MIA--Missing in America

by Matthew Davison

Poem


A Door to the Future

by Louise Eisenbrandt

Poem


Why We Stand

by kimberly green

Poem


When You Wish Upon a Star

by Scott Sjostrand

Poem


We Never Learn

by John Swainston

Poem


911

by Martin Jonquiere

Poem


When You Wish Upon a Star

By Scott Sjostrand, Army

Writing Type: Poem

By Scott Sjostrand
--Hallock, MN

When you wish upon a star, 
it's like a soldier, gazing from afar
in a desert, longing for home.
When they reached the USO,
All they got was a dial tone.
With the night comes an occasional "full moon,"
while you're eating your MREs with a plastic spoon. 
Your Army buddies can relate.
You're far from home 
and your daughter's going on her first date.
Your wife's alone, worrying about the bills.
This peacekeeping task will test all of your skills.
You wanna reunite with your wife and kids.
Why, yes! Of course!
Hopefully your deployment won't end in divorce.
A soldier's job is complicated.
The time away from loved ones is understated.    

My Death Defying Life as a Soldier

by Dr. R. Douglas Iliff

Prose


Faces of the Homeless 3

by Ty Andrews

Drawing


Light the Way

by Michelle Pond

Photograph


Drifting Wood

by William Snead

Poem


Joyful Expectancy

by Nila Bartley

Array


Champion

by Nila Bartley

Array