They Were Warriors First

by Matthew Davison

Prose


Sergeant Mackey

by Dwight Jenkins

Poem


The Gates of Nothingness

by Ben Hawkins

Poem


Dance Little Children

by Dennis O’Brien

Poem


Metamorphosis of the Mind

by Shon Pernice

Prose


A Place Where Soldiers Go

by Paul Gonzales

Poem


A Door to the Future

By Louise Eisenbrandt, Army

Writing Type: Poem

By Louise Diane Eisenbrandt

--Leawood, KS


At the end of our suffering, will there be a door?

Will the relationships that we formed over the years

Spring back to life?

 

Can the damage that’s been done,

The hurt that’s been poured over the inflamed earth

And oozed into its scarred skin

Be washed away?

 

Can differences be set aside;

Can healing begin anew?

With hope struggling to survive,

As gunfire rocks our cities

And tear gas clouds our minds,

Can civility return; will hugs make a comeback?

 

Will the virus fade away?

Will all lives matter?

Can our children rediscover their youth?

 

And will the door of common sense and forgiveness

Be opened once again?



Somewhere a Woman Is Building an Ark

by Louise Eisenbrandt

Poem


Solitude by the Sea

by William Anderes

Poem


Combat Nursing

by Louise Eisenbrandt

Prose


This Road I Am On

by David Marchant

Poem


That Look

by David Marchant

Poem


Just for Today

by Michele Johnson

Poem