Archive for November, 2006

New Poem – I’m Heavy When Wet

Monday, November 20th, 2006

I’m Heavy When Wet by John O’Brien, Jr. The rain falls softly, winter has gone back to fall The Bucks beat Michigan and the Browns couldn’t quite climb the wall Leaves are so heavy, when wet – starting to rot They once drifted so softly, swirling on my lot Burning reds and orange are now […]

the Sons of a !@.$%^&*() got caught!

Wednesday, November 15th, 2006

Yep, one of the idots who broke into the school where I work PT got caught (see yesterday’s blog to catch up).  He took the 4 foot snake from one of the classrooms and KEPT it – in his bedroom.  Seems he had a cage and food and everything already there waiting for it!  Smart […]

Happy Birthday Baby

Tuesday, November 14th, 2006

I remember, I will always remember November 13th. The Vacant Chair by John O’Brien, Jr. I asked her if she could go home or did she have to stay out all night She looked at me kind of funny, her laughter peeled with delight My heart broke in two and I can still freeze the […]

Sons of a !@.$%^&*()_

Tuesday, November 14th, 2006

Sons of a !@.$%^&*()_ I have a part time job as director of a latchkey program (afterschool program).  The School got broken into and so much was damaged, due to the joy riders spraying fire extinguisher empty – all over everything.  So school closed for a day and we had a professional company come in […]

Veteran’s Day facts and stories

Saturday, November 11th, 2006

Veteran’s Day facts and stories Rouge Bouquet Veterans Day was originally known as Armistice Day and commemorated the armistice that ended World War I on November 11, 1918. The war to end all wars.Upon America’s entering World War I several state National Guard Units were called up for service in France with the American Expeditionary […]

The freakiest history lesson in the world

Saturday, November 11th, 2006

Have a history teacher explain this … if they can. Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846. John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946. Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860. John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960. Both were particularly concerned with civil rights. Both wives lost their children while […]

the war that raged

Friday, November 3rd, 2006

the war that raged by john o’brien, jr. My Lonely prison walls, I put them up myself but when I look behind me I see only open spaces, broad green fields of France I read your lips for your voice is too soft, too musical to distinguish the high notes ringing the porcupine disagrees and […]