Tag Archives: Self Esteem

Streetwalker

Painted faces Pasted smiles Sexy trappings Rented wiles Cloaked in shadow Walk alone Ply the sidewalks Red light zone Battered lives Hopeless dreams Seamy rooms Tawdry schemes Take the money Play your role Sell your body And your soul Vicious … 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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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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The Decline And Fall

When I was a kid, I would ride my bike everywhere.  I didn’t wear any headgear and more then once my pant-leg got caught between the chain and sprocket, creating some scrapes and bruises.  I played touch football without a … Continue reading

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I Am – You Are

Originally posted on oldmainer:
I recently read a post on Splitspeak.wordpress.com that contained a poem by Shel Silverstein from his book “Every Thing On It”.  It is called “Masks”.  It so typified, to me, how we go through life so…

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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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