Early Jade of Morning

by Frank Mattson

Poem


I've Lost My Mind

by Melvin Brinkley

Poem,Songs Lyrics


Too Late

by Tony Craidon

Poem


What I'd Like, What I Need

by Allen Burns

Poem


Just Plain Lost

by Richard Wangard

Prose


Big Leon and John"Duke" Wayne

by Rodney Santos

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

Green and Gold

by Scott Sjostrand

Poem


I've Lost My Mind

by Melvin Brinkley

Poem,Songs Lyrics


Talking With Regina...I Like to Do!

by John Bradley

Poem


A Painting Still

by Dean Glorso

Poem


An Intrepid Hero

by Daniel Wolfe

Prose


The Voice

by John Muza

Prose