The Fool

  A message sent "Block it," says the mind "But 'what if'" says the heart Heart leads the mind; the games begin "Manipulation," says the mind The heart agrees...but melts under pressure Promises made; the photos tell all - Lies Mine the heart stays The mind slowly sinks away The heart takes over; the drama… Continue reading The Fool

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

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

Haley

via Daily Prompt: Critical Oh, Haley... A very strong, independent woman; single mother with children Left behind; trashed inside, tossed aside, all because she drank like the men Oh, Haley... Lost her heart, Lost her soul, lost her mind, nearly lost her life Almost lost her kids and everything dear, the very thought cut her… Continue reading Haley

The Journey

As I sit on my deck, sipping tea; relaxing My mind is wandering, drifting, going back in time My mind's eye sees the journey I've tread; healing then relapsing Like a drug addict who thinks they can handle "just this one time" But only to discover, they're back in the darkness; collapsing   I don't… Continue reading The Journey

California Dreaming

Being born and raised along, what I believe is, among the most beautiful places on earth, the Western Coast of the United States - more specifically, the coast of the State of California, I became complacent and took this beauty for granted.  Only two seasons - rainy and dry.  Sunny days for much of the… Continue reading California Dreaming

Destruction With Language

It's not often that I have an out-of-body experience while having an argument with someone.  What I mean is that I can actually separate myself from ME and the other person in the middle of the argument and see both sides, feel both sides, hear both sides, comprehend both sides....but also, know that someone is potentially… Continue reading Destruction With Language