The Silly Smile of Sarah

Submitted by Allyson D. on Wed, 11/03/2021 - 06:23

It began so slow,
and left so soon.
A silly small smile,
So seldom for Sarah.

She is an infant.
Too young to know,
of silly sayings,
and sappy stories. 

Yet the silly smile,
soon I should see,
grew more sounder,
Impossibly louder.

Joy is hers.
For I see,
that silly small smile.
It's Sarah's glee!

Apricot Pie is back!

Submitted by James on Wed, 11/03/2021 - 05:48

Dear Homeschooling Friends,

I trust you are all well.  Most of you no doubt have received my email informing you that I finally managed to get this site back online after nearly a year of being broken and offline.

I won't rehash here what I said in the email, other than to say I am very relieved to finally have the work done (it was a lot of work!), and that we can once again share our poems, essays, and stories with each other once again.  I look forward to reading more of your works, and hopefully contributing some of my own.

Sufficient Grace

Submitted by Grace J. on Fri, 10/02/2020 - 04:12

Beads of sweat twinkled like diamonds on the woman’s forehead. Her hands, too, were wet and slid on her sword’s hilt, but there was no time to pause and wipe them. She swung around and a clang rang out as her weapon struck her enemy’s. Then with a duck and a twist, she knocked his sword far from him and slashed his right hand.

The man screamed and glared at her with pure hatred blazing in his eyes. The woman barely noticed, though. As he ran away to bind his wound, another soldier stepped in to take his place.

There was always another one.

Like the Eagle Above

Submitted by SURPRISINGPERSON on Tue, 09/15/2020 - 05:49

Soaring, banking, wheeling high;
O, in that dome of blue to fly.
Seeing lands both lush and dry;
Joy enough to make one cry.

Pinions of gold and a soul that sang.
Exuberant cries, in our ears they rang.
Hearing it gave my heart a pang;
So fierce and free, in the air they hang.

Like the eagle above me;
Flying high and free;
My soul, I foresee
Will soar with thee.

Water's Edge

Submitted by SURPRISINGPERSON on Sun, 09/13/2020 - 05:12

At the water's edge
The Scottish girl does sit;
Six years old and dreaming
Of the day she finds her prince.

Ten years old, she goes
To get water from the loch.
Bucket in hand; she stands
Watching the ducks in thought.

The years pass and she becomes
A stunning, graceful lady.
Suitors come, asking for her hand,
Kneeling at the water's edge.

War comes and young men go
When the Jacobites do call
The girl, nursing wounded men,
Rests by the loch at nightfall.