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Porcupine’s Helper

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… the best armor or shield or defense is not enough. Sometimes we need the help of something greater to keep us safe …  Porcupine’s Helper A tree of great size rises up as I approach. I am drifting silently on a slight breeze. The tree, maybe an ancient elm, climbs up into the sky, […]

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The Hitchhiker

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The Hitchhikers On the wing of a fly the moon is born as giant reptiles roam and we circle around the sun. Then off to the sink faucet as a nearby mother coos to a baby cradled on her chest. A stop to listen to the other flies buzzing and teasing the horse ears, making […]

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The Heart Rope

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The Heart Rope A rope tied to my heart Braided from the fibers of fatherhood Has been tossed over into the turbulence With a prayer that your hand will grab it… And I know that only you can grab it This is my journey –Nate Long “Owl” Oil pastel with digital manipulation  

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Stepping Through

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Stepping Through   You have the opportunity, the privilege, the strength and the ability To step through this sacred doorway. What will you bring with you? What will you leave behind?   This is my journey — Nate Long “Owl” ink with digital manipulation

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Darn the Tears

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Darn the Tears   My grandmother looks up slowly from her work with a large smile and invites me closer. It is so good to be with her again. She sits on the ground and is sewing a blanket — darning the tears that have appeared between each of the colors. “Will be good as […]

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Whoo Whoo Whoo Holiday Cards!

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Whoo Whoo Whoo Gobble

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  I know we never spoke the same language, but I honor you. whoo whoo whoo   — Nate Long “Owl”

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White Bear

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White Bear A point between day and night Where the sun is always just below the horizon And colors from ice to sky merge in a blur. Upon a rise, White Bear keeps watch Over the silhouette of spirits walking below, Passing through this middle-ground . One figure seems to look back and up at […]

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Who Are You Better Than?

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Yesterday in Sutherland Springs, Texas a gunman opened fire in a First Baptist Church, killing 26, then himself. The following is written in response. I am giving no apology if this in any way offends because this question must be asked and it must be answered within each heart. Who are you better than? Are […]

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This Shade Upon Your Heels

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This Shade Upon Your Heels Behind you something follows Dragging itself at your feet Something from just beyond the veil That sways just beneath your vision. Are you afraid or are you fascinated? Your definition creates this creature Allowing it to either sneer with evil Or bring a wise song on the winds. There is […]

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