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leaving vancouver blues

he sits silent on the greyhound as it slowly moves downtown the past is close behind him treading on his shoes his mind is filled with emptiness leaving vancouver blues he sits pensive on the greyhound as it travels south … Continue reading

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Maple Leaf

I have the Maple Leaf you gave me the day we went to Lighthouse Park the trees were high the sun was low but with you there was no dark I have the Maple Leaf you gave me when we … Continue reading

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The House on the Hill

On every bird there sits a tree Singing a song of love AnElephant hopes it is a very small tree Or an exceedingly muscular dove This is a weekly invitation to write a short piece of fiction (c. 150 words) … Continue reading

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Man’s Inhumanity to Man Makes Countless Thousands Mourn*

I have seen them in many parts of the world. From Scotland to Canada and the USA. From France to Australia. Each one rips at my soul. But the saddest thing about War Memorials, strangely enough, is not the heart-breaking … Continue reading

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angels and mermaids – a poem

AnElephantCant apologise For his third post about angels in just a few days And two about a mermaid They both have strayed So he tries to help them back to their own special place angels fly high and mermaids swim … Continue reading

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Man’s Inhumanity to Man Makes Countless Thousands Mourn*

I have seen them in many parts of the world. From Scotland to Canada and the USA. From France to Australia. Each one rips at my soul. But the saddest thing about War Memorials, strangely enough, is not the heart-breaking … Continue reading

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Un Petit Bisou* From Me to You

AnElephantCant hide his embarrassment He thinks he just had a very close squeak To his great surprise Two friendly French guys Give him a smile and a hug and a kiss on each cheek Now in Scotland this is considered … Continue reading

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