My Death Defying Life as a Soldier

by Dr. R. Douglas Iliff

Prose


Daddy's Hand

by Dan Yates

Poem


Years Gone

by Penny Deere

Poem


Endeavor

by Penny Deere

Art


Lonely Soldier

by Jason Bartley

Array


Champion

by Nila Bartley

Array


Calculated Risks

By Neal Morrison Jr, Army

Writing Type: Poem

By Neal C. Morrison, Jr.

VA Medical Center--Hampton, VA


Opportunity and chances are unlimited;

No opportunity comes without risk.

You must take a chance 
if you want to advance;

Risk is what life is all about.

There are no guarantees;

If you want the opportunity, 
you must take the risk.

If you get knocked down, get up; 
if you fail, try again.

If it doesn't work, try a different approach;

Failure is nothing more than a lesson.

If you don't concede, if you don't give up,

You are never defeated.

Learn from your mistakes; 


Turn your failures into success.

Your destiny awaits you

Only if you have courage;

If you’re not afraid to take a risk,

Life is filled with opportunities.

If you take a risk, the payoff is great,

For only the winner, takes it all.

This is the showdown.

Do you have what it takes

To step forward and claim your prize?


Dog Days - A Blast from the Past

by Penny Deere

Prose


Awakening

by Lawrence Langman

Poem


Endeavor

by Penny Deere

Art


A Door to the Future

by Louise Eisenbrandt

Poem


Ella's Submarine

by David Ludlow

Prose


When You Wish Upon a Star

by Scott Sjostrand

Poem