Anthony W. Pahl


A thousand yards is all that separates the hearts of all good men
who’ve walked the walk in combat boots and shared nightmares with the pen.
Time and distance mean nothing when the pain of war is shared
because open hearts and open arms help filter out despair.

When absence causes pain and silence makes for heavy hearts;
when uncertainty gives birth to fear which in turn keeps friends apart
then the time has come to address the past and find a brand new way
to stand in love and friendship so together war’s demons we can slay.