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Diary Entry August 16, 1968 Wounded On My Bir…

Today is August 16, and my birthday was on the second of August, but since they just brought us the mail in a helicopter I am just opening …

A Folk Tale About The Crying Lady

I still remember when I used to walk five miles to school and then go to work. The gasoline was twenty-five cents a gallon, but my parents …

I Lost My Wife This Past Week

Friday I laid to rest the love of my life, / Yes, a wonderful mother and a loving wife. / We were married for over 34 years, / And I miss h…

You Are So Beautiful

I wanted so much to see you tonight / even though I’ve never seen you before. / Somehow I know that you exist / because even with m…

See Me Now

Once I was, now I am

Chapter I She Made Me Laugh, She Made Me Cry, I …

She Made Me Laugh, She Made Me Cry, I Forgot To Say Good-bye / A Story by / Oscar Elizondo / Moises walked by the church on his way from sc…

Funny Face

My Funny Face / By / Oscar Elizondo / My funny face / can make you laugh / if you care, / All you have to do / Is wait / And take a stare. …

An Oceans Away

Life has given me a second chance to make things right, / And though you are an ocean’s away I shall make you mine. / My heart shall …

Oh How I Wish I Had An Imaginary Friend

Oh, how I wish I had an imaginary friend / to play with me once more. / We could pretend that I was a customer / that came to her store. …

Oh, How I Wish It Would Rain

Oh, How I Wish It Would Rain / Looking out from my old car’s window I see the rain coming down, / And I let the glass roll down so th…

A Stray Dog

A Stray Dog / Jeremy was sitting atop a picnic table at a park near his high school. He was supposed to be in class, but he was more of an…

Good-bye Wherever You May Be

A lovely friend she was, / no, she did not past away. / Somehow I wore out her strength, / and I am so shameful for this day. / A beautiful…

A Christmas Letter From A Soldier

Novembe12, 1968 / Dear Family, / Christmas is just around the corner and I hope I get to see the day of the birth of Jesus Christ. I…

Accepting It

So hard to admit that you are gone for good, / Questions unanswered that change my mood. / Friendship lost and now it is time to admit, / T…

Sometimes I Think That You Forgot About Me

Sometimes I don’t think / that I can live like this another day. / My recurring nightmares / cloud my days in a haze of gray. / Some…

The Day I Won The Lottery (Okay I didn’t, b…

It all started one day when I was walking home from the store. I saw something blowing in the wind right there on the street of my neighbo…

An Old Fashion Romance

With a daunting smile I waved at you that night, / Somehow the way you looked at me didn’t feel so right. / Puzzled and embarrassed I…

My Foolish Mind

Oh, my foolish mind why must you pass this time in sorrow? / Don’t you understand that problems can wait late until tomorrow? / If yo…

Birds of a Feather

Birds of a Feather / Waves of birds majestically circling above, / Pigeons, sparrows, bluebirds and white-winged doves. / Something about c…

My Parents Told Me So

My Parent’s Told Me So, My Parent’s Told Me So / I remember growing up in a poor neighborhood when the toilets were outhouses and wh…

No More Rabies Shots

No More Rabies Shots / By / Oscar Elizondo / I remember when I was about eight years old and going to visit my grandfather in La Joya, Texa…

A Little Bird Grows Up

A Little Bird Grows Up / By / Oscar Elizondo / (A tiny bird falls from it’s nest and is forced to make it on it’s own. The baby swallow te…

Winking Eyes

Winking Eyes / A winking from your beautiful eye / caught my attention by surprise, / As it made me stand up straight / and made me go ov…

Writing Without My Glasses

I had a relapse of some memories of someone so dear to my heart and I decided to take a walk late at night. The tears from my eyes were po…

Only In Dreams

Only In Dreams / Only in dreams can I see you again / because they are mine as you once were. / I can talk to you and see your beautiful sm…

Give Me Just Three Minutes

Give Me Just Three Minutes / Standing on tiles of a bathroom floor / My feet felt the pain of standing tall. / In front of me a staring mir…

Silver Linings Playbook

The best movie I’ve ever seen.

Jelly Bean

Jelly Bean / Jelly Bean was a sweet little puppy with many spots on his hair. Stranger was the fact that each of his ten spots were of a d…

Lenny With The Wooden Leg

Lenny With The Wooden Leg / A little boy with only one shoe and crouched down with his back leaning on the trunk of a little pine tree was …

My Secret Ocean

My Secret Ocean / My ocean has suddenly dried up, / There are no more ships passing by. / I remember how beautiful they were before, / But …

Sometimes It’s So Hard To Try Being Yourself

Sometimes it’s so hard to try just being yourself, / Because expections from those around you become increasingly demanding. / And if…

I Rubbed My Rabbit’s Foot Today

I Rubbed My Rabbit’s Foot Today / I rubbed my rabbit’s foot today / but he had it on when I did. / Well, after wishing for som…

Getting Caught Telling Little Secret Lies

GETTING CAUGHT TELLING LITTLE SECRET LIES / By / Oscar Elizondo / After meeting my dream girl friend in a dance and asking her to go steady…

A White Dove In The Rain

A White Dove In The Rain / A rain storm came to visit me while I tried to sleep, / My ears heard it and so my eyes took a long peep. / Drop…

I Need You Now

I sat in my chair a few minutes ago / and I heard your whispering voice, / Only I heard you in this dark room / because there is no other…

A Loving Command of Our Trust

I just cannot wait another year / to hear the sound of your calming voice, / And since you are not able to be here next to me / it leaves…

Where Were The Stars Tonight?

The / stars were / out tonight, but / for some reason / I could not see them. Maybe my heart was / was blinded by the darkness of the / ev…

These Are My Whispers From My Heart That Speak

These Are My Whispers from My Heart That Speak / These are the whispers from my heart that speak with a silent tongue, / Tempting my emotio…

Singing In The Rain

There is a time in my pass memory of joyingly singing in the rain, / My girl was with me as we kissed romantically as we made our claim. /…

The Watch Man

Around his wrist he wore a timeless piece of machinery called a watch, / It didn’t tell time because it was broken and besides it had…

Tears Of Compassion

Tears Of Compassion / I have saved all the tears I’ve shed for you in this life time, / And they are stored in a large vat in the col…

It Wasn’t the Roses

It Wasn’t the Roses / I gave you three red roses for my love to you, / But you didn’t take them home that evening. / You left t…

Where Are You?

I know not of where you have been for I have not heard the keys move, / Perhaps you are lost in thoughts that have led you into the wrong g…

Do You Believe Me Now?

Do you now believe me that you are an angel from above? / A friend that came to visit when I was down when I lost my love. / We might not h…

I Have To Stay Positive

I Have To Stay Positive / Got up this morning running a little late, / Ran outside and my shirt got torn on the gate. / Went back inside an…

As I Am

As I Am / I cannot be who you want me to be when you want me to be someone else, / You must accept and appreciate what talents come with th…

I Am Home

I Am Home / An ocean’s smile, a sun’s touch, and a little push from the wind, / All the things that a person needs as he walks …

The Beautiful Butterflies

The Beautiful Butterflies / I could see the tattoo on her shoulder and I remembered where I had seen it before. The inked butterfly was so…

I Wasn’t Perfect, But Then Neither Were You

A Song (I Wasn’t Perfect, But Then, Neither Were You) / (Chorus) / I know I wasn’t perfect, but then, neither were you, / We gr…

The Wrinkles Of Time

On my way to nowhere I adjusted the rear view mirror on my truck, / Then I paused for a minute or two because I felt like I was out of luck…

Imagine, Just Little Old Me

Someday you will know me for the person that I am, / But tonight I will dream of you and be humble as a clam. / Your beautiful face will gl…

This Is Your Dog Speaking, Are We Still Best Frie…

“This is your friendly dog speaking, / I hope that this time you will be listening. / You have no heart when you pull my chain. / Whe…

Where Did The Taxi Take Her?

Beneath all of that make-up I saw a beautiful face / as the water from the clouds dropped from above. / I was standing under an umbrella as…

For Only Two Seconds

For Only Two Seconds / I tried to see how long I could stay focused without thinking of you, / And those two seconds made me feel like you …

My Smelly Slippers

My Smelly Slippers / by / Oscar Elizondo / It took me only thirty minutes to get out of bed, / but it was early, so I went back to sleep in…

She Was Poor

She Was Poor / Yes, she was poor in the taste of the beauty of the world, / Never having the pleasures to parade her feet to venture far. /…

I Need To Knock You Say

I Need To Knock You Say / There was no need to knock on the front door, it was my house too. / Your angry outcry could only signify the gui…

Mousitree Christmas

Mousitree Christmas / The Gonzalez’s little house was a little short of being demolished by the city because it was falling apart and…

Thank You My Friend

I saw your face through the computer’s screen, / Your friendly look was of someone I’ve often seen. / We might only know oursel…

Tic Toc, Tic Toc, Tic Tock, Tic Tock

Tic Toc, Tic Toc, Tic Toc, Tic Toc, / I can hear the sound of the wall clock. / This morning I awoke with only one sock. / And last night t…

Oscar, The Intelligent Puppy

Oscar, The Intelligent Puppy / By / Oscar Elizondo / Oscar was a six-week-old dachshund puppy and he was already showing signs of a very in…

Part II of A Diary Entry August 17, 1968 Wounded …

Diary Entry August 17 / During the night we were engaged in an ambush. Luckily for us our plan worked. When the claymore mines went off a…

A Little Bird

A Little Bird / A newly egg hatched baby bird has fallen from its nest, / Only to face the greatest challenge of survival test. / Beneath t…

There Was A Twinkle In My Eyes

There was a twinkle in my eyes as I saw the children play outside, / Children of all ages (and adults) having fun coming down the slide. / …

I Think I Remember Watching The Band “Santa…

I remember / going to see the band “Santana”. / It was past our prime years, / and my wife and I needed potassium / as we watc…

Get a Life

Get a Life / I caress my chest so willingly / against her beautiful womanly breast, / While holding her tight just like she asked me / dur…

My Mind Was Wounded

My Mind Was Wounded / On the ground laid an old doll that once was in the hands of a wonderful child that somehow had lost something so dea…

I’m Just A Little Rabbit

I’m just a little rabbit, / That wants to go to the moon. / Can you please take me, / And bring me back by noon. / I have some carrot…

The Fish I Never Caught

The Fish I Never Caught / A Story by / Oscar Elizondo / I remember going fishing one day. I went alone because everybody seemed like they …

Because I Love You, I Shall Set You Free

Dear Love; / You have been my most precious inspiration in life, and I had aspirations of one day making you my wife. I have seen the…

I’m Sorry, Are You Too Tired, Too Busy, Or …

I was going over my pictures today and I saw your face. / Boy it has been so long since you last called or wrote to me. / I’m sorry, …

The Copper Penny

The Copper Penny / On the street pavement I noticed the copper penny lying still, / Somehow I had forgotten its value as I picked it up wit…

In a Bottle

I saw myself inside the bottle of a cola drink, / as I was looking under the kitchen’s sink. / Stored away were the sodas for the wee…

I Was Caught Racing

I Was Caught Racing / Took my stick shifted 1972 VW car for a little ride, / Spun my tires on first gear as people watched from the side. /…

Changing Ways, But Just For Now

Changing ways, Eating baked Frito Lays. / No more lies, Confessing and being wise. / Making better grades, / Still no dates. / No sugar jus…

I Met The Headless Horseman

I Met The Headless Horseman / It had been told, it had been written that on one special night the headless horseman would appear to claim a…

Gifts from the Red Carpet

The Oscars would live on, but instead we might hear interesting dialogue on where a few thousand US dollars can make a vast difference.

A Message From An Angel

A man emerges from a dream that was not to be, / His hopes are shattered far from where he cannot see. / His love of many years had long le…

Two Separate Worlds

In a tiny village a happy poor family sits around a campfire, / With little food to eat their minds only ask for a few desires. / They are …

Part IV Of A Diary August 18, 1968 Wounded On My …

I have found someone to write my diary entry, I’m still worried that someone will tell on me, it’s not easy to keep my diary, I…

Two Hearts of Gold

The yards were covered with dead leaves from the bushes and the trees, / Further beyond in a back yard were homes full of honey from the be…

No More Time

There is no more time to look for the lost ambitions, / Seeming that we lost its translation in culture traditions. / The imagination that …

My Eyes Were Blurry

. / My Eyes Were Blurry / My tears had been exiting through my eyes for so long, / Inside my heart the emotional feelings felt so very wron…

Playing Doctors and Nurses

Playing Doctors and Nurses / Like fading ink on a wet writing paper / my chosen words from my heart / are vanishing from the letters / …

A Game Of Golf

An old golfer went to the golf course and decided to take his grandkids with him. The two boys knew nothing about the game and so they kep…

It Was Only A Matter Of Time

It Was Only a Matter of Time / It will be only a matter of time / before you will hear my heart speak out. / Many moons have passed along …

My Friend, I Understand, Merry Christmas

My Friend, I Understand, Merry Christmas / My friend, in my heart I didn’t mean to make you cry, / I was just being very honest with …

Empty Gun Barrel

Empty Gun Barrel / The gray smoke was still emitting from the barrel of the 38 mm hand gun, / A group of five middle school age boys had be…

Don’t Know Anymore

Don’t Know Anymore / I don’t really know who I am anymore since I lost my face in the mirror. / There seems to be an image rese…

The Night Will Be A Concern

Mysteries surround my imagination / until my eyes close for some sleep, / Then the illusions come to haunt me / and my emotions that are …

Do Not Be Afraid To Let A Love One Go

There is a time to cry / and to say good-bye, / Because all human flesh / someday will die. / The pain should not last forever, / or for…

When A Zapper Attacks (Vietnam Diary)

( I still believe that what happened in Vietnam mostly stayed there. We, and I mean soldiers that came back don’t really talk much a…

I Was Wrong All Along

I thought that I had seen it all, but I was wrong. / Once I heard your sweet voice I wrote you a song. / Many mistakes I had made in my tro…

Light My Fire

Light My Fire / For many years I felt like the common water heater, / Doing my job of keeping the water hot made it sweeter. / I always see…

Lost

I wanted so much at that moment to let it end, / with the scorching burning sun above my head / and hoping from the sky it soon would desce…

Part III Of A Diary August 18 Wounded On My Birth…

I’m having someone write this entry of my diary, my hands and arms are useless of this moment. I have been wounded on both arms, my …
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