I've long feared you Your acid tongue Your horrid actions You shaped me into A fearful woman Cringing from my past Never feeling whole Never feeling protected Never feeling loved As I grew, I rebelled My tongue grew acidic Yet my heart was raw Somehow knowing I was strong Despite your words Somehow believing I... Continue Reading →


3 Words – 7/21/14 – Always changing

    As we lay beneath the stars, the vastness of the universe reminds us that any of our issues, our concerns, our happiness, our love is all only temporary. Everything is transient and is forever changing with every beat of our heart.       (Write incorporating 3 words – star, under, temporary)    

50 Words Only – Two Hearts

  Windswept beach Glance exchanged Brief introductions   Hearts forever connected   Photograph taken One slow dance Hesitant conversation   Long letters exchanged Promises made   A joyous reunion   Perfect vista shared Moonlit dancing Delicate kisses   Lack of communication Final letter sent   Years go by   An Internet search Emails Exchanged  ... Continue Reading →

My facade

The façade begins to crumble causing rumbling beneath my feet. For so long I've managed To keep the appearance of Being in control. Although those who know me best, Understand who I really am. They see my insecurities. My weaknesses. My failures. Yet they also see my potential. They provide encouragement, support And non-judgemental love.... Continue Reading →

Her worries circled around her like smoke from a fire. She couldn’t make them dissipate. The boundaries she had set for herself were breached now and she couldn’t seem to find her way back to the safe, warm place in her mind. She sat on the couch pulling the blanket tightly around her, closed her... Continue Reading →

3 Words – 11/27 – Taking a Risk

When we meet someone new Our heart, our soul, our gut Tells us if we should risk Moving forward with them. The biggest hurdle we find is coordinating our heart and our mind. Some people have a touch so special it prompts us to continue despite a feeling that something doesn't fit in with where our own path... Continue Reading →

3 words – 11/14 – Iconic

She stood on the dock;her straight hair becomingtangled in the wind.Normally serene,the lake had swollen withthe recent downpour.With each wave crashingagainst the rocks liningthe shore, concern grew.Behind her the housewas lit waiting to bidwelcome to the crew.She pulled her sweatertight against the night chill,clutching her hands nearher sad, troubled heart.She was the iconicwoman at the... Continue Reading →

Rarely asking for advice Instead choosing to listen quietly From the side, then forge ahead In the direction already ahead. Frequently learning the hard way Where, had others' wisdom been followed, Destructive moments leading to solitude Could have been avoided. Often feeling completely alone Due to my own actions. I often wonder if anything or... Continue Reading →

As the years pass At varying speeds Change is most apparent Only over time. We grow older in the physical sense But remain a younger version in our minds. Once favorite things Bring melancholy grins When they pass though our vision again. We age and grow slower. Yet our minds remain nimble. Incredible moments seem recent rather... Continue Reading →

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