Pain

Pain isn’t always a cut or a break,
Sometimes an overly hard squeeze
Is all it will take.

Tightness in the chest
Numbness or the inability to warm up
Listen to your body… rest.

A loved one just passed
A lover’s betrayal
It happens so fast.

We are stronger than pain
We can overcome anything
In the sunshine or the rain.

Pain.

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No Control

Shaking.
Uncontrollable urges that don’t allow me to stand still.
I shake when i don’t want to.
Because of people who can’t control their anger.

I cry.
Tears of fear roll down my cheeks.
Those who made me cry show no remorse.
Heartless creatures with no soul whatsoever.

Anxiety grows.
I can’t function as i used to.
I constantly watch over my shoulder.
I fear the animal who has no intention of stopping the torment.

Depression sets in.
The threats, the anger, the heartlessness.
It’s all too much to handle, my body can’t take it.
My mind starts to thin violent thoughts of self-harm.

Death seems safer.
It seems like a better option than living.
It makes me feel like it’s the option to take the pain away.
There seems to be no other way t make things better.

I plead.
I plead for help.
I scream out for help but i have no voice.
No one can see my pain or hear me reaching out for the help i need.

It’s gone full circle.
My body trembles and shakes.
I am back to where i started, I’m shaking.
Those uncontrollable urges are back and i can’t stand still…

As day turns to night

As day turns to night things get darker
Senses heighten to heights and depths never before explored.

Noises which would usually be ignored
Become the noises which keep you awake, filled with fear.

Everything changes
Nothing ever seems to stay the same.

The darkness brings with it a cover of coldness
Unknowing and unwillingness to delve deeper.

Where you once felt safe now fills your mind with dread
Anxiety peaks and depression makes you want to end it all right now.

Knowing there is a light at the end of the tunnel is no consolation
Tomorrow is never guaranteed.

This could be the beginning of the end.
This could be the end of life as we know it.

Free the love within

Do not hold love within your heart for fear of your heart being broken.

Free the love within.

Do not hold back from telling someone how much they mean to you for fear of the unknown.

Free the love within.

Do not stop loving someone because of ignorance or a lack of understanding.

Free the love within.

Don’t ever stop loving for fear of running out of love as love is never-ending.

Free the love within.

Do reach out to those with a tear running down their cheek, they need love at this moment.

Free the love within.

Do accept love from others with open arms and give love to others just as freely.

Free the love within.

Do be accepting of everyone; we all have pain, joy and sorrow, we all deserve to love and be loved.

Free the love within.

Just as the butterfly flutters away from the sweetly scented flower, you too must learn to…

Free the love within.

A gift for you.

As i scan the store i look everywhere
Gift ideas are flickering in my mind.
If by magic- it jumps out at me,
Facing the back of the store,
Tucked away behind other items
Feelings of elation within me are growing,
Offering the cashier my money, i leave
Relieved i found the ideal gift for you.
Your eyes light up as i hand over the delicately wrapped package
Overwhelmed with emotion- you finally squeal with delight
Ultimately, our life is now complete.

Writing 201. Day 2.

Writing 101, Day 17: Speak Up.

Standing firmly in place
Sun washing through my hair like a lathered mess
Voice inside me quivers.
Unable to speak but knowing I must
It is my turn to shine
To shine like a torch in a dark tunnel
A tunnel that is long and dark-
almost never ending.
Almost.
My eyes gaze over the sea of faces in front of me
My palms become sweaty.
All eyes are directed to me
They are waiting
Waiting to hear what I have to say.
I have to speak
The words cannot come out
It is not stage fright
My lips are not sewn shut.
I am scared.
I admit it- Public speaking terrifies me.

 

This was written in a style that I loosely connected to Karin Taylor’s style of poetry. She is one of my favourite artists.

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Doing things the “old school” way.

Being stuck at an airport terminal (or anywhere really) for 6+ hours with no electrical devices wouldn’t worry me in the least.

Depending on how prepared I was, I’d have a note book and pen with me, possibly even a couple of different colours which would allow me to doodle or write.
I currently have pen pals, so if I have letters waiting to be replied to, I could write to my pen pals. Otherwise I may decide to write a random story based loosely around passengers who walk past me, I might even pen a poem.
If my children were with me I would most likely play I-spy with them, maybe some games of noughts and crosses and hangman to pass the time for a while.

There are lots of things that can be done to pass the time without having to rely on technology.

People watching & “commentary games” can be fun.
If there are people in another room, you could start a game where you and a friend each choose a person/character and do the speaking/commentary, reacting to how their body language is.

It can be a lot of fun to get away from technology and electronics for a while…

You should try it sometime…
(But nor before you finish reading my blog.) ­čśŤ

 

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Daily Prompt: Words & Pictures

If I had the time/money/inclination to write a book it would be of my favourite photos and the poems that I have written throughout my life so far.

The blurb might go a bit like this:

Words & Pictures

Words & Pictures is just that- a series of photographs, stories and poems taken and written by me. Each photo, story and poem plays an important part in my life, it takes me back to the moment I shot it or wrote it and I hope that I can bring you into my little world too.
You will smile, cry, laugh and be left sitting there with your mouth gaping, not believing what you are reading.
Words & Pictures is a book that will make you rethink your life.