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That Day The willful sun will not go behind the trees. All this light cuts into my head; needles, knives. I’m trying to speak, but my words sputter, gutter out into dead sounds. You can’t understand me. But we go on anyway, ...
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Tomfoolery33 9 WV Aug 15 Aug 15 11 comment
I like to live my life like a ritual, but I don't always know the lines
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beerhungry 7 UK Aug 15 Aug 15 11 comment
Good, Good, Good . . . . . Good Vibrations. This one sat on the shelf for years. Time for a resurrection. Parts have been published in the past. A little amour for the Boomer generation. [whistledownthewinddotorg1.wordpress.com] ...
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Lincoln55 8 MI Aug 15 Aug 15 22 comments
5 years ago a friend sent me a poem she wrote about her Mother in law, a veteran of the WWll internment camps. A beautiful poem that inspired me. The story is told by a Japanese/American child about her experience in the internment camps. I don't ...
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Lincoln55 8 MI Aug 14 Aug 14 22 comments
Books One of my favorite things is immersing in my favorite things until things like the IRS wash up dead in the surge. Fishing surrounded me in victims, but like most of my affairs disappeared into the ether, but there there are ...
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avron 6 MN Aug 14 Aug 14 11 comment
This is the first chapter of the Joe Rizzo story. Joe is a fictitious character based on a few notorious Detroiters. This is the second story from the Pudge Kozloski series. I was working on another story for the last few months that just crashed and...
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Lincoln55 8 MI Aug 12 Aug 12 22 comments
Gallery of people I enter the gallery of people To see today's exposition I walk from one to another One has curly hair Some has straight Long Short Blond Brown Dyed Natural Some has news Some has a story Sad Happy Funny ...
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beerhungry 7 UK Aug 10 Aug 10 11 comment
I wrote this in June of 2016, a few months before the Presidential election. I wish I had been wrong. [whistledownthewinddotorg1.wordpress.com] Youtube
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Lincoln55 8 MI Aug 9 Aug 9 22 comments
This is the last of 'The Reprobate In The USMC' series Holding a Queen And A Jack Of Spades, Dan Draws Into The Real Deal By DHMcCarty  06/2013   I stocked the refrigerator in the Battery office on Gold Hill.  I had been sent to ...
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Lincoln55 8 MI Aug 9 Aug 9 11 comment
they've got this place called Salad Bar I've never considered it a serious option it's immediately adjacent to the frying and sizzling fats
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avron 6 MN Aug 8 Aug 8 22 comments
Climbing The house we moved to when I was eight became a kind of climbing gym for me a wispy boy without much weight who loved exploring hidden places. I climbed the brick lattice along the porch up to the not quite sturdy roof and along ...
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Tomfoolery33 9 WV Aug 8 Aug 8 11 comment
'Keeping Your Head Down In The Med' 5 in the Reprobate in the USMC series It won't fit in this abysmal space so follow the link By DHMcCarty [whistledownthewinddotorg1.wordpress.com] "Turn the music up LOUD. If it ain't Loud, It ain't ...
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Lincoln55 8 MI Aug 5 Aug 5 44 comments
The Trouble With Perfection It’s always out there egging you on. The farther you reach the shorter you fall. The more you fall the less you care. The less you care the more you quit trying. The more you quit trying the closer you ...
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Tomfoolery33 9 WV Aug 5 Aug 5 33 comments
Should poems rhyme? Well I can do no more than quote the conversation recorded in Lord Arthur Tennyson's journal when during his sole visit to the USA he met Longfellow and had dinner with him in Portland, Maine. Tennyson: Well now my dear ...
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Fretherne1 6 Czech Republic Aug 4 Aug 4 22 comments
Have you? Have you been to Detmold and climbed the Externsteine? Through out the Teutobergerwald there is no view finer. Where once the Romans marched to make a Roman pax Good old Hermann, a noble German stopped the legion in its ...
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Fretherne1 6 Czech Republic Aug 4 Aug 4 33 comments
Shared on facebook too. Sorry for the duplication if you're my friend on both platforms. i occasionally read the inspirational book we use at a peer support group on Wednesday nights. Today is this passage, on a morning I've committed to write ...
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Lillyfield41 7 PA Aug 4 Aug 4 44 comments
Sight The sun makes a sudden bright leap through the window then is gone again. My eyes translate the sensation into my brain which processes it. My eyes translate this sentence into my brain. It is not the same. The light from the sun,...
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Tomfoolery33 9 WV Aug 3 Aug 3 22 comments
This Morning I wriggled out of the night cocoon into a gray day of leftover rain. I struggled toward something resembling normal consciousness. I’m here now, trying to solidify enough to be able to go out and do what needs doing without ...
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Tomfoolery33 9 WV July 31 Jul 31 22 comments
'Tequila and Orange Juice and a Parasol Made In Japan' by DHMcCarty [whistledownthewinddotorg1.wordpress.com] Youtube
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Lincoln55 8 MI July 30 Jul 30 22 comments
Here’s Looking At You, Kid: Written by STM Who’s looking at who? I wonder, as we stand there and maddog each other Everyone always talks about the importance of having nice things Working diligently will ensure a successful ...
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Goremmegedon 3 OH July 30 Jul 30 22 comments
River I paused, shook, pondered— but I jumped in again hoping to find by the end what the shining water was about: the push, the pull, the flow of the river streaming; if I was waking or dreaming, sinking or swimming. I was carried ...
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Tomfoolery33 9 WV July 29 Jul 29 44 comments
Thieves For a Moment Someone patrols our driveway, entering unlocked cars, as though theirs and has done so for long enough to posses some right of territory. To become king of a land. To create economy. Our cars are never vandalized and the booty...
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avron 6 MN July 29 Jul 29 00 comments
Mean While How can I lay here, letting the Mean weigh heavy, While bluebirds cavort in the meadow just outside? While hummers buzz from penstemon to fairy trumpet? While robins flute and Swallows swoop through Breezes dancing aspens into ...
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Justjoni 7 CA July 28 Jul 28 66 comments
Not sure if I posted this one before or not, but I like it. Eating on the Sidewalk in the early afternoon, not too hot, the umbrella shading our table just so. Just right Italian for lunch, talk and laughter, our circle of family keeping ...
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Tomfoolery33 9 WV July 26 Jul 26 44 comments
I Want the Life I Had. . . . I want the life I had The life that's not there anymore The life I've got's not bad But I don't know what it's for JW 2019
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Fretherne1 6 Czech Republic July 26 Jul 26 33 comments


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