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Poetry Day 26 — Crazy Mary (PJ inspired)

image link Today's OctWriPoMo's prompt is Inside Out and the suggested form is sonnet .  Today's sonnet is a French-English combo.  First time trying one; it was both challenging and fun.  This poem I tried to write the story of it first then built around the ideas.  It is my honor today to be inspired… Continue reading Poetry Day 26 — Crazy Mary (PJ inspired)

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Poetry Day 17 — Trigger

image link Part of today's prompt for OctWriPoMo is:  Does madness rule over me/you/us/them?  Does madness fall from the sky in misty dampness, occasional showers, and torrential flooding downpours?  Do I/you/we/they hold the reins, controlling the madness?   Use your brainstorming to create a poem that expresses your thoughts/feelings around “madness”.   Invisible finger on the… Continue reading Poetry Day 17 — Trigger

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Day 7 –Go To Hell

Dear Every Member of The System Who Didn't Believe a Victim and/or Failed to Hold Accountable a Perpetration of Sexual Assault Upon Another: Person/System Who Didn't Believe A Victim Failed to Hold Accountable a Perpetration. * Your reasons are Legion. One extreme to another Rationalized or justified Callous disregard for * ---->A HUMAN BEING<---- *… Continue reading Day 7 –Go To Hell

horror · justice · mature audiences only · PTSD · religion · Word of the Day Challenge

Father John (content warning)

image link The following is drawn loosely from a documentary I saw and from watching scary movies.  Please be warned there is disturbing content and imagery that may be triggering.   The elderly priest shuffles down the stone path, carefully balancing with his cane, which is carved with the long-suffering face of a blood-soaked, thorn-crowned… Continue reading Father John (content warning)

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You Were Never Really Here (2017)

image link When life hands you lemons, you make lemonade. You make lemonade, or in the protagonist's case in the film, “You were Never Really Here”, a bloodbath wherever you go. Joaquin Phoenix plays Joe, a character who struggles with a reality that is liberally sprinkled with flashbacks of abuse, neglect, and soul-crunching trauma. What… Continue reading You Were Never Really Here (2017)

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Black Sheep

Looking through my library this morning, I came across a letter and some poetry a friend of mine sent me back in 1995, shortly after my father passed away.  It triggered an emotional response that there is space to allow its full expression.  Many times these triggers cannot be but fleetingly acknowledged, as they are… Continue reading Black Sheep