• The setting sun
    It shone like an orange-red bulb
    Just as the light passed away
    I saw her smile at me with that smile
    That could light the sky

  • David Saleeba commented on the post, bars 7 years, 6 months ago

    I spent too much time in bars in my twenties. I’m glad that I have never spent time behind bars, though!

  • “This is a fine existence!” Darrell mused. He knew, though, that the last days of his vacation were ahead and that soon he would be back to the drudgery of his 9 to 5.

  • David Saleeba commented on the post, sponge 7 years, 6 months ago

    Henry was a sponge when it came to music. He could listen to, soak in, and then squeeze out more from a Coltrane solo than any of the cats. He was also a sponge in that he was a big ol’ softy with a heart that kept giving, even when he had no money.

  • I will succeed at writing a prompt on oneword.com. I can do this. it feels good to be successful at something! Now, to write that novel by tomorrow…

  • The storm outside was so violent that it tore down not only the sad, wimpy pine trees but the tall oak tree that was in the back yard. It must have been some wind to accomplish a feat such as that!

  • David Saleeba commented on the post, cast 7 years, 8 months ago

    A perfect day:
    I stand in the river to cast
    to catch the fish and play
    and know my worries won’t last.

  • David Saleeba commented on the post, crush 7 years, 9 months ago

    The weight that is felt by all the stress put on us seems like it is enough to crush us sometimes.

  • David Saleeba commented on the post, morals 7 years, 9 months ago

    morals. Morals? I didn’t think that there were people left that understood and applied this concept. There are a few, and hopefully they will be influential to the amoral multitude!

  • Those who fail to learn from History get a bad grade and their GPA goes down.

  • David Saleeba commented on the post, held 7 years, 9 months ago

    I held a high note out on the trumpet in a musical one time… I almost blacked out. It was freaky!

  • David Saleeba commented on the post, train 7 years, 9 months ago

    I would have to train to run a race. It would be neat if I actually took a train to the place where I’d train!

  • I sat at the train station wondering, hoping, praying that she would be on this next one. It hadn’t worked the previous four times, though. I wasn’t giving in until I knew for sure.

  • David Saleeba commented on the post, corner 7 years, 9 months ago

    I told little James to go sit in the corner. It didn’t work, though. He sulked, sure, but my disciplinary action only made him brood and his anger festered until one night…

  • David Saleeba commented on the post, torch 7 years, 10 months ago

    I’ll pass the torch to a person who can carry it further, faster, longer, and better than I can. I always think of generations doing this. Sometimes it doesn’t work out, though.

  • I love to go to the mall, or anywhere else that serves them, and get a hot pretzel. A regular pretzel is a good anytime snack, too. There’s just something special about that hot, doughy, salty treat. The way they melt in your mouth… yum!

  • Curious George.
    How curious a name for a monkey.
    Should have been a cat.
    That curiosity killed.

  • David Saleeba commented on the post, bones 7 years, 10 months ago

    The band director was always shouting, “Bones! You guys are way off! You wouldn’t know your elbow from an oboe. C’mon, let’s take that section again and get it right this time.”

  • David Saleeba commented on the post, crew 7 years, 10 months ago

    A crew of a ship
    rapper’s posse
    isn’t it like a clothing brand? (very unhip of me not to know!)
    2 live crew

  • I’m assuming, as a guy here, that it is something that goes- perhaps in a line?- around the eye. Or maybe not a line? Definitely the eye, though.