Wonder Women vs the Taliban

by Melvin Brinkley

Array


What It Means to Be a Veteran: Reflections on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11

by michael mcbride

Poem


Remembering the War

by Louise Eisenbrandt

Prose


Casualties

by Daniel Allen

Poem


Withdrawal

by David Cahn

Prose


Feelings

by Lenny Ellis

Poem


PTSD and the Pandemic and Me

By Karen Green, Army

Writing Type: Poem

By Karen Green

VA Medical Center—North Las Vegas, NV

The need to stay inside is getting more urgent
as the pandemic grows.
And being inside so much
makes my anxiety really show.

As my stress level rises,
I isolate more in my room.
And the depression starts
when I watch the news.

I have bad dreams and nightmares
as I toss each night in bed.
And during the day
negative thoughts fill my head.

I take my medications
every day and night.
And I pray for those who are sick,
that soon they will feel all right.

I stay connected
with my family and friends.
I can't wait to see them in person
when this terrible virus ends

I've found if I stay busy
doing things for other folks,
it makes us all happy
and I can smile and laugh at jokes.

For now I'm spending more time
in Bible study each day.
When I read of the promises of God,
I don't feel so dismayed.


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by Neal Morrison Jr

Poem


Casualties

by Daniel Allen

Poem


Cuban Missile Crisis

by Gary Jenneke

Prose


Thy Will

by Daniel Hawk

Painting


Have You Heard

by Lawrence Langman

Poem


The King Lives

by Scott Lehman

Poem