Daily Prompt, Death, People, Sickness, Wordpress, Writing

My Greatest Fear

You’re locked in a room with your greatest fear. Describe what’s in the room.   The door is ragged with a worn out knob. A knob that will not let me escape - no matter how bad I want to leave. I don't want to face what's behind me. I don't want to turn around. God, I… Continue reading My Greatest Fear

Adulthood, Childhood, Death, Love, People, Short Story, Writing

The Graveyard

"The Graveyard" Short Story of an afternoon at the graveyard and the thoughts  on the visit.   The dark grey tombstones are neatly placed in rows all on the earth in this tiny corner of the world. Well, yes, you see---the corner is small. However, the cemetery is rather vast. It's all about perspective. I… Continue reading The Graveyard

Adulthood, Death, Love, Moral, People, Poetry, Wordpress, Writing

The Fox

  The Fox   If for some reason, when this body expires And my spirit may find itself  here once more I'd desire to be a fox And would be the most cunning..   I already know what people are like They hurt each other and animals, too Never would be confined as a pet… Continue reading The Fox

Childhood, Death, Goodbye, Love, Poetry, Writing, Youth

Mother’s Hands

  Hands so very small Who would think they could do so much? The scrape on my knee felt her healing touch The gentle brush as she wiped my tears.   Closing my eyes as I touch her delicate fingers I remember her holding the brush Sitting on the floor before her Bowing my head,… Continue reading Mother’s Hands

Death, Friends, Memories, Poetry

War Memories

War Memories Concrete shatters Bullets whiz by Heart race quickens My ally by my side "Will it ever stop?" he asks. Sweat beading down my nose Grabbing my gun tighter We stare in each others' eyes As fast as it starts The faster it stops It may be clear Moving forward to be sure He… Continue reading War Memories

Death, Love, People, Poetry

No Mercy

No Mercy The screen sitting before me Words overflowing of hate So much violence The death toll climbs Some say the choice is clear We should merely retaliate Show them no mercy Show them no compassion. Met out bullet for bullet Cut them off entirely Even the ones who raised no sword Hate wishes their… Continue reading No Mercy

Childhood, Death, Depression, Memories

Thief in the Night

Thief in the Night It was a day and a night that I will carry with me to my grave. All four of us in the house were so very young that dreary fall morning. Moving myself into the bathroom to take a shower, I was fully prepared to go to my freshman class. Of… Continue reading Thief in the Night

Death, Love, Memories, Poetry

Silver Lining

Silver Lining If you look closely enough Through the bad, there is a silver lining. If you look for the good and the light, Surely, you will see it. When he held me up high My grandfather was king of the world The day he breathed his last Proved to be a long way to… Continue reading Silver Lining

Death, Growing Up, Love, Poetry, Youth

Fear

Fear Are you afraid of the great unknown? Does death frighten you? The questions asked unto me I simply smile at the thought quizzically How can one be afraid of the unavoidable? The thought of falling to sleep Never waking up as the abyss overcomes I have seen far worse in my life than the… Continue reading Fear