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Goat Manners

Goat Manners Originally uploaded by stephhwilliams Our little one, Seth, bit me accidentally while chewing on the sleeve of my shirt. I was sitting in the grass, trying to "teach him some manners" — like not jumping on people or chewing on their clothes. See what it got me? It felt like a pinch but …

Our Friendship (circa March 1991)

[Iambic Tetrameter] Real friendship does not come each dayIt takes work and dedicationTo ignore what others might sayAnd survive with consolation When people overlook the flawsThey enshrine the strength to stay friendsI’m strong even when lost without a causeFrom the helping hand your heart lends I pray that you do know by nowI’ll be there …

My LRTweetup Story’s Just Beginning

Author’s note, particularly for my non-tweeting readers:  The Little Rock Twitter Community, (a.k.a. @LRTweetup) (a.k.a. people who somehow get away with tweeting from work all day and then regularly get together in the same room to tweet their conversations) is celebrating its first birthday in May with the #LRTweeties (think: Oscars but with birds and …

Happy Birthday Karen (circa March 1991)

“Happy Birthday” Happy birthday darlin’I realize your heart no longer beats for JonBut it’s only because another year in your lifeHas come and gone I only thank you thatOur friendship didn’t also disappearInto the midst of the faultsThat lingered this past year. Someday we’re gonna look backTo the times we laughed togetherThose times, we have …

Wasted Time (circa February 1991)

The room grew dark and coldYour face was a blur, unseenThe change was predicted, unwantedMy senses undeniable, so keen Whatever had happened, it didThere was nothing more to be saidNo matter how hard we foughtThose feelings were lost, they were dead I searched your eyes for an answerNo longer did they sparkle or beamWhat I …

Tomorrow (circa January 1991)

Some people believeHappiness is where you find it.What you want makes you content,And your life’s candle is always lit. If you live in the present,Then happiness exists all around.It is then your duty to keep it alive,To make it forever bound. If you live for the future,Live it day by day.Strive for all your dreamsNo …