The Total Price

by Boyd Burke

Poem


Evidence Seen and Unseen

by Deborah Cole

Poem


Anna and the Boys

by Larry Connelly

Poem


1692 Salem

by Larry Connelly

Poem


Footloose Days

by Anthony Ramirez

Poem


Sergeant Dorsey

by John Boors

Prose


Awakening

By Lawrence Langman, Army

Writing Type: Poem

By Lawrence W. Langman
--Portage, IN

As our days and nights fall into the veil of our existence,
we reach for a peaceful enlightenment of consistence.
Why can't we just look into the mirror and see a resemblance,
instead of looking outward to a pigment of skin's semblance?
We fight over our different beliefs of how we came to be alive,
yet shoulder-to-shoulder we stand on this rock, trying to survive.
Look to your left, now to your right; aspire to see one another.
We've been born into this world; let's act like sisters
   and brothers.
Where have all these discrepancies gotten each one of us today?
They've taken us all down a path of darkness and constant
   dismay.
Just imagine, for one moment, how our lives would be as one,
instead of listening to those lackeys spurring our media
   to be undone.
Brown, Black, Asian, Indian or White are all in this battle
   of survival;
as long as we are at each other's throats, no need for reprisal.
Why is this con so easily being dismissed amongst all
   the masses?
Too many walk around with blinders; so many need glasses.
As the man, Martin Luther King, once said, "I have a dream,"
wanting everyone to finally come together and stand redeemed!
How is all of this being swept under the proverbial rug allowed?
We are so much stronger as one unity with truth being avowed.
Please don't allow our nation to suffer from a corrupt few;
let's stand together as the human race as our intelligence
   construes.

Who Am I?

by Deborah Cole

Array


Sergeant Dorsey

by John Boors

Prose


You Were Our “Doc”

by Michael Kuklenski

Poem


Death's Door Knocking

by Lawrence Rahn

Poem


Mother Russia

by Scott Sjostrand

Poem


My Vietnam Story

by Albert Hernandez

Prose