Pages tagged with Memoirs

Placing our trust in a higher power will help to build strong faith and this will motivate us to develop our self belief or self confidence......
I brought Auntie René's book along with me to Canyon Manoir. Yes, she finally finished her book, recalling her decade of experiences at Nackby up until the point Father's house burned down with all Auntie René and Uncle Gus' things inside, including all Auntie René's diaries and ...
A child's memory the summer that she experienced her first roller coaster ride.
A personal experience that taught me that you really shouldn't judge a book by its cover.
Based on a true story, this short memoir relives a tragedy that still haunts me and still leaves me wondering, What could I have done?
A memory ingrained only You may make any comment you feel like but first feel the pain
What started me off on this idea was the period in my life that I become a self employed housewife. By self employed I mean, I started my own leather-work business in a garage of a rented property in Durban- South Africa I had so many photos of my leather-work, and the trade shows I ...
This tale is a true story about the life of my great grandfather. He tried hard to avoid his fate, but in the end, it became his destiny to fulfil what he had to do anyway. Can we alter our destiny, or does it affect too much else for us to ever be able to do so?
~life is full of possibilities~success measured by survival~a future depending on lessons learned such as~fire tempers the spirit~ice applies a cold edge to it~fear may be the only damned thing you have left~that bit thing that means you’re alive~catastrophe can make heroes out of a...
~3 legged bunny in your pocket~an underwater experience~considering pleasure~bend over in the bedroom closet~wondering your shoes~who is that behind you~flip-flops or tennies~feels good your feet burn~downtown a hundred degrees~there you are naked~blank-eyed & stiff~window shopping~pr...
~momma stood in line half a day~after waiting an hour for the bus~it was sixteen degrees but had stopped snowing~wasn’t much left in the santa claus shop~she did the best she could with her certificates~the elves were tired but wrapped the presents~she picked up her sad little load~...
~counterfeit echoes~when it is your turn on the table~hear that other screaming again~realize it is you~going to the pit where words go to die~is it here~it is everywhere~but is it here~it is nowhere~we’ll follow the trail of dying~words to the game room~poets laughing~smoking tar o...
~we were rat pickers my brother & me~folks didn’t throw much out where we lived~we kept our eyes out for move-outs & evictions~scored our first radio flyer~it was rusty & didn’t have wheels~a jewel in the rough to us~we hid it under the house~behind tumbleweeds & rags~took the rea...
~momma was a soldier~she stood five feet very tall~protective of her tiny army~made of the stuff of first rank~no stranger to front line engagement~attended by pride & integrity~stepped forward into the fray~ever aware that survival was all she could ever hope to gain~momma was a sold...
~I did a lot of getting even in my dreams~bit the hand that fed me~slapped the face that kissed me~I met the other face there~the one wish/willing to die~loath to surrender~its eyes howled~its reek of breath offended me~the me it was & I just ran away~until next time~paladin bounty hu...
speaking to creativity~relative to diminished capacity~specifically sight & sound~one is afforded a unique opportunity~to see & hear perceptively what others don't~of necessity to make it a bit of one’s own~speaking to survival~relative to the above noted diminished capacities~one ...
~that way-down place where fear is born~a parasite gnawing at your bowels~places to go & things to do~behaviors to learn & practice~whether you like it or not poor boy~you tough it out with the other prisoners~but guards teachers administrators~big shots all they demand respect~in the...
~I believed in angels when I was a boy~male angels & female angels~in the flesh with wings of kindness~nice folks who did a lot of suffering on their own~none of the angels I met could save me~they were tragic & could barely save themselves~what they did is save me from myself~taught ...
~Jackie took stuff from people~Daddy accused him of being a born thief~I don’t believe any of us are a born anything~you get your ass kicked enough~go hungry suffer forget about hope~or never learn it in the first place~that’s what you are if you manage to stay alive~let somebody...
~thirty years later~I took a friend looking for ‘gone fishing’~a song by bing crosby~the man’s dad had died~he wanted to play the song at his funeral~went to have a drink at the bar~sat there with his motorcycle friends~they took us outside & made a human circle~around us & told...
~punishment for getting caught~rarely equals the value of booty~jackie never seemed to get that~I suppose the joy of the score~getting’ over on ‘em once in a while~that made it all worth it to him~like setting things on fire~just to watch ‘em burn~you got the inside information~...
~never have had much use for cops~judges badges guns & lawyer types~they throw you out~kick you when you’re down~try to get that protect & serve thing~with your wrists manacled~sittin’ in the back seat with no door handles~right is always on their side~all consideration as to who ...
ain’t got no place to go~I’m just a ten-year-old kid~wondering about stabbing myself in the bellybutton~like those Chinese ninja guys~I lie about god~I ain’t saved~poor folk don’t get saved~they get used~back stabbed~double crossed~I understand kids that kill their parents~kid...
~a twenty dollar bill~mirrored accomplice~brittle victory~pick ‘em up & lay ‘em down~running away~gimme a smoke & a double shot~give the kid a coke~walking back~I am a western man~a badass smokin’ gun~we gotta get outa here~find some money~a cannon~twenty dollar bill~learn ‘em...
~take a sneak peek~poke your eyes around the corner~ice picks & thumb screws~devil gonna getcha boy~bleeding marble eyes~c’mon be a witness~ya got trust issues man~better deal with that~what the hell’s the matter with you~sucker punch~
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