Answer to Our Youth

by Dennis O’Brien

Poem


Our Lonely Death

by George Nolta

Poem


The Light Bulb Man

by Sean Parrish

Prose


Waves of Life

by Michele Johnson

Poem


Just for Today

by Michele Johnson

Poem


The Turret Guard

by Jack Tompkins

Sketch


Courage

By Jason Bartley, National Guard

Writing Type: Poem

By Jason Kirk Bartley

VA Medical Center--Chillicothe, OH

 

"Courage

is not the absence of fear,"

but rather bringing your fear into submission,

taming the lion within

while you pursue an ambition,

or complete a task.

It does not mean that one will

not go through some pain.

It does not mean one will

not go through some period of sorrow.

It does not mean one will

not find a thousand excuses

why he should "give in."

It just means he clings to the one excuse

and holds it close to his heart

of why he shouldn't.

Courage.

The Gates of Nothingness

by Ben Hawkins

Poem


A 1984 Exception

by Katherine Iwatiw

Prose


The Promise

by Nila Bartley

Poem


Stones River

by StevenMiller Miller

Prose


Crab Story

by William Perry

Prose


An Affinity With Acronyms (OTUS and OTY)

by CJ Reeves

Poem