Category Archives: Fiction / Poetry / Songs

To My Sweet Undine

Preface CWNY has mentioned Friedrich de la Motte Foque’s novella “Undine” in recent posts. I had it in mind to read but life got busy. I remembered it weeks later when my job proved morally challenging. Around the same time, … Continue reading

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If I Had Been There **Updated**

Baier, Kelly, and Wallace:  Thank you all for coming to tonight’s debate, the first of the Presidential primary debates, held in the beautiful Quicken Loans arena in Ohio. [Baier flips a switch under his desk, causing an electric billboard to … Continue reading

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Mom with the Precious Child

  None is best, To build the nest, Or when I’m sick, to rub my chest With stuff that smells an awful mess, But, I love her all the while . And none is better, at guessing the weather And … Continue reading

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A Shock of Faith

Something is knocking, Outside my window, it’s calling, It’s scratching and pawing, Though it barks without falling…(I’m on the second floor.) I pretend not to listen, Claim I can’t hear, The horror is knocking! I tremble in fear…(My window is … Continue reading

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Let it Be!

Let it be that the night shines brightest When all the world lingers in the blackest hiatus. And let the streams flow from unknown places, While knights cringe in fear during their acts so courageous! And let the “wise” worry … Continue reading

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from: She Stoops to Conquer

Let school-masters puzzle their brain With grammar, and nonsense, and learning; Good liquor, I stoutly maintain, Gives genus a better discerning. Let them brag of their Hathenish Gods, Their Lethes, their Styxes, and Stygians; Their Quis, and their Quaes, and … Continue reading

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Man Alive! The Meaning of Life

(The following is an excerpt from G.K. Chesterton’s “ManAlive” pp 108, 109. ) “My grandmother,” I said in a low tone, “would have said that we were all in exile, and that no earthly house could cure the holy home-sickness … Continue reading

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A Letter to Shotgun from His Knees:

Dear Sir, Our doubt in respite, We take great delight, In examining your plight…so listen to we: It can’t hardly be fair, To crouch in despair, With considerable air…mourning to your King! We’re pressed to the ground While you bay … Continue reading

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William and the Wall Part II

   William and the Wall Part II was written by Shotgun’s Dad: And as the boy pondered the voices he’d heard, Wrestling with concepts and considering each word; He found that his attention was unknowingly shifted, To the corners of … Continue reading

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William and the Wall Pt. 1

Mortified young William shook Upon the school steps weary, Sorrow upon reflection took More courage than is often hooked And left our hero silly. Scratch. Scratch. Scratch.  The sound of terror, Shaking his small heart, On the wall a ghostly … Continue reading

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