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Bayou Gauche Death…

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Bayou Gauche Death

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At dawn, Ruby Waters life light went out, in the dark her children cried; a candle glowed against the rustic rough boards of the shanty shadowing the souls left behind.  Laid to rest quickly in the Louisiana heat; the moon cast a glow on her shallow grave.  The children’s tears burn hot upon their dirt-streaked faces as relatives who heard the shots took them away.  Drunken Gat Waters had shot his emaciated wife because she was pregnant again then yelled, “Now dat’ are two less mouths to feed”.  They were swamp folk no one outside Bayou Gauche would ever know.

 

 

 

 

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Bayou Gauche Death is a work of fiction.  Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the product of the author’s imagination or used fictitiously.  Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events or locales is entirely coincidental.

 

 

 

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Trankil Death – A 100 Word Story

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Trankil Death

At dawn, Ruby Waters life light went out, in the dark her children cried; a candle glowed against the rustic rough boards of the shanty shadowing the souls left behind.  Laid to rest quickly in the Louisiana heat; the moon cast a glow on her shallow grave.  The children’s tears burn hot upon their dirt-streaked faces as relatives who heard the shots took them away.  Drunken Gat Waters had shot his emancipated wife because she was pregnant again then yelled, “Now dat’ are two less mouths to feed”.  They were swamp folk no one outside Bayou Gauche would ever know.

 

 

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The Simplicity of Life

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The Simplicity of Life…

 

The human race has many possessions; as time

has spawn generations of collectors where material

gain has become an obsession.

 

The fabric and spirituality of our lives are invisible

threads of contentment, need and greed, all connected;

true-life values can be misdirected.

 

Possessions for which we unknowingly yearn; weakens

the golden threads that weave the framework of our souls, Soul

yet it waits patiently for our lessons to be learned.

 

Unearth a simpler life, a time we have forgotten, remove

unnecessary fragments from the collection; what remains

will be a wise selection.

 

Simplicity holds that which is essential for happiness

freeing us from the bondage of extravagance and excess.

 

Many search for contentment in their lives; yet true wealth

comes from precious moments the memory collects and

it is in memories where the soul survives.

 

For those who walk the simple path collecting has been set

aside; it is within the depths of the uncomplicated mind and

soul that rich rewards reside.

 

Through simplicity the soul discovers that setting weariness

adrift in life brings a sense of order; living a simple life does

not mean one has to be a pauper.

 

There are times when one has to be courageous enough to

remove people or possessions from their lives that create

clutter, chaos and confusion; do not grieve when your spirit

tells you that it is the only solution.

 

Invite simplicity into your life and watch a more serene

tomorrow unfold; and tell those who would laugh and abandon

you, that for gain you refuse to sell your soul.

 

 

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Posted by on August 26, 2015 in Poetry

 

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Awakening the Heart…

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In anticipation of journeys end the soul

shrouds itself in love, as it travels through

the rampant winds of unknown tomorrows

aware of paths leading into happiness or

sorrow.

Created within a universe filled with mystery,

if life beyond the grave is what we believe then

why in death do we grieve? As children, our lives

are open to the wisdom of those who would be our

caretakers; we have faith that they are wise decision

makers.

If we believe that our souls descended from that

mysterious place beyond the universe created by a

loving entity; then must we accept as truth the promise

that love will surround us for all eternity?

We struggle as young adults to find our way through life

while it is our parent’s beliefs that we are taught.   To

disagree we soon find that this battle of one’s freedom in

self-belief is one not easily fought.

Fighting against rule makers is a waste of time; their beliefs

are set in stone and to change them is impossible as they

shut their eyes and close their minds, as childhood and

youth fades away it leaves a confused soul. Are we holding

onto crumbling pages filled with knowledge and truth never

told?

The desire for truth and serenity dwells in our hearts, life’s

forces us to open our eyes. We must never forget that love

and truth are never far apart.

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Posted by on July 23, 2015 in Poetry

 

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