Hidden Feelings

The footsteps were
moving away
I hoped for her
to be okay
though she would try
to make me cry
if she saw me

© Stephen W. Buchanan 2023

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Inspired by using a prompt from the First Line Generator site, though spread across the first two lines 🙂. Thanks to Mr. Mouse for posting about it sometime back in his The Twisting Tail site that I’m too lazy to go find. (But you all should go find and read what he writes because it’s highly entertaining and well worth the time you’ll spend there.)

Looking for a hand sewn pillow? My daughter Bee has an Etsy site for “Hand sewn decorative items” – RaccoonStitches! Please check it out!

Russian Jihad

Death shan’t be feared
during this fight
for sins are cleared
and souls blanched white
Heaven awaits
with open gates
Putin’s plug-ins

© Stephen W. Buchanan 2023

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At least so says Russian Orthodox patriarch Kirill. I missed this in September and only learned of it while reading about Putin’s “our real Christmas not your fake Christmas” cease-fire request.