Ascending From The Bottom

via Daily Prompt: Ascend A woman working, climbing, ascending to the top of the mountain Past the misery, where she screamed; Primal Screams echo like a fountain Or, was she Hearing Echoes?  Echoes of her past?  Of one Bad Day too many Where she couldn’t see the Beauty Among the Thorns all along the journey The…

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Superficial Heartache

via Daily Prompt: Superficial You say “yes” then you say “no” You say “stop” then you say “go” Tell me.  Which way do I follow? Yes?  Go?  Stop?  No?   Emotions are not superficial things They are deep, vast, true and fragile Love, indifference, hatred, passion; give the heart wings What is it you want?  Why…

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The Enticement

She says to herself “Never again, absolutely never” She even promises friends, family and her lover that this time will be forever But even they know the truth; it will be like all the other times Heartache, misery, tears of anguish and yet more lies   She goes to work but she’s got the telltale…

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Dreams

Who says dreams are irrelevant?   It’s why so many came to this country; all had dreams.  All. All had families; started families.  All started lives.  All made better lives. And granted their children the gift of being citizens of a nation That kept them safe, free and able to know the true promise that…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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An Anticipated Moment – An Unexpected Outcome

via Daily Prompt: Anticipate It all began with the post talking about my surgery and my “liquid diet.”  That was so long ago, it seemed like.  I began a journey to my health, my true health.  I was given six months to see if I could make it all work so that the next phase,…

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Haley

via Daily Prompt: Critical Oh, Haley… A very strong, independent woman; single mother with children Left behind; trashed inside, tossed aside, all because she drank like the men Oh, Haley… Lost her heart, Lost her soul, lost her mind, nearly lost her life Almost lost her kids and everything dear, the very thought cut her…

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Why?

Why am I writing?  Why do the “blog?” Good question.  I was looking around the “Blogging University” site and found some intriguing “lessons”  and thought I’d see what they had to teach.  This was one – Why do I blog to begin with?  Why write?  What’s my purpose?  What is my true intention? It’s having me really…

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