The Total Price

by Boyd Burke

Poem


1692 Salem

by Larry Connelly

Poem


Keep a Grip

by James Janssen

Prose


Death's Door Knocking

by Lawrence Rahn

Poem


My Vietnam Story

by Albert Hernandez

Prose


Let Life In

by kim gwinner

Poem


You Were Our “Doc”

By Michael Kuklenski, Marines

Writing Type: Poem

By Michael Kuklenski

--Rowlett, TX

You were lean and green,
Fresh to our unit,
Brash, bold and bragging,
Pushing yourself to the limit.
 
We were Marines
With our own swagger.
You were FMF,
New to our banter.
 
You were against the war
And refused a weapon to carry.
Once we understood,
We knew you weren’t Navy.
 
You carried more med bags
And knew what to do.
We carried more ammo
To help get us all through.

You were with us
In the darkness of a firefight.
We were under siege,
Hoping our reactions were right.
 
You were injured more than once
With no one to render you aid.
We kept trying to kill,
While you continued to save.
 
You did the best you could;
Words won’t erase your pain.
A few marines didn’t make it
But you weren’t to blame.

Thanks, “Doc.”

Who Am I?

by Deborah Cole

Array


Anna and the Boys

by Larry Connelly

Poem


Frozen

by Marie Slider

Poem


You Were Our “Doc”

by Michael Kuklenski

Poem


My Vietnam Story

by Albert Hernandez

Prose


Passage of Solitude

by James Camera

Array