Plunder

by Lynn Norton

Poem


My grandson

by Ty Andrews

Drawing


Our Voice Means Something

by Kennith Harvey

Poem


Cat's in the Cradle

by Tom Lauterback

Prose


The Walking Wounded

by Benjamin Williams

Poem


He Was the Enemy: A Soldier's Dilemma

by JonnieLynn Donatelli

Poem


The Old Warrior

By Brant Parker III, Army

Writing Type: Array

--By Brent Parker III

VA Medical Center--Cincinnati, OH



The old warrior, a fierce fighter,

answered the call of his country in two wars.

Battle war-torn, he served his time in hell.

He returned heavy laden with medals,

a hero, no talk of battles won and lost.

 

Wizened, aged beyond his years,

he continued marching forward

until death called the old warrior,

no escape and evade this time.

 

Nightmares and flashbacks

all faded to black.

His swan song,

his war had ended at last.

 

Smartly dressed in his blues,

medals resting upon his chest,

he was America’s best,

pass and review.

 

The 21-gun salute rang out true.

And the old warrior was finally laid to rest.

 

Dedicated to James M. Blackwell, Vietnam combat veteran, 
USMC Force Reconnaissance 1965 - 1967. He died from 
complications of Agent Orange exposure. 
Writing group: Cincinnati VAMC

 

Notes:

My grandson

by Ty Andrews

Drawing


The Leaves Are Green

by Charles Fredette

Poem


Strange 8

by Daniel Strange

Art


Strange 4

by Daniel Strange

Art


He Was the Enemy: A Soldier's Dilemma

by JonnieLynn Donatelli

Poem


"Forecaste"

by Lynn Norton

Poem