Dog Days - A Blast from the Past

by Penny Deere

Prose


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by Ty Andrews

Drawing


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by Louise Eisenbrandt

Poem


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by Scott Sjostrand

Poem


We Never Learn

by John Swainston

Poem


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by Jeffrey Lewis

Poem


We Never Learn

By John Swainston, Army

Writing Type: Poem


 

By John L. Swainston

VA Medical Center--Kansas City, MO


They fought the war.

Not because they wanted to,

it was their job.

 

Some were wounded.

Some were mutilated.

Most will be scarred for life.

 

Vietnam taught the policy

makers nothing.

Never had they been in the field.

Never taken fire.

Never ate a meal from a can or bag.

 

Around a mahogany table they would sit.

Padded seats–aides behind.

Not one general at the table.

Not one member of the Armed Forces.

Discussions only ended when

the decision was made.

 

Let’s do it again–

AFGHANISTAN.

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by Matthew Davison

Poem


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by Penny Deere

Prose


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by Gene Groner

Poem


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by Dan Yates

Prose


Viet Lament

by Paul Nyerick

Prose


Veteran’s Day

by James Breitweser

Poem