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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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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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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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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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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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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The Journey

As I sit on my deck, sipping tea; relaxing My mind is wandering, drifting, going back in time My mind’s eye sees the journey I’ve tread; healing then relapsing Like a drug addict who thinks they can handle “just this one time” But only to discover, they’re back in the darkness; collapsing   I don’t…

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California Dreaming

Being born and raised along, what I believe is, among the most beautiful places on earth, the Western Coast of the United States – more specifically, the coast of the State of California, I became complacent and took this beauty for granted.  Only two seasons – rainy and dry.  Sunny days for much of the…

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