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The days of sunshine
were too short
the joys
and laughter
amid those Springs
seems ages ago
that activities
were daydream then
memories now
almost of another
person im not now
the sigh
of passing time
the people
we've become...

~ David DeLane Snow

Thank You

I don't know you... but I want to
What I've seen - I really like
Pleasing to the eye 
Everything is so different
    than the existence I've known
there's a freshness in my lungs
a breath clearer than I've known
    before should have been now.
Everything is an illusion.
Is anything real?
I love the clarity of this
moment by unplanned moment
no dark shadows of gloom
just the bliss

Not to be sad is good

I want to say I'm sad
but today I've been happy
a shadow hung for so long
only two years of fresh air
but to breath is a blessing
we cant change what we cant
I just enjoy breathing so much
wish I could have done so before
what was I doing then
back in that suppression
cloaked in self delusion
clarity is so vastly different


   When I was a kid back in the last 1970s there was a time when I had violently blood and horrific nightmares and for many years even into the '80s a character would surface in my nightmares from time to time. I called them ZETAS!
Zetas (My drawing and then the Photoshoped version)
   Having never heard anyone so openly speak of such things, my youngest grandson inquired, “Grandfather, what are Eldrens, Yantuks and... Zetas?” His mother’s face turned cold as I instructed the boy in the lore that had orally come down to me; she left the room.

    The most devious of creatures were the Eldren. They are shape-shifters who pride themselves in being half deer and half elf. They lay in waiting for unwary travelers with their spell enchantments of deceit and forgetfulness for those who stumble upon their woods. The Yantuks are half men, half birdlike creatures that feast upon the flesh of disobedient children who come up missing in the night answering the exhausted prayers of frustrated crying parents who have lost their patience!
But the Zetas, they are the most hideous beast among the animal kingdom.
    After a longer pause my grandson dared to asked, “Grandfather… What did the Zetas look like?”
My own eyes widened at the request as fear overcame my own heart in trying to answer my grandson.
CONTINUE>>> "The Skin"


"...There are ancient creatures in the world rarely if ever seen. Many called fabled, myth or make believe; but to be assured Werewolves, Unicorns, Dragons, Balrogs and Orc once did walk this plans as real as you and I. But for the rare heroes would we even now suffer beneath the horrors of their kind. All have but vanished or returned to their unseen realms; yet the Eldren. Yantuk and Zetas still plague the night in our childhood nightmares. The woods of Kinderval are ramped with tales of these unseen demons though the missing can attest to their existence among us today!" THE WATCHER'S BOOK ~ David DeLane Snow