Answer to Our Youth

by Dennis O’Brien

Poem


Dance Little Children

by Dennis O’Brien

Poem


Somewhere a Woman Is Building an Ark

by Louise Eisenbrandt

Poem


A Knock on the Door

by Diane Wasden

Prose


Jamie and Roxy

by Richard Wangard

Prose


The Promise

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

Solitude by the Sea

by William Anderes

Poem


Waves of Life

by Michele Johnson

Poem


The Turret Guard

by Jack Tompkins

Sketch


A 1984 Exception

by Katherine Iwatiw

Prose


Medication Blues

by Lynn Norton

Poem


The Promise

by Nila Bartley

Poem