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She Never Forgot

Kindness is learned at any age

"When I was young I had a dog. My parents decided that we couldn't afford it. It was the Depression." She told the story once more. Their mother had told it before. They always tried to understand. "It was on Christmas Eve. I cried that night. My dog came...

My grandma and I sat on the bench, watching the river. I was eight, and she was almost eighty.“You see how still the river is, love?” she asked as she drew me close to her. “The deeper the river, the stiller it becomes.”I nodded.“Be like this river as you...

When I was young I thought I knewall the answers to get me throughall the troubles that came along,but now I see how very wrongthat thinking was and now I knoweach trial was meant to help me growanother branch upon life's treeto make me the person I'm mea...

I remember the night when it started. The dark mass that haunted me in my room.My friends and I were playing tag along the edge of the woods. It was becoming dark, and the noises in the forest began. Crickets chirping. Toads bellowing. Owls hooting. The f...

The Misunderstood

What is she to think?

As a child she was always the fat kid the one everyone always made fun of. The one who tried to show kindness and empathy but all it got her was hurt. At age 5 tried defending herself from a peer and got the cane at school and the belt at home so learnt t...

Talk to me like lovers doAnd Walk with me like lovers doAndHold my hand like lovers doAndHug me close like lovers doAnd Kiss my cheek like lovers doAnd Remember I will always give what I have to youAnd I will stand through it all with youAnd I will never...

I Swear

This happened to me when I was a child

I SwearEngland. South Shields, 1967. I leaned against our back gate, acting the big man in front of the bloke next door. Mouthing off to him and swearing even though he'd already complained a couple of times to Ma about my bucket-mouth. Thinking I was so...

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The Teacher

Just don't tell my dog she might know more than me...it'll go right to her head...

I want to teach my dog,Some tricks that are new,Like sit, fetch and heel,As a dog’s expected to do.But after many hours,Things are not going good,For despite all my efforts,She won’t do as she should.She can’t fetch to save her life,And it’s just a little...