Friday, March 5, 2010

Where there's Smoke, there's 55

Billowing smoke rose steadily
from the back of the house.
Flames occasionally added
spikes of yellow and orange
to white clouds.
Mixed with the flames and smoke
was the distinct smell of burning flesh.
It was a horrifying scene
that had the family in tears.
Dad had burnt the hamburgers to a crisp once again.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


She gave birth to me.
Cleaned my scraped knees.
Wiped my little boy tears.
Taught me that cooking, laundry
and sewing were as important to independence
as any of the tools my father handed me.
Took me to football practice
and bass guitar lessons.
Schlepped my band to gigs.
Supported me in all my dreams.
She gave of her heart.
The heart that fails her now.
Our time is precious and it is coming to an end.

I love you, Mom.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Practice what you preach - 160

He looked at signs about earth friendly products
as the last sweet bite of Chantilly cake
passed his lips.
Why had Whole Foods
served it in a plastic container?

If you wish to take the challenge, here is a quick look at the rules.

For the original Sunday 160 post click here.

The Sunday 160 only uses 160 characters (including spaces)
Keep on schedule - post Sunday
Let me know you have posted via a comment on my site
Visit at least one other Sunday 160 (if they exist)