Daily Prompt; Silver Linings


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Write about something you consider “ugly” — war, violence,
failure, hatred — but try to find beauty, or a sense of hope, in your


Photographers, artists, poets: show us UGLY.


It creeps up


On you slowly


Giving way


To eerie thoughts


And creepy shadows


Allowing all of the


Strange creatures


Out of their cage


Whispers through


The trees


Making you feel


They are speaking


About you


Cats screaming


Bats howling


Dogs barking




Turns into dull


As day turns


Into night


But yet something


Changes, the cars


Quiet down


Train whistles silenced


Motorcycles  rest


Kids all in their beds


It is just me and myself


A time to come together


To go over what


The day has given


A time to pray


And a time to snack


Wrapped under my sheets


Just my TV and peace.


Terry Shepherd






I Will Stand


Heart is thumping

Nostrils flaring

Heavy breathing

Cheeks red in flush

Carrying burdens

Wearing amour

Feet flying

Arms swinging

Stopping at the door

No more looking back

Pull my shield in place

Walk in taking my seat

People filtering in

False smiles greet me

Questions of why we are here

Mentally pulling out my notes

Quietness surrounds the room

I stand and cough

To clear my throat

I look to my sides

I see you my friends

And God standing with me

I ask God to help me now

As I open my mouth to speak

Confidence comes out as words

Speaking on behalf

Of all people who

Are considered different

Or with illness

Which they do not understand

Victory shall be mine

As I step back and grab

A hold of my first victory

My goal is coming true

Dignity and respect

Will be yours my friend.

Terry Shepherd