They curse the dry unyielding ground stubble from impotent crops remain toppled huts call out in anger “we will never be whole again they have maligned our children destroyed our spirit” only bitter weeds grow strong *** lovingly they pour water on hardened ground fingers soiled with ancestral dirt music filters through new huts goldenContinue reading “Restored #forgiveness #poetry #uganda”
time and storms erode watercress flows in peace my footsteps gone The Daily Post Photography Challenge this week is Forces of Nature. I heard on the news that the place where I took the beach photograph was destroyed (4 days later) when a storm took out the dunes.
quickly you crack the whip knocking over what was once precious valuables turned to dust your mark permanent quickly you crack the whip over me you lord superiority dealing the final card I have lost everything quickly you crack the whip mutilated beyond recognition all that’s left is a pool of blood you were once my friendContinue reading “Staccato #poetry #devotion #photography”
Awakened from deafening noises pushing away this long night mare unsuccesful I rub my dark eyes trying to look through a dusty cloud I shake cob webs that I wear Looking in a mirror I lay back on the floor fear grabs me as I curl up knowing that this dream must end orContinue reading “Silenced #hiroshima #poetry #poem”
It had been unseasonably wet in the state where it “never rains.” We had run out of chips so I did a “quick run” to the store. I felt a rumble, threw the car into park and jumped out. Instinctively I knew that I had to get out from under trees and power lines. “Earthquake” IContinue reading “Timber… #flashfiction #amwriting”
NewTown we cry for your little ones…
This rapid burn losing ink on my page raised caulderon of letters illuminates my mind for one moment fueled flash clarifies the past I taste the ash burning my moist lips holding the last remnant of you a little too long spitting out the scorched after-taste realizing you put this flame of destruction in motionContinue reading “Raze #poetry #photography”
It is the end for a life, a hope, a dream. A to Z 2012 goodbye
She swung in a tree. looked calling to me. She seemed so happy, so carefree. I heard a sound Loud rumble like a gun. You are lying face down. No more life in the sun. Here’s one for you Monkey Man. Hope you like it!!! For more stories in 160 go to this site.
Why were you hiding From people you loved? When all of the answers Came from above *** You just didn’t know Where to turn Path to destruction Life on the burn *** There was no way out So many sensed You’d never get free Caught by the fence *** You never needed to hide inContinue reading “No need to hide”