The Ways of Men

Charmed Chaos

When I was five, my step-grandfather tried to put his hands in places they don’t belong
But I fought him off for even I knew his actions were wrong
We were alone in his sleek sedan, the kind with one long seat
I jumped in the back, yelled and screamed
and cried all the way home

And then in my early teens, my step-father tried the same,  
When he came home late one hot Texas night 
drunker than Cooter Brown from 
the hair of the dog that he drank everyday

He put on a record- Marty Robbins singing ‘El Paso’
The sound carried through the thin walls of the trailer, waking me
He came into my room, slipped 
his hands under the threadbare sheet 
tried to touch me where a father shouldn’t 
but in my terrified state, I slapped his hands away

When I was sixteen, a man tried to…

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When We Were Kids

Walt's Writings

When We Were Kids

We all remember our first loves
When we were kids
Little girls and little boys
giggling and laughing

Holding hands and making plans
Not really knowing what love was
But we liked the feeling, laughing and blushing
when our friends would sing,

Susan and Walter, sitting in a tree
K-i-s-s-i-n-g

First comes love, then comes marriage
Then comes Walter with a baby carriage

But kids grow up and drift apart
and then one day they meet again
older and wiser, but remembering
how good it felt when they were K-i-s-s-i-n-g

This time they both know what love is
and childhood memories of when they were kids
brought them together
in love again

~The Tennessee Poet~
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Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 297 – Light

But I Smile Anyway...

“It is during our darkest moments that we should focus to see the light.”

Aristotle

Thank you so much, Spidey, for such an apt quote, considering it was Diwali, yesterday, the festival of light.

Diwali, as Hindus and Jains celebrate, or Bandi Chorr Divas, as Sikhs refer to the day, is essentially two stories, but the moral is the same, of good being victorious over evil, and of how, at the end of however dark and long a tunnel, that there is light.

Bitmoji Image

This year has been strange to say the least. Since March, for the majority of the world, any special days, whether widespread religious festivals, (remember the quiet Easter, and yesterday, a muted Diwali?) or ceremonial days, like VE Day and Remembrance Day, not to mention the personal celebrations, such as births, birthdays and weddings, have all been performed or observed in a very different manner.

This year…

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Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 297 – Light

But I Smile Anyway...

“It is during our darkest moments that we should focus to see the light.”

Aristotle

Thank you so much, Spidey, for such an apt quote, considering it was Diwali, yesterday, the festival of light.

Diwali, as Hindus and Jains celebrate, or Bandi Chorr Divas, as Sikhs refer to the day, is essentially two stories, but the moral is the same, of good being victorious over evil, and of how, at the end of however dark and long a tunnel, that there is light.

Bitmoji Image

This year has been strange to say the least. Since March, for the majority of the world, any special days, whether widespread religious festivals, (remember the quiet Easter, and yesterday, a muted Diwali?) or ceremonial days, like VE Day and Remembrance Day, not to mention the personal celebrations, such as births, birthdays and weddings, have all been performed or observed in a very different manner.

This year…

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