They Were Warriors First

by Matthew Davison

Prose


Somewhere a Woman Is Building an Ark

by Louise Eisenbrandt

Poem


Jamie and Roxy

by Richard Wangard

Prose


Empty

by Michelle Pond

Photograph


The Promise

by Nila Bartley

Poem


Crab Story

by William Perry

Prose


Purple Heart

By John Swainston, Army

Writing Type: Poem

By John L. Swainston

VA Medical Center—Kansas City, MO

 

To take a bullet,

not a test of one’s manhood

but a test of valor.

 

Your country awards you

the Purple Heart.

You no longer serve.

 

Now a member of a unique

Club–Wounded Veteran.

Now you serve your community,

helping veterans and their families.

 

The "Club" provides a scholarship

program for members, spouses,

their children and grandchildren.

Helping “…ease the cost of college

or trade school education."

 

Sacrifice to Enlightenment.

 

Sergeant Mackey

by Dwight Jenkins

Poem


The Gates of Nothingness

by Ben Hawkins

Poem


Somewhere a Woman Is Building an Ark

by Louise Eisenbrandt

Poem


Solitude by the Sea

by William Anderes

Poem


A Place Where Soldiers Go

by Paul Gonzales

Poem


Waves of Life

by Michele Johnson

Poem