Faces or Facades

  Faces Full faces, fat faces, gaunt faces, frightening faces, festive faces, freaked-out faces Plastered on Paris, shellacked on signs, tagged on trains, brushed onto billboards Painted with spray painting, painted by hand painting, painted pumped with air painting Robust reds, vibrant violets, beautiful blues, gorgeous greens or golds, bold black borders Bizarre backgrounds like Dali,… Continue reading Faces or Facades

And Then…She Jumped

A nightmare had long begun; the mind was being stretched and twisted One year?  Three?  Ten?  God only knows how long she had been holding on Holding onto what?  Faith?  Inner strength?  Determination?  Or was she already afflicted? Not knowing.  Not understanding.  Not seeing the signs.  Reality has gone Culminating in an altered state so… Continue reading And Then…She Jumped

Dance of the Snake

It always begins... with.... a strike of a match.... the strange smell like gasoline....                The flick of the wrist to douse the flame from the match.... But? The end of the cigarette is lit.  It just...burns.  It doesn't...do anything Wait!  The smoke!  It's a single string into the air… Continue reading Dance of the Snake

An Unforgotten Heartbreak

via Daily Prompt: Sympathy It seems so long ago yet it feels like yesterday An event from a B-grade horror movie but yet was reality Two tall towers, famous for their height came crashing to earth Indestructible, we thought.  Mighty as we believed.  Untouchable. Were we thinking that of the towers?  Or arrogantly thinking that… Continue reading An Unforgotten Heartbreak

Hearing Echoes

via Daily Prompt: Overcome All her life she felt like The Child Left Behind with her shiny and pressed school dress Everyone she knew from family to friends thought her sweet, loving, never apt to unkindness But what most did not realize was that she was bound, shackled to this image An image that brings to… Continue reading Hearing Echoes

Beauty in the Eye of the Storm

via Daily Prompt: Crescendo Hurricanes dancing Spinning round to a crescendo Power Danger yet such beauty It is my hope that there is little loss of life to those who are fleeing Hurricane Irma in Florida, now Category 5 status, and set to rival Hurricane Andrew in size, power, and ferocity.  My prayers go out… Continue reading Beauty in the Eye of the Storm

You Feel Like You Just Wanna Give Up

"Good morning ABC Company how can I help you?" And there the day begins on this final day of the month What's so special about this day above all other days you ask? It's special for one reason above all - it's called "END OF MONTH" Trust me, mes amis, in sales and distribution, this… Continue reading You Feel Like You Just Wanna Give Up

Home of The Heart

Home. I began to wonder what is home to me.  I thought about all of the places around the entire world that I'd love to see - even live.  I realized...that's not my idea of home. I thought of all of the people in the world I'd love to get to know as well as those who… Continue reading Home of The Heart

Life of a Single Mother

Rushing, rushing, constantly in a hurry The father has long gone; the mother with children scurries "Time to go!" The mother cries. "It's time for school!" But deep inside, her heart aches; the mother worries   The mother is no longer a mother; she's an employee Sitting behind a desk attempting to focus on her… Continue reading Life of a Single Mother