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

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

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

Repairing the Shattered Pieces

via Daily Prompt: Elevate A divorced woman, looking to elevate her standing in the world By serving others, by being of use to her Higher Power as  she thought He deemed To guide others out of the hell of addiction as a counselor of addictions She thought her future looked bright; that her life was going… Continue reading Repairing the Shattered Pieces

You Feel Like You Just Wanna Give Up

"Good morning ABC Company how can I help you?" And there the day begins on this final day of the month What's so special about this day above all other days you ask? It's special for one reason above all - it's called "END OF MONTH" Trust me, mes amis, in sales and distribution, this… Continue reading You Feel Like You Just Wanna Give Up

What’s In a Name?

via Daily Prompt: Priceless This is one time I'm going to "self-disclose" a bit. I've written about this relationship of late, in The Secret Crush, among others.  Now, the prompt strikes a powerful nerve. My nickname. A boy and a girl, both in elementary school, are playmates.  The boy teases the girl - me -… Continue reading What’s In a Name?

Him

Long ago she thought he was her prince Tall, ingenious, handsome, romantic Adored her to the moon and back Swept her off of her feet; it was love at first sight Friends thought he was "a great guy"; exceptionally polite He made promises galore; he'd always take care of her She'd never want for anything;… Continue reading Him

The Secret Crush

via Daily Prompt: Enamored It all began when they were children A boy, a girl; two kids who loved to hit a ball against a wall The boy would tease the girl; she would think him a villain Name-calling, teasing yet, they kept hitting that ball against a wall   One day, in a random… Continue reading The Secret Crush

Mind Over Matter – A “found” poem

I did not see this one coming...honest. I was focused.  My commitment was there.  I was writing every morsel down. Then, it hits.  Emotion Mind starts speaking to my Reason Mind. War has begun - the cravings have started. The mindfulness tug-of-war has taken flight.   Wise Mind has vanished. To regain my balance, I must know… Continue reading Mind Over Matter – A “found” poem