I originally published this in 2013. Enjoy, it's a true story.
... moreI originally published this in 2013. Enjoy, it's a true story.
The Old Man
By Jake “Edge” Walker
I had just escaped the vengeful sun’s malice by slipping into the cool interior of my house. The double thermometer read 85* inside and a searing 114* outside. The almost 30* difference was a welcome change that gave me goose-flesh and I headed for a tall brown bottle of beer that was another 45* cooler than that. I flipped on the turn table and slammed my exhausted body onto the kitchen chair just as ‘Black Dog’ came screaming out of my speakers. “Hey hey mama said the way you move, gonna make you sweat, gonna make you groove.”
I was sitting directly in front of the cool, moist airflow from the ‘swamp-box’ and I was thinking about the three hours of work I had just finished. Pulling tough thorny weeds and moving rocks that were so hot I had to use gloves to keep my hands from blistering had put me in a foul mood. As I drained my brew, the music died away and there came a querulous “Hello?” from the front room. ... less
To all of the heroes who come home from war I am not very good a... moreTo all of the heroes who come home from war I am not very good at dotting my is and using comas and such but you will understand this meaning from my heart!The scars are deep,at night you weep.You fear the sleep which brings the dreams.Your wives,families,friends try to understand.However they cannot for alone you fought in a distant land! You slip,bob,and weave to escape the domain,The memory of war which your memory contains.The pain of not living of losing control,your fate being sealed,not owning your soul.About the horrors the terror that visits you at during your sleep.The war is over for but it is not its those damn ghost which you cannot stop please let the light in my brothers at arms for your own sake end the pain and those silent screams please talk to someone who was there don't forget you survived the fiercest battle of your life be strong and brave once again I love you my brother lets talk!!ok Amen less