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Found Guilty

Originally written on February 14, 2014. Today I’m sharing this for Fandango’s Friday Flashback. 


I was found guilty of committing the crime
A repeat offender – I’ve done years of time
A life sentence now, plus a few
Doing the time, for the crime
I’ve committed with you
Not all perfect, I’ll be the first to say
But all so worth it, every last day
Never wanting it to end
You’re my lover and my best friend
We met, we married, we’ve had such fun
Raised three boys
We’ve both wanted to run
You’ve stuck with me through all of the pain
Even when I was driving you insane
We’ve laughed, we’ve cried, but never
Has our love once died
So Ha, ha, to the relatives who said,
We’d not survive
Yes, I’ll admit here today,
I’m still guilty of committing the crime
If I could go back and change one thing
All I’d want is a bigger diamond ring (giggles)
Happy Valentine’s Day Al
My lover, my partner in crime
My BEST PAL, of all time
© Susan Zutautas 2014





Haiku Bloom

Ghost Cactus Bloom
Waited years for you

Blooming with delicacy
Petite white beauty 

© Copyright 2014 Susan Zutautas

It’s just the wind

Public Domain

Bitterly cold
Turning fingers white, noses red
It’s just the wind
Sending shivers down my spine
Something rushes by
It’s just the wind,
Rain pounding
Trees thrashing about
It’s just the wind
Were those men whistling at me?
As I walked down the street
It’s just the wind
Forceful destructive
Strong enough to knock you down
It’s just the wind
Gusts travelling at a hundred miles an hour
Leaving many without power
It’s just the wind
Changes in speed and direction
Causing tornadoes
It’s just the wind
Dust sweeping across the desert
Gritty sand everywhere

It’s just the wind


This poem is in response to a Flash Fiction challenge at Carrot Ranch. Stop by, say hi to Charli, and join in on the fun of this challenge if you would like to write a flash fiction, or read a few by other writers. This weeks challenge is to include the words It’s just the wind in a short story containing 99 words. This challenge goes until Tuesday April 1st. 

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It’s All About Learning – FTSF

By Paul Lowry (Flickr) [CC-BY-2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons
McGill University  Arts Building, in Montreal Quebec

I am done with school, but not with learning
A strong desire for knowledge,  my mind always churning

The choice to return, is always there
You’re never too old, so never despair

Life itself is a learning tool
In it’s own way, it can be like school

From experience we gain
Knowledge to attain

Things we need to know
To aide and help us grow

The older we get the wiser we become
No matter who you are, no matter where you are from

This poem was written for Finish the Sentence Friday. A blog hop where each week you are given a prompt. This weeks FTSF prompt was, “I am done with school but …..”

If you’d like to join this blog hop follow my link and join up with any one of the many hosts.

Happy Mothers Day – 2014

To Claire Who I’ve Always Called Mom

Always there to lend a hand when family is in need
Never expecting anything in return
That’s who you’ve always been

Even though you don’t always agree
And known mistakes were foreseen
You give a little smile as if to say
I could have shown you the way
If only you’d asked the other day

You never sit in judgement
That’s just not you 

Your arms are always open wide
For those you love, for all you do

I don’t think you realize how much you mean to me
How lucky I am to have you, always with me

This year on Mother’s Day I wanted you to know

How much I love and appreciate you so

Each year I like to write my mother in law a poem to show her how much she means to me. I’m fortunate to have a mother in law that I not only get along with really well, but that I can call her one of my very best friends. 

Here are a few other poems I’ve written for my mother in law.

Happy Mother’s Day Poem to My Mother In Law My Friend

Should a Would a Could a


Sweetness erupting

Each bite delighting taste buds

Never disappoints