The Gates of Nothingness

by Ben Hawkins

Poem


Somewhere a Woman Is Building an Ark

by Louise Eisenbrandt

Poem


This Road I Am On

by David Marchant

Poem


A Knock on the Door

by Diane Wasden

Prose


The Light Bulb Man

by Sean Parrish

Prose


Medication Blues

by Lynn Norton

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.

Dwell in Hope

by Ben Hawkins

Poem


Somewhere a Woman Is Building an Ark

by Louise Eisenbrandt

Poem


A Place Where Soldiers Go

by Paul Gonzales

Poem


Empty

by Michelle Pond

Photograph


Thunderstorms

by Lawrence Langman

Poem


Writing Really Does Help

by kim gwinner

Array