For all the poets out there and aspiring poets who might want to toss their hat in the ring... There's this! I'm doing it, because why not, and I hope you all join in some fun as well! End of Summer POETRY CONTEST Closes 31 Aug!! — Read the rules at: kaylaannauthor.wordpress.com/2018/07/27/end-of-summer-poetry-contest/ End of Summer … Continue reading Reblog: End of Summer Poetry Contest Update
Okay, to be fair this piece is already on here under the title The Last Dodo, but I'm pretty excited to say that it has also been picked up by The Mighty, for which I am a contributing author. While much of what I write for them has been added to new projects that are … Continue reading Reblog: When I Was Diagnosed By My Own Dr. Shaun Murphy
It is a truth universally acknowledged that when there’s a message you need to hear, you will hear it if you will only listen.
FALL SEVEN TIMES, STAND UP EIGHT.
She loved to play with fire not knowing how much it was dwelling in her own heart. For that blaze and fortitude was hidden beneath a lugubrious truth, carried through half her life. Better late than never, she realized the reasons behind constant struggles and perpetual temperament. It sure did take over a decade, but she finally chose to love herself and understand her own self; it was worthless to seek in other people.
Till hell freezes over, she thought, I choose love because I am.
Here is how she likes to tell her story…
She’s walked through many storms in her life, but this one was different. She fell to the ground as shards of glass exploded around her, slicing the skin on her cheek bones. Fear consumed her as the chaos unfolded around her. The life she knew had…
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Remember how I’m always saying that what you need to hear will come to you when you need it?
Yeah. That happened.
“And this, too, shall pass.”
This is a proverb indicating that all material conditions, positive or negative, are temporary and time solves all problems.
I once read that the great Abraham Lincoln used to have a grand affinity for this proverb. On September 30, 1859, Abraham Lincoln included a similar story in an address before the Wisconsin State Agricultural Society in Milwaukee. This is what he said;
“It is said an Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence, to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words: “And this, too, shall pass away.”
How much it expresses! How chastening in the hour of pride! How consoling in the depths of affliction!
When we are in trouble, we feel that we are the only person who is facing these mountains full of doubts…
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Kim is another blogger on a health related journey. When I asked a question earlier this week, she brought me good sense and logic with kindness and humor. (Gah! I so want to have coffee with this lady!) Then something even more magical happened, something that as a writer I adore: What she said to … Continue reading Reblog: Trust Me, Eat The Monkey
I feel the same way, wrapped in my trench coat, umbrella in hand, rain boots on toes.
I think I like rain, a simple shower… I love the feeling I get as I hold my umbrella listening to the drops on the tent I have inverted over my head. Coat collar up and tucked into a scarf I tie around my neck to provide a little extra warmth, a little extra protection from the coldness of the rain.
It is a simple delight I take in a quiet, cool rainy day that I want to have with me all the time. I want to find that feeling and hold onto it for the days that do not offer soft rain and my heart feels like it will break. I want to feel secure like I do with that scarf tied up around my coat collar even when it is not there. I am filled with anxiety instead of security. Sadness instead of joy. Empty without delight. There will be no cool rain today.
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