Flowers on hold

by Penny Deere

Photograph,Array


Wonder Women vs the Taliban

by Melvin Brinkley

Array


What It Means to Be a Veteran: Reflections on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11

by michael mcbride

Poem


Remembering the War

by Louise Eisenbrandt

Prose


Lorenzo

by Tanya Whitney

Prose


An Encounter at the VA Hospital

by John Swainston

Poem


A Painting Still

By Dean Glorso, Marine

Writing Type: Poem

By Dean Glorso

VA Medical Facility—Denver, CO

 

On pallet the blend of love begins,

But I'll never bring you back to life.

The beautiful face I remember well,  

Eyes cast down with a rose in hand.

A reflecting glass duplicates your dignity. 

Your complexion too fair for words to express,

So I blend and fuss to try to make it true.

Let the color rest as I ponder more,

The beautiful niece I miss so much.

I defend this act of love

On a canvas that has no life.

A being violated by a man of hate,

But your beauty still lingers in our minds.

An attempt to fetch your life, I add more tone.  

The true highlight, detail and blush 

Brighten you for my sister, your mom,

And for your kin.

From your uncle with love,

I ponder you, a painting still.

Flowers on hold

by Penny Deere

Photograph,Array


Under the Flag

by Paul Gonzales

Poem


Poppy array

by Penny Deere

Array


Remembering the War

by Louise Eisenbrandt

Prose


An Encounter at the VA Hospital

by John Swainston

Poem


Picture to accompany "The Forgotten Terps and Their Vital Component to Mission Success"

by Shon Pernice

Photograph