Five Minutes

pexels-photo-908629.jpegI haven’t written in a while, and wanted to get something – anything – out there. In my last post I said that I was hoping to get outside more, and write about my adventures. Due to work schedules and other things I have not been able to get out like I had hoped to, then it dawned on me, I am out every night that I work. So, here is Five Minutes of my night tonight.

I am sitting in the car on top of a hill, looking down on what lies before me. The parking lot lights shine down on empty spaces, void of any vehicles this late at night. It’s a cold night. The flags on the three poles are blowing in the stiff breeze. Buildings, which have been secured for the night, sit like brick monuments bathed in light and shadow. The fountain will still be flowing for the next thirty minutes, it’s lights changing colors;  red-orange-yellow-green-blue-indigo-violet. I like to sit beside it on warmer nights, and have Zen time before it turns off for the night. A few cars on the streets, calls over the radios, sirens all around. The sounds of night. I am listening to ‘Echoes’ on ETV Radio. I am the sheepdog, keeping watch for the wolves that come in the night.

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Hi, Y’all, I started my blog in September of 2017. A lot of stuff has happened since then, and I have added a lot of posts. I have recently purchased a domain – – through, who has been posting my blogs from the beginning, and so I am editing this post to bring it up to date. So…the title, Broken Anvil…what does it mean? I hear you asking. When I was younger my daddy used to say I could tear up an anvil, if I could ever get my hands on one. It wasn’t that I was a destructive little brat (depending on whom you ask), just very inquisitive as to how things worked. So, I would tear things apart to get to the insides. I just never could put them back together – hence the reason I’m not a surgeon. Anyway, I have often thought that Broken Anvil would be a good name for a lot of things, none of which I could ever get around to creating. So I figured, what the heck? Use it as the title for my blog. If you look at my profile, you will see that I started this venture to practice my writing and just have fun with it. I am starting my first book, and welcome any and all help, advice, tips, tricks and criticisms I can get. I hope you will read and follow my posts, and recommend me to others. My two biggest wishes are that I will become a better writer, and that you will just enjoy what you read. I have a lot of interests, and will write on a variety of things. Some serious. Some humorous. But always from the heart and my warped perspective on things. You can also follow me on Twitter and my writing page on Facebook, which I see needs a lot of serious work, by clicking on the social media icons found on each page. I hope you like what you see. If you do, please leave a like and/or a comment. And feel free to recommend my blog to others who might enjoy it.

4 thoughts on “Five Minutes”

  1. I love this post. It’s a reminder that sometimes we get so caught up in our daily lives that we forget that’s part of living too. We all need to take time to look at life before we miss it. A great piece, I could really visualise what you could see 🌺

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