Letter to Harper from Halfway to the Horizon

Dear fellow readers, I’m posting this extraordinary poem by Robert Okaji, and I’m sure if you read his wonderful verse, your day shall be enlightened.

O at the Edges

Letter to Harper from Halfway to the Horizon

Dear Stephanie: No one connects here, and no matter
how resolutely we trudge forward, ignoring spinal fusions
and attacking hearts, the line skips lightly ahead, mocking us,
I think, in that way only the ineffable may claim. Looking
out, I see a lone wren, clouds filtering the stars, and strands
of barbed wire looped like question marks around cedar
stumps, punctuating the day’s greeting. No answers there,
only more inquiries blanching under the sun. But this
is my febrile landscape, not your lush green headed by
gray. Nothing matters, or, everything’s imperative.
In this gnarled season I can’t tell which, although
the vulture ripping into a squirrel carcass on my
suburban front lawn tells me something ain’t quite
right. Full or empty, the glass is still a glass, despite
my propensity for seeking more, whether cava or beer
or yes, enlightenment. I…

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Bullets Do Fly

Enjoyed the high speed bullet train experience from Beijing to Hangzhou

Hangzhou is considered the tea capital of China, and we visited the Tea House at Meijiawu Tea Village

The Tea Village was a beautiful place, set in a lush green valley

A atmosphere of peace and tranquillity within the village itself

All’s Well, I’ve A Dell

Where do I start

This ongoing story of blinking dark

My two year-old machined crashed in July

I’ve battled and struggled to get by

In and out of black I’ve seen

Infinite variations on my screen

By the hand of brother number two

I’ve finally another computer, almost new

No more sudden or continuous blinking blinking

No more going insane and thinking I’m sinking

For three months, a poet blogging monk

Now I’m back in gear, full of spunk


Ivor Steven (c)  2018


Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge September 25, 2018

Hi, dear readers, come along and join in the love fun, write a 12 word love story.
Here’s Mine…..
Life comes and goes
Meeting love, embracing love
True love, lasts forever

Go Dog Go Café

img_1654Devereaux Frazier and Beth Amanda are currently hosting the Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge which was started by our star writer Christine Ray. We hope to offer all of you something that will spark your creativity and willingness to participate.

The prompts are designed to be quick challenges that can be written in 10 to 15minutes,  inspire you creatively, are fun, and get everyone interacting.  Please post your response to the prompt in the comments below and show your fellow posters some love and support.  All members of the Go Dog Go community, including Baristas, are welcome to participate.  Feel free to share this post on your own blogs and/or Facebook.

Today’s prompt:  In only 12 words, write a love story.

We are always looking for cool, quick writing prompts.  If you have a great idea for a future Tuesday prompt challenge, send it to Beth Amanda at midwestfantasy333@gmail.com

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