As I look, the slender frame of my hands,
the orange sunset glow, dark stained wall,
metallic taste in the air, it was seeping,
like maple syrup drizzled on those sun baked pancakes.
To think of death and breakfast in the same mouthful,
how devilish and divine.
15 Best Biographies of all time.
"Steve Jobs" by Walter Isaacson: This biography of the late Apple co-founder and CEO offers an in-depth look at the life and career of one of the most influential figures in technology.
"Einstein: His Life and Universe" by Walter Isaacson: This biography delves into the personal and scientific life of the world-renowned physicist, Albert Einstein.
"Benjamin Franklin: An American Life" by Walter Isaacson: This biography explores the life and legacy of one of America's founding fathers, including his work as a scientist, inventor, and statesman.
"The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass" by Frederick Douglass: This autobiography, written by the famous abolitionist and civil rights leader himself, offers a unique perspective on the history of slavery in America and the fight for freedom and equality.
"The Wright Brothers" by David McCullough: This biography tells the story of the Wright brothers and their invention of the airplane, exploring their early lives, their struggles, and the impact their work had on the world.
"Alexander Hamilton" by Ron Chernow: This biography explores the life and legacy of one of America's most important founding fathers, including his work as a statesman, economist, and military leader.
"The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt" by Edmund Morris: This biography charts the rise of the 26th President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, from his childhood to his political career and eventual presidency.
"The Autobiography of Malcolm X" by Malcolm X and Alex Haley: This autobiography, written with the help of journalist Alex Haley, offers a powerful and personal account of the life and legacy of civil rights leader Malcolm X.
"The Diary of a Young Girl" by Anne Frank: This autobiography, written by a young Jewish girl during World War II, offers a moving and personal account of the Holocaust and the experiences of those who lived through it.
"The Story of My Experiments with Truth" by Mohandas Gandhi: This autobiography, written by the Indian political leader and civil rights activist, offers a personal account of his life and his philosophy of nonviolence and civil disobedience.
"I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" by Maya Angelou: This autobiography, written by the celebrated author and civil rights activist, offers a powerful and personal account of her childhood and the struggles she faced growing up as a black woman in America.
"The Long Walk" by Slavomir Rawicz: This autobiography tells the story of a Polish soldier who was captured by the Soviet army during World War II and forced to walk thousands of miles to freedom in Siberia.
"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot: This biography tells the story of Henrietta Lacks, an African American woman whose cancer cells were used without her knowledge to create the first immortal human cell line, HeLa, which has been used in many scientific discoveries.
"The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin" by Benjamin Franklin: This autobiography, written by one of America's most important founding fathers, offers a unique and personal account of his life and legacy.
"The Life and Times of Abraham Lincoln" by Lord Charnwood: This biography explores the life and legacy of the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, including his work to end slavery and preserve the Union.
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He had tried to crawl his way out, but the cloaked figure was much faster. It pulled him by the collar, dragging him, placing him on the top of a wooden table. He couldn’t recognize who the executioner was, their face was covered by a long, thick black mask that covered almost the whole face, save for their eyes.
His body began to tremble. Heartbeat faster, faster, and faster with every single, choked breath. Tears flowed— like a stream- across his face~ from the bridge of his nose, all the way to his chin.
The executioner opened up a mahogany armoire filled with weaponry. From it, the masked figure pulled out a pair of brass knuckles…slipped them on..like a pair of mittens for the cold….
Turned to face the bedraggled guy. He tried to beg for mercy. The executioner snarled, ‘‘Sorry. I need to make this quick. I have another appointment to get to real soon, Julius.’’
As soon as he finished he asked, ‘‘Any final words, Julius?’’
‘‘I’m sorry, Ethel!’’
The executioner paused with the brass knuckles only a few inches from Julius’ face. ‘‘It’s too late to say that now, Julius. Time for you to link up with Thanatos.’’
After what seemed to have been hours, there was a knock at the door. The door began to slowly open, and in stepped a little kid.
‘‘Mommy…I can’t sleep, will you come tuck me in?’’
She locked the door behind her, and took her kid into her arms. ‘‘Don’t ever come to this part of the house by yourself. Alright?’’
The kid nodded his head. He stared back at the room, ‘‘I thought I heard someone scream.’’
His Mommy laughed, ‘‘I stubbed my toe while working out~ doing yoga, & some meditation, it’s good for the soul!’’
When they were back in the kid’s room, she tucked him in, and said, ‘‘Good night...love ya!’’
Before he went to sleep, the kid yawned, then asked, ‘‘What time’ll Papa be home?’’
His Mommy clenched her fists, and unclenched them in a nanosecond. ‘‘Uhm..I…I don’t know...well…*sighs*to be honest, kid, your Papa wont be coming back home. He’s moved on, and left us behind. I don’t think well ever see him again. Don’t worry, Mommy will take great care of you.’’
With that said the kid slowly smiled, closed his eyes…and began to dream about a monster that had taken his Papa away from him. He tried to wake up, but he wanted to see the monster’s face. When it turned toward him, he screamed, ‘‘Mommy!’’
(c) 23rd December, 2022. Friyay
I open up the vintage tea box from the cabinet. One bag left. Peppermint Tea. I boiled tthe water. It rushed in the kettle like the ocean. I got out a mug from my grandmother. Fine china. Inscribed it said, "Save me a seat at your wedding". I was single still. Twenty-five, and my grandmother had passed three years ago. I pour the tea and set out an empty up next to mine. I like to think she is sitting beside me sometimes, but the glass is always empty. The lights dim in my apartment as a storm brews outside. The peppermint sharpens my senses and for an instant I felt I could see her, reaching for me. But it vanishes as the phone rings. I answer to the sound of her breathing. Grandmother. I hang up, startled. I go to the cabinet where my empty tea box is, and reach for it. I open it up and gasp. The once empty tea box was now filled with my peppermint tea. There was a note. It read, "Don't forget the honey." Next to the tea bags there was a jar of clover honey. Peppermint tea, what else can you do?
Untitled Hallmark Christmas Movie Project
A man from the East Coast goes to visit his estranged wife and their children for Christmas. She moved out to California for a job opportunity and he refused to leave the city that he called home. She’s had flirtations with another man, a corporate hotshot, but she still has a family photo with her husband on his desk, and the kids love him to pieces. When he arrives at the airport, he has a huge stuffed bear to give the children, whom he has missed dearly. He plans to meet up with his wife at her high-powered corporate office for a talk, then go see the children with her, then leave to stay elsewhere. That was the plan, at least. Moved by the spirit of Christmas and her still-burning torch for their marriage, however, she invites him to stay at the house with her and the kids. She admits she missed him.
It can’t be too easy for him though, so he observes the West Coast hotshot flirting with her wife. To make things more complicated, the husband realizes she started using her maiden name again. They fight about that, and they rehash past fights, thus reminding them (and the viewers) why their marriage fell apart all those months ago.
But then comes a crisis. I’m still working on the details of what crisis arises, but the corporate hotshot guy she’d been flirting with turns out to be a total flake. The rock-solid man she really loved all along comes through and saves the day; they are fully reunited with a rekindled love. They kiss and drive away to go see their children together and have a wonderful family Christmas while “Let It Snow” plays and the credits and their car tires roll.
You know, a terrorist attack might just be the perfect crisis. I’m thinking, say, Alan Rickman as the terrorist leader? He could be a German. Oh, and Bruce Willis for the hero. Guy’s got a heart of gold.
Anger rumbles through my bones,
thunder roars, crackling over,
the tender skin, fleshy mounds,
intermittently bursting, metal smell,
as blood and puss bursts out,
like life bursting from that,
Life is born, when burst,
through the belly of an enemy.
not in place
it still stood
was a shock
hanging at an angle:
the Leaning Tower of Pisa!
like an elderly human
who was ready
for their afternoon snooze
at the new family
the thrawn path-
sneezed & wheezed
from the collection of~
dust bunnies; pollen;
& spices from Mogadishu.
at the new arrivals
letting them have
a taste of chills ‘n’ spills
first let out~
the five headed snake
it came out hissing & spittin’
on the house’s owners faces
the four tailed jaguar
that leaped over the heads
of the humans & soon,
it had the snake within its jaws
a three nosed elephant
blew its trunks
a load of cashews
stared at the folks
who stared right back
each one of them
ready to call it a day
The house grinned
in ’bout a couple minutes
the family beheld the sight
of a pair of skeletons
The house watched
as the 2 skeletons transmogrified
muscles formed around the bones
ligaments, as well as tendons,
plus a pair of blades as their spine!
The family screamed
& raced back to their flying car
leavin’ some tiny spots/traces
of blood spilled from wounds
caused by direct hits of the blades
it had fought a good fight…
with help from some, not all
It had one final act
to call upon
but it could be saved
to use on another day
when called upon by..the house.
#DasHaus. (c) 05.12.2022
Skeletal hands of
Tall, sorrowful trees clawing
Against slate-gray sky
Post of the Day, 2.
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