Sunday Photo Fiction; November 10,2013


http://sundayphotofictioner.wordpress.com/2013/11/10/sunday-photo-fiction-november-10th-2013/

The idea is to write a story – Flash Fiction – of around 100-200 words based on the photo below. GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA

 

Tears rolled down my eyes. I reached up and touched one of the sails. I had just picked this piece up from the renovator. I hadn’t seen it in almost two weeks. Every day as I was growing up I saw this. Every time I went to visit Pop mention was made of the craftsmanship and love that went into making this beautiful ship.

My tears aren’t just for sadness, they are also for joy.  Mom had passed on years back. Pop was never the same since she was gone. He lost his vigor and he slept much more. This particular time his sleeping and smoking just didn’t mix.

He had fallen asleep in his easy chair and the hot ashes fell onto his clothing. A small red amber took off burning him and the house.

Now, today, it is just me, standing at my mantle, touching the only thing that wasn’t damaged. A piece of my heart I place inside this ship and I will continue to love it each day as much as Pop did.

Daily Prompt; As Seen on TV


http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/10/23/daily-prompt-late/, DP, Daily Post

Write a script for a late-night infomercial — where the product is your blog. How do you market yourself? What qualities do you embody that other “products” don’t? What are the benefits of reading your blog?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us LATE.

Are you feeling blue, alone and sometime misunderstood? Do you need someone who cares to listen? Do you enjoy reading about real life stories? Do you want the truth instead of iced lies?

Well come visit my blog. Here you will read heart-felt stories. You will find out that you are not alone in your feelings. Do you think your messed up family is the only one out there? Here you will discover that there are many families with internal problems.

Do you know someone who suffers a chronic illness? Here you will see my daily walk caring for a family member.

What about poetry? Do you like poetry in simple form? Do you want to experience reading without digging out the dictionary? You can find that here. In my blog there are many followers that are caring and loving.

You will never feel alone. So the next time you are sitting up in bed, in the late of the night, feeling all alone and crying, come visit me. You can’t go wrong.Eyes Wide Open_0

Take Me Back


Take Me Back

Take me backEarly Childhood

To where I once breathed

I saw through innocence

I played without fear

Where each day was exciting

Love was everywhere

Tears came slowly

Laughter poured deeply

Take me back

To my once inner child

Let me relive in a different way

Let me experience it all over again.

Written by,

Terry Shepherd

10/14/2013

Yesterday Once More


yesterdayLooking back yearning

For what  once was

Lonely heart

Beating faster

As I remember

The way life

Used to be

Oh bring me

One more chance

To place everything

Back to yesterday

Yes, I see you

In my vision

Mom, Dad

Family, friends

I see your smiling faces

Let me drown in

Your beautiful memories

Let me live

Yesterday once more.

 

Written by,

Terry Shepherd

Oct.10, 2013

 

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awesome skies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Missing You

My head is on the pillow
The cat is by my side
The spot you lay is cold
My soul is open wide.

Written by,

Terry’s Thoughts in Poetry

 

One More Time.

One more chance to breathe
One more chance to see
One more chance to be
A gift from God to me.

October 8th, 2013
Written by,
Terry’s Thoughts in Poetry

 

Oh Lord.

Oh Lord hear our cries
We know not why
Tears in our eyes
We only sigh
You know why
Let us say goodbye
To the dark skies
Let them move on by
Let the sun shine high
In this I pray Amen.

Written by,
Terry’s Thoughts in Poetry
Oct 08/2013

https://www.facebook.com/poetryinthought

nature skies

 

Why, I Thought of You Today


Why.

Why didn’t we agree
Why did we fight
Why didn’t we see
The ray, the beam of light

Why did we say it
Why did we scream
Now we have blown it
Because we were mean.

Written by,
Terry’s Thoughts in Poetry
October 5, 2013

couple fighting

 

I Thought of You Today

I thought of you today
You were always on my mind
You must have felt it to
Because now I’m here with you.

Written by,
Terry’s Thoughts in Poetry

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A New Chapter of My LIfe Blossomed


I don’t know if any of you would be interested or not, but I thought I would put the word out here to you.

As you know if you follow me I have been writing more and more poetry. I decided I wanted to save them in one spot and hopefully later on I will publish a book on my poetry.

There is nothing more than my poetry I write on here. No stories or funnies, just poetry. This way it will be easy to pull all my work and gather it together.

My editor told me that the book Dahlia will be published very soon. I am so excited. I am working on the book about my brother’s life journey and now this. I am not doing it for any reason, just for myself, and hopefully I can help someone smile or remember something about their own life or past.

The link is at Face Book. It is called, Terry’s Thoughts in Poetry. 

https://www.facebook.com/poetryinthought

Well, there it is, out in the open. So if any of you want just a page of poems come check it out! Thanks for reading dear friends.

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Photo Fiction; 500 Years Later


http://kattermonran.com/2013/09/26/photo-fiction-500-years-later/

Each week, a photo is uploaded to be used as a prompt for Flash Fiction. A story of between 100-200 words (although mine this week is 243 words). The story can be anything including poetry or – as some people have done – true life. If you would like to have a go, follow this link. If you want to read other stories, then click on the InLinkz image just below. Or a frog as one blogger called it.

My story is the culmination of an ongoing saga. If you wish to read this in its entirety, click on the link above – Fiction –> Photo Fiction: Daniel’s Story

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weeds

500 years later this is what is left. It used to be a beautiful lake. But dry air and hot sun left nothing but a pool of water. It saddens me that this earth was made in the beginning to fulfill our every need.

But because of pollution and ozone layer problems  we have shrinking problems. Animals work hard to stay alive. Instead of remaining in their natural habitat, deer, possum, skunks and snakes roam a way from their territory and come into residential neighborhoods.

Trying to survive, finding food and drink has become master over their day.

To Be Alive


Is it wrong

To wish

Upon a star?

Is that saying

That what

We have

We are

Not satisfied?

Or do we

As humans

Feel that there

Is more than

This spot we walk

A  life can offer

To breathe deeper

To love fully

To touch

Other souls

We are constanly

Reaching out

Grabbing hold

Of rainbows                                                                    rainbow

Needing, wanting

To be fulfilled

This is what

It’s like

To be alive.

Written by,

Terry Shepherd

08/20/2013

 

One


manI have waited so long

For a look like this

The shivers down my spine

Your passionate kiss

 

I have waited so long

For you to walk into my life

To have you love me

And ask me to be your wife

 

I have waited so long

Almost giving up hope

And then our eyes met

I could let go of the rope

 

And now we are here

And I am walking toward you

Making love is my desire

Is all I want to do

 

I can feel my heart racing

As I step closer to you hun

Your eyes drink in my body

And together we become one.

Written by,

Terry Shepherd

07/22/2013