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

Plight of the Damned

A worried mother, a devoted lover of another One is in battle; two are set to join the third The two set to join in:  brothers But old history makes the lines blurred; facts obscured The lovers wish to unite in marriage; the soldier knows of the rift All he can do is watch from… Continue reading Plight of the Damned

Under Construction Part II – Recreate

Photo by Matthew Hamilton on Unsplash In part I of this saga, I decided that as I am very serious about my writing, I thought I'd reward my efforts and expends some funds to invest in this endeavor, my passion.  I knew it wouldn't be an easy task. CSS?  Excuse me?  HTML?  Is my head spinning!  It's bad… Continue reading Under Construction Part II – Recreate

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?

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