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“I really don’t believe this,” Barbara said in exasperation.

“Just keep looking,” her husband, Dan urged.

“I am,” she snapped, her irritation at the situation rising.

“Are you sure this is the right area?” Dan’s sister, Karen asked.

“Yes, Honey, it’s right where Jeff Junior said,” her partner assured her.

“Well we better hurry up,” Barbara huffed.  “The sun’s setting and the tide’s coming in.  I can’t believe Little Jeff would have buried his own cousin in the sand like this, and then leave her!”

 

(84 words)

 

Padre

 

FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER

 

 

Half Truths and Prevarication

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Dachau Gate^

 

The way to control your people

Is to lie and then lie again

Make the lies so huge and colossal

That there’s no doubt that they could be pretend*

 

And then when you think you’ve got them

Half truths and prevarications extend

Be it a Dachau or Oswiecim

On people’s hopes and fears depend**

 

If you want to convince your people

Of your need to go to war

Tell them that mass destruction awaits them

In 45 minutes  – not a moment more

 

Remind the public often

They live in a democracy

Where everyone’s free and equal –

Just maybe – not as much as thee

 

Padre

 

*The Big Lie

**Doublespeak

^”Work Makes You Free” A Doublespeak

 

Wave

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Blue-grey expanse tipped with white

Risings and fallings

Patterned in unpatterned array

Is that not the wave before me

That I set my gaze upon yesterday?

Not so unique as one might suppose

A companion lingering –

Unwilling to allow me to move too far away?

To think so of a wave

Is that a sign of madness coming on?

Or is it just that I’ve been too long at sea

As the voyage drags on and on?

 

Padre

 

dVerse – Come sail

 

Message To The Manager

Business, Lady, Woman, Girl, Computer, Smile, Café

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You tried to ruin me,

But I knew it could not be done.

I played along with your belief

That you had against me won.

What you could not have known

In your malicious deeds and thought

Was that I had already  – the company

With my savings bought.

 

PS:  Please empty your desk by the end of business Friday.

 

Padre

 

Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge: Finish the phrase You tried to ruin me, but I…”

 

 

Bookworm

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Little bookworm cocooned away

With just the written page

But it is there – like a butterfly

That imagination can happily play

 

Sweet bookworms everywhere

When you emerge from your world of ink

Please share with us your insights deep

Tell us what you thing

 

Padre

 

Box To Build (ABP 7)

Water, Raindrops, Raining, Wet, Liquid, Splashing

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Beams to cut

Pitch to boil

A box to build

A God-sent toil

 

Upon ground

As dry as sand

A vessel to construct

On water-less land

 

Nevertheless – my sons and me

Will follow the divine instruction

Build the ark and the animals feed

Before all by rain – faces destruction

 

Padre

 

Genesis 6

 

August Bible Poem 7

 

 

 

 

Garden (ABP 6)

Pathway, Path, Pink Tulips, Tulips

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A space enclosed – attended

Tamed – yet in its essence wild

Impression of a wilderness

But loving cared for like a child*

These realms of green haven

Illusions designed by our own intent

Of something long lost primeval

A perfection from which we were sent**

 

Padre

 

*Genesis 2:15

**Genesis 3:23-24

 

August Bible Poem 6

dVerse

 

 

 

Catch

Fishing Nets, Background, Fishing, Pattern, Desktop

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I’ve seen it all before

But it is not an exact match

How after toiling away at sea

I returned without a catch

 

I have seen it all before

Returning from fishing

Jesus waiting on the shore

But this time no ride wishing

 

I have seen it all before

A miraculous catch of fish in store

But this time of my feelings He did implore

Then the question of love – asked two times more

 

I have seen it all before

He with tasks and goals for me

Despite my failings and sins

My life – Jesus willing to restore

 

Luke 5; John 21

 

Padre

 

FOWC with Fandango — Catch

 

August Bible Poem 5

This is the fifth of my August Bible Poems. I have set the goal of writing 15 scripture inspired poems in the month of August.  I hope they will touch something in your hearts.

True Power?

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Where does true power lay?

What o’er your life has control?

Are you the master of your own destiny –

Whether in part or the whole?

 

Was there power in that promise that was made?

Was strength really caused by the hair?

Was the physical might put on display –

In the thick ringlets you wear?

 

Did the promise made to God –

In Manoah’s wife’s fervent prayer

Mean as much to you –

As a Philistine’s bed to share?

 

You trusted in “your” strength alone

In the wit – in which you thought you showed skill

And yet for all your deceit and lies

Delilah’s was greater still

 

And why did you not seem to see?

Or become in the least paranoid?

Did her constant questions about your power –

Even once make you annoyed?

 

Did your lust and vain pride –

Blind you even before

Your shearing and capture when

The Philistine’s your eyes – out did gore?

 

Where does true power lay?

Does it rest in human might or the sword?

Are you the master of your own destiny –

Or does it come in the end from the Lord?

 

Judges 13 -16

 

Padre

 

August Bible Poem 4