Exclamation Point! I didn’t ask to be like Job, Whose life took a backward thrust, Yet here I am with shredded heart, Arising from the dust, I’ve lost at love one more time, But it will not hold me down, Like a Phoenix I’ll spring into the world, With a smile instead of a frown, […]Read More Exclamation Point!
Choppin’ Cotton A chance for self-respect comes but a few times during a lifetime and I have to seize those moments and choose the way I want to be. Once that decision is stamped indelibly on my heart, there is no turning back, nor would I ever want to change. Long ago as […]Read More Choppin’ Cotton
The Sons of Thunder There were early warning signs that violence was on the way. The two boys were untamed, unfettered, and usually unsupervised. Their mother had disappeared mysteriously, leaving her husband alone with three children. The father refused any help from the community, insisting that the family would work out their own problems. […]Read More Sons of Thunder
Page 2 DISTRACTED Diversion There were killings everywhere. Every time Brett opened a newspaper or watched news on television there was another report of a mass killing somewhere in the United States. California, Massachusetts, Florida, Texas and other states were under attack. Brett thought of these attacks as acts of war, but not one […]Read More MADMEN (3)
The world is in the hands of madmen. They shout and scream at gentle folk. They have visions of power and absolute control while our world goes up in smoke. I’m tired of watching corruption while the ones we chose as our leaders pretend to represent us well. They scream it’s the fault of foreigners, […]Read More MADMEN (the introduction)
As politicians search for more taxes To create great magical dreams in the sky, All that they say and all that they do, Are illusions that are sometimes called lies. In a land far away and a long time ago A farmer and his family lived a peaceful life. He got along with his neighbors […]Read More GOOSE DROPPINGS
DREAMS OF WAR AND DREAMS OF HATE Dreams of wars and dreams of hate, Flow through me at an alarming rate. Is this the calm before the storm, That will ultimately seal our fate? We’ll see! We’ll see! The eye of the hurricane is passing through, Hurry, get inside! The winds are returning for […]Read More DREAMS OF WAR AND HATE
Stephanie She says, “The bluebird of happiness gave her the bird.” Or “life can be peachy or the pits.” She has interesting ways to describe her life. Although some days may be rough, she is tough, And very positive. She wants her primary focus to be family, Kind and loving, Working as a team, Instead […]Read More STEPHANIE
PAGES OF MY JOURNAL INVISiBLE, Page One She doesn’t see me sitting there, She stares and stares at an empty chair. Does the day start too early to catch her eye? What should I do to make her aware of me? Or should I try? My life is made up of distinct pages. […]Read More PAGES OF MY JOURNAL
HARK! WAS THAT A SHOT? I think I heard rifles firing, Shots heard round the world. Then screaming,and angry words, But that memory was in the distance, years ago when Vietnam was in bloom, Peaceful assembly, it was our right. But shots were fired in broad daylight. Four students lay dead, dangerous students, Students, soldiers, […]Read More HARK! WAS THAT A SHOT?
WHO? I’m a who A person who cares When a leader treats His fellow citizens with disrespect. Misinterpreting deliberately And ignoring Constitutional rights. I didn’t see disrespect on the field. Just the opposite. I saw pain in faces Of those who love their country and their God. They met as team members united and proud. […]Read More WHO
LOVE HAS ARRIVED Lonely and aching, I knew there could be no hesitating, If love should ever arrive. My true love was out there somewhere, Breathing the same air. “Where are you?” I prayed each night, And though I prayed with all my might, I answered my own question talking to myself. “You are not […]Read More LOVE HAS ARRIVED
UNCOMFORTABLE You say all who disagree Should leave the country But I remember hearing you say Long ago at another harsh time That you would defend to the death the right of someone to speak out. What makes you uncomfortable now? The protests are not against country or flag But against racism and violation of […]Read More UNCOMFORTABLE
How did he rise so high? I know he can’t fly. Is he the joker, too, Doing dastardly deeds And pretending to be true? He is a poor example For a nation to follow. He spouts obscenities And his truths are hollow. Where is the would-be king Who looks after his sheep? Maybe he’s in […]Read More I KNOW HE CAN’T FLY
Where are the heroes that are rising from the earth? Where are the youth who have ignored the truth? The heroes and youth are no longer brave, The truth is dead and buried in graves. And ghosts of our ancestors are crying, crying, crying. The truth is no longer remembered or respected. And each of […]Read More GHOSTS OF OUR ANCESTORS
Our country is strong because we agree On the same principles. Our country is even stronger because we can disagree And accept our differences. Should we agree and march to the same tune We square our shoulders and see eye to eye. But if we disagree we hold our heads high, Because Ideas discussed and […]Read More DON’T YOU AGREE?
HEY, MR. PRESIDENT! I don’t care whose bomb is bigger, Get your hands away from the nuclear trigger. When negotiations fail and all is lost, There is no way to calculate the cost. Somewhere in space mixed with cosmic dust, Life continues to exist only if there’s love and trust. But hot-headed men with […]Read More HEY, MR PRESIDENT
I wasn’t paying attention When the storm roared in, Rain poured down in torrents, And caught me by surprise, a terrible way to begin. Water quickly rose to my ankles, And I considered my present state, But I didn’t run away, nor did I hesitate. This was just a storm, not one to fear, It […]Read More HURRICANE OF LOVE