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Author Archives: Samuel Montes

Nurse’s Hands

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Age 5 Bumps, scrapes, and bruises Kisses were band aids Kind words were medicine And my nurse’s hands were smooth. Age 18 Books, luggage, and my Pontiac Tears of joy were tears of sadness Hugs and kisses were delay tactics And my nurse’s hands were proud. Age 31 A pastor, a white dress, and my bride The mother-son dance was ...

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Thoughts on a War

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Part I A midafternoon tromp through the mall That will deter the ominous thoughts for a menial hour or two A mother holds her son’s hand as they stand in line After her husband’s deployment two months ago, she is able to ignore the loneliness and solitude Waiting is no longer all she can do Instead she is strong for ...

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Memories Made on Samuel Croft Farm

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Upon arriving at my house after school every afternoon, the first things to meet my eyes are the tall evergreen and deciduous trees that consume the five acre property. Greeted by the battered, gray mailbox with its mouth agape, I make my way up my long driveway lined with pine trees that my mother planted when my parents first moved ...

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La Casa de Los Espíritus

La Casa de Los Espíritus

* All translations are in parentheses. ** This book is also available in English. La Casa de los Espíritus (The House of the Spirits) is a well-known book in both the Hispanic and English worlds. It holds heavy influence in different countries because it was written by a very popular author, Isabel Allende; it captures the essence of life and ...

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The Secret Goldfish

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Hi, my name’s Jericho. No, not the city that Joshua knocked down by walkin’ around it¸ but it’s my name. Jericho Titus Fudbaum. I’m named after some good friend that my parents had back when they were in college or somethin’ like that. They said that his name was Titus Jericho, but I think my parents might have been a ...

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