Give a Pig a Break

by Michael Pride Young

Songs Lyrics


Every Now and Then

by Ted Jensen

Poem


You Never Close Your Eyes

by Ted Jensen

Poem


What Veterans Voices Means to Me

by Daniel Paicopulos

Poem,Prose


Self-Portrait - Art - 2021

by Kenny Trujillo

Sketch


Chance Meeting the Man Who Saved My Life

by David Cook

Prose


A Warrior in Me

By David Marchant, Air Force

Writing Type: Poem

By David R. Marchant
VA Medical Center--Salt Lake City, UT


Why must I bear this burden

That cripples me to my knees?

My strength at this moment

Shattered 

Like it was only an illusion.

Two steps forward

Then ten steps back,

My demons in full control.

I'm lost, broken,

Searching desperately for hope,

A reason to continue.

Fighting the thoughts 

To just surrender 

And release myself from this pain.



But I can't. 

There are those who

Depend on me.

The easy way out 

Won't be easy for them.

There's a warrior in me,

Proven in battle.

And soon he will rise

And claw his way back.


Notes: This is an original poem that I wrote while going through a tough time with my own PTSD. It was a way to get the feelings I was having inside out of me. I hope this poem helps other Warriors who are trying to "Claw their way back."

The Track Adjustment

by Brant Parker III

Prose


Half Boy...Half Man

by Brant Parker III

Poem


You Never Close Your Eyes

by Ted Jensen

Poem


Tribute to a Caregiver

by Ronald Nash

Poem


Chance Meeting the Man Who Saved My Life

by David Cook

Prose


The First Story - Memories

by Robert Opekun

Prose