I wrote this poem awhile ago and couldn’t get it quite right. It’s not my favorite but I like the story so I’m sharing it anyway. It’s what I call a snapshot poem where I try to use words to capture a moment. Here’s the moment: I accompanied my 82 year old father to the funeral of his first grade teacher. Her name really was Ms. Necessary and I thought with a name like that I needed to write something. Ms. Necessary ended up marrying and no longer was (I have to write it) Necessary. But for my dad she always was Ms. Necessary.
Dear Ms. Necessary’s
Reliance first grade class
was not her first time teaching
but it was far from her last. Continue reading
by Elder Dallin H. Oaks
Here it is plain and simple folks. This is how it all ties in together. It will not change. Continue reading
Can I just mention I don’t understand a song fade? What is the purpose? Why can’t the song just end? Are we to believe the song is still going on and on somewhere like a line in geometry? No, it ends. It ended in the studio it should end on the radio. Are they covering up a goof? What? Why? It makes no sense. Continue reading
I shed a tear
I don’t know why.
Suddenly consumed with fear –
I could not reason –
I could not think it through –
I could not find a plan –
I didn’t know what to do. Continue reading
by Bonnie L. Oscarson
It’s nice to help out in grand causes. There are so many causes needing attention. But it’s important to help our families and communities. Continue reading
Murder on the Orient Express is opening today and I will probably be in line to see it. My decision to see the movie grew slowly. Continue reading
A quote I read “Life was cheap in war” said by Martin Cohn in Unbroken written by Laura Hillenbrand, pg 87 is the inspiration for this poem.
The soldier preparing for battle
about to do the dirty chore
looks at his buddy on the left
and his pal on the right
and realizes life is cheap in war. Continue reading