Five Years Five years ten days ago / you were on your way home from war when your Chinnok Helicopter was shot down. Life’s Change Of Plan… My Tribute To … Reflections on a tour of Duty in the US Woman’s Army. I knew you Just one of many men of war / You continue in a way that’s / Almost ironed / You walk amongst the dying / Unconcerned / That earth w… THE ARMY YEARS: ARTWORK DONE DURING MY SERVICE I… COME TO THE SUREALWORLD GALLERY , SEE THE ART WORK DONE BY STEPHEN J.VATTIMO, DURING HIS MILITARY SERVICE. Best Foot Forward Whistling shells and screams of torture / Blood clott gurgles death bell tolls Blank Stares A voice pleads for me not to shoot / But I have been well trained. AMERICANS (I’am afraid of them) No matter the time. Some attitudes never change. / Time to change, time to say sorry. Fare and Potential Can you see your future / Fit upon a screen in memoriam / Set beneath silence / A name an age a line or two / Of your rank or honors Scheyville – From Dreadnaughts to Diggers Scheyville Camp near Windsor was once home to agricultural training, various military units and thousands of migrants. Today the public can… Aren’t you? Me too—See we are so much… Now I am in my garden / I’m singing this song / Made a list this evening / It’s important… A Combat Nurse’s Prayer So ‘til my time is over, Lord, and I have been relieved, / I’ll walk these halls and listen for the sounds of soldiers needs. Back In Iraq 3 weeks for 2 and in 5 / I’ll be back in Iraq. / They’ll still be killing each other. / I’ll still be doing my job. / It’ll be hot then. Candy for the Conscripts Harvey awoke with the definite feeling that today was the day. He felt it instinctually and considered it entirely irrelevant that he had … Missing My Army Soldier A poem for those who are waiting for the one they love to come safe and sound. This is for those who have someone in the military and it… In My Dreams Lead me away from the dark waters I stopped to drink from. Extract me from the tangled weeds that have wrapped their cold unfeeling vines … Antietam 1862 ‘Twas no surprise that morning as the sun broke o’er the ridge / Cannon roared and smoke poured forth ‘til nearly all was hid. Happy Veterans Day! To all who have and continue to serve! / THANK YOU / Happy Veterans Day! / Stay safe and healthy and come home soon! the liberation from cinnamon swirls and arcade ed… lightning blades strike a chord / jarring against my nerves / and air is whisked away / far out of my reach Vietnam Photos on Flickr I have recently uploaded over 700 Vietnam photos to my flickr account. There is 14 sets of photos in one collection. I will post the link… The Timeless Box The dark, cynical, and contemplative thoughts of an Israeli soldier on guard.