April 1, 1945, was both Easter Sunday and April Fools Day. My father, a 20-year-old member of the 6th Marine Division, was aboard a troop landing craft, heading straight to the shores of the heavily fortified island of Okinawa. Approaching the beaches with a mixture of fear, eagerness and uneasy anticipation; these feelings […]Read more "I Knew A Man"
I would like to congratulate Arthur Sokoluk, fellow member of the Lake St. Clair Creative Writers group. He recently published his first book, a collection of poetry and prose. He is an exceptional and creative writer, as this book will attest. His vision and imagination are far-reaching, soaring to great heights, and plunging to […]Read more "Anathema And The Psalms Of Shadow And Flesh"
Tree Of Knowledge The tree of knowledge we were curious creatures we longed to know Eve and The Apple Original sin took a bite of that apple was that temptress Eve The Fatal Fruit He gave us free will in a garden full of fruit hungered for a taste Footsteps Echo Out […]Read more "Haiku Redo 93-96"
An Open Road Need to get away driving down the interstate the open road calls The Midnight Hour I waited for you was long past the midnight hour just me and the moon Sailing Crossing the oceans sailing around the world circumnavigate Darkness and You I can reach for you in the blackness you are […]Read more "Haiku Redo 89-92"
Candle’s Shadows Candle light flickers illuminating the dark shadows cast, they dance Heaven’s Chorus A chorus arose of voices singing softly sounded heavenly The Moon’s Allure No one is immune to the allure of the moon lovers surrender Frozen Times Snapshots and postcards capture people and places times frozen moments ©2017 Kathleen […]Read more "Haiku Redo 85-88"
Storms Path Stood in the storm’s path a cyclone wreaking havoc damage done, left wounds For You I climbed a tower though I was afraid of heights I did it for you Gambling Man You the gambling man why would you wager and risk the house never loses Dusty Roads Bypass the freeway […]Read more "Haiku Redo 81-84"
Forty-Niners California bound forty-niners rush for gold hope to strike it rich Country Life Took a rural route leaving the city behind live that country life A Path An inviting path summons you to follow it come walk and explore Blank Paper Wordless blank paper pen in hand begin to write a story is born […]Read more "Haiku Redo 77-80"