Beanery Online Literary Magazine

February 23, 2011

A Day for Hugging

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A DAY FOR HUGGING

Jan McLaughlin

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There is no need to have a day

You hug your (more…)

December 1, 2010

Walk Slow and Notice Everything

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WALK SLOW AND NOTICE EVERYTHING

Kern F. Little

 

Walk Slow and Notice Everything

my father

walked slow

noticed everything

as a youth

I ran fast

missing everything

as a father

I rushed around

going to work

going to school events

visiting friends

just doing what needed done

missing everything

first he took my job away

I never slowed down

he took my wife away

I never slowed down

he took my (more…)

October 19, 2010

On Dying and Returning to Life

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ON DYING AND RETURNING TO LIFE:

A Near-Death Experience

Bob Sanzi

This piece was written to be read with keyboard accompaniment. The plan was to have the music quietly remain in the background during the reading.  At each break it was planned to have it rise in volume and tempo.  This proved to complex for the keyboard, but the breaks were still respected. Rather than reading continuously, varying breaks were accomplished as the keyboardist continued to play.  The music was impromptu and did fit the mood of the reading. This is a long passed process often practiced in the sixties coffee shops.   Bob

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MUSIC

October eighth last year I died.

MUSIC

I know that seems silly because I’m here now.  But clinically I was defined as having no life signs and that means I was dead, died, gone, and passed on.  Not here anymore.

MUSIC

It was a Thursday, student night at the Laurel Highlands Model Airplane Club’s airfield at Mammoth Park (PA).  It was beginning to get dark and most of us had started packing up our radio-controlled airplanes.

MUSIC

Ziggy wanted to get in one more flight but his plane wouldn’t start.  His instructor called for a new glow plug.  I walked out to my truck and brought the group gathered around his plane a new one.

MUSIC

I knelt down gave them one and stood back up and fell over backward.

MUSIC

They thought I had tripped over the filed box and hit my head when I fell.  But when I started to turn blue and my lips were (more…)

May 10, 2009

Dedicated to my mother

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DEDICATED TO MY MOTHER

Maryanne E. Hoffman 

Our guest writer on Birth Mother’s Day, and on the eve of Mother’s Day, is Maryanne E. Hoffman, a Western Pennsylvania writer. She dedicated her book, Older Women’s Rights, to her mother, as a result of seeing her mother mistreated in an elderly care home, and being in the position of having no power to correct the situation.

 To my Mother

      You are the inspiration for the creation of this book. I admire your unshaken perseverance and spiritual inner strength, as you endure the torturous and unjust situation you are forced to live against your will. Your beautiful spirit is the (more…)

February 3, 2009

ESCAPING THE DEVIL’S GRIP

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ESCAPING THE DEVIL’S GRIP

The Photodoctor

coldness
bones ache
injuries throb
worries linger
winter stirs
once (more…)

May 14, 2008

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE!!

—written by Fran

Being a caretaker for a loved one is challenging, life-changing and a lesson in finding joy in the simple things. It is riddled with medical crises, often accented by runs to the emergency room. Below is a page from Fran’s journal—written on a particularly calm day, March 31, 2007.

5:00 Saturday morning….  Time to get up, BC (our cat) has the insane idea she is hungry and now is the only time that will work for her!!

5:20 – Coffee, hot, creamy, and absolutely divine….I am now awake and going.

6:30 – All showered and ready for the day.  Time to check on Jim, get him his first of the 35 pills he takes each day.

7:30 – Help Jim get dressed, he decides on breakfast, we eat.  It’s a pleasant time to “chat”.  No (more…)