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Tears Of Sorrow


Daniel Irwin

As a child, my father lived in New Athens, a small German-American town in Illinois.  He remembers how on one night, very late, Grampa Scott's friend came to the house.  The man was inconsolable, a blubbering mess.  

What tragedy could have reduced him to this tearful, distraught, shaking hulk?  After a while, the visitor pulled himself together.

Scott, it's terrible, just absolutely terrible."

What, man?  What's tearin' at your heart?"

"Scott, the brewery just burned down."

Grampa burst into tears.

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Artist/writer, DAN IRWIN is a medic at a maximum security prison " 'cause ya gotta have some job for cash money."  Work published in various magazines, journals, e-zines workd wide (some you may have heard of).  Rejection notices critiqued free of charge.


"Reflections upon tales of a colorful grandfather I never knew. This piece...a comment on personal values, the frailty of man, and unexpected humor found in suffering."