from Shichigoro Shingo I held out a flower to the lady soldier, Aware that she saw me as her enemy. It's rubbish to think that our differences Mean that we must always disagree. But, man hasn't always learned to love Others unlike him, much to my chagrin. Instead, they've let their differences Bring the world... Continue Reading →
It has been nearly 18 years since I learned to drive at age 50, and yet, before yesterday, when it rained hard, Douglas would take me to work. So, I had never really driven in a hard rain. The one time I found myself in a downpour, I was able to pull into the local... Continue Reading →
Leaving her comfort zone, Julia swallowed the lump in her throat. She hoped that the struggle to defeat agoraphobia would be realized this night. Focusing her eyes on the luminescence from the seemingly thousands of stars above, she draped a coat around her shoulders and stepped out of her home for the first time in... Continue Reading →
Don't follow like sheep. Create your own destiny. No weeping ensues. Written for RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge #292: sheep and weep. If we follow our dreams, no regrets and no weeping in the end.
Another's love can be so elusive, a lifetime spent searching for it. So, when you find it, rejoice and hold on tight, for it's truly a gift. As I look at him looking at me, the joy on his face tells me a story, One that I seek to read every day, giving my value... Continue Reading →
In the night her soul rested. Written for Saturday Six-Word Story Prompt from My Random Ramblings: night.
From Mindlovemisery's Menagerie Clouds moving above. I want to follow their wake To wondrous places! Written for Heeding Haiku with Chevrefeuille from Mindlovemisery's Menagerie from Wednesday, February 5: clouds.
Looking at my reflection in the plate glass window, I marvel at the person I have become through diligence. Like the moon shines nightly to light the way, I'm a teacher dispelling the darkness of ignorance. It's a job that one must love to perform each day, For it comes with moments of joy and... Continue Reading →
I am having a back-to-Egypt moment today! My students have their first major paper due tomorrow, a short essay of 4-6 pages. I informed them that I would read drafts, and out of 35 students, only one person sent me a draft. I only hope that they simply don't need my help. It's always hard... Continue Reading →