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I prefer to write about something else, but I double back to myself once in awhile. Thank you for reading at Authorsden!

    

 

 

 

Pillar of Salt

   

I believed a man could change, 

So I put the past behind me

And began all over again.

But then one day I looked back,

And was turned into a pillar of salt.

The New Man was a very good act:

His performance was greatly appreciated.

Success was within his grasp,

But he turned around and looked back

And was turned into a pillar of salt.

The Old Man is a pathetic sight,

Beset by vengeance all around,

From which he cannot take flight

Because one day he looked back

And was turned into a pillar of salt.

They say salt heals the wounds

And keeps meat for a rainy day.

If only I could cry those salty tears,

I would never look back again.

 

 

     



Short Stories

I Was A Frustrated Newspaper Columnist
 by David Arthur Walters
A lesson learned in the outhouse.......


I Was A Crack Adding Machine Operator
 by David Arthur Walters
Giancana said I was a good kid who talked too much to be a member of the Outfit ...


Whom God Hears
 by David Arthur Walters
A Rambling On Dinesen's 'The Immortal Story'...


On The Immortal Story
 by David Arthur Walters
Preliminary from Accounts Payable - My Life Past Due...


Paul's Black Ford
 by David Arthur Walters
Paul didn't know about the law against hit-and-run nor that ignorance is no excuse...


The Honor System for Parolees
 by David Arthur Walters
A great deal but you must be convicted of a crime first....


Doctor Sagwell
 by David Arthur Walters
Another chapter from The greatest author the world will ever or never know....


The First Time I Ran Away From Home
 by David Arthur Walters
From Memoirs of a Frustrated Juvenile Delinquent...


My Career as a Manhattan Liquor Inspector
 by David Arthur Walters
I always wonder what gifts were acceptible...


The Underbed
 by David Arthur Walters
Where I keep my Plaything...


Kimberly Reagan Sanchez Immigrates
 by David Arthur Walters
Venezuelans are good people but Chavistas capitalize on their stupidity....


Short Brains
 by David Arthur Walters
I'll try to keep this brief, no more than 1,700 words, but that might be difficult considering the lather I have worked myself into....


My Street Philosophy
 by David Arthur Walters
From Confessions of the Runaway Kid. What is The Loop?...


Paul Bowman's Last Stand
 by David Arthur Walters
The author's suicide essay may be his very best...


Paul Is No Critic
 by David Arthur Walters
I'm no critic, I despise critics!...


Paul Goes Postal
 by David Arthur Walters
Optimistic Manhattan dance critic visits uptown post office...


Paul Goes Postal
 by David Arthur Walters
Optimistic Manhattan dance critic visits uptown post office...


Paul's Droppings From Heaven
 by David Arthur Walters
Dance critic has his face rubbed in criticism...


Dance is Something to Write About
 by David Arthur Walters
Great writer's work trashed by potential patron. V. NO HARD FEELINGS...


This Gimmicky World
 by David Arthur Walters
Poems might be worth more if not for sale....


Anonymous Annie
 by David Arthur Walters
Depression Era Project gave Anonymous Playwright opportunity for creative writing...


Helene's Other-Other Gaslighting Racket
 by David Arthur Walters
A strange case of Gaslighting Racketeering in South Beach from novel HELENE...


Miami Beach Medical Marijuana Bust
 by David Arthur Walters
Narcs are watching in alleys and from rooftops...


Legless Ballone
 by David Arthur Walters
The greatest author the world will ever or never know tires of being crapped on...


Social Intelligence in South Beach
 by David Arthur Walters
Cultivating social intelligence at Joe's Stone Crab Take Away was too odorous for me....



Poetry

St. Louis Arch
 by David Arthur Walters
An Optical Illusion...


Mother Charlotte Watches Over Us Still
 by David Arthur Walters
Mothers Day 2013...


Sisyphus
 by David Arthur Walters
I so loved the world that I created God....


Certainly Heroes Must Exist
 by David Arthur Walters
Ripped from an convicted existentialist's memoir.......


Pillar of Salt
 by David Arthur Walters


What Hath God Wrought?
 by David Arthur Walters
A vision divine!...


Derridada
 by David Arthur Walters
Reconstruct Derridean Deconstruction...


Antonia
 by David Arthur Walters
In Memory of Matthew Lewis...


It Was Not Time Yet
 by David Arthur Walters
President Bush said it was not time yet to put the troops on the ground....


Shekhinah
 by David Arthur Walters
Poem by my father at 90...


My Cold Dutch Wife
 by David Arthur Walters
I went upstairs to find her....


Follow Your Heart
 by David Arthur Walters
Do you feel the fire?...


My Good Book
 by David Arthur Walters
It is obtuse but it is mine....



Articles

Vituperative Recriminations
 by David Arthur Walters
During Bush Administration. Never again, hopefully....


A Meaningful Life
 by David Arthur Walters
What does a meaningful life mean?...


Fear and Love and Doom
 by David Arthur Walters
Reflections on Columbine Massacre...


Introduction To The Word God
 by David Arthur Walters
Am I just another aardvark or am I a god?...


Boredom Can Kill
 by David Arthur Walters
War brakes the monotony....


The Great Hypocrisy of Office
 by David Arthur Walters
As in man, so shall it be in his offices....


Universal Reasoning
 by David Arthur Walters
Some folks do not cotton to God as Nothing...


Spinoza's God
 by David Arthur Walters
He may have fashioned it in the image of the All Might I...


Tolerance
 by David Arthur Walters
A call for the renewal of theory and practice of tolerance...


Evil is Not a Thing Nor Nothing
 by David Arthur Walters
The Structures of Evil...


The Poetic Genius of William Blake
 by David Arthur Walters
He was enthused or god-possessed,...


Notes on Why Freedom
 by David Arthur Walters
George Bernanos' famous essay noted by Noble m. Notas...


Harpies and Magpies on the Internet
 by David Arthur Walters
Beware! ...


Miami Beach Fire Department Rides to the Rescue
 by David Arthur Walters
Can the Fire Department save the Ethics Commission?...


Hawaii Suffers the Mainland
 by David Arthur Walters
Hawaii is no longer a sanctuary....


A Scintillating Article
 by David Arthur Walters
Kansas City Library Board deemed Einstein boring!...


Metaphysical Revolts
 by David Arthur Walters
Resistance to The Absurd is futile....


God Playing Solitaire
 by David Arthur Walters
The futile struggle for knowledge of unity-in-itself,...


Discussing Ten Commandments
 by David Arthur Walters
Reducing rules to writing may cause them to be forgotten....


Posting Ten Commandments
 by David Arthur Walters
Remembering and Questioning the Decalogue or anything else for that matter....


How cool is cool?
 by David Arthur Walters
Are you way cool?...


The Ultimate Absurdity
 by David Arthur Walters
The murder or suicide of God Almighty...


My Absurdity
 by David Arthur Walters
Arriving at Lucidity between the Ups and Downs on an escalator....


Why the Kaiser Loved His Navy to Death
 by David Arthur Walters
Kaiser William II was obviously "mad about ships." ...


Prussia's English Woman - Empress Frederick
 by David Arthur Walters
Very brief account of Princess Victoria's role in Prussian history....



News

Press Trial of Miami Beach Code Compliance
 by David Arthur Walters
Why attorneys do not like press trials...


Black Week Scare Lingers in Miami Beach
 by David Arthur Walters
Will City Officials atone for their wrongs?...


Black & White Distinctions in South Beach
 by David Arthur Walters
Black Week and White Fright 2014...


Miami Beach Mayor Obscene Propaganda Organ
 by David Arthur Walters
EDITORIAL: On the Coat tails of The Clintons...


Happy Hour at Hiro's South Beach
 by David Arthur Walters
Beer Guzzlers love it...


Rename Arthur Godrey Road Jackie Mason Boulevard
 by David Arthur Walters
Anti-anti-Semitic issue in Orthodox Miami Beach...


Notice of Incompetence
 by David Arthur Walters
True Confession of a Candidate for High Office...


A Little Imperialist Bird Whistles at President Maduro
 by David Arthur Walters
President Nicolas Maduro of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela will probably be assassinated in the very near future, n...


With Malice Aforethought
 by David Arthur Walters
EDITORIAL: Attorneys should not have the privilege of absolutely abusing the legal process...


Fighting Corruption in Miami Beach
 by David Arthur Walters
Clinton friend Philip 'King' Levine pays $2 million for mayor of Miami Beach job....


Two-Faced Vipers in Miami Beach
 by David Arthur Walters
Treacherous Hypocrisy is Afoot in Mayoral Campaign!...


City Attorney Threatens to Sue Authorsden Author
 by David Arthur Walters
Asked for his Source of Income Statements, Jose Smith threatens to sue David Arthur Walters...


Unconditional Love in South Beach
 by David Arthur Walters
REVIEW What Women Want Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Bikini Show...


New Miami Beach Manager Sweeps Allegations Under Rug
 by David Arthur Walters
Jimmy Morales broke his promise...


Is Miami Beach Burger King Worst in Nation?
 by David Arthur Walters
Shouts of RACISM were probably due to Zimmerman Trial hysteria...


Fighting Entrenched Bureacracy in Miami Beach
 by David Arthur Walters
Fighting the mob is futile unless you enjoy it....


Seeking Mark Barenboim
 by David Arthur Walters
What happened to this Russian musician and composer?...


Requiem for a South Beach pizzeria
 by David Arthur Walters
A pizzeria can be a money machine, but not with rent at $160 sq. ft....


Judge Judy and Miami Beach Magistrate Babak Movahedi
 by David Arthur Walters
EDITORIAL Why Miami Beach City Attorney Jose Smith would be rid of magistrate...


Internal Affairs Addresses Public Corruption in Miami Beach
 by David Arthur Walters
City of Miami Beach Internal Affairs steps up to the plate on public corruption...


Miami Beach City Attorney's Denial
 by David Arthur Walters
In re the vulgar art of retaliation in the City of Miami Beach...


Notes: Miami Dade Ethics Commission Meeting With Problematic Bloggers
 by David Arthur Walters
Revelation - former director resigned due to pressure from bloggers and citizen journalists...


Miami Beach Police Department cleans up South Beach
 by David Arthur Walters
Do not hesitate to call the police....


Indispensable Role of State Tax Law in Federal Tax Questions
 by David Arthur Walters
Private paper of Tax Law Professor Jonathan Inger released with permission...


Lady Rothstein's Shoes
 by David Arthur Walters
Arrested wife of Florida fraudster could not keep hubby's ill-gotten gains....


Links

River Stone Watching
A serene little poem by Cathy Dellinger.


Gerald Finlay - Internet Knight
If it were not for Internet Knights, writers' sites would be laid waste by harpies and magpies.

My Spaced Out Site
General Peace

The Miami Mirror
Shallow reflections in Miami. The weather is better, the women are mouth-watering, more people are on the take than on the make, the poverty and luxury are obscene, suggestions are not welcome, but you might fit in if you speak Spanish.


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"Painting was an abcess which drained off all the evil in me. Without a gift for painting I would have gone to the bad. What I could have achieved in a social context only by throwing a bomb, which would have led me to the guillotine, I have tried to express in art, in painting, by using colors straight from the tube. Thus I have been able to use my destructive instincts in order to recreate a sensitive, living and free world." Maurice de Vlaminck

 
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