Tag Archives: Sad

American Dream

AWindowless 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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Rubble of a vanquished race People recoil from the truth Peace on earth goodwill to men We did not know how Hate became a way of life Vitriol running rampant Strike down the opposition Crucify the man Destruction by our … Continue reading

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He stood and aimlessly watched the parade of patrons and volunteers that wandered daily past his kennel. All so familiar, so ordinary. Just like every other day he mused. Nothing new. Nothing special. Moving to the small crumpled blanket near … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye

I stepped out on the front porch with my mother.  She turned briefly and made sure the door was locked before we, together, made our way down the steps.  It was a beautiful summer day, but I hadn’t noticed.  Actually, … Continue reading

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Support Our Troops

Every once in a while, I stumble across a post or video that is so powerful, I just have to share it.  Today is one of those days.  This video was made by a 15 year old girl.  Not a … Continue reading

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So Why Am I Angry?

I am a guy that loves to read a feel good story, which I don’t get to do very often, given all the local and national crises that permeate our media.  But this week was different.  I had not one, … Continue reading

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Seeking Bethlehem

The conductor stopped by my seat and advised me that we would soon be entering the Philadelphia rail-yards where the baggage car would be added to another train.  He would advise the engineer to have it opened so that I … Continue reading

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Walking Alone

Originally posted on oldmainer:
Maybe it’s because I am well into my years that I pay more attention to those that are aging around me.  Like trying on a suit and deciding how it fits and if you are comfortable…

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A Real Family Tree

Ever since I was a kid, I have been a sucker for pets.  Maybe because we lived in a rental property and couldn’t have animals, made me more acute to their absence.  I remember bringing home a baby squirrel once.  That … Continue reading

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Lethal Injection

(Contains strong language)  I sit on my cot, listening to the sounds that tumble about in the hall outside my cell.  I look up startled,  as the cell door slides open and a man in black enters.  He carries a … Continue reading

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