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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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…

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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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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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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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Under Construction Part II – Recreate

Photo by Matthew Hamilton on Unsplash In part I of this saga, I decided that as I am very serious about my writing, I thought I’d reward my efforts and expends some funds to invest in this endeavor, my passion.  I knew it wouldn’t be an easy task. CSS?  Excuse me?  HTML?  Is my head spinning!  It’s bad…

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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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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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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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