100 Word Wednesday – March

March – Named for the God of War but Loki is your nature. Each year you bring the prospect of spring yet your deceit hides that promise under your cloak of white. I should know better, but you understand how much I need to believe your promises. Beware the ‘Ides of March’; Julius did not …

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Poetry Tuesday – Time

You silenced the calling out of children Across empty lots and down twilight alleyways You stole the summers of innocents And the friends and lovers of forgotten days   Long ago, you teased me with your possibilities Filled me with hope and fantasies Then jerked away your promises And left me with want and empty …

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Weekly Fortune Cookie – He who laughs at himself never runs out of things to laugh at…

  A long time ago, I used to take myself very seriously. Until I understood that if I worried about what other people thought of me I never got anything done. If you can laugh at yourself, then others are laughing with you. If you take yourself too serious then you might find that everyone …

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A hope for a brighter tomorrow…

From me and everyone here at the Backyard Poet, we think of each of you as part of our family. When the joys of life abound, our spirits are lifted and we find inspiration. But when sadness falls upon any of you, it tears at the fabric of our hearts. The last few months, has …

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“Did she get tired or did she just get lazy?”

There’s an old Eagles song that asks, “Did she get tired or did she just get lazy?” I think we all have to ask ourselves that question. Are we really too tired to walk the ten steps from our car to the cart return so we don’t leave it in the parking lot to roll …

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Saturday Short Stories – Connie and Robert

Connie is a cheerleader. With her bright, white teeth, smile and bouncing tits. Her short skirt legs running long and lean through indecent thoughts. Those bright Friday night lights are her stage. She uses the crisp November air as her makeup. Robert envies the night breeze for the chance to caress her skin and send …

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Aunt Sadie’s Pondering – Good Deeds

It wouldn’t take much convincing nowadays for me to just lock the doors and curl up on the couch to watch old reruns of Andy Griffith or Dick Van Dyke all day on TV. Something that reminds me that things used to be better. That there was a time when you helped a stranger on …

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100 Words – I’m not a bad person

I’m stuck at the red light on 4th street across from the shelter. I try not to stare at the men shivering in the afternoon rain. Instead, I think about my wife at home with the fragrance of happiness in her hair, my comfortable chair and how good my bed will feel even though its …

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