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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Dance of the Snake

It always begins… with…. a strike of a match…. the strange smell like gasoline….                The flick of the wrist to douse the flame from the match…. But? The end of the cigarette is lit.  It just…burns.  It doesn’t…do anything Wait!  The smoke!  It’s a single string into the air…

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Disobeying the Rules

via Daily Prompt: Disobey What is it about rules that just make them so enticing to break? “You have to get up to go to school!” an excuse to fake Go to church – the classic parking lot; go to pray and worship Then it becomes the Daytona 500 to leave the parking lot; drivers…

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The Child Left Behind

The first day of school – the young girl is wearing her new uniform all primed and pressed Nervous, but excited to see her friends again; the summer was long and she was depressed Her parents left her at her private school that they pay good money for her to attend The public schools in the…

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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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Finite Promises

via Daily Prompt: Finite Shattered glass mimics the breaking of the human heart Promises made forever and ever to be the best of friends and lovers Broken in an instant like the hammer shattering the glass apart Mary Poppins said, “Easily made, easily broken” in that cheery way of hers   Known each other since…

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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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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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