Short stories/Poetry

Not the Real Me

I don’t know how to be honest when you’re looking at me like that expecting me to be more than I am. If you’re wanting more than the real me surely you cannot expect honesty. How can I be true when everything you like about me is a lie? To give you what you want […]

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In My Heart

Learn How to Love

Real love is complicated, specifically when it is corrupted by our emotions. When we feel passionate about something, we are willing to go the extra mile. That is, until we no longer feel strongly about it. We often believe we love someone because of the strong feelings we have toward that person, but when the […]

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In My Head

Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death

The journey to your mountaintop is an arduous one and you will face many challenges. At some point you will sojourn through the valley of the shadow of death. It is here the ground is so unleveled you waver and doubt your every step. Everything in your life seems to be falling apart and you’ve […]

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Short stories/Poetry

Tears in the Rain

Whenever the clouds labor and birth its rain, I see pieces of your broken heart splattering my windowpane. Your cries are silent yet I hear your pain And knowing I caused it is driving me insane. Your tears like chandeliers hang in my brain. Pretending like I didn’t care was both foolish and inhumane, But […]

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Short stories/Poetry

Willow Tree

under the willow tree where I was dumb enough to believe you loved me, the blood of my innocence seeped into the ground watering the roots of that tree. I hope it doesn’t destroy the willow the way you destroyed me. © D.L. Lunsford

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Short stories/Poetry

Release

Rage boiling like water in a heated pot, Can’t turn it off. Pressure in my head, think it might burst. Stars shine even in the daytime Brighter than the sun. My knuckles bleed when I punch the walls, But it doesn’t relieve the pressure Because the faces I want to bash Remain clean and twisted […]

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Short stories/Poetry

Alive in Johnny’s World

       When Johnny rammed the gun in my mouth, I felt cold steel and tasted death in the back of my throat. Blood trickled from my lip and dripped on my shirt. I was sure I had lost a couple of teeth, but right this second, it didn’t matter. All I could think about […]

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Short stories/Poetry

Through Jacob’s Eyes

Today they bought her a dog. It was black and white and had one gray eye and one blue one. It was a mixed breed no one could really identify. So while they called it Marley, I called it Mutt. Mutt was supposed to pacify Andy’s desire for a baby sister. Aunt Carol can’t have […]

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In My Head

Power vs. Love

Which is greater in the human heart: power or love? If you were born with it, power (meaning access and privilege) may not excite your taste buds. You’ve been living with it your whole life and basking in its benefits. You are accustomed to the finer things, servants, respect. Power is as natural to you […]

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In My Head

Relationships

     Relationships, we’re in more of them than we realize. We have relationships with people, animals, food, money…our comforts. Most of them are business arrangements. We use each other to enrich our lives, animals to provide companionship and protection. We count on our food to provide nourishment, pleasure and comfort–not just for ourselves, but […]

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