Author Archives: 31 Croft Road

Close the door my friend

    Close the door. my friend, close the door.   Drop the mantle round, lay your tired frame down.   Close the door, my friend, close the door.   Flow the blood, beat the heart, lift breath no more. … Continue reading

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time precious

Tis a fearful thing to love what death can touch.   A fearful thing to love, to hope, to dream, to be– to be, And oh, to lose. A thing for fools, this, And a holy thing, a holy thing … Continue reading

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Close the door

Hey Buddy; The door closed last night.  50 years give or take a month or two.  It was a scream.  So many from grade school, Jr. Hi., High School.  More than 50 years combined for us.  50 gone from when … Continue reading

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crow

I heard a crow.  not close not far.  the caw was short but mellow, floating in the grey. toxic dreams stirred and slept.  an old friend calling to awake the day. i heard a crow.  

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The last shot

                                     The Last Shot It was not long before morning light assuaged the murky blackness.  Three lay along a ditch line; small dark shapes scattered front. Whistling broke the dawn stillness.  The boys readied, squinting to capture sight.  ‘They’ had … Continue reading

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Slurping Christianity

  A friend sent this.  Its rawness focused me.  Stripped away:  No Senior Pastor, children’s ministry, choir, adult studies, divorcecare, coffee/doughnuts, jamming music; No arms to crawl in with, sharing of tears, patterned days, striving, surviving…. Been there?  It is … Continue reading

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The CD’s

1.  The STORY 2.  The WEDDING 3.  The MUSIC The grey sludge slurped out from under the moving tires as the late spring snow integrated the winter grunge.  Emma was driving home from school, having had another exhausting day with … Continue reading

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