Flowers on hold

by Penny Deere

Photograph,Array


Accidental Astronauts

by Lynn Norton

Poem


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

by michael mcbride

Poem


Under the Flag

by Paul Gonzales

Poem


Casualties

by Daniel Allen

Poem


From Hopelessness to Dignity

by Nila Bartley

Poem


Iowa Autumn

By Ron Barker, Army

Writing Type: Poem

Oh thread my spirit along the road
By dew-dipped grass and lowly toad, Where horses peer and Angus plot
In hay framed tapestries and goldenrod. Set me down on a gravel-gray snake, A pebbled path of purity’s make, Garnered with grain, soybean and corn, Kernels of being, the country adorn.
Sing out the meadowlark in sunrise tones,
By the ditch, the cattail owns,
Where brandished like sparks, the redwing sings on misty mornings above lily pad dreams.
The land’s fragrance, like mincemeat pie
In pheasant dressing, captures the eye.
The rustic wonders - piled so high
By fields of rainbows in autumn’s dye.

Notes: Joanna Rench Richard Mequish VA Medical Center­Danvil/e, IL

Flowers on hold

by Penny Deere

Photograph,Array


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

by michael mcbride

Poem


An Encounter at the VA Hospital

by John Swainston

Poem


White light

by Paul Nyerick

Prose


The Forgotten Terps

by Shon Pernice

Prose


My Indelible Military Career

by Katherine Iwatiw

Prose