What To Do, What To Do…

I'm the worst list maker. I can make all sorts of lists.  One of two things happen.  Either, I lose it.  Or, second, nothing gets done and I keep that paper so it becomes clutter - something else to pile up on any flat surface. But now, I need ideas on what to write about.  … Continue reading What To Do, What To Do…

Escaping Into Darkness

It's just another day in the darkness Lost, alone, afraid, hopeless What am I?  Who am I?   Five Steps forward, Six back Why? Why does this keep happening? When I gain some, I lose more. It's become maddening.   "You don't handle stress well" heard as "I failed again" I try to see the lessons … Continue reading Escaping Into Darkness

My Heartache

I sit staring out the window; I admire the beauty, the decrepit.  The joy, the horror of life. What is my heart telling me?  What is it speaking to me?  What am I feeling?  Oh so much Colors changing, dying leaves.  Emotions from people from betrayal, like a paring knife Animals scurrying to gather nuts … Continue reading My Heartache

The Primal Scream

A little girl screams into the darkness; does anyone hear her? Does anyone even care?   Does anyone comfort her in her pain? A woman weary from work finds a note; mind races like on fire She sees her homeless past in an echo of her mind Five steps forward, ten steps back; caught in the crossfire … Continue reading The Primal Scream

Beauty Among The Thorns

  Petals, Colors, Thorns All show rose as love is Pain pleasure like life         Photo by Colin Maynard on UnsplashThorny

Parting of the Ways

via Daily Prompt: Focused You say that where my life is going is wrong You say that I am selling myself short and deserve more I have it all, can be it all so you say; but I am headstrong Hearing you go on and on about what you don't got is such a bore You … Continue reading Parting of the Ways

The Search For Happiness

Much of my life and I'm sure many would agree with this, happiness has been this - "thing" - that once you possess it, consume it, wear it, do anything with it, you will achieve the equivalent of Nirvana.  Problem is, I have been looking for happiness from the wrong source:  a person, place, thing - as … Continue reading The Search For Happiness

And Then…She Jumped

A nightmare had long begun; the mind was being stretched and twisted One year?  Three?  Ten?  God only knows how long she had been holding on Holding onto what?  Faith?  Inner strength?  Determination?  Or was she already afflicted? Not knowing.  Not understanding.  Not seeing the signs.  Reality has gone Culminating in an altered state so … Continue reading And Then…She Jumped

Reflections in the Broken Looking Glass

I'm selfish, impatient, and a little insecure.  I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle.  But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best. --Marilyn Monroe These past days, weeks and months have taught me a great deal … Continue reading Reflections in the Broken Looking Glass