Down On Your Knees Gratitude


 when a loved one

caught in wind-whipped fire storm

emerges whole


To Trust and Allow


I asked for a miracle    
but it wasn’t granted        
or so I thought

Turns out                         
I didn’t recognize it,         
so certain was I of     
how it would look  

Turns out
the Universe upgraded       
to a newer version       
perfect for me         

Turns out
I am again awestruck by    
the power of trusting     
and allowing   



The Ring

   5 Word Story Prompt:   OPEN | ROCK | RING | ACT | LETTER 


on her
favorite rock
she sat, tablet open
penning an act of kindness from
her heart

the ring
enclosed with her
letter, shattered his love
rendering her words more cruel
than kind

The Secret Keeper


Short Story, Shirt Story, Limerick

It’s a bit bawdy as Limericks should be
I do hope it gives you a chuckle
or three!


A virile young man wished to flirt
So he put on his “sensitive” shirt
It was soft pale pink
Which caused him to think
That he’d surely get under her skirt

He had the looks, the moves and the means
To finesse his seduction routines
But he felt like swearing
When he saw her wearing
Not a skirt, but some skinny tight jeans

He devised a new plan in his head
With charm he would delicately tread
He was good with zippers
But afraid he might rip hers
So he unzipped himself instead

Is this foreplay? she asked with disdain
Dripping sarcasm she could not contain
A silly pink shirt
Can’t hide such a jerk
From you I shall gladly abstain

He zipped up and planned his next move
To hone skills so his chances improve
Maybe switch to pale blue
Or self-touching eschew
To quickly get back in his groove

If the point of this story is unclear
Here’s a rule you may wish to adhere
If you’re tempted to flirt
With a pastel shirt
Resist it and just let him leer

THE END  (of a chance to score)


  The Daily Post