- December 20
- Married and in the heartland of the USA with little to say and nothing to say it with.
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August 20, 2013 07:00PM
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Of A Brave New Life
August 16, 2013 10:45PM
- Re-launch of Iron Poets -- #17
"My Brave New Life"
August 04, 2013 12:37AM
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can be a great
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January 19, 2014 09:10PM
- “This is astonishingly
well written, and the feelings
perfectly placed. I am
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December 25, 2013 06:03PM
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somewhere in the shifting tides of a near night sky,
where the last echo of the suns’ light strikes
against the grayness of/… Read full post »
First of all, let me tell you how much I appreciate your blog, and the way that you are sharing your life with us. Your life is so different from my own, that having your writing so open and honest allows me to feel and understand a bit… Read full post »
I decided to take a day off and take a peak at the city I live in, but never really see.
This is the view of Kansas City's skyline from the north, in Waterworks Park.
Some very old trees in this park. I ran a lot… Read full post »
The scream of another semi hauling through,
echos in the underpass where there is some shelter;…
some cover from the sun.
It’s 95 outside this day,
and… Read full post »
Flowers grow, and bloom, and fade.
A red harvest of roses is beauty,
The gauntlet is thrown!!!
It has been FAR too long since the last official
IRON POET CHALLENGE
... and now is time for CHALLENGE #8!!!
In ANY poetic form, write a poem from the viewpoint of a RODENT!!!
- Any rodent is fine
-&n… Read full post »
I'm pretty sure we met at a Panda Express somewhere north of the river.
Yeah..I'm sure it was a Panda Express here in Kansas City somewhere. I have this thing for orange chicken that is hard to describe, and the new shrimp dish is darn right tasty...so I figured to… Read full post »
“What does one do when they’re feeling lost?”
I looked down at my phone at this text, and read it again, slowly…carefully.
“What does one do when they’re feeling lost?”
Short; sweet; open ended when just reading the words;… but I k… Read full post »
The winds of the mighty North Sea blow steady upon him,
grasping at his shirt as he breathes in the salty airs,
and with eyes glistened by his own heart rending,
he seeks the answers to life among the countless stars above.
The majesty of God’s ceaseless… Read full post »
I wrote a few months ago about m daughter leaving for college.
Tomorrow, my son moves half way across the United States to do much the same.
He married his girlfriend of 8 years with a days notice, going to the Justice of The Peace in a brief ceremony with… Read full post »
You're facing tough times, my friend.
You've looked in the mirror, and you've decided that you are not up to the challenge of just getting by, let alone winning at life! You've been feeling overwhelmed, and beaten. You've been feeling alone and ignored and forgotten.
Every time you've stood up… Read full post »
Courtesy of Wikipedia
A Ford tractor pulls down the steep hill, churning dust and cracking through layers of sedimentary rock and crinoid stems that geology left to be discovered, and now had become so much powdered waste.
Cow-sized wheels jerk and crush their way down the mound where in… Read full post »
"Is there a heaven?"
"Oh yeah! It's the place where dreams go true."
From "Field Of Dreams" Read full post »
As a dad, I have been blessed.
I have 4 amazing children; all grown or nearly so; all healthy and strong and outgoing. Each of them has distinct personalities and healthy self-esteem and the ability to be the life of the party, or the sensibility to sometimes stand back and allow… Read full post »
OK..this has nothing to do with the wedding...just showing off my godchild!!!
My son and his soon to be wife practicing! My second son is to the far right!
I got daughters....two of them!!!
Three are mine..the middle and far left… Read full post »
Our family had gotten together in our little bittie house to celebrate my oldest sons 3rd birthday.
This is back just a bit before Ninja Turtles were all the rage, and well before I knew what I was doing as a parent. His little brother had been born a mere… Read full post »
We certainly have an amazing capacity in each of us to love one another, don't we?
To lift one another up. To be better people.
It makes me smile.
I hope it does you too.
Image courtesty of Wikopedia
I’ve seen this kind of love all around me, and all sorts of people fall back on it.
Now here was Becky, and I had just asked her why she thought she was in love with a man we both work with.
“Oh that’s… Read full post »
"My mom is laying a ridiculous guilt trip on us, J D!"
"Is this about having kids again, Kristin?"
"Yes, everything is ALWAYS about us having kids with her!" Kristin was in my office and crying. She is a bright woman with a good future ahead of her at work.… Read full post »
Do you know from where your love will come
bright gold within your heart?
Will it come from all expected places
or lands so far apart?
Will it point true north, Polaris-led
and stay real for ever more?
Will it survive life’s tumbles and shakes and quakes
will your love be stuff of lore/… Read full post »
Would I pull the trigger in the same position?
I can’t come close to answering that. I don’t think you really know the decision you would make, or understand the courage it would take. I don’t really understand what she was facing, unable to alter it.
In the end, it came… Read full post »
You’ve always wondered what we are doing when we guys spend hours in the bathroom;... right? What drives us there, and most importantly, how do we spend our time?
It’s time I share.
Sometimes it is about survival.
I’ve tried it a number… Read full post »
It is a very different thing to “intellectually” understand that we may belong to something or someone, as opposed to “feeling” it. I struggle with that feeling of being alone from time to time; “alone” as in not quite part of the bigger group or the… Read full post »