Feature of Danny Best
A WINTERS TALE
The elderly man laced up his worn old pair of highly polished brown leather figure skates, eager and excited to take at least one more casual spin around the adequately lit, thick frozen pond of his youth.
Contently recalling so many of the special evenings he spent there with the one and only girl of his dreams. Speaking softly to her (as if she were right there with him still, right by his side) as he'd slowly push and slide each single freshly waxed blade correspondingly in turn, one right after the other across the well groomed ice, while remembering through whispers...
© Danny Best
ALL THOSE INNOCENT PROMISES MADE
I still remember Dreamers Pond and all those January nights that went on and on I remember stirring cocoa with red licorice and cinnamon stick spice and our wispy floating silhouettes on the blade etched blue-green ice full moons that peered up and over those tall reaching pines the giddy notions of love that played and danced in our minds faded lights from the boathouse and fluffy fresh fallen snow those thick wintergreen bushes where the little red hollies grow
you're favorite cotton dress all Christmas colored-up in plaid the Snow Angels that we made and all the spills and thrills we had the dark of the night that hid us and all the games that we had played and yes... I really do remember all those innocent promises made © Danny Best
Danny Best (Sandman the Dreamer), hailing from Mount Dora, Florida, is a retired Professional Cook and Truck Driver (5-state area) and is currently working on creating an entirely new career for himself as a Poet/Writer and Actor (having portrayed an auto shop owner/mechanic in the short film, "Your Carriage Awaits" and is slated to portray the character of Randall Sutto in the upcoming production of the "Cracked Mirrors" Episode/s). Danny considers poetry a great opportunity to communicate and connect with all kindred souls/spirits in a more personal manner to share some good old practical food for thought while also encouraging readers to journey beyond their own comfort zones and explore other subject matter, thoughts and things. In his words: "I usually write from various memories of my own life lessons and experiences, and what dream remnants I may glean from amongst the disheveled peaks and valleys of my somewhat threadbare cotton pillow cases."