Calculated Risks

by Neal Morrison Jr

Poem


An Encounter at the VA Hospital

by John Swainston

Poem


Lost and Found

by Lenny Ellis

Poem


The Forgotten Terps

by Shon Pernice

Prose


Thy Will

by Daniel Hawk

Painting


I'm Thinking Today, My Love

by Anthony Cocozza

Songs Lyrics


Brother, Can You Spare a Dime

By Donald Szurek, Army

Writing Type: Poem

To the desperate and homeless who wander streets that look all the same in search of food and kindness, who knows where lies the blame? 
A shopping cart is your closet; a bridge, on cardboard is where you sleep
Daytime is when you panhandle; nighttime is when you weep. 
You feel the fist of government kindness, 
“Do not park yourself near here!” for you need a shave and shower and our citizens feel much fear. 
Do not bother the suits that walk near you for they really don’t see you at all. 
Pull yourself up by your bootstraps, 
“Stay-the-heck-away” from all our malls. 
You once were someone’s friend and neighbor before you had holes in your shoes. 
A mirror no longer knows you, so you escape alone in booze. 
I remember the first time I met you; dog tags slipped from your torn shirt. 
Once you served your country in wartime; now it fails your needs and hurt. 
So your country doesn’t know you now after you served its time of need, but let them know what bridge you’re near in case they need you again to bleed! 

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


Lorenzo

by Tanya Whitney

Prose


An Encounter at the VA Hospital

by John Swainston

Poem


Picture to accompany "The Forgotten Terps and Their Vital Component to Mission Success"

by Shon Pernice

Photograph


The Forgotten Terps

by Shon Pernice

Prose