“I Was Here“
‘I was here, I seen, I felt, I lived, I been through it all. I was in the shadows, no one could see me. I was lost within these dark woods. I couldn’t see what was in front of my eyes, I miss that open door. The trees are so tall, covering my every step. I couldn’t see anything else of what’s about to come. I always wonder what is behind all these trees. What is next? I walked and walked as I can see the beauty of sunlight from a tall steep mountain that stopped me in my tracks. I sat there looking down, I can see that I’m higher than the trees that blocked me. I closed my eyes into a deep meditation, I turned around, I opened my eyes, There’s a church. I hear the beauty of the sound of Gospel music, “This little Heart Of Mine, I’m gonna Let It Shine,” The words said on and on. I noticed my clothes I had on was all white. I walked into this big church. I walked in, I could see everyone looking at me, clapping their hands, singing and worshipping God. I can see the preacher standing there, singing. I walked and walked, I was tore’s the stage. I walked up the steps. The preacher said, “Come my son, come up, welcome, you’re home, you’re home. “I got on stage, I looked, I felt the joy of all the people but something felt like it was missing. The preacher put his hand on my shoulder. I turned to look up at his face, He said, “Your soul is mine now, welcome to my place of worship, you are one of us now.” The preacher eyes turned red as fire lighted up his eyes, He grabbed my hand really tight. My heart got really frightened, feeling trapped, fear, scared. I pulled away, as I ran out the church really fast, busting out the double doors at the same time. The wind blew very hard as my body flew high into the clouds, I couldn’t see anything through the wind dust and water. I closed my eyes, my body floated and floated, as I realized I was in a deep lake, under water. I noticed the water was very clear and blue with beauty, so pure and peaceful. I had on just a cut off sheet wrapped around my body, My legs showed and my side arm. I swim up top of water, I got on to this big brown rock and sat on it. I didn’t know where I was, but I knew how save I felt and how beautiful everything is around me. I see the sun, how bright it is. The big rock I’m sitting on is shining. Everything around me is all water. I see the mountains all around far in the distance. This angel flew on to the rock and grabbed my hand. I noticed this was a little boy, that had dark hair and blue eyes. He smiled at me. He told me that he is here to take me on a journey. I felt something coming out my back, I noticed I now had angel wings. The angel took my hand as we both flew into the sky through the clouds. I can see from a high, the beauty of gods creations as we both flew all around the united states and the united kingdom. We flew into India. I noticed the poor neighbor hoods. I seen this little boy sitting in the corner. Me and the angel kneel down in front of the little boy, as we both had our hand on his head and started praying on him. The light pour on this little boy. This little boy made a difference in India from the wisdom of God. Giving the neighbor hoods food and shelter, building many houses, making all the areas, this whole country a better place. This little boy be came a missionary as he got older, making a bigger difference by inspiring others in other countries to make their country save for others to live. Me and the angel smiled on this little boy, we was full of joy to see this all happen in front of our eyes. We flew into the United states, We seen a guy about to shoot a school down. We shined the light on to the school with Gods spiritual weapons. The gun person flee away as his body turned to dust. The school was safe and sound. The Homeless people all around the world sat on the street corner looking for their next meal. Me and the angel gave them food and shelter. People around the world needed jobs, they all got bless with jobs. The smiles on their faces lighted up the world, inspiring others to give back in such a great movement, passing the love around. Me and the angel flew into the clouds. The angel looked at me and said “Good bye, the journey is over, now it’s time for you to go higher into your destiny, I’ll be with you always.” I opened my eyes, I looked around, I can see this beautiful big building in front of me. I noticed I was dress in a white suit. “I heard this familiar sound, “This little Heart Of Mine, I’m Gonna let It Shine,” This beautiful Gospel tune came from the many voices in this building. I walked in seeing different race of people from different backgrounds, Hispanics, indian, African, White, Mix, Japanese, Chinese, Middle Eastern, Asian, Every color, Every type of person came together as one unity, worshiping, praising God our father. I felt the love and welcome. I walked and walked, as I got on the stage, I looked at the preacher. He looked at me and he said, “Welcome, “You are God child and we all are God child, We all are loved, that love inspire us all to spread that love to others.” I looked at his eyes, I can see the pure blue, The godly love, compassionate heart from a pure soul. I felt God presence all around the church, I knew I belong. I looked up and said to God, “Thank you.” I was here, I seen it all and still I’m learning more and more. No matter what fire struck me in the past or how many trees blocked my path, It’s never to late for that destiny. I’m always learning more and more everyday and inspiring others, I also get inspired by others everyday to. Changing the world through God in a movement. Passing the love to others as we all inspired each other, the same way God and Jesus inspired us all. I was here and I’m still here standing strong.’
Short Story- By Jon’te Aycox
The streets of Manhattan is crowded with cabs and cars on this warm breezy Friday evening. The streets are backed up in traffic, as cars and cabs sits there waiting for traffic to move. Horns goes off, “BEEP….’BEEP….”BEEP…” Impatient drivers yelling out the windows, “COME ON…”GO…”IDIOT”……”FOOL…”FREAK..” The side walks are full of people walking. The Asian restaurant, Momofuku Ssäm Bar on 207 Second Ave, at 13th St, is very crowded. Laura came through the entrance of the restaurant, amazed by the nice setting of this fine dining restaurant. The big fancy bar crowded with couples, ordering drinks and Asian dishes. The dining area has tables against a nice texture green and brown color cream wall. This handsome blue eye, blond hair waiter approached Laura. “Hi, Would you like to order at the bar or in the dining area?” Laura looked at the waiter. “Um.. In the dining area, a table for two.” “I’m here waiting for someone,” Laura said. “Follow me, There’s a table over there in the dining area,” the waiter said. Laura followed the waiter into the dining area. The waiter put down two menus on the table, as Laura sat down. “Can I start you off with any wine, any appetizers?” The waiter ask. “No thanks, I’ll wait until my date come, he shall be here soon, thanks,” Laura said as she smile. The waiter smile back. “Alright I’ll come back when he comes, to take both of your orders,” The waiter said. Laura was in hopes that her date looked as handsome as the waiter did. “What a stud,” Laura thought to herself. Laura friend, Lisa put together this whole blind date. Laura has no idea what guy Lisa hooked her up with. Lisa talked Laura into dating. Laura been single for five years now. Her last relationship was very heart-broken. Laura remembers the pain and heartache she felt from her boyfriend cheating many times. Lisa went on and on about this guy that she want Laura to date. Lisa picked out the restaurant where she wanted Laura and her date to eat. Lisa described this guy to Laura and told the guy about Laura. It was all setup. Laura looks at her watch, noticing her date is late. All of a sudden her phone rings. Laura looks at the number on her cell, she noticed it’s Lisa calling. Laura picked up her cell, “Hello.” “Billy is stuck in traffic but he should be there soon,” Lisa said. “I just got done talking to him.” “He knows you are sitting in the dining area where I told you to sit.” “He knows what you are wearing and how you look.” “I told him that I picked out that dress you are wearing.” “He knows your favorite color and that you’re allergic to chocolate and strawberries.” “He also knows the word, y’all, irritates you,” Lisa said, as she kept going on and on. All Laura kept hearing was blah blah blah. Lisa kept talking. “The color of your hair, your height, your weight.” Laura yelled, “STOP….” “Lisa I get it, I’ll talk to you later.” “Oh he is so tall and dreaming, dark hair, professional, half Puerto Rican, dark features, big feet,” Lisa said. “LISA I’M HANGING UP NOW, BYE…” Laura opens up her makeup mirror, looking at herself, fixing her lipstick and hair. Laura looked up and all of a sudden she see a big tall guy walking into the entrance of the restaurant. The guy looked around the restaurant. Laura meets eyes with him, he waves one hand as he walks into the dining room area. Laura stands up as this tall man comes tore’s her, putting out his big hand, with a big smile on his face. Laura extends her hand for a hand shake but she doesn’t give eye contact and doesn’t smile. “Hi… I’m Billy.” “Hi…I’m Laura.” They both sat down. The waiter came over to the table. “Are you both ready to order?” Laura looking to the side, as her body language puts up a wall. Billy looked at the menu and then he put down the menu, looking at Laura with an irritated look. The waiter is still standing there confused. “Ok.. I’ll be back,” The waiter said as he walk away. Billy waves a hand. “Hello…Laura…is anyone home?” Laura turns her chair, facing away from Billy. “Ok tell me.” “Is it my height that scares you or you mad at me for those long draining days at work, hearing my loud music blasting loud everyday?” Laura still not looking at him, she remember seeing him at work. She thought to herself, “Why the heck did Lisa do this, I’m going to kill…her.” “Did Lisa tell you about me?” Bill said. Laura looking the other way still. “She did tell me about you but I still didn’t have no idea who the you was, she left a lot out about you.” “We don’t know each other but I have seen you around at the office, but we never spoke though,” Laura said. “Plus there’s a lot of tall guys at the office.” “Can you look at me Laura?” “You know what Mr. Billy, If that’s your real name.”(Billy interrupts Laura)”That is my real name Mrs.Laura.” “NOW…(Laura interrupts)”look Billy I think this date been over way before it started…ok…and so we shall just say good night.” Billy looked at her. “You still never told me why you hate me, I’m waiting,” Billy said. Billy continues. “There’s great food here, I been here before, The best Asia food in town.” “So can we please be adults here and just tell me everything you hate about me, even if you want to punch me in the face or if you want to tell me how much you hate guys cause of your ex cheating on you many times but that’s y’all.. y’all issue, not mine.” Laura face became very serious and very irritated. “Laura I’m so..so..sorry..I didn’t mean to say that.” “Lisa told me that…”(Laura interrupts) “LET ME GUESS..LISA TOLD YOU THAT MY EX CHEATED, RIGHT?” “BILLY YOU ARE CROSSING THE LINE NOW!!” Laura said in an angry tone. Laura grabs her purse as she stood up to leave. “Laura please, please, stay….” “Please sit down.” Laura sat back down and turns the other way. “I tell you what, Laura if it makes you feel better, Lets have some wine, and then you tell me what is bothering you.” “This poor waiter been waiting for us to order for thirty minutes now.” “He been standing in that corner in the front watching us argue.” “Ok Billy you win, Lets order.” Billy and Laura order their dinner and wine. They both zip on wine, waiting for their food. “You finally looked at me Laura, it’s about time.” “Maybe I’ll see a smile soon,” Billy said. “All man are dogs, You want me to say bad things about you, right?” “Go ahead, eat your heart out,” Billy said. “You get on my nerves with your loud music at work, when I’m trying to get my papers done.” “You wear way to much old spice.” “That shirt you have on, looks like a grandpa shirt.” “You are a dog who probably cheated on all your girlfriends.” “I don’t like when you clip your hand nails in front of everyone at the office, that is rude.” “I can’t stand when you sing loud at work.” “You just don’t have any manners.” The waiter delivered the plates of food to their table. “Wow..Just right on time, save by the bell, this looks yummy, thanks,” Billy said. “Thanks,” Laura said. “No problem,” the waiter said. “Laura I’m sorry if you hate me so so…much.” “I’m sorry to be that weird guy at work, I’ll turn down my music at work for now on.” “Also I truly think you are very piss at me cause of your boyfriend troubles from five years ago, so you think that all guys are dogs but you are afraid to be honest with you.” “You put up this wall and can’t even give someone a chance, a guy that can possibly treat you right.” “Am I’m right?” Billy said. “You don’t know me,” Laura said. “I can see it Laura, you have been hurt in your life.” Laura eats her food, as she looks down, knowing that everything he is saying is right. “Laura you said all these things about me, but you aren’t use to hearing the truth about you.” “To be honest, you are a very beautiful woman but stubborn and that dress is very hideous.” “Now wait a minute, This dress is made by a great designer, I spent a lot of money on this dress.” “How’s the food?” Billy ask. “Good”, Laura said with a smile. “See you have a beautiful smile, let go of the bitterness in your heart and smile more, your beauty isn’t just your outside but I see your beauty shining from the inside when you smile,” Billy said. Billy and Laura talked more and more doing dinner as time went by. Laura let down her wall and smiled and laughed more. They both got along more and more. They both talked about each other back grounds. “My dad use to go on vacations to Chicago for the music festival,” Billy said. “My parents been out there, it’s very nice out there,” Laura said. “What’s your favorite food?” Laura ask. “I love Tia food, Asia food, Chinese.” “And you?” Billy ask. “I like Italian and Asia food.” There was lots of laughing, as Billy and Laura started to enjoy each other company. “So what do you like to do in your spare time?” Billy ask. “I like to go to the mountains and look at the scenery, I also love going to the movies and broad way shows.” “I like going to the wine tastings and I love hiking trips and the art galleries,” Billy said. The waiter comes over. “Any dessert for you both?” “Can I get the Panna Cotta cheese cake, with two forks?” “Is that ok, you don’t mind sharing?” Billy said to Laura. “Sure sounds good.” Laura felt a romantic vibe between them two. “Coming right up,” The waiter said. “You are going to love this, it’s so good,” Billy said. Their dessert arrived. “Thanks”, they both said to the waiter. Billy picked up the fork and digs in to the dessert, feeding Laura the dessert. Laura felt so special. “No guy ever did this for me,” Laura said as she smile. She then picked up a fork, and fed Billy the dessert. At the end of the date Billy and Laura walked out together, as they thank the waiter for his service and gave him a tip. Laura walked out the restaurant as Billy held the door open for her. They both met eyes. “So I guess this is bye,” Billy said. “Thanks for dinner, I had a great time,” Laura said. “I won’t be that weird guy at the office playing my music loud, I won’t wear this old shirt ever again, and I’ll be careful with the after shave,” Billy said as they both start laughing. “I’ll let the past go and not punish you from the pain that my ex cause me.” “I’ll work on not being so stubborn and learn to enjoy life with a smile, no more bitterness in my heart,” Laura said. “You forgot one more thing, “Billy said. “What’s that?” “That you will look me in the eyes for now on,” Billy said with a smile. Laura and Billy met eyes, as they still stood outside the restaurant. Billy and Laura slowly kiss each other, as they both felt the chemistry, that connection. “So will you go on a second date with me Laura?” “Yes”, Laura said. “RING …RING….RING…” Billy cell phone rings and Laura cell rings at the same time. Laura and Billy answer their cell phone, “Hello.” “Hi two love birds, I got you both on the line, so give me the details on what happen on the date.” “Did you both kiss?” “Is there another date?” “What did you both eat?” “How was the wine?” “Was dinner good?” Lisa kept going on and on, as Billy and Laura held their phone to their ear at the same time, laughing. “Lisa that’s enough,” Laura said. “Lisa, Lisa, Lisa”, Billy said, trying to shut Lisa up. Laura and Billy kept looking at each other as they still held their cell phones to their ear, laughing, listening to Lisa. “Did you both have dessert?” “What all did you both have in common?” “How long was the conversation?” “Was it crowded in the restaurant?” Lisa kept going on and on. “I’ll walk you to your cab,” Billy whispers, still holding the cell to his ear. Laura smiles, holding the cell to her ear. Laura and Billy walk down the street holding hands and their other hand is holding their cell to their ear, still listening to Lisa. ” AH….you both are walking together.” “Is their wedding bells in the future?” Laura and Billy smile and laughed. The nightly sky stars shined down over the city. Billy and Laura has a great future ahead.
‘Tears Of An Angel’
‘He held his pain, his bitterness, his struggles, His tears deep in the streams of his soul. He began to speak from his soul, but as the words couldn’t hardly form on his lips, he begin to cry. His Godly words made an impact on the world for the best, making it a better place for all. Stones was thrown at him, as he couldn’t understand why so many was against him, when the other half was proud of his accomplishments. So much, he wanted everyone to like him, he wanted to help so many, but the misery of the world wanted to get him down, because of the crudeness of jealousy. Through the worldly flesh eyes, they’re blind but through the spiritual person eyes, they can see. He kept going forward, the more some started to hate him more, The harder he love. His pain was their pain, so he wanted to help those from his experience of the pain he felt all his life. He felt joy from the hard work he put into changing the world for the better. He walked into the struggles of survival but still kept his head high, kept god in his soul, kept joy and positivity. He seen the blessings through his struggles. Years went by, as he got much older, he loved and loved even harder, as he help those more and more with compassion. The day he died, he rest in peace. He woke up, looking around at this beautiful place, streets of gold, beautiful angels flying all around. Jesus is looking into his eyes with a welcome of joy. Tears of joy came from his eyes as he gave Jesus a big hug, they both held each other for a long time. The tears flows and flows away. Angels gather around him and jesus, as they all hymn a tune. The rain pours over the world, baptizing it with love. Someone on this day had a beautiful bundle of joy, the mom looked into her baby eyes with happiness, then she looked up at the heavens and said “Thank you.” A little boy some where on this day is in his room, staring at the rain through his bed room window. The little boy mom comes in the room and sits next to him on the bed, staring at the rain together, they both smile, looking up at the sky. Some one on this day is sitting on their patio, an older lady in her rocking chair, rocking away, as she look at the sky, watching the rain pour, she smiles and say to herself, “My husband is up heaven looking down with tears of joy with the angels, smiling away.” Rain came down harder and harder with love, On this joyous day, it kept flowing and flowing from the tears of an angel. ‘
‘Lost Hope Within A Thunder Storm’
I looked deep into your piercing blue eyes, I see the deep blue sea that is pure with sorrows. The rain comes down from your eyes but your wall puts up a guard of toughness, you won’t surrender. Your soul is full of thunder-storms from years ago, as the black owl in the night took you as its own bait, eating off your flesh in a torture of pain, that build up in your soul more and more. I want to cure your pain, I want to hug you and tell you everything is going to be ok, but the wall you build higher than the tall tress in the woods, won’t let me in. Your response from my great words that served your soul with light, gave me hope. Your soul doesn’t have hope cause of all the blockage of pain. The leaves do fall far down from the tree but on its way down, it slows down. From the pain and bitterness that’s blocking your happiness is slowing you down. You can’t see the beautiful roses that surrounds your tree of hope. Beautiful white daisies is growing from the ground all over the land of hope and dreams. This world does have really hard and bad times but there’s also joy, love, hope, happiness. The pain that we all bear, hurts very badly like the cut from a thorn on a cactus. Walking down this quiet dessert, there’s going to be many cactus to walk pass, but you do pass it, no matter how much you get cut. Life passes by, you been through pain but peace always comes around again. You are much stronger from the pain you go through in life. I see the bridge many miles away. I look around but there’s no one in sight, no buildings, just me and the clear blue sky, the bright sun shining down. The beautiful flat lands is cover with red and pink, white rose pedals. I’m wearing all white. I’m still looking far into the distance and I see the bridge. I walk more and more, as I’m getting closer to the bridge, I see you standing there looking at me. You are wearing all white. Your beautiful piercing blue eyes shines as the tears flows down your face. The thunder-storm in your heart cleared, the light shines through your heart. Your wall is down. You open your arms wide, then we both hug each other tight. Our tears of joy runs down. The light above shines down on us with joy and love. God works through each of us to help each other, being that inspiration. There’s hope always……
‘It’s A New Day, Moving Farther Into God Purpose’
‘Waking up, I’m bless, It’s a new day. I open my blinds, moving the curtains, I look out the window. I see the beautiful light blue-green clear lake. The waves move with grace, having mercy on my eyes. The sky is so clear and sunny. The path far in the distance, I can see the boats with people, floating… into their passion of the out doors, their love for Gods creations. Their joy leads them into a clear path, a new chapter. Their peace and joy comes alive. I look and look at how peaceful everything is. I’m inspired by Gods love. God leads through us all, inspiring others. Sometimes in life we have to keep moving. We can’t stay in the same place always. There’s always that new chapter. Live moment by moment, live day by day, we are going to miss this. Be thankful for the moments. There’s a reason for everything. God has a purpose, a plan for each lives. The water moves East with the wind, sometimes West, sometimes South, sometimes North. Doors open to a new beginning. The many smiles you see along the way, The many tears we cry, The many people who gives knowledge and wisdom, The many lessons, the many mistakes on this new path that we learn from, makes us all better people. Through all that, there’s gods purpose for our life, helping others, changing the world. I smile as I’m inspired to follow the movement, I walk outside on the grass. I stand there looking at the birds flying all around the sky, finding their survival. I walk closer to the lake, I see a guy on a boat, coming tore’s me. He says “hop on, I’ll show you around on the other side of the lake.” I get on the boat. He shows me all around the lake, as we go farther miles on the other side, we see the beautiful tall mountains. We feed the fishes as they come up for food. We smile at the moment, appreciating all that God let us see, the moment is up lifting. Seeing the rabbits running across the desert, finding their own, they’re bless. We sit In the boat, looking at the sky, as we float in the middle of the lake, going farther South. There’s always more to see. We smile at the other people that’s on another boat beside ours. We wave at them, they smile. Joy is in the air. Gods love never ends, it’s forever. Going higher and higher to that destiny, that purpose, Spreading God love to others all around, we are bless, It’s a new day.’
‘I stare… I just stare… Sitting on a big rock, The clouds surrounds me. The wind blows a light breeze. I relax… clearing out my mind. I take deep… breath from my soul, I blow out …………. I stare…I just stare… The tree leaves and branches moves with the breeze in a slow dance. The sun reflects off the green leaves, with brightness of joy. I stare… I just stare… I stare… at the rabbits running through the desert, the dirt is the color of honey, with a sweetness from the soil. The flowers and plants bloom in its own, with a fresh scent flowing in the air. My heart is touch, I feel peace. I stare… I just stare… at Gods creations, his beauty, his love, his blessings all around. The smiles on people faces, the joy all around is special. The small things matters to, It’s big, the thought is what counts. I stare… I just stare…Taking every moment in. I can see so clearly. I get it, that moments past but they always come, a new chapter always becomes. I don’t take anything for granted, I’m aware of the blessings all around. Taking a moment, Looking around, I can see. I stare… I just stare… with appreciation. I’m very thankful for all that God has done and created. The birds fly so high in the sky so freely, their strength is from God. I stare… I just stare… It’s beautiful, It’s amazing, It’s peaceful, It’s joyful. I stare… I just stare… I stare…’
‘In Life We Fall But Then We Rise’
- ‘Standing high above a canyon, on a mountain top. My heart beats from the fear of heights. I take a deep…. breath, relaxing. I take everything all around me in, the view from this top mountain is so pure. The water flowing down the water fall is so clear. I can see through the water fall from above, as the white bubbles gives it life. The sun is bright in the sky, giving love of a peaceful mind. Within this life I’m so full, I want to live this moment on and on. I look down, as I remember what it took me, the strength to get up this high mountain. It’s going to be a long way getting back down. Life isn’t always going to be this peaceful but within this goodness, I’m living in the moment. I stand tall on this high mountain still. Unexpectedly I hear a sound from far…..away… Straight in front of me from a far distance, I see a big dark eagle with big wings, flying tore’s me, coming straight at me really fast. The eagle makes a loud sound, flying really fast. The closer the eagle comes to me, the more fearful I become. We both come face to face, The eagle eyes turns blood-red, his mouth blows fire at me. His wings pick me up in the air and throws me far…… down from the high mountain top, into the deep…..water fall. My weak body falls far…down, hitting the clear water really hard. I’m now under water, I can’t swim, My heart is beating really fast like a drum…bum…bum…bum…bum…. Water went into my lungs, suffocating my voice. My life shine in front of me, as I panic. I fighted hard..HARD.. moving my arms and legs, trying to get to the top of the water. I prayed in my mind to God. I thought about God strength that got me up top of the mountain. I won’t give up, even though I got knock down again, I will always get back up. This strong struggle of trying not to drown in this water, becomes a challenge more and more. I kept faith as I fighted for my life. I drowned and drowned…. hitting the bottom, loosing breath. I see a beautiful bright light coming tore’s me under water. A beautiful bright little boy with wings, swims tore’s me. looking in my eyes, he touches my face gently. He grabs me in his arms and then he takes off with me in his arms, shooting up fast pace, flying out the water, as I held on to him tightly, there was a big splash coming from the water fall. The eagle flew tore’s me and the angel. The angel defeated the eagle with spiritual weapons, The eagle flew away with fear. Back on the high mountain top, looking over the canyon, The angel stands next to me, looking into my eyes, he smiles and says, “everything is going to be good,” “God is your strength no matter how high and hard it is to get up this mountain.” “No matter how much life knocks you back down, you can over come anything through God.” I smiled, I felt alive again. The past is behind me, The trials made me strong again. I know more badness in life is to come cause it’s life but most of all, more good, more blessings is to come. Getting back on this mountain is a blessing. Keep God always, relax in him, he gets each of us through life, no matter what life brings. This mountain is very high up, but it’s beautiful, life is a blessing.’
'A little shy kid, laying on the green grass, looking up at the sunny blue sky. Staring into his imaginary world, it's his escaped. No one, no houses in sight. Only one cloud in the sky and the sun. He day dreams, His relaxation makes him feel like his body is floating up and up into the sky. Out of no where, a loud sound of a huge thunder-storm comes in. The sky gets darker and darker, the rain pours down very hard. The little kid still laying on the grass, closes his eyes, as he got soaking wet. His eyes stayed close, nothing but pitch black. A loud voice calls out his name "John!!!!"... "JOHN!!!!"........ John wakes up from a dream, in a nightly sweat, coming back to reality. His dad stands in front of him in his room, next to the bed. John sitting up in his bed, looking up at his dad. Smells a strong smell of alcohol, realizing that his dad was drinking again, almost everyday after work. Alcohol took over John dad like a bad flood on a raining day, wiping out everything in sight. John dad yelled, "BOY DID YOU HEAR ME CALLING YOU?" John looking scared and confused. "Dad it's late." "Are you drinking again?" Looking up at his dad red-blooded eyes, A big monster flash before John eyes, As a big hand slapped John in the face. John fell hard off the bed on to the ground really hard, feeling blood coming from his nose. The tears flow down his face like a water fall, non stop. "You are not worth it," John dad said, as he turned around and walk away with no guilt. John mom had black bruises and swollen eyes, from the fighting that John hears late at night. John lays in his bed every night afraid in horror. Locking his door, the room is pitch black. He gets under the covers, covering his ears from the loud sounds of his mom and dad yelling at each other and throwing things, breaking things from the fights. Every time John dad gets drunk, he goes into John room. John knew what was about to happen, but the lock kept the monster from coming in. The door knob, twisted and twisted, then a loud bang at the door. "JOHN"..."JOHN"......."JOHN!!!!!!!!" Hearing the sounds louder and louder. John prayed to God every night. John got up from his bed with God strength. Opening the door to freedom, running through the hall way into his parents room, seeing his dad choking his mom really hard. John yells ANOUGH...ANOUGH!!!!!!!!"...."STOP..." John dad looked at him in shock, backing away slowly, letting go of his wife neck. John looks him in the eyes and says,"The storm is over, The rain has stopped." "Over the beautiful hills of the sunrise, is a beautiful new journey." "Life is going to get better." "I stand tall with faith, without fear now." "The name calling, the hurt, the bruises is all in the past now." "You tell me that I'm never going to be anything and I'm not worth it but I'm something cause God said so." "The night mares I have every night is all because of you." "You been the monster that hunted me and mom everyday." "It is now going to stop this second, It's over..." "It's over..." "The storm is over." "No more hurting me and my mom anymore." John mom ran over and hugged John. "I'm so sorry son that I couldn't protect you, I love you," John mom said. She cries and John tear up. John dad stands there still looking shock. John and his mom hug each other tight as the big burden lifted, it's a new day. The sunrise shined through the bed room window as a new day came. John dad packed up all his clothes, loading up the truck. John dad and mom is divorcing. John mom looking out the window at her husband loading up the truck, leaving. John dad walked out the house with out a word, with his cowboy hat on. John follows him outside. "Dad!!!... I forgive you." His dad wink an eye and smile. "Take care of your self and your mom, I'll see you soon," John dad said, as he drives off into the distance. Looking at the truck driving far away, The sand mixed in the air, the more the truck got further and further into the distance up the dirt road, John dad disappeared. John knew that he wasn't ever coming back. He question, "did my dad ever love me?", he thinks to himself. John was happy to stand tall, having the strength and the voice to make a difference in the world. The new chapter took him on a journey. Years passed, John was now a grown man. He became a successful doctor and also a counselor for kids that came from abusive homes. He speaks at events on helping kids that been abuse and also woman that's been abuse by their husbands. John has built many homes for the single moms. John knew that he wasn't going to be anything like his dad when he grew up. John sat in his back yard of his house, laying on the grass, looking up at the sky. It was sunny and only one cloud in sight. "Dad what are you doing?" John little boy runs over to him, laying next to him. John holds him, hugging him. "Hi, my little prince." John tickles his son, playing around. John beautiful wife comes out the house, looking at the moment, smiling. She came over to join John and her son. "Hi, babe," John says as he kisses her on her lips. She lays next to John and their son on grass looking at the sky. "Wait for me," John mom comes out the house smiling. "Hi mom." John mom lays next to them in the grass. They all stare up at the sunny sky. The sun shined bright, Theirs only one cloud sitting there. John and his mom, his wife and son smiles. John son look at him, "Dad why does the sun shine?" John says, "Cause it gives each of us light and god is watching over us all, no matter what bad we face, things will always get better." "God is here and I'm here for you always son, you are not alone, I love you so much." John son looks and says,"I love you to dad." John mom looks with happiness and John wife looks over with happiness. They all held hands, laying on the grass side by side, looking up at the sunny sky at the one cloud. Peace is here always.'
‘Twins Of Oz’
‘Two streams came face to face as one. Their own pink glittery river was their play ground. Their spirits followed each other down a bright yellow brick road that was so long. Looking for that place that they can call home. Walking pass the tall trees over the hills of gold, Everything was made out of candy. Their first taste of sweetness touch their hearts. Looking at each other closer and closer, they see the same person. Their mirror was each other reflection. Their white dresses moved against the light breeze, as the white snow flakes fell gently from the sky. Their brown hair was in two braids with white bows. Their shoes were red and glittery. Their skin was white as snow. Candy fudges apples hung from the candy trees. Chocolate peanut butter cups grew from the bushes. Bubble gum piled on the steep hills a head. They both dance together like ballerinas, spinning around. They ate lots of candy and drunk soda pop from the river. They spin and spin around, they both started to get dizzy and dizzy and dizzy…. Their vision blurs, everything looks blurry…… There’s a bright light shining down from the blue sky. They see through their blur vision, a tall beautiful man, that has a long white robe on, with a beard and long brown hair, bright skin, long angel wings. Their vision gets more blurry from the bright light in front of them, they fall gentle on the ground. The angel touches their faces gently as they both fell deeply into a sleep. The angel carries them home on the yellow brick road into the bright light. Their spirits flow into the making, they’re born again. They opened their eyes, They are now both infants, Their cry sounded like angels hymns. The doctor smiles with joy, holding both of the infant twins in his arms, one on each side. The doctor says, “TWINS!! WOW!!! TWO GIRLS!!! CONGRATUALATIONS!! The twins mom lays there in bed after giving birth to the twins, crying with joy of happiness. The dad by her side, looking proud. “Their angels from above, before this life, God had this all planned out, we are blessed to have two bundle of joys.” “God knew what was going to happen before we all existed before this life,” The new parents said. The mom held one twin in her arms and the dad held the other one in his arms. “What should we name them,” The dad said. “Dorothy and Dora,” They look so adventurous.” The two baby twins eyes brightens, looking at each other eyes as the dad and mom still held them in their arms. Deep in their eyes is that bright yellow brick road that led them home. They remember the life before this life, God smiles down on them with blessings, bringing joy. This is home, this is home. “They’re our ‘Twins Of Oz,” The mom said with love.