Footloose Days

by Anthony Ramirez

Poem


Sergeant Dorsey

by John Boors

Prose


You Were Our “Doc”

by Michael Kuklenski

Poem


Dark Horse

by William Snead

Poem


The Best of Intentions

by Tony Craidon

Prose


Artwork

by Raymond Wolfe

Photograph


Hurry Up and Wait

By Carl Palmer, Army

Writing Type: Poem

By Carl "Papa" Palmer

--University Place, WA



Sir, permission to speak, Major, sir. Go ahead, Private.

Sir, what time is the 10 o'clock inspection, Major, sir?

You mean the ten hundred hours inspection, Private?

 

Sir, yes, sir. I mean ten hundred hours inspection, sir.

The inspection will be at ten hundred hours, Private.

Sir, yes, sir. However we've been standing here since

 

ten hundred hours for thirty minutes now, Major, sir.

It will be ten hundred hours when I say it is, Private,

as he checks his watch, waits for the colonel to arrive.

 

Will I ever get the military out of my mind; must each

situation become another army wrinkle in time? While

I wait thirty minutes past my 10 o'clock appointment,

 

ponder if I should be the private, ask the receptionist

how much longer until my 10 o'clock job interview or

take the role of major and wait for the colonel to arrive.

Cross on Calvary

by Lawrence Rahn

Painting


Evidence Seen and Unseen

by Deborah Cole

Poem


P-T-S-D

by HOWARD ADAMS

Poem


Anna and the Boys

by Larry Connelly

Poem


My Vietnam Story

by Albert Hernandez

Prose


In Memory of

by Tanya Whitney

Poem