They Were Warriors First

by Matthew Davison

Prose


Dance Little Children

by Dennis O’Brien

Poem


This Road I Am On

by David Marchant

Poem


The Light Bulb Man

by Sean Parrish

Prose


What a Beauty

by Jack Tompkins

Sketch


A 1984 Exception

by Katherine Iwatiw

Prose


Healing

By Bill Lowe, Army

Writing Type: Poem

My wife left me some months ago… That’s all right, I said.
I’m probably better off without her.
Social Services took my grandson… That’s all right, I said.
He’s probably better off without me.
My daughter put a shotgun to her head, (April 13, 2009)
Pulled the trigger and… she was dead. That’s all right, I said.
Her death will end her suffering.
And then, I awoke yesterday, finding my Little gray kitten lying dead on the kitchen floor… and it was then, I wept.
Have you ever heard anything as silly as that?
A foolish old man crying over a gray dead kitten cat? But as the tears flowed across my face… I knew the healing had begun.

Answer to Our Youth

by Dennis O’Brien

Poem


Our Lonely Death

by George Nolta

Poem


Waves of Life

by Michele Johnson

Poem


Just for Today

by Michele Johnson

Poem


The Turret Guard

by Jack Tompkins

Sketch


The Nurses and Staff of My VA Hospital

by Jeffrey Saarela

Poem