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J. Donald Coonrod

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The Christmas Victory
by James Becher

A historical fiction novel, covering the years 1860 to 1909 and detailing the lives & tragedies of H.W.Longfellow, his son, & Mark Twain and how they MIGHT have eventuall..  
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The Artist
by J. Donald Coonrod
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One of the few "speculative" poems I've written. Published 2005 in "Between Kisses" a newsletter for "Aoife's Kiss." Copyright, J. Donald Coonrod.

The Artist

He began the painting
slowly,
black lines curving
through white space
silhouetting
a father’s face;
cold edges broken;
son just below the
bleeding windows
of memory’s careful work,
coming out silently
in a dark closet
where he sleeps alone,
half-awake to night’s
rhythms, gulls flying in
to feast on eyes
full of salty tears—
nightmares’ memories
flashing back, trembling
awake now in early light
suddenly knowing what to do—

Hurling paint onto canvas, he
sketches first a face in pain;
then with quick strokes,
perfect in proportion, a childsized
door, gleaming edges shimmering,
opening slowly for his escape.

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Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
Beautifully done! Very descriptive and expressed well....

Be safe,
Karen

Sunday Awakening Fern Lutkins by Fern Lutkins

Sunday Awakening is a sensitive syfy romance between an alien and earthling.It gives one hope what ever age that there still is true love...  
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