Jack loved to be out in the garden. Since moving into his retirement home six months previous, he’d decided that fifty years of his working life spent mostly behind a desk or in conference rooms should be filed away for good. Life henceforth would consist of as many outdoor activities he could manage to fit into the day. The fatigue of his last year of … Continue reading Jack Learns to Retire
The announcer on our evening news Was looking rather glum, Presenting all the latest views Assuming we were dumb He told us that the outer space We’d poisoned over years Would soon destroy the human race He almost came to tears! Then focused on the raging wars That flourished round the earth Through broken glass and shattered doors And flying broken turf Came cries of … Continue reading The News
Above image copyright to Free Horse Graphics http://www.cartoonclipartworld.com We’d been back in town for a couple of years when Ben asked if I’d like to spend the weekend at his place. I’d known Ben but a short while, but had noted he had a very cute sister. Even before I’d had time to think about it I blurted out a quick “yes!” Ben dropped by … Continue reading Bareback Riding
At the age of fifteen I was beginning to realize I’d accumulated great wisdom on entering the terrible teenage years. It was quite apparent parents in general needed counsel from those of us young and intelligent, so they’d be more in tune with the way things should be done in the ‘now” generation. It was only at a much later age I noted with satisfaction … Continue reading That First Kiss!
Image Source: http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/HN52ZnfPnFYAZeEEhxP6xw Strugglers on their weary road today Have burdens on their shoulders hard to bear, And if you listen you will hear them say Please help us! But it seems there’s none to care For we have burdens which we bear our self, And we companions in their misery are, But selfishness can overtake by stealth And others problems looked … Continue reading Vision Renewed
In the heart of Indo-China where the mighty Mekong flows Lived a peasant with extended family ten, There he made a modest living where the opium poppy grows And his children were all women and no men. Then one day an air crop duster flew above his poppy field And it sprayed the crop with poison … Continue reading Poppy Fields .
The above image copyrighted to © Christian Lagereek #6530323 One of the vivid memories of our house in Gympie Australia after we’d moved from Macintosh Creek farm in the early 50’s was an assortment of vehicles parked in the adjacent lot we owned next door. Eric had supplemented his interest in rural properties with his newest acquisition, a timber business. Somehow in trading out of … Continue reading Brush with Death
This is the first fictional story written for my Creative Writing studies. _________ “It’s time for you to come inside Angie!” Sylvia called to the five year old who, minutes ago had been playing outside the kitchen window. Sylvia loved to watch her little girl play on the swings, and took delight in her curiosity as she inspected flowers and bugs in the back yard. … Continue reading Angie’s Missing!