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by Ben Hawkins

Poem


Metamorphosis of the Mind

by Shon Pernice

Prose


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by Michele Johnson

Poem


Medication Blues

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Courage

by Jason Bartley

Poem


Thunderstorms

by Lawrence Langman

Poem


An Affinity With Acronyms (OTUS and OTY)

By CJ Reeves, Army

Writing Type: Poem

By CJ Reeves
VA Medical Center--San Francisco, CA

Army calls me SATA,                                 
Navy says I’m MATA.                             
At the SFVA,                                               
Just an average YATA.                            
Isn’t that IRONIC                                          
Or just RHETORIC?
 
This year I’m PLOTY;                            
Last year I was VOTY.                            
At the CAPO,                                              
I’m never SMOTY.                                                   
Sounds so PLUTONIC                                
Maybe PEDANTIC.
 
On CAPITOL hill
Joe is POTUS,                                         
Jill is FLOTUS,                                      
There is no SLOTUS.                                
It’s so SATIRIC,
Hint of SEMANTIC,
Just plain ROMANTIC.
 
Our first ever SGOTUS,                     
Will he be FGOTUS?                           
And, Justice on the SCOTUS,                   
Read your COTUS                                
On the TOTUS.                          
Just ask the VEEP.

Intent here was DIDACTIC
To employ neither TACTIC,
Nor make one FRANTIC,
Nor TRAUMATIC.
Not to be HYPNOTIC,
Rather HYPOSTATIC,
Or OXYMORONIC!

(To Help You: OTUS--Of The United States; OTY–Of The Year; SATA–

Sergeant-At-Arms; MATA–Master-At-Arms; SFVA–San Francisco

Veterans Affairs Medical Center; YATA–Joe or Moe; PLOTY–Post

Legionnaire Of The Year; VOTY--Volunteer Of The Year;

CAPO–American Legion Cathay Post (384); SMOTY–Support Member

Of The Year; POTUS–President Of The United States; FLOTUS–First

Lady Of The United States (Wife of President); SLOTUS–Second Lady

Of The United States (Wife of Vice President); SGOTUS–Second

Gentleman Of The United States (Husband of Vice President);

FGOTUS–First Gentleman Of The United States (Husband of the

President); SCOTUS–Supreme Court Of The United States; COTUS–

Constitution Of The United States; TOTUS–Teleprompter Of

The United States; VEEP–Vice President).




Notes: OTUS – Of The United States; OTY – Of The Year; SATA – Sergeant-At-Arms; MATA – Master-At-Arms; SFVA – San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center; YATA – Joe or Moe; PLOTY – Post Legionnaire Of The Year; VOTY – Volunteer Of The Year; CAPO – American Legion Cathay Post (384); SMOTY – Support Member Of The Year; POTUS – President Of The United States; FLOTUS – First Lady Of The United States (Wife of President); SLOTUS – Second Lady Of The United States (Wife of Vice President); SGOTUS – Second Gentleman Of The United States (Husband of Vice President); FGOTUS – First Gentleman Of The United States (Husband of the President); SCOTUS – Supreme Court Of The United States; COTUS – Constitution Of The United States; TOTUS – Teleprompter Of The United States; VEEP – Vice President

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by Nila Bartley

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