Tag: daily word prompt

A Chipped Tooth of Honor

Gene is teaching me how to play checkers. He lets me be red and I learn about jumping and kinging. I think about Grady’s checkerboard and think that next time I might just ask him for a game. We could sit outside at his…

The Rooster Produces

A little note from this all-over-the-map Rooster writer: Yes, my blog post themes hip hops from poetry to politics, from novel excerpts to photography. For this post, my former profession has returned. I have once again dipped my toes into that magical pond of…

Mentor

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It’s Your Song

Are you comfortable with the company you keep? the skin that you wear? the decisions you make – the great ones, the good ones the bad ones and, even the terrible ones? Do you accept the wrinkles, the imperfections, the bones of your being?…

Discouraging but Deserving

I like looking at my teach, Mrs. Alexander, at her nice smile and her fancy dress. I keep picturing my mother getting to wear a dress like that someday. Right before it’s time to go home, Mrs. Alexander starts to teach us a new…

Aren’t You Too?

 I know I am. There is so much I still don’t know and, step by step, I will discovery more.       footsteps image credit via Inchoate

Set to Square

My Frigidaire’s in disrepair the water’s leaking everywhere My husband, well, he’s unaware He’s napping in his underwear. I tell myself, “do not despair.” There must be food I can prepare something fresh, a peach or pear? Poor Fridge, it’s had it’s wear and tear…

Being Less Blind

He started with a solo unexpected, unplanned It was more than a quartet when others joined in. A sad event in American history a funeral an amazing song by Joan Baez incredible drawing and animation and a wonderful memory and reminder of the compassion…

Growing Into Your Skin

I face less fears than I once did those growing pains while still a kid have turned into a pyramid of learning tools and skills.    – C. Dennis-Willingham ©   daily word prompt: Faceless

If More of Us Would Follow in His Footsteps

Over 25 years ago, I had the great pleasure of meeting this true celebrity. He was the real deal – the same person I saw on PBS stood before me, thanked me for my service to young children, had his assistant take our picture…