Inspirational, Short stories/Poetry

The Glass Ceiling

You didn’t know it was there till you hit it just reaching for the stars expecting to grab one You saw the beyond and said, Yeah, I want that I can have that I can be that But when you shot for your star you got struck down Cuz you didn’t know it was there […]

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Short stories/Poetry

Mountains

Too treacherous to climb posturing TITANS threatening GIANTS seemingly insurmountable unbeatable too much too great But when it’s under your feet it looks up and you look down Who’s the mountain now? © D.L. Lunsford

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Short stories/Poetry

I Walk the Dog

I walk the dog to hide my shame to make me forget where I am to mask the fears I harbor inside. I walk the dog to feel brave to look like I have it together. Marabel pleads with her eyes and pace from the door to me “I gotta go,” she says, “So do […]

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Short stories/Poetry

Ode to My Best Friend

When love came to be I gave her some space and set her free but it was not for her it came for me When the season changed our lives were rearranged and our friendship no more Love remained and left a stain that cannot be wiped away made a hole that nothing fills keeps […]

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Inspirational, Short stories/Poetry

Emerge

COME OUT lift up your head and your heart the sun is blinding So, adjust your eyes the darkness has passed And a new day dawns stretch forth your wings to its full breadth And BREATHE snatch air into your lungs work out the stiffness in your legs For you are free Now take up […]

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Inspirational, Uncategorized

The Effects of Favor

Favor is benefits, access, or attention you DID NOTHING to earn or deserve. Sometimes it is evident to the beneficiary they have favor; or they could arrogantly believe it’s their charm, charisma, gifts or talents that got them where they are. Or they could be completely blind to it. Favor draws attention to you. Even […]

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In My Heart, Short stories/Poetry

What Moms Do

Okay, so I wasn’t perfect Sometimes I was too tough on you Said no when I should’ve said yes Not tough enough Said yes when I should’ve said no. Sometimes I held on so tight You had trouble spreading your wings. No, I didn’t get it right all the time But I did the best […]

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Short stories/Poetry

The Dreaming Tree

Though still young and unknowing, the sapling began to reach. Closer to the ground than to the sky, it extended its arms in expectation. One can only imagine what the young tree thought to obtain. It budded in spring and by the time summer arrived, leaves were as full as they come on a baby […]

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Short stories/Poetry

The Girl Atop the Hill

From up here everyone looks like toy people, smaller than my Barbie dolls, more like Legos. I see the top of their heads and there’s no particular pattern to their movements. They all believe they are doing something relevant, going somewhere important. But from where I stand, they are just scurrying dots operating within the […]

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Short stories/Poetry

Got Played

Played? How can that be since I don’t do games? My love is real Did everything my mama said I should do. Men like good girls so I played nice I smiled sweetly and batted my lashes “Thank you, ” I said demurely when he opened the car door for me; I gushed when he […]

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