Really

Hit home Home town paper Wanted to look at auction advertisements Couple front page I said without thinking Said without reading Look good the Bahr’s Oldest Dearest friend said Both dead! Then I read caption Covid-19 Bahr’s two of first Allamakee my county northern Iowa Hit hard Over one bundred nineteen Dead! Dead! Dead byContinue reading “Really”

I take my stand!Write Your Story!

What happen to Marian Heike and her middle daughter Val, of 405 2nd street N.E.Waukon,Iiwa 52172? Pity these are different things A legend tells direction Location Distance Family trees show nothing! Its not enough to know who you came from Parentage does not define you That’s why you writing your story matters You know howContinue reading “I take my stand!Write Your Story!”

Bud- in

Sitting vista streched wide before me Range of tall naked.trees stirred Flexing fingers Long, fragil, Strong enough to hold new born babes Nest mothers shaping in boughs Across the street old un used garage Small hole in roof missed by most Mrs.Robin uses the old nest Nestly under the corner of the shabby, tin roofContinue reading “Bud- in”

Geese, Goose Goose,Goose

While out briefly I heard a Honk! Trying to spin and not fall eyes drifted up Speeding full throddle one goose flew Nip and tuck Tuck anf nip Upon hee tail Bald headed eagles UFO’s seen have I Never in sixty two years bird chase Honk,Honk spoke the goose Over head in Winneshiek County EagleContinue reading “Geese, Goose Goose,Goose”

Glorious

Two inches of snow April thirteen two thousand twenty Pristine Bright Sunshine graces landscape Few birds chirped this a.m. Robins tucked in their fur stuff beds Snuggling down keeping winter chill at bay No self respecting bird had feathers in quilt Pure soft rabbit fur swiped from nest Returning to northern Iowa Winter possible tillContinue reading “Glorious”

Socked

Sailor crained his neck Eyes seek fore mass Recalling crow nest above Creeking non visible Command heard Mass fore a stern ‘Dang watch the bucket me bucko!’ Heard, bells tolling Davy Jones Locker A skeleton hand is glimsed Flap major sails crisp heard climbing Pull me bucko’s Raise the fore sail Bells clang and singContinue reading “Socked”

Flour

Sometimes I’m really tempted to slap people.People sometimes tend to shut off blood supply to their brains.I had mentioned a friend was going to go to the food bank and collect for me flour and surgar. Friend: Val that us stupid their cheap at the groccery store or Wal-Mart. First of all its been eightContinue reading “Flour”

Wash,Washing Wash

Amish in Allamakee County northern Iowa wash Wash,Washing wash Monday and Friday Lines from house Lines to clothes lines Some able to pull in Some push out Amish ladies use washing machine Time machines Rungers gas machines Modern conviences Dangerous Little girls get crushed hands Some people of of a stupid mind Amish are notContinue reading “Wash,Washing Wash”

Honesty and my mom

A person’s honor use to be attached to our name like Peter Pan’s shadow. Our word was honor bound like a invisible contract. With false words Marian Heike’s honor was erased. My older half sister told in writting which according to Fran Phillips from Liverpool England was a legal binding document placed in the handsContinue reading “Honesty and my mom”