In My Blood, Mind, and Soul

by Albert Hernandez

Prose


Unsung Heroes

by Ronald Nash

Poem


You Never Close Your Eyes

by Ted Jensen

Poem


What Veterans Voices Means to Me

by Daniel Paicopulos

Poem,Prose


Go Fly a Kite

by Scott Sjostrand

Poem


The First Story - Memories

by Robert Opekun

Prose


What I'd Like, What I Need

By Allen Burns, Army

Writing Type: Poem

By Allen Burns

VA Medical Facility—Albuquerque, NM

 

I'd like to get away,
But I won't go without her.
I'd like to hide my head in the sand,
But there isn't any, only concrete and asphalt.
I'd like to have more friends,
But there are too many enemies.
I'd like to be solvent,
But the VA won't give me my money.
I'd like to buy the world a Coke,
But I don't have enough change for the machine.
I'd like to get out of the rain,
But my umbrella leaks.
I need to have focus,
But I'm too distracted.
I need to lose weight,
But I love food too much.
I need to walk more,
But my joints are ablaze.
I need to control my temper,
But I'm fired up.
I need to practice peace,
But war beckons.
I need to love my fellow man,
But he doesn't deserve it.
I need to get things fixed,
And sometimes I do.
I need to know everything,
And it gets me in trouble.
I need to love,
And that I'm doing.

Notes: Writing Aide: Phyllis Bibeau, Typist: Jane Harvey

Give a Pig a Break

by Michael Pride Young

Songs Lyrics


Look What You Did! You Win Again!

by Diane Wasden

Poem


Tribute to a Caregiver

by Ronald Nash

Poem


The Perfect Band-Aid

by Phil Hosier

Poem


The First Story - Memories

by Robert Opekun

Prose


True Heroes

by David Marchant

Poem