Tears Of Sorrow
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.
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."