Monsters under the bed

The Darkest Tunnel

Daddy? There are monsters under my bed.

My shaking finger points towards the black shapes in the shadows, my other hand clutched tight to my father’s arm. My dark-brown eyes are wide with fear.

He smiles at me gently and then walks to the crime scene, pulling me along.

Ignoring my silent protest, he crouches near the bed, putting his hand around my shoulder as he shines a light into the darkness.

See, sweetheart? No monsters. It’s all in your head.”

He taps the flashlight on the side of my head gently as he gets up, chuckling. I nod, my eyes still wide.

Good night, sweetheart.

I shuffle onto the mattress, pulling my blanket over me and smile tentatively as he sits down beside me, comforting me with his presence as he sings me to sleep.

I closed my eyes, trusting him to keep me…

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Carbon monoxide from California wildfires drifts east

Source: Carbon monoxide from California wildfires drifts east

Astronomers find weird rogue world with wild auroras

Source: Astronomers find weird rogue world with wild auroras

European Union Joint Statement on Post -Elections Human Rights situation in Zimbabwe

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Image result for eu in zimbabwe EU had the biggest observer mission to Harare for the July 30, 2018 harmonized election in Zimbabwe

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Trump Cancels Military Parade Event He Dreamed Up In France. Why?

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China upping the ante; undergoing massive revamp and modernization, United States should be very very afraid.

AIWA! NO! Then press//US PRESIDENT Donald Trump has cancelled plans for a military parade following estimates that it would cost $92 million (£72m).

Criticism was growing over the planned showcase for US military might, which Mr Trump wanted to hold after attending a Bastille Day parade in France.

A parade might be on the cards in 2019 if the cost comes “way down,” the president tweeted, blaming “local politicians” for “price-gouging.” In the…

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Now Snowden leaves Moscow airport to live in Russia”

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Edward Snowden, the fugitive former U.S. security contractor, left the transit zone at Moscow’s international airport Thursday after Russian authorities granted him temporary asylum.

Anatoly Kucherena, an attorney for Snowden, said documents were issued Thursday allowing Snowden to live and work in Russia for up to one year while his application for permanent political asylum is pending. Snowden, 30, had been stranded in Russia’s Sheremetyevo Airport for more than five weeks.

“I have just seen him off. He has left for a secure location,” Kucherena told the state broadcaster Russia 24.
Kucherena described Snowden as “the most wanted man on the planet” and said he “needed time to adapt to Russian realities.
In Washington, lawmakers reacted furiously to Russia’s action, warning of serious repercussions in U.S.-Russian relations.

Snowden left Sheremetyevo in a taxi Thursday afternoon, eluding reporters who have camped at the airport since he arrived June 23 on a…

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An Imaginary Western

An Unexpected Muse

“While others watched  Roy Rodgers, I wanted to be like Crazy Horse, he was always more interesting to me.” -JC

Take me away to the Black Hills, to a single mountain in the Dakotas where Crazy Horse is imprisoned in the rock. Let me gaze at his unbroken spirit on high… captured in stone only so the multitudes can see and understand his madness. Or is it our madness we must come to terms with?

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78th National Airborne Day

Pacific Paratrooper

“Airborne All The Way”

Author Unknown

These men with silver wings

Troopers from the sky above

In whom devotion springs

What spirit so unites them?

In brotherhood they say

Their answer loud and clear.

“Airborne All the Way.”

These are the men of danger

As in open door they stand

With static line above them

And ripcord in their hand.

While earthbound they are falling

A silent prayer they say

“Lord be with us forever,

Airborne All the Way.”

Saint Mike

One day they’ll make their final jump

Saint Mike will tap them out

The good Lord will be waiting

He knows what they’re about

And answering in unison

He’ll hear the troopers say

“We’re glad to be aboard, Sir,

Airborne All the Way!”

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Farewell Salutes – 

John Barber – Toledo, OH; US Army, Vietnam, Captain, 101st Airborne Division

Billy Enzor – Ft. Lauderdale, FL…

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Solitude

An Unexpected Muse

“Solitude is not found so much by looking outside the boundaries of your dwelling but by staying within. Solitude is a deepening of the present and unless you look for it in the present you will never find it.” -Thomas Merton

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VOID (a poem)

VOID
 By Katie George

The cosmos haunt my mind like an infinity of twinkling ghosts.

My spirit is plagued by them, as their grace is so binding

It draws its captive in, a vacuum of eclectic energy.

Those stars call out, “Believe in something

Greater than yourself,” and yet I know

My soul is the one to decide.

My soul chooses like

Choice doesn’t

Exist.

Existence, yes,

Happens to be choice.

These stars are God’s wet tears,

I have decided, and yet I cannot tell if

The cosmic drops are the happy kind or sad.

I have just learned to thank those stars for time, as

Still when I—a living creature—blink up at them, I realize

Their burning spectral light shines even when they are dead.


an explanation.

I wrote this poem for a creative writing class in late 2016. Though I don’t typically write poetry, I enjoyed writing this…

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