Madmen

Madmen, belly crawling, skin sheading, panting after desires madmen, rule. Sick, twisted, self-worshipping madmen rule. Rule countries, rule parties, rule lives. Back biting, back stabbing, hating, racist life sucking madmen rule. Hey Ho I got my finger on the button. Mess with me pal, and that’s it for you and your country. No more rights…

Silence

silence screams for attention. begs. pleads. cry’s. finally it slinks off to a corner and sulks, loudly. silence is not happy. silence has long boney fingers that wrap around your neck to cut off your words. and then you have nothing to say because silence is dark and the words that do escape are swallowed…

Surreal World

So here I am in the surreal world of cancer. My earlier post let you know that my wife has cancer. When she started having symptoms and we got the diagnosis, everything changed. And I mean everything. It is amazing how this happened. She started having breathing problems. Suddenly cold air makes her cough uncontrollably.…

The “C” Word

About a month ago my wife starting having some health problems. After many rounds of tests and biopsies we now know that my lovely wife Annie has cancer. The “C” word. It started in her uterus and has moved into her lungs. She will start on chemotherapy next week. This is devastating to us both…

The Uninvited Guest

She coughs. Five minutes, ten. Twenty minutes, an hour she coughs. The body knows, and rejects. She’s tired and sore. And she coughs. Cancer is like an uninvited dinner guest. Brought by an uncle, this guest gets drunk off your wine and won’t leave. He sits across the table with a sneer on his lips.…

Zen In The Driveway

There is a little puddle in the driveway from yesterday’s rain that now has a fringe of white lacy ice around it’s edges as if it is trying to close itself off from the frigid air above. And leaves roll across the ground with an old paper sound, blown by a wind that feels like…

A Thought For Today

Thoughts come sometimes, like a little dog yapping on the periphery of consciousness, nagging, needling. And sometimes like a handful of sand tossed into a mechanism of gears, grinding, insistent. There is darkness on the horizon brought on by madmen in laboratories mixing potions of control, of dominance. Dark towers rise in the distance as…

Angels And Demons

“Alright kids,” their grandfather said. “Gather ‘round. Time for a bedtime story.” The children came running and plopped themselves down at the old man’s feet. Grandpa’s stories were the best. “Not too long now,” their mom said. “It’s getting late.” “Aww mom,” the kids cried. Grandpa smiled at them and winked. They all smiled back.…

The Tarot Card Mystery part Three

Here you are folks, part three! Dull pain from his right shoulder to his hips caused Sam to wake and with his eyes still closed he sensed light coming through the office window. When the Jamaican girl shifted beneath his left arm he realized why he was in pain. Two people sleeping on a cot…

The Tarot Card Mystery episode Two

Sam drove to the harbor. There were a few ships docked there and plenty of dark warehouses with alleys between them. He left his car in an unlit area and walked toward the docks. He wore his Kevlar vest under his shirt and had changed into rubber soled shoes which wouldn’t make any noise on…

The Tarot

In my last post I mentioned that I was learning to read tarot cards. The older I get the more I want to do and learn new things. My spiritual side seems to be awakening more all the time and maybe that is in response to the current political farce we find ourselves in these…

Sam Barton Mystery

As I get older I find myself interested in things I’ve never considered before. I’ve decided to learn tarot reading. I’ve started to do some studying and found some fascinating things. A lot of people believe tarot is just fortune telling but I’ve found different. Each of the cards in the deck have meaning for…

Autumn Storm

Rolling thunder long and low, rattles the glass pane in the old front door. Tattered shingles run free with rain as wind plays at their corners, attempting to set them free. Lightning casts stark shadows throughout the old dark house. A rap at the back door and she shuffles with her light to reveal a…

The Case Of The Missing Pipe part Five

Okay folks, this is the last episode of “The Case Of The Missing Pipe.” This was first published last year on the “Pipesmagazine” website. Enjoy! The Case Of The Missing Pipe Part Five “Hey Cap’n, we got a live one here!” Police captain James Richards had responded to a ‘shots fired’ call at the Gialone…