My Death Defying Life as a Soldier

by Dr. R. Douglas Iliff

Prose


Awakening

by Lawrence Langman

Poem


Ella's Submarine

by David Ludlow

Prose


Drifting Wood

by William Snead

Poem


Ride 'em Cowboy

by Dan Yates

Prose


Control

by Trina Mioner

Prose


Why We Stand

By kimberly green, Air Force

Writing Type: Poem

By Kimberly Green
--Fort Smith, AR

                    

He didn’t know if anyone was home,

so he waited outside

in his chair alone.


On the drive with its winding path,

thoughts of his brothers 

would make him laugh.


He waited and waited most of the day.

He really didn’t want

to come back home this way.


But here he was, his belongs by his side.

He brushed back a tear,

hoping his mother wouldn’t cry.


The car neared as the sun crept down,

throwing off dirt.

Maybe he shouldn’t have come around.


"Billy!" his mother exclaimed.

"You're home at last!"

Cold War medals upon his chest.


He hadn’t prepared them;

he knew it was a mistake.

His mother’s heart, he knew, would break.


"My son! My son!"

was all he could hear,

his mother’s face blinded with tears.


"My legs are gone;

it’s okay, Mom, don’t cry."

His father sobbing, he thought he’d die.


His chair he sat in of course had wheels.

This amazing war hero,

a United States Navy Seal.




























Awakening

by Lawrence Langman

Poem


Endeavor

by Penny Deere

Art


Memories of a Battlefield Nurse

by Louise Eisenbrandt

Poem


Ella's Submarine

by David Ludlow

Prose


When You Wish Upon a Star

by Scott Sjostrand

Poem


Respect

by Lawrence Langman

Poem