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Let Me Fly

They’ve clipped my wings It’s for my good, they say Fury bubbles up from deep within Threatening to burn all within its path I can’t breath I can’t move These chains are so heavy I’m so weary from fighting them It’s … Continue reading

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Hope Realized

Over the last five years I have experienced severe vision distortion and loss that was considered permanent. New technology allowed me to undergo eye surgeries this last October.  When I went into the surgeries we were cautiously optimistic, and there were … Continue reading

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Stay Mr. Sandman

  breath slows body relaxes noises cease sweet, beautiful sleep overtakes   Consciousness creeps in My body screams – Just one more minute Powerless to stop the engines Shifting, shifting, constantly shifting Full speed ahead  

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Sun glinting on glass tops Swaying trees on pond surfaces Silhouettes at sunset A kind word, a soft touch, an unheard prayer A sideways glance, a harsh tone, a set jaw Each moment as light beams from my heart scatter in every … Continue reading

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Welcome Friend

Pushed down Squashed Almost forgotten   I found her one summer afternoon Timidly peering out through the cobwebs of my soul   Even after all these months, she only speaks in complete stillness. Silencing Sybil is a feat worthy of … Continue reading

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A Space to Write

I’m generally a neat, organized, fit it in the box kind of girl.  The process of writing, I’m finding is not any of those things.  When I decided I wanted become more serious about writing, I dutifully put a task on my … Continue reading

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Inside the Walls

Falling, falling, falling, Spiraling, swirling, sinking Despair. Darkness. Down, down, down, Surrounding shadows screeching Panic. Powerless. Empty. Small. Alone.   Accepted. Beautiful. Confident. Courageous. Safe. Secure. Dreams born. Promises kept.   Cool breezes on sunny days Crashing of the ocean waves Crunching fall leaves underfoot Crystalline … Continue reading

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Things That Give Me Joy and Meaning

“If we want to live a wholehearted life, we have to become intentional about cultivating sleep and play, about letting go of exhaustion as a status symbol and productivity as self-worth.  -Brene Brown Things that give me joy and meaning … Continue reading

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The Definition of Writing

Writing is painting the picture of me on a blank canvas.  Moving away from the chaos of life, I can hear the almost inaudible voice of my soul. Then I reach for confidence to follow the paintbrush wherever it flows, sometimes painting dewdrops and … Continue reading

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Today’s Prompt: Tell us the story of your most-prized possession. Today’s twist: We extolled the virtues of brevity back on day five, but now, let’s jump to the other side of the spectrum and turn to long-form writing. This is the final … Continue reading

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