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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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…

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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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An Unforgotten Heartbreak

via Daily Prompt: Sympathy It seems so long ago yet it feels like yesterday An event from a B-grade horror movie but yet was reality Two tall towers, famous for their height came crashing to earth Indestructible, we thought.  Mighty as we believed.  Untouchable. Were we thinking that of the towers?  Or arrogantly thinking that…

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Repairing the Shattered Pieces

via Daily Prompt: Elevate A divorced woman, looking to elevate her standing in the world By serving others, by being of use to her Higher Power as  she thought He deemed To guide others out of the hell of addiction as a counselor of addictions She thought her future looked bright; that her life was going…

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You Feel Like You Just Wanna Give Up

“Good morning ABC Company how can I help you?” And there the day begins on this final day of the month What’s so special about this day above all other days you ask? It’s special for one reason above all – it’s called “END OF MONTH” Trust me, mes amis, in sales and distribution, this…

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What’s In a Name?

via Daily Prompt: Priceless This is one time I’m going to “self-disclose” a bit. I’ve written about this relationship of late, in The Secret Crush, among others.  Now, the prompt strikes a powerful nerve. My nickname. A boy and a girl, both in elementary school, are playmates.  The boy teases the girl – me –…

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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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Him

Long ago she thought he was her prince Tall, ingenious, handsome, romantic Adored her to the moon and back Swept her off of her feet; it was love at first sight Friends thought he was “a great guy”; exceptionally polite He made promises galore; he’d always take care of her She’d never want for anything;…

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Mind Over Matter – A “found” poem

I did not see this one coming…honest. I was focused.  My commitment was there.  I was writing every morsel down. Then, it hits.  Emotion Mind starts speaking to my Reason Mind. War has begun – the cravings have started. The mindfulness tug-of-war has taken flight.   Wise Mind has vanished. To regain my balance, I must know…

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