Sunday, April 14, 2013


Not all mankind can see you
the darkness in your soul

It hides behind the charm
the evil takes a toll

Like a spider spins the web
awaiting treats of flies

The monster feasts on minds
by tricking us with  lies

Hundred's walk among us
with angry, vile wrath

Let me introduce you:
'white collar psychopath'

Written for dVerse Poet's Pub
The prompt was 'Monster'

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Alzheimer's Can't Come Between the Sacred Bond of Sister's

The priceless moment when Muggs and Franny remember their sister's
I would like to share a deeply moving experience I witnessed this past weekend. I was attending my Uncle Bill's funeral. My uncle was eighty-five years old and in great shape. He and Aunt Franny have always been very active and loved the outdoors. He was recently diagnosed with melanoma. He underwent radiation treatment and given a clean bill of health. Shortly after this, he began having severe hip and back pain. The doctor's news was not what he expected. The cancer had come back with a vengeance and was spreading quickly. My uncle was given just days to live. In true Bill fashion, he handled the news with courage and strength. He has a strong faith and a loving supportive family.

My Aunt Franny (Uncle Bill's wife) and her sister Muggs, are both living with Alzheimer's Disease.  When we reminded them the day of the funeral that they were sister's, the reaction was priceless. There was a short pause, then Franny said, "Your my sister" and Franny said, "Your mine too." Then Aunt Franny confidently proclaimed, "Well what do you know about that." After this realization, Aunt Franny began pushing her sister around in her wheelchair. She wore a look of pride and joy knowing she was spending time with her sister. It was one of those moments in my life I'll never forget. It really showed our family that nothing can come between thesacred bond of love.