Take My Hand and Walk With Me

by Gene Groner


Cat's in the Cradle

by Tom Lauterback


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

by Louis Ferrari


Strange 2

by Daniel Strange


I Left Mississippi

by Benjamin Williams


The Walking Wounded

by Benjamin Williams


He Was the Enemy: A Soldier's Dilemma

By JonnieLynn Donatelli, Army

Writing Type: Poem

By JonnieLynn Donatelli

VA Medical Center—Bedford, MA

Amid the crossfire and confusion, I see him.

Guns are drawn, bullets flying, people yelling.

Smoke from fires outlines the soldiers’ bodies.

In a desperate attempt to capture the enemy,

They have dug in deep against the vehicles strewn all over.

It is chaos. An exhausting force of nature, human nature.

And I see him through my gunsights.

I see the sweaty smudges of dirt on his face.

His tears are falling to the ground like rain.

From my vantage point, I can almost feel his fear.

“I give up,” he yells to us. “I give up!”

But no one listens because he is the enemy.

I must shoot him or capture him.

And I prefer the latter.

“CEASE FIRE!” I scream. “STOP!”

And I realize I have no voice.

And I realize I am crying,

For my unknown enemy is lying on the ground.

“He is dead,” I cry softly.

But no one listens because he was the enemy.

My grandson

by Ty Andrews


Strange 7

by Daniel Strange


Dave 3.0

by David Cahn


The Old Warrior

by Brant Parker III


Seven Minutes Till Daybreak

by Neal Morrison Jr


Thank a Vet

by Jason Bartley