Three Buddies

by Jack Tompkins

sketch


I Walked Alone

by Paul Gonzales

Poem


Poppy array

by Penny Deere

Array


Ode to a Desert Warrior

by kimberly green

Poem


Cuban Missile Crisis

by Gary Jenneke

Prose


Lost and Found

by Lenny Ellis

Poem


I Left Mississippi

By Benjamin Williams, Army, Marine Corps

Writing Type: Poem

By Benjamin J. Williams

VA Medical Facility—Biloxi, MS

I left Mississippi with the clothes I had on,
swore to myself I'd stay long gone.
Away from Dixie like a slave I ran,
heading north to find freedom-land.
Across the Delta, through the cotton I ran,
moving faster than a hound-chased man.
Looked over my shoulder but didn't slow down.
Before the night's over, I have to cover more ground
before I stand on Vine Street looking around.
Look away, look away because now I'm gone.
Kansas City, Missouri, is now my home.
I left Mississippi with the clothes I had on,
swore to myself I'd stay long gone.
Opportunity wasn't knocking on my front door.
I'm tired of growing old while still black and poor.
I'm taking a chance to shoot my shot out,
to join the haves and leave the have-nots.
So when it grows cold late at night,
don't cry for me,
just wish me happiness and let me be.
I left Mississippi with the clothes I had on,
swore to myself I'd stay long gone.

Accidental Astronauts

by Lynn Norton

Poem


One Young Soldier

by Jack Tompkins

sketch


Three Buddies

by Jack Tompkins

sketch


Ode to a Desert Warrior

by kimberly green

Poem


Lost and Found

by Lenny Ellis

Poem


What I Still Believe

by Nila Bartley

Poem