They Were Warriors First

by Matthew Davison

Prose


Answer to Our Youth

by Dennis O’Brien

Poem


Dance Little Children

by Dennis O’Brien

Poem


Metamorphosis of the Mind

by Shon Pernice

Prose


A Knock on the Door

by Diane Wasden

Prose


Courage

by Jason Bartley

Poem


Crisis of Middle Age

By Norman Jones, Marines

Writing Type: Poem

By Norman L. Jones
VA Medical Center--Columbus, OH

Parents, read to your kids, help them grow,
share some soul for them to know,
and when to turn each page.
Maturity will later behold
the crisis called middle age.

Let childhood go; day by day,
measure life like a gauge.
Work your magic like a mage
to avoid the crisis of middle age.

If you have regrets for time you lost,
don’t succumb to that rage.
Be your own boss; stay far away
from the crisis of middle age.

Be kindhearted; crave peace of mind.
Love is the price we wage.
The only enemy could be time
in the crisis of middle age.

Dwell in Hope

by Ben Hawkins

Poem


Metamorphosis of the Mind

by Shon Pernice

Prose


That Look

by David Marchant

Poem


A Knock on the Door

by Diane Wasden

Prose


The Light Bulb Man

by Sean Parrish

Prose


What a Beauty

by Jack Tompkins

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