The Fields of Tulare by Joseph Najera

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Dear Reader:   I started thinking about Pearl Harbour Day, that date is now upon us, and I remembered this story. I wrote it down in free verse.   Thank you.

Courtesy of the Oxnard Public Library

                                         Courtesy of the Oxnard Public Library

That night

Luna glowed as bright as a silver coin,

Pouring down

her liquid light into my room.

I stayed inside the warmth of my sheets

Feeling safe inside my nest,

And listened

to my sister’s dreams inside her sleeping sounds.

Aki and me,

were laughing for no reason,

We spent the days in her back yard,

Her mama watching

from behind the window

We were watching the Koi

Silently swim

below the lily pods.

Aki and me,

Now dust from an old man’s shelf.


Was the sound that woke my sleeping

I felt the rumble coming before I heard it.

the windows rattled inside the putty

And I lost all thoughts of slumber.

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About jedwardnajera

I am an artist and a Poet. I live the life of a poet. I published several novels. Nena the Fairy and the Iron Rose, Dust of the Moon are among them, available through Amazon Books. I have spent over thirty five years in a classroom. I am now retired from that profession. My father kept a living record of his lifetime as he lived through the Twentieth Century. He was born in 1908 and almost lived long enough to see us enter the new millennium. He entrusted to me nearly 400 pages that he wrote through the years. Now I am continuing the tradition by posting my own stories and misadventures. I am trying to post a new entry or chapter each Friday. Check in on us at least once a week for the latest post.
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