10 Keys To Happiness

It’s no secret that we all want to be happy

the first key is to practice positivity

the second key is avoid negativity

the third key is belief in humanity

the fourth key is striving for sincerity

the fifth key is being open to jocularity

the sixth key is to avoid polarity

the seventh key call no one an enemy

the eighth key let people see your authenicity

the ninth key is practicing empathy

the tenth key is living morally

The Fantasy Train

All aboard the Fantasy Train!

Let your imagination take reign

no one is going to say your insane

let those fantasies flow into the fast lane

show your originality

and your creativity

through your artistry

in flights of fancy

the fantasy train is free

to people like you and me

a chance to let others see

your creativity

when you take that ride

you can say you tried

and found the upside

with pride

A Trail In The Snow

The temperature was so low

it froze the newly fallen snow

Memorializing footprints on a trail

under the moon’s glow

It’s hard to tell where it will go

it’s a mystery we’ll never know

footprints of a man or beast?

or a reflection of a shadow?

Paean to a Pipe

Since ancient days man has puffed on pipes

seeking knowledge and solace

with all types

from wood to pumice

from steel to glass

from copper to brass

a receptacle for opium tars

a way to smoke grass

under the stars

pipe dreams throughout history

have kept a lot of people happy

Twins

100 words –

Belief and faith are twins bonded by a common goal. Hope and salvation follow blindly and without reservation.

Identical human twins are a mystery that doctors, biologists and scientists still marvel at despite their centuries of research. The unspoken communication between twins hints at powers yet unveiled to the rest of us.

The destruction of twin towers in New York City forever changed our country into a nation of survivors slowly giving up our rights for a promise of security.

Then there are other twins in history, The Minnesota Twins, and The Twin Terrors. Celebrity twins are the rage on TV and the stage.

 

Truth and Consequence

When Harold saw the thing slithering out from beneath his bed he felt both vindicated and horrified.

His parents wouldn’t listen to him the first time he became aware of it’s presence. That’s why he wasn’t on the bed tonight and hiding behind his chest of drawers with a baseball bat.

When the thing slithered on top of his bed and wound itself around his pillow, he rushed out and smashed it into a bloody pulp!

The next morning.

“Have you seen a boa constrictor around?” his mother asked. “Billy next door said his pet boa escaped.”

No,” he lied. 


The Visitor

Tom heard scratching at the front door and turned to his six-year-old sister Sara to see if she heard it. She was clutching her rag doll and he could see by the fear in her eyes she had and was looking for guidance.

He wished their parents were home while clutching the pistol. They had to go to town, a days ride from the ranch. At nine, he was considered old enough to be in charge.

It was snowing outside and the wind whistled through the wooden cabin like a banshee.

The door opened.

A half frozen man crawled in.