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by Kevin Grimes
Waking up on the side of the road and I'm not glad
that I survived
I was just in a car crash and I'm the only one still alive,
I never knew I was that tired, too tired to even drive
I was going to make a special trip I was headed up I-75,
I remember my wife calling my job saying take your time it's not a race
I wish that I had taken her advice, used caution, instead I used haste,
The Fire Dept came real quick to put out the blazing fire
Three are dead! Hey you! What happened? and to them I replied
I never knew I was that tired, too tired to even drive,
The man that approached me said three are dead and yes
I am the Chief
I just shook my head from side to side, my life is over, I had to weep,
I said, “Chief !”,
My wife, my son, and my mom, they have
all just been killed
I never knew I was that tired, til' I fell asleep behind the wheel.
Blood and Your Sister"
by Kevin Grimes
I haven’t seen my younger sister, since the day that she
I left and went my own way, I had to do it even though my family was torn,
My sister’s seventeen now and she wouldn’t recognize my
My parents don’t even speak my name, there’s no pictures, and no trace,
She is the star pitcher at a school in the same state
I often want to check her out but I just say no, and I wait,
My girl said at the state championship, my sister will
be the starting pitcher
I said I am not going, she said why not, that’s “Your blood and Your sister”,
So I jump in my car and head on down to see my baby sister
After all I am the one that left, I coming back because I miss her,
I go in the stands, and sit with the fans, as she throws
strikes across the plate
I wave to mom and dad, then they do too but first they hesitate,
My mom said we are so glad to see you, we are glad that
you are enduring
I said, “It has been seventeen years since I last seen you, I have done a lot of maturing”,
My sister and I have a lot in common but she’s a Jones,
and I am a Fischer
My mom said you have came a long way, you have to go see her, she’s “Your Blood and Your Sister”,
After the game I went on the field to do what I came to
The coach who is our uncle came from behind me, he said “Who are you?”,
The field is just for family off limits to fans and the
I turned and he saw me, “How can it be, is it really you?”
Out from the bleachers my sister came she starting crying
and said “I ‘m this team’s pitcher”
I said hello Renae, my name is Lenae, I’m your twin, “Your Blood and Your Sister!!”.
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Name: Kevin Grimes
My name is Kevin Grimes and I am 25 years of age. I grew up in Cleveland, Ohio before entering the Navy's Submarine Force at age 17. I am now an accountant, residing in Florida, where I have been living for the last 5 years. I just want to thank you for taking the time to read and comment on the work of an Amateur Writer.
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January & Februaury 2001:
This month's showcase was a book synopsis for Babe by Delores Thornton. Delores Thornton is a lifelong resident of Indianapolis, Indiana. She belongs to several writing organizations including The Women's Writing Guild, the Prolific Writers Network, and Black Writers on Tour. Thornton is a volunteer for the Indianapolis Public Library Literacy Program. And she also offers self-publishing tips to aspiring writers through her monthly column on the Doenetwork--www.doenetwork.com. You can contact Delores by Clicking Here or by visiting her website at http://margueritepress.8m.com.
March 2001-August 2001
The March - August showcase was a children's sort story called The Journey of Anjumi by Gwendolyn Morris by Delores Thornton. Created for Grades 5-7 The Journey of ANjumi is an introduction to the American Slave Trade Era. A 13 year old gilr is kidnapped and brought to the Americas where she is sold and learns the horrors of enslavement. With the help of a friend, she escapes into Native American territory where she finds live and a new life. Though the story was designed for children I throughly enjoyed it and would recommend it to one and all.
Gwen Morris is a graduate of Morgan State University and is currently working on a Masters in Information Technology. She is working on a supernatural erotic romance, an excerpt of which can be seen at her website. And, she is the author of six children's books.
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