An Adoption Story

An Adoption Story

It all started with a cat. I have always loved cats. I would definitely consider myself a “cat person.” Growing up, we usually had at least one pet cat in our household at all times. I had never even owned a dog. So when the small, orange striped cat started hanging...
The War Must Go On!

The War Must Go On!

Ending a war is as simple as trusting in others, And so I say there will be no peace: The war must go on! We shall keep our arms raised until our foes have raised their arms, For who knows if they have the nobility to grant us clean surrender, And who knows what would...
Of Gods and Guinea Pigs

Of Gods and Guinea Pigs

They called him Manuel, and he padded about numbly, not knowing what Manuel meant, not caring; it was just what they called him before sprinkling bits of yum on the floor. Not often did they speak to Manuel because they were gods and were busy. Also, Manuel had...
Santa’s Not Real

Santa’s Not Real

“Daddy, is Santa Claus real?” Anthony squirmed his way onto my lap, forcing himself between me and my book. He pushed his glasses back up his nose and peered up at me. I sighed – this wasn’t going to be an easy conversation. Marking my place in the book, I...
Christianity And Other Forms Of Hell

Christianity And Other Forms Of Hell

Nearly all in my family would identify themselves as Christian, but most don’t attend church on a regular basis and only seldom is the topic of religion brought up. Those who do attend church regularly tend to be Catholic, though there are also a few who go to...
If They’re Right

If They’re Right

They say we’re arrogant homophobic ignorant blind. They say we’re afraid of failure of truth of sight. What if they’re right? What if we’ve lost the faith through visions of self-righteousness? What if we’re bigots and cowards driven by...
Empty Night

Empty Night

The sun, it sets on another day. Dark makes night its immortal prey; Dusk’s weary ghost digs its own grave To make the morning’s light its slave. Shallow lies the serpent’s tomb, Vain to exit its mother’s womb, Yet only after futile day is done Shall serpent and its...
Behind Closed Eyes.

Behind Closed Eyes.

I closed my eyes at the light streaming through my windshield. Squinting against the setting sun, I fumbled around the glove box for my sunglasses. Tire gauge, napkins, pens. They had to be in there somewhere. I slammed the box closed. I didn’t really need them...
A Calm Heart

A Calm Heart

Father, calm my wand’ring heart. Draw me ever close to Thee. When my soul and mind drift apart, Stir the winds to calm my sea. I’ve seen the rolling tide, Bidding take me on to Neverland, Yet each beat of my heart Wastes one more grain of sand. My soul...
A Day Passes

A Day Passes

Quiet of the day’s break Burning in my ears Replace the last heartbreak With the silence of fear. Though my heart beats away, Cling to those I hold dear, My last wish that you’d stay Is all I can hear. The sun on to twilight fades, Night again grows near; And...

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