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… Continue reading Reflections in the Broken Looking Glass

Dance of the Snake

It always begins... with.... a strike of a match.... the strange smell like gasoline....                The flick of the wrist to douse the flame from the match.... But? The end of the cigarette is lit.  It just...burns.  It doesn't...do anything Wait!  The smoke!  It's a single string into the air… Continue reading Dance of the Snake

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… Continue reading Disobeying the Rules

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,… Continue reading An Anticipated Moment – An Unexpected Outcome

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… Continue reading An Unforgotten Heartbreak

Hearing Echoes

via Daily Prompt: Overcome All her life she felt like The Child Left Behind with her shiny and pressed school dress Everyone she knew from family to friends thought her sweet, loving, never apt to unkindness But what most did not realize was that she was bound, shackled to this image An image that brings to… Continue reading Hearing Echoes

The Child Left Behind

The first day of school - the young girl is wearing her new uniform all primed and pressed Nervous, but excited to see her friends again; the summer was long and she was depressed Her parents left her at her private school that they pay good money for her to attend The public schools in the… Continue reading The Child Left Behind

Beauty in the Eye of the Storm

via Daily Prompt: Crescendo Hurricanes dancing Spinning round to a crescendo Power Danger yet such beauty It is my hope that there is little loss of life to those who are fleeing Hurricane Irma in Florida, now Category 5 status, and set to rival Hurricane Andrew in size, power, and ferocity.  My prayers go out… Continue reading Beauty in the Eye of the Storm

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… Continue reading Finite Promises