Monthly Archives: August 2014

If All I Did

Originally posted on Ink lings:
If all I did was shed a tear When you felt your heart would break And tried to shield you from the hurt Protect you from the ache If all I did was make you feel…

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The American Dream

Windowless facades gape With saddened eyes Cracked sidewalks Hopscotch and hope Remnants of yesterday Once vibrant streets vacant Life but whispers on the wind Weed filled lots Host rusted skeletons That slumber there  Trees, like old friends Embrace the decay … Continue reading

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Welcome Home

She sits alone before the massive windows of the terminal, staring absently at the tarmac.  Silently she waits, radiating an air of calm introspection.  It is not until one draws closer that they can see past the ramrod straight back … Continue reading

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Living The Dream

Reality can destroy the dream, why shouldn’t the dream destroy reality? G. E. Moore British philosopher 1673-1958 Through the years as I neared retirement, I often heard it referred to as ‘living the dream’.  Time to finally do all those … Continue reading

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Life In Three Acts

Originally posted on Ink lings:
The curtain slowly rises and you take center stage Looking out upon your audience, anxious to engage A new journey started, a performance just begun Starring in a new play, embarking on act one As…

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Immaculate Perception

Originally posted on oldmainer:
When I was a manager, the task that I disliked more then any other was preparing the annual performance appraisals of my employees. Each year, I would struggle to make pertinent comments while showing compassion.  That…

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Looking Glass

Originally posted on Ink lings:
Snow painted on majestic peaks Staring down on an ice blue lake Watching the crystal water seek The perfect spot where it will make A looking glass that will encase The reflection of the mountains…

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Work In Progress

When we moved into this house, one of the first things I did was set up my shop.  I was fortunate in that the previous owner had left me a homemade bench and some pegboard on one wall.  There was … Continue reading

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Everyone Is Someone

“The tragedy is not that things are broken.  The tragedy is that they are not mended again” Alan Paton South African author 1903-1988 In a comment made about one of my recent posts, a blogger friend made reference to “our … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Ink lings:
In the cove, several boats are gathered Sheltered from the harshness of the sea Tempted by it’s call to go and join it It coaxes them “come out and play with me”  They sway from…

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