Tag Archives: Integrity

Homeless

Shuffling down the sidewalkHis life in plastic bagsSocieties discarded remnantsA dog of suspect lineageFrayed rope for a leash Diverted glances avoid his beingWide birth given to his courseDowncast eyes try not to noticeHurt hidden within rumpled clothes All but forgotten Reduced … Continue reading

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Turnabout

“Thank you. Thank you very much” Ed said to the young man in the hoodie that held open the pharmacy door as he drove his power chair through it. “I appreciate it”. The young man just nodded. Rolling through the … Continue reading

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Please Just Say Something

Please, just say something I can’t stand the silence Yell at me, anything But please don’t just sit there I was going to tell you That’s a lie, I wasn’t I didn’t want to hurt you That’s just an excuse, … Continue reading

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All Things Recycled

I pulled into the yard of our local transfer station (dump) and stopped beside the cavernous galvanized building that holds all the recycle bins.  As I lifted the door on my SUV, I noticed an elderly man, slowly, and with … Continue reading

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And Justice For All

Southern Border Published in Human Events Magazine July 2, 2014 Tens of thousands of immigrants who illegally crossed the Mexico border into Texas are in the process of being released into communities throughout the nation rather than being indefinitely detained … Continue reading

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The Lie

Such a little thing Strung between two hearts Concealed in silence That which is unknown cannot hurt Not both at least Just one heart stricken It will not stay silent It will be heard Then two hearts broken Scars heal … Continue reading

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Kindness or Courage

Recently, a friend of mine who follows my blog posed a question to me and suggested it might be something I would like to write about.  He was right.  The question was: “Which is greater—Kindness or Courage” I’m still not … Continue reading

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But Now I See

Originally posted on oldmainer:
A while ago, my wife and I were going through a closet, cleaning out some stuff we never use.  Among the items were some stuffed animals that had sat on the shelf for years which I…

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Perceptions

I just got through reading a post in Good Time Stories called “Judging Others – A Biker’s Story”  It was all about perceptions based on the way a person looks.  How if a person visually does not live up to … Continue reading

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The Vet

I slammed the car door and ran across the parking lot, stamping the slush off of my boots before entering the McDonald’s.  The thermometer was hovering around eight degrees and a cup of steaming hot coffee sounded really good.  I … Continue reading

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