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Warrior Poetry

  • Ranger Up Talks Suicide: They Say It Gets Better

      By SGT B One round prepared to blast Thoughts racing, heart pounding Considering the obscene But a phone call saved me   I put on a hospital gown Sobbing uncontrollably...

  • Aftermath

    By RU Rob In case you haven’t noticed, there has been a noticeable lack of quality art engendered by the wars over the last thirteen years or so. The music has...

  • Warrior Poetry: Taking Back What’s Mine

      By SCUBA All of the horror Burned into the backs of my eyelids Reluctantly closing my eyes I hear the cries I see the loss of lives and… Every time...

  • Warrior Poetry: Winning the Battle

      By Liz Hansen   A year of grief comes to a close, How I survived, nobody knows. Time ticks on, but in grief I stay, It feels like it happened...

  • Warrior Poetry: Atmospherics

      By Anonymous RU Fan Bad news spreads through old platoons Like echoes bouncing off 50-mile canyons Heron’s cries across broad lagoons.   Some men live long, unhappy lives And fade...

  • Warrior Poetry: 300m

      By Alucin Acies   Once you have snuggled to your prone unsupported, shoulder stock welded, sound dulled, contorted, proper alignment.   I feel my way across her smooth crescent firmness....

  • Warrior Poetry: Joy and Fear

      By J.E. McCollough   Joy and fear would mix In my mom’s voice Every time I called her from Iraq. I didn’t know what to say, Except to lie. To...

  • Ranger Up Talks Suicide: Warrior Poetry – Forever Into Darkness

      By SCUBA Preface: I wrote this poem while I was a patient in a psychiatric hospital last year. It captures the state of mind that I was in at the...

  • Warrior Poetry – Eleven Months

      By J.E. McCollough   Eleven months of waiting, war and uncertainty concluded in the same Camp Pendleton parking lot where they began.   Rusted white school buses dropped us off...