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Tony Radford
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Georgia, United States

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Protest

Waves of people filled the streets while chanting hand in hand, in hopes they’d send a message that would spread across the land. Some acts of grave injustice that they’d witnessed on TV aroused a mass of anger ‘bout police brutality. A cry for racial justice and a search for common ground had them shouting for attention with an omnipresent sound. Some would follow ordinance and tout...

Added 10 Jul 2020 | Category Poetry | Votes 0 | Avg Score 0 | Views 135

Plague

It started as a notion that affected very few – an ill that lacked a potion, so it traveled and it grew. A viral infestation that was spreading ‘cross the land had sparked investigation, but was getting out of hand. It broached the local borders, then it showed up overseas where it brought out all the hoarders – took the planet to her knees. They used the term ‘pandemic’ when the...

Added 24 Apr 2020 | Category Poetry | Votes 3 | Avg Score 5 | Views 204 | 4 Comments

The Dancer

  The Dancer   Dancing for dollars over whistles and hollers, showing skin from her head to her toes – she was Friday night’s rage on a drab smoky stage, tucking bills in the band of her hose. The job was no treasure and it brought her no pleasure, only tips and some offers for trade, a tender for sin from lascivious men – but alas, there were bills to be paid. Departure was swift at...

Added 11 Jun 2019 | Category Poetry | Votes 1 | Avg Score 5 | Views 549

Holy Goat

Holy Goat! The story began with the wave of His hand that created the moon and the stars, and a rock that was spun ‘round a neighboring sun – in the space between Venus and Mars. He changed it from stone that was dead-to-the-bone, to a world that you wouldn’t believe – and a garden to boot with some low hanging fruit for a couple named Adam and Eve. But when He was done, when the rain...

Added 20 Oct 2017 | Category Poetry | Votes 0 | Avg Score 0 | Views 521

Samantha

Samantha I’d never been this way before – was not my normal route, but I felt a bit audacious, so I altered my commute. Surrounded by the quaintness of a little Georgia town on my way to Alabama – thought I’d stop and look around. I’m not sure why I did it – why I chose to take a break, since I wasn’t tired or hungry and I had a trip to make. I parked beside a fountain on a street...

Added 21 Sep 2017 | Category Poetry | Votes 1 | Avg Score 5 | Views 476 | 1 Comment

Divided

A nation was braced for the end of the race and the close of a turbulent year – The votes had been cast, all the data amassed and the victor was soon to appear. They’d both tried to tap a mysterious gap, as a way to unbalance the scale – was anyone’s guess, but the folks in the press were convinced that the Donald would fail. None were prepared for the stats that were aired when the...

Added 24 Nov 2016 | Category Poetry | Votes 1 | Avg Score 5 | Views 553

Beauty Queen

Beauty Queen At early age, she took the stage – with her mother as her guide, such poise and grace with an angel’s face and a talent none denied. Critics claimed that the stage was stained with a lack of moral form – that to spark appeal wearing rouge and heels shouldn’t be a youngster’s norm. But her mom was rife with a model’s life and before, when just a teen – she got...

Added 25 Sep 2016 | Category Poetry | Votes 6 | Avg Score 5 | Views 660 | 8 Comments

Mediocre

Mediocre I’m told I’m mediocre And I guess it must be true – I have no natural talents and my skills are very few. I fear my lack of brilliance is embedded in the bone, inciting resignation like an edict cast in stone. I set my sights for greatness, But I’m always falling short – My objectives simply greater than my spirit can support. I’m not so good at testing and I’m happy with a...

Added 25 May 2016 | Category Poetry | Votes 6 | Avg Score 5 | Views 634 | 6 Comments

Empathy

When I came across this picture, I felt I had to write a story around it. Empathy What do you see when you're looking at me if we happen to pass on the street? Will you show some concern, our your head simply turn in a moment of social retreat? Will you greet with a smile or just put me on trial and then judge me by how I appear - convinced I've been served with the life I deserve, in...

Added 16 Apr 2016 | Category Poetry | Votes 2 | Avg Score 5 | Views 634 | 4 Comments

Refugee

Refugee Little Mira rose beneath an unrelenting sun – a single face in many who were tired and on the run. Her little feet were blistered and her lips were cracked and dry – she longed for food and water from the stores in short supply. A solid week of walking in a hundred ten degrees had her wishing for a shower – or at least a subtle breeze. Though neither wish was granted, Mira...

Added 27 Sep 2015 | Category Poetry | Votes 2 | Avg Score 5 | Views 379 | 1 Comment

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Survivor
How's it going?
30 Apr 2016 16:00
08 Aug 2014 05:33
Survivor
Greetings. I know Georgia, especially Savannah, and Fort Stewart.
04 Aug 2014 08:42
storiesspace
Happy Birthday from the team at Stories Space.
01 Jan 2014 00:30
DirtyMartini
Hey Tony...stopping by to wish you a very Merry Christmas and all the best in the coming New Year...
24 Dec 2013 22:01
DirtyMartini
Happy Holiday Cheer to my Stories Space friends, and their families from DirtyMartini...
22 Dec 2012 19:43
DirtyMartini
Nice to see you back around here Tony...feel free to stop by even if we don't have a contest going on...always nice to read your stuff, and hope your New Year is going well so far...
22 Jan 2012 19:06
storiesspace
Happy Birthday from the team at Stories Space.
31 Dec 2011 18:13
storiesspace
Happy Birthday from the team at Stories Space.
30 Dec 2011 18:13
DirtyMartini
Btw Tony...welcome to Stories Space...a fun, friendly story site...nice of you to bring your work over here to share, and I'll be seeing you around, here and there...
18 Aug 2011 15:17
Sherzahd
Welcome to Stories Space.

Your poem was heart wrenchingly beautiful.
16 Aug 2011 06:08
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