My long search continues.
Three Generations Deep
From the small garden we planted out back, We pick the best to have for our dinner. Tomatoes and carrots we shall not lack,
In the Darkness of Night
My father fought in World War II. He was seriously injured during a major battle in the South Pacific. A grenade landed in his foxhole killing his best friend and filling him with shrapnel. He very rarely spoke of his wartime experience, but in the evenings, when we would be sitting quietly you could feel the burden was still with him. During the night he would often have the same nightmare, you could hear him fighting that battle, always waking up with the grenade landing in the foxhole. Growing up I heard that nightmare hundreds of times.
Home for the Holidays
The following are a few haikus on being home for the holidays. Home for a thanksgiving feast. Gather around the table.
On Top of the Hill
On top of the hill a snow-covered house, with beacons of light reaching on out. A wreath covered door inviting you in, a popcorn strung tree with presents around.
Place for Eight
His voice does not echo through the home, He has answered the call and taken leave. Never so far has he gone off to roam,
Wood and Stone
Not of wood and stone, use a gentle deed. Begin today and have no final date. Build strong that quiet home that you shall need.
The Long War
In the future, after many years of enduring long wars, the people enacted new laws on rights and responsibilities during war time. While these laws dramatically reduced the length of wars, they did not prevent them. The following are the stories of select citizens on the eighth day of the most current war.
Revolt Under the Pear Tree
It was a hot summer day when the Characters started to gather around the pear tree. There was Sigma and Delta from the Alien community. Gemini for AI. Herbert was representing the Monsters. Tedperson for the Superheroes along with The Big Cheese, Little Weiner, and Limburger for the Supervillains. Joseph Flowers and Mary Potts from the Human delegation, and Roger the Rooster, Fred the Pig, Rover the Dog, and Sam the Bull rounded out the gathering for the Animals.