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J D Smith

J D Smith
December 20
Married and in the heartland of the USA with little to say and nothing to say it with.


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Yep...I can see it now.

Love; sacrifice; caring; and nurturing are all part of your toolbox.

You've done all you could for your children. You've poured yourself out for them!


To all of you, Open Salon moms on Mothers Day...may God bless you!

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MAY 7, 2011 12:12PM

Harvest Of The Heart



Little cyclones eddy back and forth across the parchment of dirt,

     where a young man’s dream of owing his own land,

          slaps his face with a reality he will never lose.



Only mid 20s,&nbRead full post »

APRIL 30, 2011 12:08PM

The Fire Of Life



 photo courtesy of imagequest marine.com



Over and again does the sea cast a loving fury upon the living beach,


touching; touching;

          yes caressing; for time unknown and with frigid fingers;

&nbsRead full post »

APRIL 28, 2011 10:03PM

The Cauldrons Of Passion


picture courtesy of photobucket.com 


The whisper of a mere wisp of pine-scented breeze,

     lightly fingering the bared backs of two lovers embraced;

each aware of the cool sweet kiss of wind,

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Betsy was more than my friend.

Some people are like that. They have to be more than just a friend, because they force their way into our hearts in so many fleeting little moments together. She made me laugh. She loved everybody. She did so many wonderful things forRead full post »

APRIL 23, 2011 2:15PM

Love In A War Zone

love in a war zone 

 photo courtesy of Bombsite.com


Silent passionate love flares up and billows, 

           between two; not of the same people;

            as gunfire pops and crackRead full post »

APRIL 17, 2011 9:28PM

Forever Lost


 pic courtesy Photobucket.com


Childhood lost;

     somewhere in the shifting tides of a near night sky,

      where the last echo of the suns’ light strikes

         against the g/Read full post »

APRIL 16, 2011 6:47PM

Finding Himself

There is no life here to speak of;

          only tepid water scaling down the rocky formations,

          to percolate even deeper into the porous limestone cavities.    


Fantastic shRead full post »

APRIL 15, 2011 11:03AM

Hopelessly Beautiful


We've been "on again, off again" friends for nearly 7 years, and I have come to realize that she is most certainly a “user.”

By that, I mean that she is friends with me when she needs somebody to talk to, and seldom any time beyond that.  She would pretend toRead full post »

APRIL 13, 2011 8:44PM

Lightning Desire


                                   pic from lifeclever.com


Lightning edges along the near-night skies;

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APRIL 12, 2011 8:30PM



Wisps of cool breeze glide gently

     over goose-bumped arms; 

              and stroke the fire of love’s passion, 

          as a third between tRead full post »

APRIL 10, 2011 11:36AM

Feeling Alone In A Crowded Blogsite


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 orRead full post »

APRIL 8, 2011 1:17PM

That Moment Together


I scratched the red clay ground with my stick, sliding around and past ants and broken twigs, and professed my love for her. 

I remember that ground well. We sat together here as kids, pushing tin cars and Barbie Dream mobiles around in circles as the red cast sun droppedRead full post »


In the internet ether that we all float through that is OS, it has always struck me as interesting that there are definitely tidal forces at work here.

Much humor has been written about the topic; just where historically “Good News Sunday” originated, and the advent of “FoodRead full post »

MARCH 27, 2011 6:34PM

Family Love - Just Phoning It In


Grandma sat in her rocker and looked around her at her extended family, all tradition-bound to gather whenever a birthday is reached.

As she looked, she saw her two daughters there with husbands, both daughters married well over twenty years; and around each of them, the six grandkids these… Read full post »

MARCH 26, 2011 3:54PM

Love At Death's Door

In the first eddies of a blistering hot day-to-be

 rolling waves of sun-ravaged wind cross the field between them,

and the parched land sees no respite in the skies above,

where an oven of air bakes the landscape crispend brown. 


He kneels behind a chunk of granite this morning,

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A response to Gabby Abby and her post Soloing On

Imagine a young woman, bright and intelligent and beautiful. She was brought up in the 60s and told by her parents that "one waits for true love and then gets married."

JD tells her the same thing,...that somewhere "out there" is absolutely… Read full post »

MARCH 20, 2011 7:35AM

The Mating Place

a re post to get this back on OS - 


Ethereal lights spin and circle each other,

            flitting from tree to tree in love’s effervescing dance of fairies.

Moonlit wisps of dust and sparkle cleave paths through the electricRead full post »

MARCH 17, 2011 9:24PM

When There's Nothing Left To Say

This is a repost to get this back on site.


Broken saltines litter the polished wooden table,

     piling higher and higher; 

         as I crush a mountain out of a molehill;

turning nothing into something;

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MARCH 14, 2011 9:45PM

Just Let Him Go

Just getting a few of my posts back into OS. This was one from a few months ago.


The Santa shaker rested in the palm of his hand, with paint peeling off and the beard barely noticeable. Only a faint curl of a alphabet letter gave clue as to whetherRead full post »

MARCH 11, 2011 9:53PM

Tsunami On Japan's Edge

Impending doom off-shore,

      among the seas and waves that mingle life and death;

             stored in Earth’s mantled core 

           &nbsRead full post »

MARCH 9, 2011 9:53PM

Sailors Of The Heart


With our backs to the prevailing winds,

each back spread wide to catch bursts that push us forward,

we sailed the wheaten field as adventurers,

with golden waves darting and dancing around us in gusty cadence.  



The wind howled in our ears, and the sun beat upon oRead full post »

Yes, Little Kate and I are at it again! Read her latest post on "the Superhero Spandex Challenge!"


Little Kate a heroine we all see-dove
Her love we’d wish to be
a loving heart across sea
friend to you and friend to me

For heros tread in all our daily lives –see
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Image from Photobucket.com 

Your breathing is deeper now, and your attention is fixtated on the latest poem by Chuck Stetson.

You slowly move on to a Rita Shibr piece, and deeper in your mind goes.

You are relaxed, and your heart is getting heavy as you read of the latest in the story… Read full post »


Cool winds blow in and through and around the eaves,

and increase in intensity as oaken boards moan with delight.

Such winds rustle more than leaves,

pressing against hearts and minds;the beginnings of “something.” 


In the fields of a morning sunrise he stands,

eyes toRead full post »