It's difficult and painful to realize that you have been wearing a mask for a long time, not really being as authentic as you should have been. It does not matter if the mask was worn unintentionally; what matters is finding the courage to admit that you need to change and to be real in... Continue Reading →
This year is the 50th since I graduated from high school. Deep in my veins, I wonder if attending it might be cool. I promised myself on that faraway graduation day That like mangoes, I would avoid those people in every way. Being bullied daily about my looks caused me so much pain, And made... Continue Reading →
"Breath in, breath out, you'll be okay." Carol wanted to tell the people around her that she just needed some space. But, they thought that they were being helpful. She couldn't believe how clumsy she was, falling like that in front of so many people. She was so embarrassed, as now she was being treated... Continue Reading →
We began packing the house in preparation for selling it and moving nearer to children and grandchildren. A realtor came on yesterday, and we hope to have the house on the market before the end of next week. He says that in our market, the house may sell within two weeks to a month, once... Continue Reading →
Rainbows in the sky Remind me this, too,will pass. My soul starts to heal. Written for Heeding Haiku with Cheverfeuille from Mindlovemisery's Menagerie: Rainbow.
Keep your dreams alive. Easy for life to dash them. Believe you can win. Written for RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge: hope and dash.
I have missed writing the answers to the wonderful questions from Sparks from a Combustible Mind. I am still healing from the defibrillator surgery, with the pain getting a little better. The nurse assures me that in a couple of weeks, all will be good again. Thanks for your prayers! Here are this weeks questions... Continue Reading →
Calla looked at the new digs, and she smiled. Finally, a new lease on life was possible, having graduated from high school and of an age where she could make her own decisions. It had not been easy, for often we become inured to the insults and ugly looks, especially when they are all that... Continue Reading →
Cate laid on the bed, dreaming of a place far away where she could find peace. Living and working in a big city take its toll on the heart, soul, and mind, with the constant noise and violence of disagreements. People seemed to find in the anonymity of large cities the one person who knows... Continue Reading →
Sitting in the passenger seat of our rental car in Italy, I was thankful that Douglas was driving, because the boldness of Italian drivers will being you closer to God. You are praying the whole time not to be hit or not to hit someone. It seemed that we were always caught in the middle... Continue Reading →