Month: November 2013

Six Word Saturday…11/23/13


Thanksgiving is here; feels like Christmas. 


South Texas weather is unpredictable…
today’s high is in the low 40’s.
Yet — I have much to be thankful for in spite of the cold.
Y’all have a blessed Thanksgiving
with family and friends.




Written for “Six Word Saturday”…click here to go to Cate’s blog to read how others describe their life in six words. Shared with  “100 Days of Fall/Winter 2013.”

Hero’s Highway

Hero's Highway; Iraq (Photo credit: Brandon Tull)

Hero’s Highway; Iraq (Photo credit: Brandon Tull)


Some who passed
through this tunnel were
carried. And
some did the
carrying. One thing is true:
They are all heroes.

2013-11-11 (Veterans Day)
P. Wanken





Written for Poetic Bloomings #128: Heroes Proved.  Also shared at “100 Days of Fall/Winter 2013.”  Also shared at Poetic Asides (2013 Poem-A-Day Chapbook Challenge Day 11: ekphrastic poetry).

** This tent was constructed as a connector between a helipad and the doors to the ER of a Base Hospital in Iraq. It became known as Hero’s Highway.