Light the Way

by Michelle Pond

Photograph


Memories of a Battlefield Nurse

by Louise Eisenbrandt

Poem


Haiku for Spring

by Gene Groner

Poem


Ride 'em Cowboy

by Dan Yates

Prose


A Tear

by Dan Yates

Poem


The Protesters

by Jeffrey Lewis

Poem


Talking With Regina...I Like to Do!

By John Bradley, Army

Writing Type: Poem

By John Bradley

VA Medical Facility—Nashville, TN

 

Talking with Regina...l like to do!
It's too infrequent. It's too brief most of the time.
Minutes here! Minutes there!
I want it to be more everywhere.

Regina, talking to me, doesn't blush, lower her gaze.
She's comfortable. She's composed.
She responds, looking straight at me affectionately!

Connecting with Regina, eye to eye, outwardly,
my heart is caressed with a large smile inwardly!
Each time I hold her hand externally,
my pulse rate doubles internally!

Sitting close on our green bench in Centennial Park,
an arm's length apart, her beautiful smile appears,
slowly widening upon her face.
I can't recall or imagine a scene so serene.

Talking with Regina...l like to do!
Her gentle voice, warm and vibrant,
assures me she is my friend!  I don't think

it's presumptuous to want our talks to never end.

Talking with Regina...I like to do!
Sometimes my words provoke her unique laughter
that I love to hear. It feels as though
there's a smooth soft feather tickling my ear.

Talking with Regina...l like to do!
I wonder at times, does she like

talking with me as much?

On our green bench in Centennial Park,
her body language is unspoken, yet heard.
She sits emotionally, close not distant, not tense,
between us no barrier or impenetrable fence.

Her spoken words, her body language,
I respond in kind.
Two people sitting on a green bench in Centennial Park,
smiling and talking, having a good time.

Talking with Regina...l like to do!
I believe Regina likes talking and laughing
with me...too!

Notes: Edited by Tina.

My Death Defying Life as a Soldier

by Dr. R. Douglas Iliff

Prose


Daddy's Hand

by Dan Yates

Poem


Years Gone

by Penny Deere

Poem


Light the Way

by Michelle Pond

Photograph


When You Wish Upon a Star

by Scott Sjostrand

Poem


We Never Learn

by John Swainston

Poem