Abundant Advice

Gazing at the clock and into the mirror, It's difficult not to notice, I'm not the same. My life's experiences upon my face shown clearer, Choices made - good or bad - I accept the blame.   Pain, laughter, tears, and smiles infused on my face - Every line tells a hidden story that is … Continue reading Abundant Advice

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Good Enough

On the other side of my door - Where anything can happen - Never knowing what's in store, Finding safety inside has become habit.   Heartbeat racing as I prepare for the day, Hoping I can face the people I meet And ready myself for what they say - Their words could be bitter or … Continue reading Good Enough

Purpose

From time to time in my life, I've taken many a deep breath - Recall words that cut like a knife Remembering a loved one's  death.   Trying, striving, wanting to know If this is the way events should come - Or a simple phase that I'll outgrow - Worries of what other people think I'll … Continue reading Purpose

My Reality Check

Since the beginning of the year, I've known that I've needed to make a few changes in my life and come to terms with my anxiety issues and tendency of becoming depressed when something happens. The big thing I'm trying to fix is not falling into the temptation of running away when something unpleasant happens. … Continue reading My Reality Check

Dealing With Anxiety

When I saw today's one word prompt, it left me kind of sitting here, tapping my finger on the J key, and wondering if I should write this post. Well, maybe write it… but to post it? Disappointment. A feeling of absolute sorrow, sadness, and despair because one's expected outcome didn't get fulfilled. The pain … Continue reading Dealing With Anxiety

Flaws

Alive  for so long now, Not who I was but still the same. Many mistakes somehow allow - Flaws to take the ultimate blame.   Told I'm not as good as I think I am, The reality is I never thought I was. Naïve and trusting, I've been scammed; Failures cause me to take pause. … Continue reading Flaws

Shakespeare’s Hamlet Reading

One of the pleasures that I enjoy is reading Shakespeare. Hamlet is a wonderful play about revenge, betrayal, and depression. For all of the flaws of the main character, the thing I love most is how human he is  portrayed because we all feel those things at some point of our lives. Some can hide … Continue reading Shakespeare’s Hamlet Reading

Risk

What giant step did you take where you hoped your leg wouldn’t break? Was it worth it, were you successful in walking on the moon, or did your leg break? Photographers, artists, poets: show us RISK.   Photograph by Susan Reed   The town where I grew up was all I had really known for … Continue reading Risk

“Time: A Harsh Mistress” Available

For the past eighteen years, I have wanted to do something that I thought would never happen. Until today. I wanted to give my mama a birthday present. February 19, 1996 was the last time I would ever be able to celebrate my mother's birthday with her. After that, I couldn't give her a gift. … Continue reading “Time: A Harsh Mistress” Available

Dream Weaver

  Dream Weaver   Too many dire thoughts There they are, can't you see? Floating before my eyes Oh, how I drown in this sea....   My legs pushing fast Reaching out once more I will not go down so easy Clenching teeth, I swore.   Why won't the noises stop? I pray for a … Continue reading Dream Weaver