Tag Archive | sadness

The Gate

“Are you in there, Daddy?” Dad smiles back at me, his eyes shining, a look of glee on his face. He grins wider and squeezes my hand harder… He has no idea who I am does he? *She can’t hear me can she?* *I’m looking right in my baby’s eyes and squeezing her hand but, […]

The Dying Rain Falls

Memorial Day

Biding My Time

“Life is something to do while I’m waiting to die…” – Trey The day I was born I thought, “So what do I do now?” I knew before I got here that my time down here on this terrestrial plane was going to be limited. I accepted that fact, believing in my pre-mortal ignorance “How […]

Monster: A Requiem

I, Monster

The Birth

Submitted by inevertoldher They looked exactly alike. It was like she had been shrunk and placed inside the incubator. It was amazing. It was not like meeting a stranger… I knew her. I couldn’t take my eyes off her face. I.  Loved. Her.  Instantly. Slowly, with incredible reluctance, I looked down her body. Why? Why […]


It is quiet now… There are no sounds other than mine I can’t hear any wind outside or in… Sometimes I forget to breathe when I listen Gone are the sounds a younger man lived through Of his kids Of his wife Gone are the sounds that they made when I was a big part […]


“You have to smell it first” My dad said to me The new baseball glove was oily And smelled like fresh cut grass and an old soft boot It was a tribute that I must give to the baseball gods before the first official pitch of playing catch with my dad for the first time. […]


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