Crimson Gold


Brilliant hues
Autumn’s sunset sky
Coloring thoughts in shades of

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Thorns of Joy

Bed of roses
Bed of thorns
Thorns of life
Thorns of sin
Sin is the cause
Sin is the lust

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Morning Storm


Daybreak comes with an ominous ink stain painted on the morning sky. The wind is silent and still, as if the earth is holding its breath waiting for the impending assault. No birds singing; rather perching close to one another in the dense shelter of the Mesquite. I watch it unfold from the warmth of my writing room, as the sky at last cries.

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The scent of earth after a gentle rain
Memories washed in shades of autumn’s gold
Tempers the black grief, relieves the harsh pain
Seasons changing leaves once brilliant yet cold

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weathered sentinels

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Pay It Forward Thursday- October 11, 2018

It’s Pay It Forward Thursday over at the Go Dog Go Cafe. Stop by and something you’ve read recently that was amazing. Read and comment on the shares! Have a marvelous Thursday!

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Pay It Forward 7-4-2018

The baristas at Go Dog Go Cafe are big fans of Pay It Forward Thursdays. We think it is a great opportunity to give a shout-out to another writer who has wowed us or creatively inspired us.  However, Pay It Forward Thursday has not been getting a lot of love lately, which we think is a shame. Dear reader, you are losing out on some great writing! We’ve decided to shake things up a little and the baristas will be reblogging our Pay It Forward picks for the week directly onto GDG Cafe so you don’t miss out on our favorites.

We like this idea so much that we will also reblog the posts you think were the best thing you read this week if you drop a link below. You are invited to post one link to one specific post (600 words or less please!) from someone…

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Free Falling

Those early days of falling
I could hear your soul calling

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She’s lovely he said, a precious babe
she’s already smiling look at that face
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Chasing Shade

Vibrant Summer with your rush of green leaves and turquoise skies
sweltering dog days chasing the shade amongst windswept dunes
make haste now, dance the dance for Autumn is coming soon

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The Caged Soul



They died in the darkest hour of the coldest night of the year and when they left, their souls opened the door to the cage. This cage, with the bars to keep her captive, is the only home Lovey has ever known.

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The Tale of Sue-yuk

There once was an old gal named Sue-yuk
who went in for a simple nip and quick tuck

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Lines Meeting (1932)
Pierre Dubreuil
He tried the rusted key in the antique lock
and though it met resistance,
he heard the tumblers shift
and there inside the metal box
lay a cracked porcelain heart.

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