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The Beast

 I thought I’d offer up something on the lighter side this week. The following poem is a work of fiction–sort of. It is all too real in concept for most guys who have ever stood on the porch and rang the bell for their first date. Most of us lived some form of this frightening-at-the-time, but funny-when-it-was-over situation. I hope you enjoy it! Read the rest of this entry »

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Mom Was Always There

How can I say it any better; how can I explain a mom who loved her children unconditionally—still does. She’s the greatest, and yes, even when I wasn’t what she’d hoped I would be, she was still there. I thank God for her and her love… not just on her birthday… but every day I live.

Thanks, Mom, for always being there.

I love you! Read the rest of this entry »

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Perfect Love?

As we were coming to the end of our recent visit to Cashmere, Washington to see my son and his family, Sherry and I were both tired from the long trip, and our patience with everything—including each other—was wearing thin. Small glitches in the way things were going seemed much larger than they truly were, and several times I snapped at my dear wife. And each time I did, it hurt me as much, if not more, than it hurt her. Read the rest of this entry »

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A Perfect Poet Award!

I am very pleased to inform my readers that my poem, In the Blink of an Eye, was chosen to receive Thursday Poets’ Rally Week 52.’s Perfect Poet Award!  Read the rest of this entry »

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Poetry Award!

I am pleased to announce that my poem, Dearest Wife:, has been honored as Winner of the Poetry Palace Perfect Poet Award Week 50. The post and poem follow: Read the rest of this entry »

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Dearest John:

This is a sequel to the poem Dearest Wife: which I submitted to another site last Friday. This is my entry for Bluebell Books Short Story Slam Week #9.

 The woman stood alone, the sparkling sand cool on her bare feet, watching the ship approach. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dearest wife:

This is something new! I’m posting this new original work to Free Write Friday, in response to their Postcards Home. The prompt is as follows:

Close your eyes for a moment and imagine you are far from home. The reason does not matter, you could be in prison in a foreign country, you could be held hostage for ransom… you could have been swept away by a magical elf who stole you for his bride, it doesn’t matter.
All that matters is that you are gone and away from everyone and everything you know and love. Now this may evoke happiness because you desperately needed this time alone… or you may feel sadness and anxiety because you could never imagine being suddenly separated from your life and everything in it. Either way, you are completely isolated.

Now, you have the ability to send one postcard home. What would you say?

This is my post card home: Read the rest of this entry »

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