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dVerse — OLN and OctPoWriMo2019 Day 31 — Epitaphs

I decided to go against the prompt for OctPoWriMo and chose to write a few epitaphs for dVerse.         Linda is today's host of dVerse' Open Link Night (OLN).  Linda says: I am looking forward to some lovely, wicked and delightful poems- your choice. Morgan Dragonwillow (and her inspirational co-hosts, Punam, Maria,… Continue reading dVerse — OLN and OctPoWriMo2019 Day 31 — Epitaphs

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OctPoWriMo2019 Day 30 — Psalm 139:14

  Right now I am participating in a Christian-based support group. I've gone through these 12 weeks several times over the years, which is how it is designed; which is to peel off a layer of the trauma, then rest awhile so the open wound from it can heal. We use a workbook, and every… Continue reading OctPoWriMo2019 Day 30 — Psalm 139:14

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OctPoWriMo2019 Day 29 — Sei Shonagon-style list of Ten Things That Bring a Lightness of Being

  Ten Things That Bring a Lightness of Being A warm housecoat and a small cat curled in your lap. Warm peach pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Laying on your back on an anchored sailboat in summer. Waking up in the morning after sleeping as long as you want. Walking a trail… Continue reading OctPoWriMo2019 Day 29 — Sei Shonagon-style list of Ten Things That Bring a Lightness of Being

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OctPoWriMo2019 Day 28 — Friendship’s End

  In my 60-plus years on this earth, there have been three long-term friendships that I've walked away from. I won't go into the dynamics of any of them, but I will say that I don't wish ill on any of them. Just the opposite, I hope life is treating them well. Alive? Dead? May… Continue reading OctPoWriMo2019 Day 28 — Friendship’s End

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OctPoWriMo2019 Day 27 — Across the Universe

https://youtu.be/Nw1YjX7q1L4   I am from what was not to what I am From open arms of she I can't describe Of bone and blood and skin and soul I am Before I was inert and now alive Origin-al mystery's telegram Glitters travel across the universe Returning to her at the end's traverse   https://youtu.be/90M60PzmxEE  … Continue reading OctPoWriMo2019 Day 27 — Across the Universe

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OctPoWriMo2019 Day 26 — If Love

If love alights may you rest tender as storms will blow you away. When clouds clear and sun is bright may you return to me again, love. If stubbornness digs in my heels, may sand be wet without purchase. Lay me in the surf to drown in your sweet kisses, love. If hurts taint our… Continue reading OctPoWriMo2019 Day 26 — If Love

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OctPoWriMo2019 Day 25 — White

White Humming space between things which sings Echoes with resonant unknowns Empty with potential's plenty   Morgan Dragonwillow (and today's co-host, Esther Jones) is the host of OctPoWriMo.  Esther says: Today’s prompt: White Word Prompts: Snow Cold Clouds Death Suggested form: Musette image link here

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OctPoWriMo2019 Day 24 — breathe — Take You In Push It Out (song)

Take You In Push It Out Verse: Had a day like I never had before Want to run, want to run right out the door Oh this job, oh it gives me such a pain When I come have to come back here again Only thing, thing that makes it worth my while Is at… Continue reading OctPoWriMo2019 Day 24 — breathe — Take You In Push It Out (song)

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OctPoWriMo2019 Day 23 — Furbabies

The first poem is about my dog Chauncey, who was a beloved family member from 2004 – 2016. I will never stop missing him. Chauncey equals character plus Happy he was, and happiness he gave Always there for company Unusually strong, undefeated tug-of-war champ No mean bones in his body, but an impish spirit Calm… Continue reading OctPoWriMo2019 Day 23 — Furbabies

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OctPoWriMo Day 22 — Broken Toys

  Broken Toys From a tender age I was broken Broken but too young to know it It started with making sense of insanity Insanity's reign in my book was writ Each place I turned the normal paled Paled against the twisted paths Paths alluring they were for me Me led to bumbling, tortured aftermaths… Continue reading OctPoWriMo Day 22 — Broken Toys