The Gates of Nothingness

by Ben Hawkins

Poem


Somewhere a Woman Is Building an Ark

by Louise Eisenbrandt

Poem


That Look

by David Marchant

Poem


"Eternity "

by Russell Nelson

Painting


Thunderstorms

by Lawrence Langman

Poem


An Affinity With Acronyms (OTUS and OTY)

by CJ Reeves

Poem


Death's Door Knocking

By Lawrence Rahn, Army

Writing Type: Poem

By Lawrence E. Rahn
VA Medical Center--Minneapolis, MN

I came very close to the end of my life,

not even knowing the reason why.

I do know this: my guardian angel was with me that night,

or I would be pushing daisies by this time.

My wife insisted I call my doctor to let him know

what was the matter.

I took it lightly, but made the call. 

He said to me, “Come right in and be quick about it.

Your life may depend upon it.”

They kept me in the hospital eight days and nights,

not even a single bite to eat or anything to drink.

Finally, the young surgeon discovered the problem.

A hole in my heart was the culprit and an operation

was my only option. But with God’s help,

plenty of prayers and asking Him for his blessing,

the hole had scabbed over on its own.

I believe this was all God’s doing.

The surgeon said to me, shaking his head,

“Buddy, you are one lucky dude. I’m not operating on you.”

So, when I’m asked if I believe in miracles

along with guardian angels, I will tell anyone listening,

“There is a God without a doubt!

I do love Him with all my heart!”

Heaven forbid he’s not finished with me yet;

otherwise I would be dead!

 

Dwell in Hope

by Ben Hawkins

Poem


Solitude by the Sea

by William Anderes

Poem


What a Beauty

by Jack Tompkins

Sketch


The Nurses and Staff of My VA Hospital

by Jeffrey Saarela

Poem


A 1984 Exception

by Katherine Iwatiw

Prose


Courage

by Jason Bartley

Poem