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Charles Bukowski

The Prompts:

1. Share a 10th grade memory.
2. Look into your archives. What were you blogging about a year ago around this time? Are you still dealing with the same thing? Your thoughts?
3. Write a blog post inspired by the word: falling.
4. Book review!
5. 10 things you love about Spring.
6. Share a quote you love.
7. Spring Cleaning! Share a before and after photo of a room you recently tackled.


“We are here to unlearn the teachings of the church, state,  and our educational system.  We are here to drink beer.   We are here to kill war.   We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.” 

          Charles Bukowski 

This is a link up to Mama Kat’s Writing Workshop.  Hop over there, choose a prompt, blog about it, share, and read other’s post. Easy Peasy! 


See Some Trees


The Sunday Whirl





Always heard the saying ‘standing too close to the forest to see the trees’

Like a child in class, tried to clean up my mess, thinking no one would see

Knew you deserved answers, and all I could give you would be a lie

Left a note beside your still body, let you sleep on through the night

Headed toward the railroad tracks, for a deal with the devil once more

There was no turning back with the files of my past running like a slideshow

Sit there on the hood of the car when I ran out of gas, fixed a line to get me by

Thumbed a ride to this grungy motel, on the edge of telling the world goodbye

Everything had gotten too complex, there was nowhere left to run, I hadn’t been

Staring at the pale moonlight, nodding in and out of restless nightmares

On a moments thought, grabbed the dirty phone book, don’t remember talking

Must have been someone Higher watching over me because here I am

Writing this letter from a room in the detox unit of a local hospital in town

Nurse said the cops busted in my room, almost found me DOA, what can I say

Had time to rethink, think I see those trees, and a trail that will lead me home.

@ donetta sifford 6-25-2013

Written for a newly discovered writing prompt, at least for me, and so glad I found:  http://sundaywhirl.wordpress.com/2013/06/23/wordle-114/