Thursday, April 7, 2011

55- Insight

A crystalline cloud seemed to blur his sight. 
No amount of eye rubbing or blinking 
helped to remove this blight. 
It had been hardly noticeable until this day. 
Worry froze his mind. 
His eyes were his life. 
Color and imagery his profession. 
He cried out for help 
and the answer came, 
“Dad, clean your glasses.”

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

What The Hell Wednesday - Poop or Pokey?

As some of you may know from my previous posts, I am a dog owner of course they really own you with all of their demands like - feed me, walk me, pet me, cover me up with my blanket because I'm cold so this story grabbed my attention.

Woman Charged After Refusing To Clean Up After Her Dog

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- A Memphis woman who was adamant about not cleaning up after her dog in a park has been charged with assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

It all started when officers saw Kristen Anise Hall's pit bull defecate and watched Hall walk on.

When police told her she needed to clean up the mess, she refused and said she walked her dog there often and never scooped up after it.

When police asked for her identification, Hall is accused of kicking and biting an officer, according to the Commercial Appeal.

She was subdued with help from backup officers.

This story has me wishing I was there to watch this idiot get hauled away. I mean REALLY...should she just have been busted on stupidity alone? GOOD dog owners clean up after their animals. Hell, if I had a CAT, I wouldn't let IT go around "defecating" anywhere it wanted. But I would never have a cat - finicky, egotistic little hairy bastards. No one likes digging in a garden and coming up with those little dirt torpedoes. Ever have a sand box in your back yard??? 

Well, I digress. This is about little Princess Dogdefecationisokay. Jeez, idiotstick, play nice nice with the police and pick up the poo. But NOOOoooo, she's too good for that! "Why should I pick it up now? My dog shits here all the time. No big deal. It's biodegradable." No it's not, Princess! It carries diseases that can be transmitted to other dogs. It's a walking hazard. AND it stinks....just like your attitude.

I love that the report has to point out that the dog is a pit bull, like only an evil, vicious pit bull would crap on a lawn. But do take note that no dog attacked the police when Princess was biting and kicking. I own a pitty and he might love you to death, but he would never maliciously bite. Bad owners. Bad dogs. Regardless of breed.

The other reason for me posting this story is to remind all you dog owners to please pick up after your pup. That way you will never have to face a police officer who, as he rubs his kicked shin, mutters, "What the Hell?"

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

One Shot - Cutters

Dead eyes stare blankly into infinite space 
unfocused and unblinking. 
Seeing neither love nor direction. 
Lost in a thoughtless eternity 
of what had been 
yet without faith in what was to be. 
A soul swirling in a hazy mist of indecision, 
falling into an unknown abyss 
waiting for words to heal, 
a spark to light the way. 
Cut me so I can feel.

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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Sunday 160 - Spring Shivers to Life

Spring fashioned itself
in a haze of pinks, whites and greens
on the skeletal frames of trees.
The colors warmed the heart
but temperatures kept you bundled up.

If you wish to take the Sunday 160 challenge, here are the rules:

1. The Sunday 160 only uses EXACTLY 160 characters (including spaces).
2. Keep on schedule - post Sunday.
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4. Visit at least one other Sunday 160 writer.