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Somewhere Beyond the Fields (#1)

     “I know where it is!” Ellie persisted. Her arms were cross across her small, flat chest. She tapped one toe in obvious annoyance.
     “Oh really?” Ald asked. 698 more words


South Wales, The Rhondda Valleys and Graveyard Visits

“The town of Merthyr Tidfil was filled with such unguided, hard-worked, fierce, and miserable-looking sons of Adam I never saw before. Ah me! It is like a vision of Hell, and will never leave me, that of these poor creatures broiling, all in sweat and dirt, amid their furnaces, pits, and rolling mills” – 1,018 more words


No Longer The Girl...

I am no longer the girl you first touched, held, caressed and loved.

I am much older now. I know too much to play Cinderella to your Prince Charming, although I still love you. 240 more words

Women Who Think Too Much


It must be fun
To be seven
And not worry
About the future
I wish my seven
Would show up again

©Heather Coldstream


The Senses

I can remember what the plastic-coated railing of my crib tasted like: flat, cool, and sometimes it pinched my tongue and it bled a little bit.   1,205 more words


I was just dreaming

We could live together forever

You died but I didn’t dig any grave for you

I put your body in a special room instead… 48 more words

A Piece Of My Childhood Has Died

A piece of my childhood has died.

And I want to take a minute to remember.  Think.  And smile.

This is my eulogy.

He met my father when he rode his horse into the bar my father owned. 476 more words

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