Creative Corner: Local Artists for November 2021

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Creative Corner: Local Artists for November 2021

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Are you an aspiring writer, poet or artist? Or maybe you want to try your hand at any of the above? We want to share your art! Read directions on how to submit your creative work below:

For submissions: Send your short story or poem (150 words or less) or a photo of your artwork to Rebecca.Fending@lifestylesafter50.com with the words “Creative Corner” in the subject line. Please include which Florida city you currently live in to ensure that your work will be published in your local edition. Artwork must be before the 15th of every month, otherwise it will be held as potential news for the following issue’s publication. Include your name, phone number and address. Work is published on a basis of what space is available. 

Creative Corner Submissions for November

“My Car Won’t Start” by John M. Alexander  

My car won’t start 
But, seeing I’m smart 
And handsome and 
College degreed 

I’m sure that I’ll know 
In a few minutes or so 
Just what it is 
It might need. 

The differential seems sound 
And appropriately round. 
The frimulator’s fine 
I can tell. 

Transmission’s okay 
(I keep it that way.) 
And the starter and coils 
Are both swell. 

Through my precognition 
The electronic ignition 
Is plugged in and 
Works just great.
 
Upholstery and rugs 
And wires and plugs 
Are all in condition 
First rate.

But, the damn thing won’t start. 
And, though I’m obviously quite smart 
I’m beginning to think I’m an ass
 
After hours of probing 
And testing and groping . . . . 
I think I forgot 
To get gas. 
From Pixabay

“Bunny” by Paula Timpson 

Bunny  

Bunny, 

I see you  

Silent gift you are  

Special like butterflies  

Spirits dancing in life  

Animals are Angels 

For a lifetime  

Creating  

Grace 

Little Tyke’s Thanksgiving – A Short Story by Ann-Marie Stenhouse 

Little Tyke, Billy, lay in bed; he didn’t want to move this morning.  The smell of roasted turkey permeated his brain.  Once a year, he looked forward to those wonderful odors coming from the downstairs kitchen where a large turkey had been slowly cooking all night long.  In a few hours, his grandparents would be here. They would bring brightly colored presents to put under the tree that Daddy had cut down yesterday.  Little Tyke thought, I’ve got to be a really lucky boy to have such a great family. His second thought was, Maybe I’ll get to have the wishbone.  His third daydream was, And maybe this year, I’ll get the big turkey leg! 

Trading Spaces (chosen for ” Embracing Our Differences” Exhibit at Sarasota Florida Island Park) by Theresa Loder 

If you could be me 
And I could be you 
And we traded places 
For a week or two 
 
Then my perspective 
And your point of view 
Would change in ways 
Maybe many maybe few 
 
We'd realize 
Where our journey takes us 
It's the who what where why how 
That makes us 
 
But 
Since you are you 
And I am me 
We can only imagine 
What that change might be 
 
No matter where you go 
Or who you see 
You 'll always be you 
And I'll always be me 
 
 

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