Monthly Archives: October 2015

‘A river flows’ (wherever it goes)

It drifts and meanders,  swells up from the rain,  dries out from drought;  or ruptures water mains. Cresting banks in a fury, then tapers into streams. Expands to raging rapids, or evaporates into steam.  Some join other rivers. Dead-ending into … Continue reading

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‘A sapling grows’

From a seed, a sapling grows; sprouting skyward, up it goes. Stretching for the distant sun.  Roots dig-in where water runs. Light filters into a wooden glen. The soil is rich that it dwells in. In the shadow of a … Continue reading

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‘The resting place’

Deep down in the abyss,  on our darkest mortal day. Resurrection is entangled  by tar and earthen clay.  The ensnared claw fiercely; held in death’s eternal fray.  The only escape is upward. six feet above the grave. The ferryman offers … Continue reading

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‘Age’

This unwelcome visitor  eventually comes calling;  with a truckload of aches  and wrinkles it’s hauling. First comes hair loss; then decline in hearing. ‘Mr. Magoo’ was funny; but blind isn’t endearing. As youth abandons us; memories soon will fade. Chronic … Continue reading

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‘Blind justice’

We’re born into a life on trial. Accepting that takes a while. Accused of transgressions,  and deathbed confessions.  Vowing no guilt or denial. Facing the ultimate penalty Only death can set us free, With our unheard voices these innocent choices, … Continue reading

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‘The last day’

The last day. All of us will have one. Rarely do we know when ours is coming. Unless we have a well-documented illness that telegraphs the date of our mortality from space, the exact time of our demise is a … Continue reading

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‘The one you scorn’

They march to the top,  upon the bodies of men. Campaigns of triumph,  with morals quite thin. Ambitions established  and cast to the wind. No loyalty recognized among kith or kin. Follow the golden rule; never break or bend. If … Continue reading

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