Sunday, November 23, 2014

Take Flight

You cannot hold yourself accountable for someone else's mistakes. 
Learn to forgive yourself.
Move past it.
Enjoy what is to come and hold faith in all that is to come. 
Live life.
Breathe life. 
Never think you are not worthy of love. 
Don't suffer.
Let things go. 
Let it all go. 
Take the pain.
Feel again and be happy about it!
Fall in love.
Give all you have.

HLM (c)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Every Single Time

Every Single Time

A high consideration in the method of screaming ...
Multiple reasons why

Do not concern yourself with such

I shouldn't

But I can't stop

Aren't there meds for this?!

Monday, November 10, 2014

You can't change people

"If we could change people, we would be changing them to suit our purposes, which would steal their freedom to make their own choices." Joyce Meyer (The Confident Woman Devotional)

This makes me realize that no matter how much I want... wanted... him to change, it never would have been his choice to do so. That speaks volumes because if he never wanted to, there should have been no reason to wait.  If things or people are meant to change, they will in their own timing.  Sometimes that means it's too late.  Sometimes it means you had enough time to think through what you really wanted and you had time to change and to adjust and no longer desire what you didn't have.


Sunday, November 2, 2014

It's that time again!!!

2014 November PAD Chapbook Challenge

It's that time again!  My goal is to actually keep up this time!

2014 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Guidelines

Monday, September 15, 2014

Too Cold

She stands with a sad finality
as if she were dying

So gone
as if the intoxication of loneliness
swirls around her

wishing for one day
of numb emotion

Her veins run cold
ice dripping from wounds
engulfing her body
inside and out


Saturday, September 13, 2014

Brave the Weather

Like the fog that narrows your vision
as you drive ahead
knowing the road does not end
(is my heart)
you still wonder what's out there
what collision awaits
not knowing
yet knowing enough
no matter the direction you go
the fog drifts in front of you
it follows behind
turn around or don't look back
it doesn't matter
there are things unseen
brave the weather
slow your pace when the road curves
stop when you can no longer see
let the light guide you
safely and to where you belong.


Monday, August 18, 2014


with or without faults
breathes the air, just as the rest

whether you choose to choke on it is up to you.


Sunday, August 10, 2014

Bowing out

I am constantly reminded of the impossibility to trust and respect individuals who use less than noble methods to present themselves to me. Each has his/her own choice on whether or not to become a part of my life just as much as they hold the choice and yes, even timing on when to exit it.  I care not, for I was here before you and will remain after. I, too, hold the right to decide whether you're worth being in my life. 

The pieces of this that become truly discouraging are when benefit is given to someone with whom there is already reputable expressions of straight and true.  Don't get me wrong, I am not saying he/she does not possess the moral abilities to function in the given society as an upright individual; I merely mean that what is presented to you is a total fabrication of intentions meant for me.  Things can become difficult, because without trying to complicate things, the innocent parties now have a front row seat to the aftermath of your attempt to sanctify your crisis.  There is no need for the rest of us to suffer from your madness. 

You have every right to figure out what to do next in your life.  You may have been handed the short end of the stick, but just once, try to remember what it felt like when you were on the losing end.  As you crawl back into a comfort zone - one you've made up for yourself - you don't need to infect others with your maliciousness.  

No matter the connection.  No matter the distance.  The ties of two are made with a mere introduction, be it a passing glance, a sleepless night or years of residence inside heart, mind and soul.  You cannot undo this introduction but if a day comes where it's time to cut ties, do it well.  Graciously bow out. 


Sunday, June 15, 2014

Baby Ari

I sit a couple thousand miles away from 1 of 2 of the greatest step-daughter's anyone could ask for, while she gives birth to her first child.  Life is not always what one expects it to be, but we take it and move forward.  I am amazed at the perseverance of this young woman - now an adult.  She graduated high school with honors! She remains firm in her love for her man and of their child!  She has taken on the role of becoming a mother and is blessed to be surrounded by friends and family who support and love her.  Not all of us can be right there next to her or in the next room awaiting Ari's big debut, but my spirit, love and prayer are there. I am certain there are others sending good vibes as well.  

I am full of a variety of emotions and sit on the edge of what seems a panic attack.  I can only imagine what those in the hospital with her are feeling, let alone what she is feeling.  I would give anything to be there for her in person on this day, and all days to follow as one of God's miracles graces our lives with his presence.  Though I am far in miles, I am close in heart and I pray she knows this.  I know she is in good hands and I am thankful!  

Words escape me ... I am so overcome with joy.  I anxiously await for the news of his arrival!  Keep on pushing, lady!! 


Friday, May 23, 2014

Isaiah 60:1

Arise! Shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you! 
- Isaiah 60:1

I read this tonight and felt my heart fill with a little more joy!  It is not time to sit back in fear!  It is time to get on out there and "do this thing!"  

Even if I cannot pinpoint what exact thing this is, doesn't mean I should stop moving forward.  I'll figure it out as long as I continue to put one foot in front of the other and stop holding back so much.



Sunday, May 18, 2014

On the eve of words

Slow to start
beginning for sure
change of habits
change of plans
all intertwined with what's to come
with what has happened
learn from what was not
exist in what is meant to be.



Friday, May 9, 2014

To the Incapable Heart

How many more days am I destined to suffer your memory
  were we not connected somehow
do I wait
  do you wait
is it worth the wait
  will we even meet again
what the hell am I even waiting for
  I miss the conversations 
be it small talk
  I just miss you
contending with these thoughts is unfair and angers me so
  I cannot put a stop to it
I never asked for them
  I never told you to give them to me
so, why is it that you went away
  thinking only of yourself 
and whatever the hell you thought I did to you
  you knew all along
I didn't know how to handle any of it
  I don't know now
but the fucking feelings won't stop
  look at the time
how much of it has passed
  yet, here I sit
tears running down my face
  not knowing how being me
your friend perhaps
  could turn you away
you left me 
  you abandoned me
another day will not come 
 where I will feel what I felt in that moment
solely the moment when it all became recognizable
  never will a day arrive where my heart 
will beat
  as fast
as it did
  when your presence incited it in such a way 
I am brokenhearted over a heart I never had
  or was it one I had all along
  your essence
all that is and shall remain mysterious and hidden
  you could never pretend
I could never pretend 
  I don't want to pretend
I want you to know
  the rest is clandestine 
why does me missing you
  make you feel so afraid
unable to be  
  I did not heed warnings
from those we knew
 for I was not setting out on a venture
to attain what they
  what you
thought I wanted
  why is it so outlandish 
to want someone
to be in my life
  a piece of my existence
is it so hard to be 
  or are you too much a coward 
what makes you so much better
  how do you justify turning your back
I did not want a figment
  I am not content with a mere collection of memories
emotions may become carried away
  but they don't disappear
they don't run away
  you left me
and I am mad at you
  I am mad that my heart is big enough to allow 
unintended souls
  I'm tired of making room for incapable hearts
of cowardly investors
  I will remain angry for the days to come
all the days to come
  the burden you thought I put on you 
was a cowardly attempt at justification
  don't think you know me
don't think you knew me back then
  don't think you understood what was happening
don't think of yourself as a better person for doing so. 

Pissed off on 5/9/14

Sunday, April 27, 2014


There is no song that will remind you of me, is there?  One that will make you stop in your tracks and bring every memory to the surface ... burning like fire. Why am I the one cursed with suffering... with tears?  With fear? Disappointment.  Despair.


Let it go!
Let it go!
Let it go!

I'm trying.  O, Lord! I am trying!


Saturday, April 26, 2014

Fresh air and gun powder!

Ventured out today with my dad and shot a few rounds at the range!  It was great!  Getting more comfortable with my .357 and maybe one day I'll actually hit the target!!  Well, I hit the target for sure once, but not quite sure if I hit anything else other than dirt.  The 9mm I shot of dad's was amazing... and reminds me why I wanted one of the first place.  The action on that thing was great!

Today was my dad's birthday so it was nice to be able to spend time doing something I know he enjoys!  I haven't been out shooting with him for years... and I can't wait to do it again.  Just need to get the income flowing so I can help put something toward the ammo fund.  It also fired me up to get my bow out and sharpen my skills a bit more.  

I can't wait to get outdoors and do more!  Walking, shooting... photography!  You name it and I want to do it!  It's damn time! Maybe the fresh air - or that German Chocolate Cake for Dad's birthday - is getting to me! 

Emotionally, I am having a rough time... just frustrated and lonely I suppose.  Not having met many people here in town - well, not having ventured out to have a chance to meet anyone - is making it a little tough.  Maybe, it's better this way for now.  I am suppose to be regrounding myself and tossing too many people in the mix with the chance to interfere in my progress - if I have made any - would be counter-productive I suppose.  

Nothing too deep this evening.  

That is all. 


Sunday, February 9, 2014

"He didn't keep his side of the bargain."

Who would've thought the movie Twister would offer so much insight into my life?!  He sure as hell didn't keep his side of the bargain... and it's beyond my control.  What I can control and will control is myself... my steps forward and my future.  I have a feeling my future will be without many-a-persons who decided to turn their backs on our friendship.  No matter how messed up, emotional and confusing - you just don't STOP. Say HI once in a while or have the common decency to tell me you're cutting the strings that attach us.  Oh well, everyone and their actions are out of my control.  I need to let go.  For some of you, I already have.

Maybe that's why it's a little easier to smile.



Thursday, January 30, 2014

Working on a website

Check it out - let me know what you think?  It's a start...

I know, it's been ages since I've been over this way.  Life has been busy... moving on, moving out and moving up!! More to come later.