Dog Days - A Blast from the Past

by Penny Deere

Prose


A Door to the Future

by Louise Eisenbrandt

Poem


Why We Stand

by kimberly green

Poem


A Red Alert

by Williams Kurrle

Poem


The Protesters

by Jeffrey Lewis

Poem


Who?

by Neal Morrison Jr

Poem


A Tear

By Dan Yates, Army

Writing Type: Poem

By Dan Yates

VA Medical Center--Blue Springs, MO


Every day without fail she would say, “I love you.”

I would always nod and smile, then respond, “Me, too.”

She would say, “I mean it. I’ve given you my heart

and it’s yours forever, until our lives will part.”

 

She said her love for me was love she’d never hide.

While I loved her, too, I kept mine deep inside.

I was a man, had my pride, understood my fears

that saying those three words might produce some tears.

 

Decades spent together saw boyhood dreams come true.

Every day was fresh; every day was new.

I truly felt those words, words I couldn’t share

and it took her passing to know it wasn’t fair.

 

Then she took her last breath; it’s scarcely been an hour.

Somewhere deep within I finally got the power.

As I hold her hand, somehow I can’t let go,

knowing my emotions, I had failed to show.

 

Too late I realized just what I was stealing,

the joy that she desired, to hear my deepest feeling.

I lean down and whisper, though she cannot hear

me say, “I love you,” enveloped in a tear.

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by Matthew Davison

Poem


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by Lynn Norton

Poem


Drifting Wood

by William Snead

Poem


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by Scott Sjostrand

Poem


Ride 'em Cowboy

by Dan Yates

Prose


The Protesters

by Jeffrey Lewis

Poem