

Poem


The Leaves Are Green

by Charles Fredette

Poem


He Was the Enemy: A Soldier's Dilemma

by JonnieLynn Donatelli

Poem


"Forecaste"

by Lynn Norton

Poem


A Soldier's Wife

by George Kulas

Prose


Vietnam Memories #1

by John Swainston

Poem