Monthly Archives: October 2012

The History

Though, in darkness void, and not yet formed,    To the Word of God the earth conformed. Light and life the maker created. All was good, and still, the devil hated. He, in charming falsehood cunning lies, Tempted mankind into … Continue reading

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Not a Poet

Mystery, allegory, love, and tragedy –all such words that swirl around the essence of a poet, like the dark mist he describes in his lines of rhyme. With such skill he plies his trade, molding, shaping, forming words and lines. … Continue reading

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Survival of the Fittest

I flashed my metal-covered teeth in a half-smile to no one in particular as I entered the room, wrapping my arms protectively about my body. It’s cold, I reasoned with the voice of the coward inside myself. Despite the “cold,” … Continue reading

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Brer Rabbit’s Funeral

After Brer Rabbit done ‘scape from de tar baby in de briar patch, Brer Fox was even hungrier dan ever to eat him. So Brer Fox, he aint gonna res’ ‘till he done eat Brer Rabbit. He plan night an’ … Continue reading

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Success at Last

“Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.”  ~Sir Winston Churchill Throughout all the years of my childhood I dreamed of becoming an author. At eight I wrote textbooks for my dolls. By eleven … Continue reading

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Hello to Goodbye

In the home where I grew up, a brick house perches atop a slowly sloping hill, regarding a little white barn in the valley. On one side of that cheerful, little barn, a beautiful white fence stretches gracefully across the … Continue reading

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The Young Goldfinch

Early spring awakened the forest. Each bird sweetly sang their songs as they busily set to work making nests. They flew high and low searching for the perfect place to build their homes. One young goldfinch searched and searched for … Continue reading

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Courage like Scarlet Leaves

Bright against the pale green backdrop, the cherry-colored leaves of early autumn appear. They slowly change their clothes of green for robes fringed with scarlet and gold. Then, suddenly, they stand so boldly apart from their neighbors. Like these bright … Continue reading

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Truth like the Light of Day

Cold, cruel nights seek to kill the innocence of life, freezing it in merciless pity. As long as night can keep the Truth away from its victims, it succeeds in capturing them in its icy claws. Yet, morning always comes; … Continue reading

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Finding Serenity

For one week, I take myself away from the humming and buzzing of the active world we live in. What would it be like? Stillness –I hear nothing, then slowly, the chirrup of a bird, the chatter of blowing leaves, … Continue reading

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