Italo Calvino said: The more enlightened our houses are, the more their walls ooze ghosts. Describe the ghosts that live in this house: Image credit: “love Don’t live here anymore…” – © 2009 Robb North – made available under Attribution 2.0 Generic

8 of us all in line waiting for our final time to leave these doors and be a family once more. A tragedy took us, hunger we shouldn’t have felt, on bended knees in prayer we knelt. 6 of us sons and daughters. Mommy and Daddy passed while we slumbered. One remains that we must wait for before we are all together once more.


If I Were President For A Day

Many kids dream of being president or queen but non or few realize the responsibilities that such titles would entail. As kids in school we were often asked “If you were president for a day, what would you do?” Some of my answers have changed while others have remained the same.

If I was President of the United States there are many things I would change. I would make drug testing mandatory on a weekly basis for those citizens receiving assistance from the state and government. I would change or abolish the “No Child Left Behind” law. If I change it, I would lower the standards to a more realistic number. I would also raise the driving age to 18 and the legal drinking age to 25. In order to increase jobs, I would make it illegal to pump your own gas in all states. I would also give teachers, firefighters, police, and all other government employees who don’t get paid or recognized enough raises and better benefits. On the border issue, I would reinforce the borders to where it was almost impossible to illegally cross over but make the benefits of crossing legally worth it so that more people would see it as better to come across that way. I would also raise minimum wage and lower taxes thus increasing the economy.

Those are just some of the things that I would do if I was President of the United States of America!

To My Dearest Love

I didn’t believe in love at first sight til’ I saw you on a hot August night. At first I was afraid to fall in love, but you made me feel just like a dove.  You are special to me because every time you are around, you feel me with glee.  Unfortunately, neither set of parents agrees with you and me becoming we. We have proven our love and trust to one another.  We swore that there would be no other.  We have loved like no other couple in history but our love must remain a mystery.  Until we cross that fine line, you will secretly be mine. A song has said it is better to have loved once than to never love at all, but I think we shall make that call.  No fighting and no chiding shall we ever do for when we love each other like we do, our love will stick with us like glue.  As this chapter of our lives ends, it is clear that our love will never begin.  As I lie in a puddle of sticky red goo, just know that my love for you will always be truer than true.  I love you!