Flying Blind

via Daily Prompt: Risky So filled with hope, with wonder, with dreams beyond imagination The desperate woman took the plunge and returned to work She had been lost to the workforce, to life, and to society for years She thought she had been relegated to eternal damnation For one reason only:  her mental illness.  Her…

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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 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…

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Alone

She didn’t know what the hell went wrong…. It was the “he said, she said” thing rearing its ugly head He said he was only trying to help; she tried to play along But then she couldn’t take it any longer; she had to take a stand Her line was drawn in the sand; she…

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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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Hearing Echoes

via Daily Prompt: Overcome All her life she felt like The Child Left Behind with her shiny and pressed school dress Everyone she knew from family to friends thought her sweet, loving, never apt to unkindness But what most did not realize was that she was bound, shackled to this image An image that brings to…

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Beauty in the Eye of the Storm

via Daily Prompt: Crescendo Hurricanes dancing Spinning round to a crescendo Power Danger yet such beauty It is my hope that there is little loss of life to those who are fleeing Hurricane Irma in Florida, now Category 5 status, and set to rival Hurricane Andrew in size, power, and ferocity.  My prayers go out…

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Life of a Single Mother

Rushing, rushing, constantly in a hurry The father has long gone; the mother with children scurries “Time to go!” The mother cries. “It’s time for school!” But deep inside, her heart aches; the mother worries   The mother is no longer a mother; she’s an employee Sitting behind a desk attempting to focus on her…

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Wishes From A Dreamer

I was always told I was an idealist.  I had visions of things being so perfect in an imperfect world and it was frustrating to me.  World peace depressed me.  Politics, though I got into the intricacies of it all, left me feeling empty.  What got to me the most? Real issues…like… I mean, why…

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