P-T-S-D

by HOWARD ADAMS

Poem


1692 Salem

by Larry Connelly

Poem


Sergeant Dorsey

by John Boors

Prose


Keep a Grip

by James Janssen

Prose


Mother Russia

by Scott Sjostrand

Poem


Dark Horse

by William Snead

Poem


Footloose Days

By Anthony Ramirez, Army

Writing Type: Poem

By Anthony Ramirez

VA Medical Center—Augusta, ME

 

I know what it’s like to miss the road—

the one that they told you to travel if you could.  

Instead, I chose the road that is broad,

the path that leads to destruction.

Elevator up! Elevator down!

And my confusion—worse--confounds me.

My behavior—stark-- appalls me.

For more useless than a crooked arrow

is to utilize foolery in order to glow with the glory of God.

This stubbornness is a luxury that I can no longer afford,

deftly leaving me a long way from where I want to be.

Yet many times the more difficult road can become

the one that keeps us on course.

The obvious paths are rarely the most interesting.

Empty high! Empty sky!

This hard road that I chose,

you would have never wanted for me to travel.

So just walk with me along some of the way patiently,

and as far as the tumultuous canyons

careening into the majestic mesas,

blazing a new trail to the narrow gate.

If you will.

Only a few there be that find it.

Who Am I?

by Deborah Cole

Array


Keep a Grip

by James Janssen

Prose


Broken Life, the Restoration

by Scott Sjostrand

Prose


Death's Door Knocking

by Lawrence Rahn

Poem


The Power of Color

by James Camera

Prose


The Best of Intentions

by Tony Craidon

Prose