Have You Ever? #submission #iamwriting #publishing

So you’ve submitted an article, a story, your masterpiece to X, Y, Z publishing. It’s your 1st, 10th, 100th…. submission. Anxious, nail biting, calm resolve like after the first date. Will I get a call? What will I do while I wait? It’s a good story. No Great! It’s not the money (never has been).Continue reading “Have You Ever? #submission #iamwriting #publishing”

Not Under The Tree #Emmanuel #Christmas #Hope

        On this dry orb called earth, women continue to beg for peace, hope for their children to survive, and yearn for love. There is one love that seeks to save and heal the lost His name – Emmanuel. I hear the beat dry, fruitless dirt soldier’s cruel boots echo on theContinue reading “Not Under The Tree #Emmanuel #Christmas #Hope”

Lens of Yesterdays #poetry #memories

  “Who is that?” My daughter asks as she filters through 100 year old snapshots. “I never heard their story. I was only a child when I looked at these photos last.” “Which side of the family are they from?” She looks for any family likenesses. “They look like dad’s family. I’m glad these didn’tContinue reading “Lens of Yesterdays #poetry #memories”

O Say Can You See #4thofjuly #freedom

  “And the rocket’s red glare…” In a wide-eyed gaze he stared heard the sounds of cannon and musket “the bombs bursting in air” paradise was obliterated swatting at bugs, ignoring the moist stench “Gave proof through the night” trudged forward into a world resembling a mirage life was put on hold by madness “ThatContinue reading “O Say Can You See #4thofjuly #freedom”

One Cannon #haiku #memorialday

rough log house surviving century’s seasons feather beds * beneath cool shade verdant battlefield covers scars blood stains * whistling through reeds sun warms each blade of grass soldiers memories …And they fell. No matter the mother’s sorrow or the lover’s tears they could not be revived. Such is the fate of the fallen warrior.Continue reading “One Cannon #haiku #memorialday”

Holy Mountain #haiku

Kristjaan shares for today’s  prompt at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai: ” I discovered that “Shevet Uul” is the valley of Shiveet Khairhan Mountain and that it is a very sacred place for the Tuvan people. Shirveet Khairhan means “holy carved mountain” and it points towards a very large amount of petroglyphs which can be foundContinue reading “Holy Mountain #haiku”

The Ultimate Sacrifice #memorialday

Wind beats at the flag above the memorial nothing still about the death of these lads they stood impossible ground defying the odds as they fought as the storm raged they trudged I lift my eyes unable to stifle a tear names of men that I will never know who died that I might enjoyContinue reading “The Ultimate Sacrifice #memorialday”

Bethlehem #poetry #Christmas

 Outside of Bethlehem rocks, sheep and cold better than noisy masses for the city was over full outside of Bethlehem we dozed as the sheep slept never imagining the concert that we’d get outside of Bethlehem unusual night for us the skies were a blazing with the Heavenly chorus outside of Bethlehem a message we received weContinue reading “Bethlehem #poetry #Christmas”

Look Up #poetry #devotion

  They looked up to the sky wondering how the birds might Men in their minds worked puzzling over to flight Time after time they tried always another glitch falling apart at the seams so unlike the finch trials they persevered eager to gain height broken bones and wings brothers were named Wright higher andContinue reading “Look Up #poetry #devotion”

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