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Whispers over Coffee

Flitting in the park

it begins with a phrase

he is quite smitten

she is amazed

Like a young lad

doing things to showoff

causing her to laugh

true love not far – off

An intimate encounter

a whisper in the ear

an answer to a proposal

the wedding is near

A blissful morning

filled with laughter and cheer

now they are newlyweds

the future is clear

One morning

a whisper about something new

joyful glad tidings

a baby is due

Years pass

the couple is now old

happiness spread through whispers

the love and coffee are never cold

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The Skull

On this particular day

the candle light sniffed out

hollow eyes peering

expression filled with doubt

The breeze oscillates

through the dim lit room

sands of the hourglass flow

is it time for doom

A closed book

the spell has been cast

will there be another victim

or is he the last

It’s the first day of the month

the sun shines in

all dark shadows are gone

the light echoes a grin

The skull changes

his spirit follows the light

the book burst into flames

as the spirit takes flight

Up above the clouds

a huge sigh of relief

his spirit begs forgiveness

for being a thief

Only the skull remains

beside the sands of time

the candle now brightly lit

no longer suffering for his crime

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Mountain Life

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Standing on a mountain peak

grazing across the land

a herd of buffalo

two are taking a stand

One is robust

with an invoice on his head

the other holds a rope

hoping to keep his family fed

The buffalo is quite spritely

a tribute to his age

the opponent is young

impulsive to engage

The young man strikes first

throwing the rope

the buffalo steps aside

as the young man slips on a slope

Moving along

the buffalo makes a wise move

he moves out of sight

while the young man regains his groove

One last time

there is a chase

but the buffalo is wiser

and wins the race

Across the valley

there is small game

the young man practices

his skills and aim

The young man returns home

with a small deer

family dinner is sparse

his drink is a beer

Morning comes

the young man tries again

his skill is better

today he wins

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Winter Scene

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Animals and wildlife sleep

while snow covers the trees

branches filled with ice

instead of leaves

The wind is biting

trees on the brink of destruction

will the forest survive

this brutal obstruction

Wind dies down

the assault has ceased

a winter wonderland created

there is an internal peace

Like columns of old

the trees form a design

an illusion of sanctuary

or perhaps a shrine

The day becomes night

there is light from the moon

an eerie quiet

fills the created room

The scene continues

till time for spring

when new life appears

and winter becomes a dream

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A Winter Dream

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Suspended in the air

in the middle of a dream

seeing a world before me

angels using telepathic media to be seen

In the corner there is a unicorn

running on the clouds

the air is so clear

his whinny quite loud

An angel above me

making an eloquent speech

lifting up to touch him

wings beyond my reach

The dream continues

an opening filled with light

there is something beyond it

brightness limits my sight

Still floating

the room begins to spin

struggling to stay afloat

body and mind in a tailspin

Stable now

not going anywhere

softly reaching the floor

becoming aware

Fully awake now

through the window a blue sky

a new day

beautiful in my mind’s eye

Leaving the attic

now a special place

a memory of light filled world

filled with grace

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The Dream

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High above the world

sitting in the clouds

so much quiet

looking down on the crowds

Sitting on the edge

wondering if I can fly

the vastness surrounding me

it may be fun to try

Feeling comfortable

below looks so small

the view is breathtaking

absorbing it all

A splendid creation

beautiful place to live

such perfection

anything left to give

Lost in thought

my seat begins to rumble

a sudden sensation

beginning to tumble

Rescued by the wind

soaring high in the sky

a wonderful feeling

a natural high

Awakened from the dream

time to leave the air

basking in serenity

in my rocky chair

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fandangos-flash-fiction-challenge-40/ The Portrait

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Happy Veteran’s Day! Thank you to all who have and continue to serve!

 

Sam sat in the chair chatting with the artist as he worked. Papa had been a casualty of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The picture was going to be a gift to his mother.

There had been a fire six months ago that destroyed all the pictures of this wonderful man. While resembling his father in appearance, it was his father’s soul that Sam wanted captured in the picture. The artist listened and worked intently as the intimate details of the father were described.

John had been a man of adventure taking the family to beautiful parks. There they would have picnics and hike in lush landscapes of the mountains. Each member of the family would dive off waterfalls into the bubbling crevices below. John’s life was one of thrills and exploration.

The family had lived in Hawaii almost five years before the bombing. John had joined the Navy during the depression with a deep love for his country. On the day of the bombing John had been on board ship attending to simple duties. As the planes approached and the bombing began, John was able to get to one of the onboard guns and engage in a partial counter attack.

Bullets from the planes reached John and he was killed instantly. Standing on a hill the family watched the scene in horror. It was a day they would never forget.

The artist handed the finished portrait to Sam. The eyes in the portrait reflected a man who loved life and his family. Each line on the face projected a life well lived. Sam was amazed at how well the artist captured his father.

Sam walked away with gratitude as he felt John’s soul. Papa was with the family once more.

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Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #40

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fandangos-flash-fiction-challenge-39/A Musical High

 

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fandangos-flash-fiction-challenge-37/ A Parallel Life

 

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Standing on the bridge taking a break from my morning run. The environment changes with the movement of the sun. The scenery changes depending upon the point of view.  My solid self can touch the world around. Textures are exciting and so are the sounds.   My shadow sees the world in a parallel place. Though we are connected each has its own space.

Living in the light my shadow explores the depths of things great and small. Able to change with light climbing up the features on the wall. It can jump from a building to a tree or go through the tiniest cracks smiling with glee.

My solid self is limited by space and time. Material things change as the clock chimes. Things that are new slowly decay. That is why my solid self enjoys the adventures of today.

Life passes and is  enjoyed by each part of myself. Dancing in parallel union till the sun starts to melt. The separation is brief as the sun rises again. Then we find another adventure as the sun filters through the wind.

 

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fandangos-flash-fiction-challenge-36/: The Legacy

 

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The garden is beautiful this time of year surrounded by vintage plants. Each piece holds a story in the life of a woman. Treasures gathered in a faded blue chair the woman’s light shines through.  A tattered bear holds secrets of joy and pain. Rememberances of a simple time when a hug and kiss healed all the strain. The others playmates on a rainy day. Jumping around a play house in a small girl’s room. Flowers often sitting beside it in full bloom.

The day has come to leave the fantasy land. Time to leave them to the grandchild who now besides them stand. The woman’s time is short and soon her worldly light will go out. However, now is a time to smile and not to pout.

The child dances as she picks up each treasure with glee. The woman smiles as she tells the child that each will be a remembrance of me. I will never be truly gone as long each treasure brings you joy. We will be playing together with each toy.

Dancing around the room while talking of things good and bad. They will bring comfort when you are sad. Always a light will shine giving you a hug each day. Now my child it is time to go away.

The woman passes into the eternal light. The child grows up treasuring each moment the light is bright. A new day has dawned and the treasures are in the chair again. The time has come for another new friend.

As generations pass the vintage toys carry joy and pain. Each time passed there is a wonderful gain.

 

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