“Crabs in a Bucket” by Joseph Vasquez

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Have you ever seen a bunch of crabs in a bucket? If you have, you’d notice that when one tries to climb out, the others will pull it back down. Instead of watching another escape, or better yet, working out a plan for all to escape, they would rather die than see one make it out.

I will never understand why a crab would do this. (I love crab legs, so keep them in the bucket and serve them with butter and lemon) Okay, back to the subject. A lot of people have the crab mindset. Thankfully we don’t live in a bucket, but why is it so hard to support one another? Why would we rather see someone suffering than succeeding?

My theory:  Other’s success exposes our excuses. I’m sure we’ve all heard and said one of the following:

The only reason she got promoted is that she dresses like that.

Of course you have it easier because you’re ___________

I would have made it too, but they don’t like me.

And many, many many.

There’s Injustice in the world, and it’s always going to be. Some people will have to work harder for the same opportunities as others, some people will have to overcome things most people would never imagine going through, but our individual journeys develop our character.

I, for one, am happy when I see other writers succeed because it means there are readers out there waiting to enjoy someone’s work. I love stories of people making it because it gives hope.

We need to stop pulling each other down. If we’re stuck in a bucket, let’s build a ladder that we can all use to get out. I want to sit on the beaches of the world, I want to wake up in Rome and have breakfast with my future wife whenever we feel like it, and I want to see others enjoy that same lifestyle.

 

I live in beautiful, sunny Southern California, the longest I’ve gone without a dog is two weeks, and I’m going to write until I can’t anymore.

“The Princess” by Paul Zinder

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Elegant, radiant, charming, graceful, electric, inspiring, eyes of diamonds, lips of rose peddles, She is pure as fresh snow, an angel beyond comparison, one has to admire her for to many reasons, she holds a room make’s it the reason.

Timeless, funny, caring, and loving, her heart is pure. Glamorous, a muse of her time.

Breath taking, enchanting, cleaver, smart and glowing. Stars shine and move for her. She moves men to peace, inspires, teaches, and more.

Admiration , compassion, sensational, emotions in control, fearless, moving, fire , passion, burning, a star , a light, she burns as the brightest star in the sky, on the darkest of dark nights.

Adored, cheered , revered, showing mercy, dreaming, sparkling, and confidant.

For she is the Princess. Its not just a word, its something to live up to. I am her knight, and would die if I had to. That is the measure of a true women, a true princess. I hope I have done her well to write this.

I grew up In Detroit MI, I Have also been to over 20 states in The US, Windsor Canada, Nice place . I would say my Favorite States I have visited are Louisville Kentucky , and Colorado Springs Colorado. I also Lived in Korea for 6 years. I was in a lot of places, I was in Combat prefer not to say were. I have lived in The Philippines and Guam , that was after I got out of the army. The army gave me a unique perspective in life, and how great we really have it in life seeing a lot of poor places all over the world. There are some great places in the world also and I learned there are a lot of things America could takes notes for and catch up with. I will never understand why we do not have more speed Trains in America for example. I think it would be great for tourism for example here its safe , fun and easy to use.

“A girl to Remember” by Paul Zinder

She is nice and sweet, tall , bold, adventurous, caring, daring, fearless, travels the world healing.

She heals as a nurse, and takes care of the people around her. Her Smile is bright, she listens cares, is there to cheer you up and is always there. She is pretty inside and out, never there to fail you with out a doubt.

She lights up the room that she is in, cares for her family friends, more then most. For her I wish happiness and all the joy in the world. She is the girl with long black hair, pretty eyes to brighten up an room.

I can never say enough about her. You would have to just be around her and embrace her. I thank her for being the nicest person, I hope I can see her again someday.

I grew up In Detroit MI, I Have also been to over 20 states in The US, Windsor Canada, Nice place . I would say my Favorite States I have visited are Louisville Kentucky , and Colorado Springs Colorado. I also Lived in Korea for 6 years. I was in a lot of places, I was in Combat prefer not to say were. I have lived in The Philippines and Guam , that was after I got out of the army. The army gave me a unique perspective in life, and how great we really have it in life seeing a lot of poor places all over the world. There are some great places in the world also and I learned there are a lot of things America could takes notes for and catch up with. I will never understand why we do not have more speed Trains in America for example. I think it would be great for tourism for example here its safe , fun and easy to use.

“When” by Paul Zinder

When I can I see her, the time ticks away. Every second, min, day, month passes by. It sounds shallow to some but romance for others. My heart beats for her. My soul grows to know her more. The rains came, the sun to, a few more full moons.

My breath gets taken away when I see her. Her eyes, her smile the way she carries herself. I work to dam much. Those moments that I do see her, take my breath away and yes best things come to those who wait. She is my light. She is my blanket on a cold day.

She is my rose to guide my way. She comforts me in my darkest hours, those long lost hours working hard I remember her to get threw them. Some times I am so tired I just fall right on the bed and go to sleep. I get a few days of and just lay and dream, because its better to dream then nothing at all.

Sometimes it’s scary because I fall asleep so fast I am just so stone cold tired and can’t even feel my hands or feet. Only she can get me threw. The stars pass, each shooting star I look and wish… When , when I’ll time Permit… I’ll just wait and see, hope against all hope…. This is love and its real love so it can wait.

I just hope against all odds to see her some how some way.. Will see if its in the deck of cards this thing we call fate.

I grew up In Detroit MI, I Have also been to over 20 states in The US, Windsor Canada, Nice place . I would say my Favorite States I have visited are Louisville Kentucky , and Colorado Springs Colorado. I also Lived in Korea for 6 years. I was in a lot of places, I was in Combat prefer not to say were. I have lived in The Philippines and Guam , that was after I got out of the army. The army gave me a unique perspective in life, and how great we really have it in life seeing a lot of poor places all over the world. There are some great places in the world also and I learned there are a lot of things America could takes notes for and catch up with. I will never understand why we do not have more speed Trains in America for example. I think it would be great for tourism for example here its safe , fun and easy to use.

“Quick Thoughts on Manhood” by Joseph Vasquez

Manhood is something that so many take for granted. A man was called to do something special with his life. We all have a battle to fight, a woman’s heart to win, and a story to pass on about both. Stand and fight with honor. Be a man that your wife will admire, raise your children so they will look up to you with love and admiration. Be the example that’s missing in the world, you are needed now more than ever. 

I live in beautiful, sunny Southern California, the longest I’ve gone without a dog is two weeks, and I’m going to write until I can’t anymore.