Daddy's Hand

by Dan Yates

Poem


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by Penny Deere

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by kimberly green

Poem


Respect

by Lawrence Langman

Poem


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by Lisa Farabelli

Poem


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by Jeffrey Lewis

Poem


Veteran’s Day

By James Breitweser, Army

Writing Type: Poem

By James Allen Breitweser

VA Medical Center-Honolulu, HI

Stick walking the beach,

pedometer click-clacks
the metrics of the trek.
Lost your skis, sir? The
passing jester quips.
 
Glistening lines overhead
entice elusive ocean prey,
while shrieking tots turn
away as they embrace
the saline smash.
 
Poling down the sand,
through the ivory froth,
where stealthy threads
of orb's blue-stained fire
streak the lonely sole.
 
Retrace lopsided track as
dog gaggles frolic after ball
and disc. Inquisitive brindle
menaces sinister alien limb,
retreats to master’s plea.
 
Weary now head home under
sprawling Kalama Ha’u to rest.
Wrapped in musty poncho liners
on trash bags full of regret, an
old soldier’s fateful sleep.

Notes: This poem was inspired by observing the happy, pampered lives of dogs on Kailua beach compared to the dismal lives of homeless veterans living on Honolulu's Fort Street Mall.

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by Ty Andrews

Drawing


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by Louise Eisenbrandt

Poem


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by William Snead

Poem


Respect

by Lawrence Langman

Poem


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by Dan Yates

Poem


We Never Learn

by John Swainston

Poem