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Living Years

- Wondering if you would still know my name or who I was if I saw you in Heaven? I know I don’t belong there and I need to continue to honour that promise you had me make all those years ago, and be st...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Memoirs | Score: 5| Added: 27 Jan 2017

Temple of Thought

- Chills have come racing down my spine as I sit here and with shaking hands I know that everything is about understanding, and feeling the chills raging like a storm in my mind spreading like a fever ...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Memoirs | Score: 5| Added: 26 Jan 2017

Twilight Theatre

- Cards are dealt as a form of meditation in which answers are sometimes sought through the sacred geometry and laws of chance. Still there are many met who speak of nothing and wear many faces and ins...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 18 Jan 2017

Csárdás

- Finding myself out here feeling the wind, as I try to find some sort of shelter and thinking of the coming storm that’s being heralded by the wind. As I finally get myself into what appeared to be an...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Memoirs | Score: 5| Added: 09 Jan 2017

Völuspá

- Watching the birds flying across the horizon and into the misty glare of the morning sun’s dark light, and no one knows where they are from or asks where they are going. Having me remember that Madm...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 01 Jan 2017

Sacrament

- Standing here by the waterside, and I am not waiting for the end for I am carrying with me solitude and a searching eye along with a book I was given that is made up of nothing but lies. In the blac...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 31 Dec 2016

Earthdark

- Standing here wondering if I will miss the final warning at the end for living this lie that I have lived? I know I am not worthy of a lot of things, and has me wondering if I am standing here alone...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Romance | Score: 5| Added: 25 Dec 2016

Impressionism And Abstraction

- Angels are the travelers between the stars and moon looking for the perfect moment for when Heaven would descend to Earth. The Christmas story and time begin with some sort of a journey in some fo...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 22 Dec 2016

Exequies

- I did my best when the call came down the line and I was taken up to that platform of surrender, as I closed my eyes and took a breath to clear both my heart and mind. As I found myself looking at t...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 15 Dec 2016

End of a Dirt Road

- I understand that every life must end and with each breath being taken could one day be my last, and I ask those close to me to stay with me and I know there are times when I will never win. Still I...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 14 Dec 2016

Father Christmas

- They said there would be snow for Christmas, but it just kept on raining forming a veil of tears for the virgin birth, as I see that Fir or Pine tree standing there representing a vision of Paradise. ...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Memoirs | Score: 5| Added: 13 Dec 2016

Equinox

- Looking out and seeing that moonlight reflecting on the bay, as I sit here in the heat and humidity of a late spring night, and hearing the fans working at trying to move that heated, heavy air. ...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 12 Dec 2016

Bedlam

- Passing the University in the dark light of the October sun, and hearing the combined sound of the steel drum corps and the band’s drum line, coming from the stadium, and seeming to make muted count...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 10 Dec 2016

Old Road

- Old Road, - In a true winter's dark, with a Harvest Moon hanging overhead shining its pale light. I find myself speeding through the winter's darkness, passing those barren harvested field...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 07 Dec 2016

Midnight Ride (Revised)

- Midnight Ride, - Looking back is a bad habit, and, the time has come for me to ride hard and fast, and shall we dance? As I saddle up, and head out riding through both time(s), and memories of...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 06 Dec 2016

Eisegesis

- Out here off of the beaten paths in an area unknown to most I can hear the thunder hitting and rolling across the hills and fields as if it were a bell being rung by an ironhand. Feeling at times as...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 05 Dec 2016

Darkfever

- Standing up on a hill or more accurately a rise and looking out to the far horizon under the crimson skies of the setting of the sun. Having me wondering if I should follow the sun and see what path...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 01 Dec 2016

Vérité

- When we finally come to the end of those lives we all have lived will the faithful be rewarded, and will others miss the final warning when it sounds? There are times when it feels as there is nothi...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 30 Nov 2016

Asleep In The Desert

- I walk along these lonely roads and go where I have been directed by the Tao, and in most cases I am the only one walking down these empty streets. With usually having my shadow walking with me to w...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 19 Nov 2016

Shadow(s) Of A Dream

- Standing here in the aftermath of the night that has just past and feeling as if I had been in a fight, and feeling as if hungover when I saw the news today. Feeling as if Ralph Peter’s book has com...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 10 Nov 2016

El Paso Skyline

- Sitting here after just getting off the phone with my oldest friend the other night, and it had me starting to think of that place I left behind me as a place on that long road of a thousand miles f...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Memoirs | Score: 5| Added: 07 Nov 2016

Cobwebs and Dusty Dreams

- Remembering when the days were long, and the roads stretched to the horizon under those deep blue skies. And now those skies are grey and threatening with the season beginning to change as the cloud...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Memoirs | Score: 5| Added: 28 Oct 2016

One Last Shot

- At this point in my life it seems as though I have done so many things wrong, and I wonder if I can ever possibly put any of those things right. And I have seen the ones circling in the desert as I ...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 25 Oct 2016

Forever Autumn

- Sitting here as I make a crossing by ferry across Lake Michigan and feeling the old Navy terminology coming back in my mind as well as the remembered sea legs like when I was on two of the three shi...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Romance | Score: 5| Added: 18 Oct 2016

Chimes at Midnight

- It is the sort of a day that doesn’t seem to give a damn, and usually gives up on itself in disgust, with Summer being over and the skies being low and drained of colour. Seeing the dead or dying le...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 09 Oct 2016

Deep River

- Walking in the moonlight and riding on feeling the rhythm of the Earth beneath my feet, and finding myself occasionally thinking of my past life, and learning how to live with memories. And sometime...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 07 Oct 2016

Shadows in The Night

- Standing here in the far North and occasionally feeling a hot wind blowing on my shoulder which reminds me I am from a land and a world that’s a lot older than the one here. The breeze feels as if i...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 29 Sep 2016

Dance with Me

- Standing on opposite sides of that hardwood floor under those heavy Venetian chandeliers which were ablaze with light. I saw her standing there looking a bit out of place wearing a backless cotton d...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Fantasy | Score: 5| Added: 13 Sep 2016

Just Breathe

- Everything is a form of energy and that's all there is to it, so match it to the frequency of the reality you want, and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way, for this is n...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Memoirs | Score: 5| Added: 03 Sep 2016

Winter's War

- What is known by him and them about sacrifice when the lights go out, and when the darkness comes crashing down like an anvil? And then they wonder when some stand up when they launch their attacks,...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 27 Aug 2016

Stone Fox

- Are you sleeping and can you hear me, or does it matter if you hear me? There was a time when we had a time, with night time finding us at the shore or elsewhere and then again you never know where ...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Romance | Score: 5| Added: 24 Jul 2016

Copperhead Road

- Fragments of memories seem to be surfacing from places down deep, and many a road I have been heading down and trying to find what’s in my mind with each passing day. And I know that one can become ...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Romance | Score: 5| Added: 25 Jun 2016

Texas Desert Highway

- With every breath I breathe there are times when I can see and feel what life has dealt to me, and I find myself looking for a singular touch of heavenly grace and maybe a taste of a divine rush. As...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 13 Jun 2016

Dream World

- All of this time when I look back there were too many voices and too many lies that were heard and told, and I was chasing a lifetime that would eventually steal my soul as I was losing all control....

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 29 May 2016

Past Is Showing

- There may be an only moment, but there’s very few folks in focus; not the first, not the last, and certainly not the least. As I remembered what the Madman once asked me: “Son, tell me as a friend, ...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 0| Added: 19 May 2016

Blue Pointe

- As I stand here upon this ridge overlooking the bay through the trees, and seeing the ruins of that grey tower standing there alone across from me. Knowing this to be the place where we heard the clan...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Memoirs | Score: 5| Added: 28 Apr 2016

Una Palabra

- And though moments have passed by I find it hard to turn away and walking through those dreams that have been cast away on the way through here. With us all carrying some sort of scars like souvenir...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Romance | Score: 5| Added: 24 Apr 2016

Joker's Run

- The smallest battles have left the deepest scars, (and all the scars are on the inside of me), as I stand here seeing the smoke pouring out from an open boxcar door sitting there abandoned on the sidi...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 4.8| Added: 23 Apr 2016

Cold Mountain

- Smelling the burnt powder in the air from the fireworks that were set off nearby, as I am standing here waiting on the platform at the station and waiting on another midnight train. And knowing there ...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 20 Apr 2016

My Back Pages

- Sitting here upon a wooden chair, and seeing the filtered sunlight coming in as I sit with my back to the wall again. Looking up and seeing myself surrounded by both shelves and stacks of books, and f...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 19 Apr 2016

The Third Element

- Five, four, three, two, one, zero; as I hear that almost silent countdown being whispered in my mind, and finding myself standing here as though I had been lost in time. Standing here in the dark ligh...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 18 Apr 2016

Arcadia

- Finding myself once again waiting here out on the platform, standing here waiting upon the arrival of yet another midnight train and feeling that gently blowing breeze and hearing it sigh through the ...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 17 Apr 2016

Love Minus Zero

- My whole life feels as though I have been waiting for the right time, and I feel lost or know how to feel at times. And never being able to say those words right though I knew of what I spoke of. Ye...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Romance | Score: 5| Added: 16 Apr 2016

Serious Moonlight 1: A Few Nocturnal Reflections

- Standing here against a wall slumped in defeat after having heard every word that had been said that night, when an ear to the wall was nothing more than a twist of fate to have been able to hear all ...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Memoirs | Score: 5| Added: 14 Apr 2016

Dark Arena

- Sixteen years have passed and every second seems like a lifetime, and those years that have passed are like some sort of banner, or pennant flying over the field. A place where it seems there are bo...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 11 Apr 2016

Down The Line

- It seems I have searching all of my days, and I have been trying to find the answers to those questions in my mind, with there being many times when I have stood here by myself with no friends near, a...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 10 Apr 2016

One Last Shot

- Got a message the other day, and got me thinking that seems it’s all I got to try to take me back and possibly make me do something I wouldn’t do. And some things just don’t seem to add up to wha...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 09 Apr 2016

One Final Theme

- Smoky autumn night watching the ore boats passing by in the channel out near the islands, and mainland, and watching the water as the moon slowly rises up out of the lake. Making me pause, and be...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Romance | Score: 5| Added: 08 Apr 2016

And We Danced

- Standing here looking out on that Temple of Life again, and seeing what looked like a goddess rising from the mist of memories, having me recall the ballad of Cathain. Hearing a voice and seeing ...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Romance | Score: 5| Added: 07 Apr 2016

Great Southern Land

- They are going to betray you and they are going to forget you I heard them say once, and it’s one of the reasons I walk alone. And feeling like I am stranded like a runaway out in the vast ocean, so...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 02 Apr 2016

Inland Skies

- If there is no end, then there can be no beginning. And beginnings are very delicate things, with a lot seeming as if they are playing charades, and making life to be either their joke or pantomi...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 26 Mar 2016

System of a Down

- Standing here on my own and having stood the test of time and finally took steps that were defined, and knowing that free will and the truth in life are the greatest gifts we all were given yet at tim...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 03 Mar 2016

Outwater Shoal(s) (Lost Writing from December 2006)

- Finding myself standing out here once again as I have done in the past, standing here during that last hour before the dark light of the true dawn under a cold bringer moon, with nothing but silence t...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 28 Feb 2016

Exit Wound(s)

- Hearing the sound of piano notes being played as if it were an overture or prelude, almost as if all had been choreographed or set to music like a set piece yet I know it to be a mind game, with conf...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Romance | Score: 5| Added: 26 Feb 2016

Cross Current(s)

- The light has gone with the setting of the sun’s dark light, with the night seeming to be full of holes as the shadows seem to move, and they are moving again forward slowly and surely sticking to tho...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 21 Feb 2016

Old Broken Road

- Standing here as I drain a cup once again near those rivers of blindness, and I am heading out on foot down that old forgotten dirt farm road and casting my fate to fortune’s whim. And not able to sha...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 20 Feb 2016

Manchester Rain

- Sitting here listening to the wind blowing and seen those clouds rolling in looking heavy and knowing that the rains will be coming down heavy soon, and I’m sitting here “scribbling” down thoughts and...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 17 Feb 2016

Poets of The Fall 2: Never Saw Another Butterfly

- Standing in the doorway feeling the wind blow as a cold rain falls that carries a trace of snow in it, as thoughts drift taking me back to when hopes were set high as eyes glanced, and locked as the m...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Memoirs | Score: 5| Added: 13 Feb 2016

Paragon Asia

- Finding myself once again standing out on the platform at the station in the heat, and I am waiting in whatever shade that can be found for that last train that’s soon heading out, as I can feel both ...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Memoirs | Score: 5| Added: 12 Feb 2016

Midnight Ride Re-Visited

- Looking back is a bad habit and though we try not to look back most do, and the hour is getting late and it looks like the time has come once again for me to ride hard and fast across the range, as I ...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Romance | Score: 5| Added: 04 Feb 2016

Ocean Away

- Smelling rain in the air and it seems as if it’s coming again and hits like a new form of emotion, and feeling it hit like a shotgun blast as it seems to tear me apart and rips open all the memories t...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Romance | Score: 5| Added: 30 Jan 2016

Black Earth

- Deep in the still of the night where the world’s ancient light can be seen and felt and where wisdom grows full of strife. I can feel my brain working and at times it feels as though it is workin...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 29 Jan 2016

Answers To Nothing

- High on a hilltop they stand like sentinels, twin silhouettes against the twilight that have stood a thousand years. And might possibly continue to stand for a thousand more silently watching, as they...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 25 Jan 2016

To Life

- No reason to get excited, and many here seem to think life is merely a joke, but you and I have been through those complicated shadows, and we both after having come from there changed, know sacrifi...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 24 Jan 2016

Prayers For Rain

- In the time of my confession deep in the darkest hour of need, I can hear a dying voice coming from deep within me trying to reach out to somewhere. And I don’t have an inclination to be looking bac...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 16 Jan 2016

Shadow Theory

- Lord knows I have paid my dues getting through almost every time, and it seems I have served a few sentences, yet I may have done the time but committed no crime. I was just tried and convicted for...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Memoirs | Score: 5| Added: 08 Dec 2015