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    Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 40

    18 hours ago

    "Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 40" is an article I write to help inspire our creativity. I choose a single word prompt encouraging others to write a poem, a short story, a song, or any combination.

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    Poem: I Can't Stop Writing

    2 days ago

    "I Can't Stop Writing" is a poem that jumped into my mind while reading a comment left by Andrea Lawrence (SerenityHalo) on a forum post by Miebakagh , "Hubpages - Marven Has Pushed Us To A Tight Corner."

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    Poem: Fresh Start

    5 days ago

    "Fresh Start" is a poem that shows us how life can toss us a curve ball when we least expect it. Just when we believe we have it all figured out, the bottom drops out. We must start from the beginning once again. Sometimes it helps to have a fresh start, but it can be frustrating.

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    Poem: Anxiety Meaning

    6 days ago

    "Anxiety Meaning," is a group of poems I've written in response to "Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 39." "Anxiety's Grip; Anxiety ~ Acrostic Poem; and Anxiety Causes Fear are the pieces I wrote. Each one depicts how anxiety overcomes us and takes over control.

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    Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 39 (Anxiety)

    4 days ago

    "Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 39 (Anxiety)" is an article to help inspire our creativity. I choose a single word prompt encouraging others to write a poem, a short story, a song or any combination.

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    Poem: Rainbow Creations

    9 days ago

    "Rainbow Creations" is my response for Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 38 (Rainbows). In this one, I write about how rainbows affect us. This feeling seems to be universal. In the last poem, I had a bit of fun creating a rainbow for myself.

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    Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 38 (Rainbows)

    5 hours ago

    "Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 38 (Rainbows)" is an article to help inspire our creativity. I choose a single word prompt encouraging others to write a poem, a short story, a song or any combination.

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    Poem: Atonement

    2 weeks ago

    "Atonement" is a short poem about how one can rewrite the chapters in his life. One can sense deception and turn the tables before anything takes place. I chose the title "Atonement", because it's an action to correct a previous wrongdoing on someone's part.

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    Poem: Experiment Design

    2 weeks ago

    "Experiment Design" is my response to "Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 37. This word had me stumped, but then my muse finally began to conjure up a few words. I hope you enjoy the following poems.  One shows us the power of the placebo effect and the other is like finding a bit of magic.

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    Poem: Feeling Lost Without Community

    2 weeks ago

    "Feeling Lost Without Community" is a poem I wrote about missing my morning ritual on Hubpages. My little community is no longer the same without the ability to comment. I still read and take those magical journeys with you all.

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    Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 37 (Experiment)

    2 weeks ago

    "Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 37" is an article to help inspire our creativity. I choose a single word prompt encouaging others to write a poem, a short story, a song or any combination.

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    Poem: Man in The Moon

    3 weeks ago

    "Man in the Moon" is a poem I wrote thinking about the face that's in the night sky shining down upon us. Does he realize how much we look forward to his light? Or is he lonely?   Perhaps he is sad because he cannot help us. Just my thoughts contemplating, like normal.

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    Response to Word Prompts Help Creativity Week 36 (Strength) ~ "Strength"; "Fake Strength"; "Strength in His Love"

    3 weeks ago

    Response to Word Prompts Help Creativity Week 36 (Strength) ~ "Strength"; "Fake Strength"; "Strength in His Love" is my reponse for the word prompt, "Strength." Strength comes to us in many forms. Sometimes it's mental, physical ability with determination. Or we fake it til we make it & GOD'S LOVE.

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    Poem: Finish Line

    4 weeks ago

    "Finish Line" is a short poem. It is about pondering over our life choices. Have we made the right ones or do we need to wipe the slate clean and start over before it's too late.

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    Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 36 (Strength)

    4 days ago

    "Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 36 (Strength)" is an article to help inspire our creativity. I choose a single word prompt encouaging others to write a poem, a short story, a song or any combination. The only requirement is to relax and have fun writing.

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    Poem: Life Is Like A Chessboard

    4 weeks ago

    "Life Is Like A Chessboard" is a poem about how life is like a game of chess. We start out as pawns searching for a castle to live in with our king or queen. We make mistakes, stumbling along we lose our way. God & the Devil watch as we pull ourselves out of checkmate to find our crown.

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    Poem: For Better or Worse

    5 weeks ago

    "For Better Or Worse" is a poem I tossed together while having a bit of fun. I honestly fear catching a cold. I'm great at being there for others, getting them necessary supplies, but I try my best to keep my distance. Nowadays we have coronavirus, which means isolating one to a separate room.

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    Response to "Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 35 (Sonder) - "Sonder"; "A Moment of Sonder"; & "Sonder Feeling"

    5 weeks ago

    "Response to "Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 35 (Sonder) - "Sonder"; "A Moment of Sonder"; & "Sonder Feeling" is my response to the word prompt, "Sonder" suggested by Kyler Falk. I'm not certain I got this one right, but this is what my muse came up with for this word.

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    Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 35 (Sonder)

    5 days ago

    "Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 35" (Sonder) is an article to help inspire our creativity. I choose a single word prompt encouaging others to write a poem, a short story, a song or any combination. The only requirement is to relax and have fun writing.

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    Poem: Think First

    6 weeks ago

    "Think First" is a poem to remind us to think first before we speak. The words we utter can create alot of unintended damage. The rift of silence will fester like a boil until it pops.

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    Response to "Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 34 (Habits) - "Habits"; “Witch's Spell ~ Strong Desire" & "Virtue"

    6 weeks ago

    Response to "Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 34 (Habits) - "Habits"; “Witch's Spell ~ Strong Desire" & "Virtue" is what my muse came up with from the word prompt, "Habits." Habits can take control over our lives. It's like we are spellbound & can't break free. Good ones have bad moments too.

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    Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 34 (Habits)

    6 weeks ago

    "Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 34" is an article to help inspire our creativity. I choose a single word prompt encouaging others to write a poem, a short story, a song or any combination. The only requirement is to relax and have fun writing.

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    Response to "Word Prompts Help Creativity ~week 33 (Photograph) - "Photograph"; "Sunday Dinners"; & "Mobile Pictures"

    7 weeks ago

    Response to "Word Prompts Help Creativity ~Week 33 (photograph) - "Photograph"; "Sunday Dinners"; & "Mobile Pictures" is my last minute write on photograph.  I had something else in mind and I might still do that one in the future, but I was running behind schedule, so I jotted down these lines..

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    Poem: Don't Wait Until I'm Dying

    7 weeks ago

    "Don't Wait Until I'm Dying" is a poem where one wants others to show him he is loved and worthy of their time while he is still alive. He doesn't want others to wait until his final days to be there for him.

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    Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 33 (Photograph)

    6 weeks ago

    "Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 33" is an article to help inspire our creativity. I choose a single word prompt encouaging others to write a poem, a short story, a song or any combination. The only requirement is to relax and have fun writing.

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    Poem: Awesome Roadside Rest

    7 weeks ago

    "Awesome Roadside Rest" is a poem I wrote about our vacation this summer. The Ardmore Welcome Center was one of our first stops on our way to Panama City Beach Florida. It was a welcome delight with employees who loved their jobs. We learned a bit of history as we stretched our legs.

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    Poem: Google Maps

    8 weeks ago

    "Google Maps" is a poem about using google maps while taking a vacation. We've used this on our mobile phone for every trip. It maps out the directions and calls each one out loud. If we happen to miss a turn or an exit, it simply reroutes itself. Then it gives us another chance to get it right.

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    Response to "Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 32 (Fear) - "Turning Fear Around" & "An Acrostic Poem ~ Fear"

    2 months ago

    Response to "Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 32 (Fear) - "Turn Around Fear" & "An Acrostic Poem ~ Fear" contains two poems. The first one was written while listening to a video on YouTube by Tim McGraw - Live Like You Were Dying. The second one is an acrostic poem on Fear.

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    Poem: Savoring The Moment

    2 months ago

    "Savoring The Moment" is a poem I wrote as I remember our visit to Longhorn Steakhouse before my oral surgery to get teeth extracted & cut out. My last good steak for awhile.  It was great company and a lot of good memories to cherish. Absolutely delicious, all the way around.

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    Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 32 (Fear)

    5 weeks ago

    "Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 32" is an article to help inspire our creativity. I choose a single word prompt encouaging others to write a poem, a short story, a song or any combination. The only requirement is to relax and have fun writing.

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    Response: Word Prompts Help Creativity ~week 31(secrets) - "Secrets"; "Government Cover-Up"; & "White Lies"

    2 months ago

    Response: Word Prompts Help Creativity ~Week 31(Secrets) - "Secrets"; "Government Cover-Up"; & "White Lies" is three poems I have written on the word prompt, "Secrets." An acrostic poem; another about UFO'S and one about the pain and heartbreak a white lie can have on a relationship.

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    Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 31(Secrets)

    5 weeks ago

    Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 31" is an article to help inspire our creativity. I choose a single word prompt encouaging others to write a poem, a short story, a song or any combination. The only requirement is to relax and have fun writing.

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    Response ~ Word Prompts Help~ Week 30"(Clouds) "Clouds Bring Peace"; "Turmoil of Good & Evil"; & "Changing Masterpiece "

    6 weeks ago

    Response ~ Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 30"(Clouds) - "Clouds Bring Peace"; "Turmoil of Good & Evil"; & "Changing Masterpiece " includes 1 acrostic poem & 2 other pieces of poetry.

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    Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 30 (Clouds)

    4 weeks ago

    "Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 30" is an article to help inspire our creativity. I choose a single word prompt encouaging others to write a poem, a short story, a song or any combination. The only requirement is to relax and have fun writing.

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    Poem: Daily Ritual

    2 months ago

    "Daily Ritual" is a poem describing how one is in a constant rush in the mornings. Tacking his to do list until quitting time, then starting his journey back home.

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    "Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 29" Response: Founding Father's; Freedom = One's Thoughts; & Living in Freedom

    2 months ago

    "Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 29" Response: Founding Father's; Freedom = One's Thoughts; & Living in Freedom" is about our founding Father's writing the Bill of Rights, how one doesn't want to change his line of thinking to set himself free, and the freedom we have in the United States.

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    Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 29 (Freedom)

    4 weeks ago

    "Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 29" is an article to help inspire our creativity. I choose a single word prompt encouaging others to write a poem, a short story, a song or any combination. The only requirement is to relax and have fun writing.

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    My Response to "Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 28 - "Star"; "Connection Beneath the Stars"; & "Twinkle Magic"

    3 months ago

    My Response to "Word Prompts Help Creativity ~Week 28 - "Star"; "Connection Beneath The Stars"; & "Twinkle Magic" consists of 3 poems. The first one ~ an acrostic poem. The second is about communicating through the stars. The third one is about a woman who is sad until she looks up at the stars.

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    Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 28 (Stars)

    2 months ago

    Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 28 is an article to help inspire our creativity. I choose a single word prompt encouaging others to write a poem, a short story, a song or any combination. The only requirement is to relax and have fun writing.

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    Poem: Take Your Chance

    3 months ago

    "Take Your Chance" is a short poem reminding us to learn lessons from our past. Make different choices. Then with this new mentality, grab the desires you want before they slip away.

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    Response to "Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 27" (Summer) "Mood Changer", "Working Summer Months", "Cool Air View"

    3 months ago

    Response to "Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 27" (Summer) "Mood Changer", "Working Summer Months", "Cool Air View"  is my poetry response to the weekly word prompt by Brenda Arledge.

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    Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 27 (Summer)

    2 months ago

    Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 27 is an article I write each week to inspire our creativity. I choose a single word prompt encouaging others to write a poem, a short story, a song or any combination. The only requirement is to relax and have fun writing.

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    Poem: Reply - Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 26 (Lesson)"God's Plan; A String of Letters; Flip the Coin;Lesson Lost

    3 months ago

    Poem: Reply - Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 26 (Lesson)"God's Plan; A String of Letters; Flip the Coin;Lesson Lost is my response for the word prompt, "Lesson." It took awhile for my muse to get started, but then it refused to be silent.  I hope you enjoy my writing.

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    Poem: No Room

    3 months ago

    "No Room" is a poem about dealing with a narcissist. He has no room for anyone but himself and his own feelings. His uncaring words break those who care, making them feel broken.

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    Poem: Life's A Gamble

    3 months ago

    "Life's A Gamble" is a short poem about life. We take risks in life every day. Taking chances on love & friendship just like a gambler.  Sometimes a lucky star shines down upon us & we toss the dice just right.

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    Poem: Temporary Illusion

    3 months ago

    "Temporary Illusion" is a poem written about how she deals with noisy neighbors. She turns the blinds down & makes a private paradise where dreams come true & magic flies through the air.

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    Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 26 (Lesson)

    3 months ago

    Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 26 is an article to help inspire our creativity. I choose a single word prompt encouaging others to write a poem, a short story, a song or any combination. The only requirement is to relax and have fun writing.

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    Poem: Community Support

    3 months ago

    This poem "Community Support" is a poem I wrote to express how proud I am of my community for coming together to help someone in need. Two small children from our community battling the fight of Lukemia. It breaks my heart to know these parents must face this struggle.

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    Poem: Response "Word Prompts Help Creativity ~Week 25 - "Blue Is Eternal"; "Misery Disappears"&"Painting Her Blue Away"

    2 weeks ago

    Response "Word Prompts Help Creativity ~Week 25" ~ "Blue is Eternal"; "Misery Disappears"&"Painting Her Blue Away" is my response to the word prompt for Week 25 by Brenda Arledge. It includes three poems about the color blue. I hope you enjoy them.

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    Poem: Time Warp

    3 months ago

    "Time Warp" is a poem about a couple who separated but desperately want to be together. Each night they linger like ghosts from the past, igniting the fire between them. Watching the clock tic down, holding one another tight, playfully kissing goodbye until another night.

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    Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 25 (Blue)

    3 months ago

    Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 25 is an article to help inspire our creativity. I choose a single word prompt encouaging others to write a poem, a short story, a song or any combination. The only requirement is to relax and have fun writing.

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    Poem: Short Quotes on Everyday Life

    6 weeks ago

    "Short Quotes on Everyday Life" is a few random thoughts that sprung to mind. There is always hope when one's mind wanders into the quote world having a bit of fun.

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    Lure of Temptation

    3 months ago

    "Lure of Temptation" is a poem about someone being tempted by the Devil. He comes close to the edge when he hears silent echoes from his past as life reveals an interesting hand right in front of him. He is tempted.

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    Response to Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 24 (Letter) Emotional Contingencies

    3 months ago

    Response to Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 24 (Letter) Emotional Contingencies is a compilation of 4 poems I've written on Letters regarding Love, Heartbreak, Emotion and Tossing in the Towel.

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    Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 24 (Letter)

    3 months ago

    Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 24 is an article to help inspire our creativity. I choose a single word prompt encouaging others to write a poem, a short story, a song or any combination. The only requirement is to relax and have fun writing.

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    Poem: My Response to "Word Prompts Helps Creativity ~ Week 23" ( Laughter) Emotions, Medicine & Kittys

    4 months ago

    "My Response to "Word Prompts Help Creativity ~Week 23" (laughter) Emotions, Medicine & Kittys" includes 3 poems. Laughter is an emotion that is the best medicine. Kittys know that too.

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    Poem: Tornado Warning

    4 months ago

    "Tornado Warning" is a poem I wrote while the tornado sirens were blaring. I hate storms like these, but I guess the sirens are a good thing. Even the sound of them puts an imminent fear inside your soul.

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    Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 23 (Laughter)

    3 months ago

    Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 23 is an article to help inspire our creativity. I choose a single word prompt encouaging others to write a poem, a short story, a song or any combination. The only requirement is to relax and have fun writing.

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    Poem: Forgiveness Brings Hope

    4 months ago

    "Forgiveness Brings Hope" is a poem that shows when we forgive others we find an inner peace. We don't forget, but we bury the sadness in the far corner of our minds, offering them a chance to soar like an eagle. It is within this forgiveness that we find a glimmer of hope for ourselves.

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    Poem: Response to "Word Prompts Help Creativity~Week 22 (shadow): "Shadow Friend"; "His Shadow"; "Only the Shadow Knows"

    4 months ago

    Poem: Response to "Word Prompts Help Creativity~Week 22 (shadow): "Shadow Friend"; "His Shadow"; "Only the Shadow Knows" is my response to this word prompt. I have included 3 poems that talk about friendship, God's shadow, & missing the shadow of a loved one. I hope you like them.

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    Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 22 (Shadow)

    6 weeks ago

    "Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 22 is an article I write weekly hoping to inspire that creative genius hiding inside of us. Each week I choose a single word prompt. We use this word to create a poem, a short story, song, or whatever our muse desires. The only requirement ~ have fun writing.

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    Poem: Undying Love

    4 months ago

    "Undying Love" is a poem about loving someone when they are hurting. We want to stop the pain but we cannot. We can only hold on to memories and let him see our smile. As we wait for that moment when time stands still. That moment we no longer feel his embrace.

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    If Only People Were Like Kittys

    4 months ago

    "If Only People Were Like Kittys" is a poem about wishing people would show their love as simply as a kitty. There would be no second guessing,  because the evidence would be there. It would be a love that stands the test of time.

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    Poem: Journey of Age; Thirty-nine & Holding ~response to : "Word Prompts Help Creativity ~Week 21(Age) ~ Brenda Arledge

    3 months ago

    "Poem: Journey of Age; Thirty-nine & Holding ~response to : "Word Prompts Help Creativity ~Week 21 by Brenda Arledge is my response to the word prompt "Age." I've written 3 poems. One tells the journey of life as we age; an acrostic poem about being grateful; one is about thirty-nine & holding

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    Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 21 (Age)

    3 months ago

    Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 21 is an article I write each week hoping to inspire our creativity. I choose a single word prompt encouaging others to write a poem, a short story, a song or any combination. The only requirement is to relax and have fun while writing.

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    Poem: Lonely World of Regret & Genuine Regret

    4 months ago

    "Lonely World of Regret & Geniune Regret is a response to "Word Prompts Help Creativity / Week 20" ~ "regret." The 1st poem ~ a person who chooses to live a secret life filled with regret but has no desire to change. The 2nd poem ~ one feels regret & wants to undue the mistakes by apologizing.

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    One Lone Soul

    4 months ago

    "One Lone Soul" is a short piece about learning what it is like to take someone for granted. We all want someone to be there for us when we get older, but we don't appreciate what is right in front of us at the time.

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    Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 20 (Regret)

    3 months ago

    Word Prompts Help Creativity / Week 20 is an article I write each week to help inspire the creative genius inside of us. I choose a single word prompt and then everyone uses it to write a piece of work in the genre of his choice. The only requirement is to have fun writing.

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    Poem: Memories & Thoughts Reflecting from the Mirror

    5 months ago

    "Memories & Thoughts Reflecting From A Mirror" is an article in response to "Word Prompts Help Creativity / Week 19 ~ by Brenda Arledge. " I have created 3 poems on mirror. "Mirror of Regret"; "The Looking Glass" ( an acrostic poem); "Mirror of Values" These poems use a mirror's reflection.

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    Poem: Losing Sanity

    5 months ago

    "Losing Sanity" is a poem about hiding away in the house with the blinds closed listening to the quietness.  It makes her stark mad without the sound of her furry friends to keep her company. The silence drives her mad. She walks around with the trigger cocked waiting to take her sanity back.

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    Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 19 (Mirror)

    3 months ago

    Word Prompts Help Creativity / Week 19 is an article I write each week hoping to inspire our creativity. I choose a single word prompt encouaging others to write a poem, a short story, a song or any combination.  The only requirement is to relax and have fun while writing.

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    Poem: Silence: A Gift or Devastation (Week 18 ~ prompt)

    3 months ago

    Silence: A Gift or Devastation is an article which includes three poems. This is in response to "Word Prompts Help Creativity / Week 18" by Brenda Arledge. Silence can bring us many gifts, but also can be a source of pain.

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    Word Prompts Help Creativity / Week 18 (Silence)

    3 months ago

    "Word Prompts Help Creativity / Week 18" is an article I try to write each week. I toss out a single word prompt hoping it kicks our creativity in gear. Each of us decide whether to write a poem, a short story, a song, or a combination. The only requirement is to have fun while writing.

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    Poetry: A Tribute for Father's Day

    5 months ago

    Poetry: A Tribute for Father's Day is an article with two poems. I let this day sneak up on me, but I tried to jot down a few notes. Fathers day is a day we are thankful for our dads, but I hope we all find reasons to be grateful on every day throughout the year.

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    Poem: Buried Treasure / Response to Brenda Arledge's Word Prompt Week 17, "Memories"

    5 months ago

    Buried Treasure / Response to Brenda Arledge's word prompt week 17, "memories" is my response to this week's word prompt. "Buried Treasure" offers us a glimpse of the past inviting us to be immortal for a moment. While "Building Blocks" takes us on a journey time left behind.

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    Updated: Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 17 (Memories)

    3 months ago

    UPDATE: "Word Prompts Help Creativity / Week 17 is an article I write each week. I choose a single word prompt and hope it inspires us to be creative. You can write whatever you want. It can be a poem, short story, song or any combination. The only requirement is to relax and have fun while writing.

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    Poem: Touching Rainbows

    2 months ago

    "Touching Rainbows" is a poem about venturing off together after being secluded by Covid-19's grasp.  Wanting to feel the beauty of God's land touch us. Even on the rainy days, his hand guides us to rainbows.

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    Poem: Where's Mr. Sandman?

    6 months ago

    "Where's Mr. Sandman? " is a poem about tossing and turning beneath the covers. Our frustration grows as we watch the hands on the clock and we are still awake. Tears from being tired build in the corner of our eyes. We hope the sandman arrives soon to take us to dreamland.

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    Poem: Fate's Path / Response to Word Prompts Help Creativity / Week 16

    6 months ago

    Fate's Path / Response to Word Prompts Help Creativity / Week 16 is an article I wrote for the prompt, "fate." "Fates Path" is about her finding a lifelong romance by accident. "Beating Fate" is about how she turns the tables & becomes the master of her own fate hoping to share their last moments.

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    Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 16 (Fate)

    2 months ago

    Word Prompts Help Creativity / Week 16 is a weekly article I write where I provide a single word prompt hoping it inspires our muse to conjure up something wonderful. It can be a poem, short story, song or whatever you decide to write. There is one requirement. Relax and have a bit of fun.

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    Poem: Sunshine Makes Her Day Beautiful / Discussion & Poem for "Word Prompts Help Creativity ~Week 15" (Sunshine)

    2 months ago

    Poem: Sunshine Makes Her Day Beautiful / Discussion & Poem for "Word Prompts Help Creativity ~Week 15" is my response to the word prompt sunshine.  A discussion about limited sunshine. Poems about how sunshine makes it feel like it's a great day to be alive & how sadness takes her sunshine away.

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    Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 15 (Sunshine)

    2 months ago

    "Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 15 (Sunshine) is an article I write each week. I choose a single word prompt and hope it inspires us to be creative. You can write a poem, short story, song or any combination. The only requirement is that you try to relax and have fun.

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    Poem: Fate

    6 months ago

    Fate is a poem about her remembering that first smirk. The smile she knows as a lie. It's common place now but she pretends she has no clue. She lets him hang himself out to dry for she knows it will come back to bite him.

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    Poem: Memories of Childhood ~ Response to "Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 14" (Childhood) by Brenda Arledge

    3 months ago

    Poem: Memories of Childhood ~ Response to "Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 14" by Brenda Arledge includes a couple of poems and a few thoughts. One is about a Cincinnati Reds Baseball Game with Johnny Bench and the other is an Acrostic poem. This article is for the word prompt, "childhood.

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    Poem: Sacred Love

    6 months ago

    Sacred Love is a poem about two people who come together sharing love and affection.   It is like a heavenly gift as it blooms with the promise of words.  They create a sacred relationship with love strong enough to last an eternity.

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    Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 14 (Childhood)

    3 months ago

    Word Prompts Help Creativity / Week 14 is a weekly article where I give a single word prompt hoping to jumpstart everyone's muse.  Maybe a masterpiece. It can be a short story, a poem, a song, a combination or anything you feel like writing. Just have fun. Enjoy your words weaving beautiful music.

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    Word Prompts: Raindrops From Heaven & Waiting out the Storm (Week 13)

    3 weeks ago

    "Word Prompts: Raindrops from Heaven & Waiting out the Storm " is in response to Brenda Arledge's word prompt ~ Week 13. The prompt is "Raindrops." I've created 2 poems for this challenge.  "Raindrops from Heaven" and "Waiting out the Storm." These poems express different ideas about raindrops.

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    Word Prompts Help Creativity / Week 13 (Raindrops)

    3 months ago

    "Word Prompts Help Creativity  / Week 13 is an article I write each week where I encourage everyone to be creative and write something on a single word prompt. Write whatever you want. A short story, poem, a combination of both, a song.  You are in control. The only requirement is to have fun.

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    Poem: Mother's Encouragement

    6 months ago

    Mother's Encouragement is a poem about walking pass a bakery. The smell lingering in the air reminds her of baking cookies with her mother when she was a toddler. She couldn't reach the counter, flour was everywhere, but her mother didn't say one discouraging word. She showed a Mother's Love.

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    Poem: When Today Begins

    7 months ago

    When Today Begins" is a poem written for the word prompt, "Today." It describes the feeling of the universe as twilight peeks its head over the horizon.  It shows us the sensation of that first moment when the age of today begins.

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    Poem: Insomnia

    7 months ago

    Insomnia is a poem about not being able to sleep.  She used to sleep peacefully but now it's like dodging a tornado. Her thoughts constantly dart back and forth as she tosses and turns fighting sleep like a toddler.

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    Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 12 (Today)

    3 months ago

    88Word Prompts Help Creativity is an article I write each week.   I toss out a single word for us to use as a starting place to focus our creativity.  We can write a short story, a poem, a song, or anything your muse comes up with for this word. The important part is to have fun while writing.

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    Poem: What's It Gonna Take?

    7 months ago

    What's It Gonna Take is a poem about what it's gonna take to prove his love.  Why can't she see the sparkle shining?  Why does she drift out to sea when he's standing on the shore? Doesn't she realize he would give her the stars to make her happy? Why must she be like the Tinman, without a heart?

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    Poem: 100 Proof - She's No Spring Chicken

    7 months ago

    100 Proof - She's No Spring Chicken" is a poem for the word prompt Proof. She drinks 100 Proof Tennessee Whiskey & gets stopped by the law on the drive home. She gets out of the car with her license & registration, but this makes the officer mad. She has to go the station, but she gets a drive home.

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    Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 11(Proof)

    2 months ago

    Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 11 (Proof) is an article where I give Hubbers a small spark to be creative. I choose a single word prompt. Then we use this word to write a poem, an article, short story, or whatever journey our muse takes us down. The object is simple. Have fun while writing.

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    Poem: Keeping Hope

    6 weeks ago

    "Keeping Hope" is a poem about how things don't always go as one plans. Life is not always an easy street, but one should keep his spirits high. Never give up on one's dreams. Keep hoping no matter what obstacles you face.

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    Poems: The Wheel of Life

    7 months ago

    The wheel of life is an article with 2 poems, "The Wheel of Life" & "A Piece of Heaven." This is inspired by the weekly word prompt "Life." The first one is about wanting our dash in life, the time between birth and death to be good. The second one is about the magic we see from heaven. (500th one)

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    Poem: Pray For Rosina Kahn & Other Hubbers

    6 months ago

    Pray for Rosina Kahn is a poem I tossed together quickly to ask fellow Hubbers to pray for Rosina.  It seems she has Covid and is not doing well.  Please join me in prayer for her healing. I figure I can reach more people here, rather than posting a short note on feed. Praying for other Hubbers too

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    Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 10 (Life)

    3 months ago

    Word Prompts Help Creativity / Week 10 is an article I write weekly. I pick one word we use to write a poem or short story. Hopefully it gives us a break from our normal routines & lets those creative juices flow. Who knows, maybe our next best seller. The ultimate goal is to simply have fun.

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    Poems: The Hands of Friendship

    4 months ago

    The Hands of Friendship is in response to "Word Prompts Help Creativity / Week 9" by Brenda Arledge using the word prompt, "Friendship." There are 3 poems: Divine Friendship; Hand of Friendship; and Long Distance Friends. Each of these describe a unique friendship.

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    Poem: Kitty-cat Cartoon

    7 months ago

    Kitty-cat cartoon is a short poem about watching kittys play.  It's like watching a cartoon show.  Never a dull moment.  The way they wiggle their butts before they pounce is cute. Then you wonder if they can tell time because they seem to know when it's time to eat.

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    Poem: Smoldering Love

    7 months ago

    Smoldering love is a poem which was written for a contest. It tells the story of a woman who is crushed when she sees the spark in her man's eyes fade.  She can hear his unspoken words fly across the room as he halts his affection hoping she will leave.

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    Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 9 (friendship)

    2 months ago

    Word Prompts Help Creativity / Week 9 is an article I write weekly.  It is to encourage Hubbers to write a poem or a short story using the word  prompt provided. Hopefully this word will inspire your next masterpiece, but the goal is to learn to have a bit of fun while writing.

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    Poem: Magic Writing

    7 months ago

    Magic writing is a poem about writer's block.  She goes to sleep praying for this lack of inspiration to go away.  She wakes up in a magic forest where a Fairy sprinkle pixie dust.  A poem magically appears in the sky but then she wakes up disappointed, realizing it was a dream.  Or was it?

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    Poem: Sowing Love

    8 months ago

    Sowing love is a poem about a man who patiently waits for a woman to love him.  She has been betrayed by love in the past, closing the door to hope.  He continues to show her affection, hoping one day her love will bloom.

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    Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 8 (Fairy)

    2 months ago

    Word Prompt Helps Creativity / Week 8 is a new series I write to challenge our creativity.  I toss out a single word for Hubbers to use as a prompt for writing.  Hopefully this word creates a few thoughts or feelings that we can jot down. I also highlight a few pieces from last week's word prompt.

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    Poem: Seeing the Big Picture

    8 months ago

    Seeing the big picture is a poem about someone who cannot see the forest before the trees but the dust settles and she finally gets it. It's like she is on the outside looking in when a light comes on painting the whole picture before her eyes. She feels an emptiness inside.

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    Poem: Hope Springs Eternal (Week 7 ~ Word prompt response)

    3 months ago

    Hope Springs Eternal is a poem I wrote for the word prompt, "Hope." It tells the story of Spring coming to life with Easter Lillies blooming teminding us of the sacrifice Jesus made for us.  We feel the darkness coming to an end as God discards our hardships. There is also 4 acrostic poems on hope.

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    Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 7 (Hope)

    3 months ago

    Word prompts helps Creativity / Week 7 is a new series I am writing each week where I challenge Hubbers to write a poem or short story from a single word prompt. So far it has been alot of fun to see the diversity of what this word conjures up inside our minds. It usually sparks quite a variety.

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    Poem: Cold, Allergy or Flu: God Bless You

    8 months ago

    Cold, Allergy or Flu: God Bless You is a poem written about saying God bless you after someone sneezes. At first, the person fears the waitress will think the worse, but then she is left wondering where this saying originated. After a little bit of research, she writes down a small piece about it.

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    Poem: Treasures in My Heart - Response to Word Prompt Tomorrow

    8 months ago

    Treasures in my heart is a poem asking for one more moment to touch the loved ones in his life in case tomorrow doesn't come. A Better Tomorrow is a poem written in the Covid-19 era when life as we knew it got tossed upside down. We were left yearning for yesterday as we reflected in solitude.

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    Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 6 (Tomorrow)

    3 months ago

    Word Prompt Helps Creativity / Week 6 is an article I write weekly where I post a word to use as a writing prompt. Hopefully this word will create a sense or feeling helping us to jot down a few lines of a poem or short story.  The only rule is to have fun writing.

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    Poem: The Last Straw

    8 months ago

    The last straw is a poem written in response to the word prompt, "Madness".  It's about a woman who's fed up by a man leaving his clothes all over the floor.  She decides to try a different approach to gain his attention. She tosses them outside on the lawn & turns on sprinklers when he gets home.

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    Poem: Madness Strikes the World

    8 months ago

    Madness strikes the world is a poem about how it affects us. We can't turn on the television without seeing violence. There is no place safe.  Shootings happen at local malls or diners, at places we do our normal routines. We join together in prayer, but many carry concealed weapons to feel safe.

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    Poem: Strong Will

    8 months ago

    Strong Will is a poem about how others take her words lightly. They think she will easily cave and think their way, taking for granted her desires. They wait for her to cave, but she stands firm like a tenacious weed.

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    Word Prompts Help Creativity / Week 5 (Madness)

    3 months ago

    Word Prompts Help Creativity / Week 5 is an article which includes a word prompt as a challenge for us to write something of our own choosing like a short story or poem. The hope is that this word helps us to find inspiration while having some fun writing.

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    Poem: Thought Process

    8 months ago

    Thought process is a poem inspired by John Hansen's writing challenge. This poem tells how the gears in her brain works when she is writing a poem. It's like elves send her magical messages while playing with a toy only she understands. She has fun, but boys have no clue.

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    Poem: Majestic

    7 months ago

    This is a poem for week 4 / word prompt, "majestic". It is about watching the sunset as it paints a majestic picture across the sky. It reminds her of the saying, "Red sky at night, sailor's delight; red sky in morning, sailors take warning".  At the end are Wise Sayings that predict the weather.

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    Poetry: Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 4 (Majestic)

    2 months ago

    Poetry: Word Prompts Help Creativity~Week 4 is an article where I choose a single word prompt for us to write a short poem, story, article, or whatever one decides. It's to help inspire that creative genius living inside each one of us. Possibly to write the beginning of the next best seller!

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    Poem: Chattering Kittys

    9 months ago

    Chattering kittys is a poem about how a squirrel comes onto the patio deck taunting the kitty-cats stuck inside the house behind the door.  With their ears pointed and eyes focused on the squirrel.  They anxiuosly stalk a prey they cannot get to because they are trapped behind the door.

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    Poem: Honorable Love

    9 months ago

    Honorable love is a poem about how she hopes a man who loves her will feel. She wants a man who is not afraid to tell the world about their relationship. One who displays his affection wanting her smile to grow brighter each day. Who looks forward to their love lasting a lifetime.

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    Poem: Time for a New Season

    9 months ago

    Time for a new season is a poem about us taking one last drive in his silver 2012 Dodge Challenger.  Deciding to let a new owner find a season of joy from behind the wheel is a tough choice, but there's no since in letting it hide away in the garage.

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    Poem: Mood Swings

    5 months ago

    Mood Swings is a poem written from the word prompt, "yesterday". It is about how someone instantly changes like Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde turning the tables on the memories of yesterday.

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    Poetry: Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 3 (Yesterday)

    2 months ago

    Poetry: Word prompts help Creativity/Week 3 is an article which provides a single word to inspire each of us to write a poem, short story, or whatever your heart desires.  It is to help jump start our thoughts into gear. Goodluck & happy writing.

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    Poem: Fear of the Unknown - Moderna

    9 months ago

    Fear of the unknown  - Moderna started out as a poem but I decided to list the process and symptoms in an article to accompany it.  She's a bit worried when she must sign away any responsibility before she receives the vaccine, but she is happy she took this first step.

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    Poem: What is Love

    9 months ago

    What is love is a short poem I wrote after bring asked how to describe love. It is a feeling that keeps her safe in a warm embrace. It is a journey meant for only two. If no one else understands it, it doesn't matter. The feelings of Love only needs to be understood by the two people involved.

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    Poem: Youthfulness Fades

    9 months ago

    Youthfulness fades is a poem about feeling the effects of old age creeping upon you. Your youthfulness no longer sparkles. You feel aches with the Winter chill. You experience brain fog, where your thoughts are confused or lost. You remember being young just like it was yesterday .

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    Poem: First Sign of Spring

    8 months ago

    First sign of Spring is a short poem composed from a word prompt challenge.   The prompt is "Spring". It tells the story of how she anxiuosly awaits crocuses to peep through the snow in her flowerbeds. Letting her know Spring is on the way.

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    Poetry: Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 2 (Spring)

    2 months ago

    Each week I will be tossing out a word prompt to help get our creative minds starting on the right track. This is the second week and the prompt is "Spring". Jot down a few verses or a paragraph. Whatever comes to mind. Then send me a link or post in comments.

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    Poem: Tossing Love Into The Air

    6 months ago

    Tossing love into the air is a short poem about how receiving a surprise bouquet of roses tosses love into the air. This is in response to a Hubpages word prompt challenge created by Brenda Arledge.

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    Poetry: Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 1 (Love)

    2 months ago

    Poetry: Word prompts help Creativity is about stumbling across a daily word challenge on Twitter. It gives examples of a couple of poems written using a word prompt. I am providing a weekly word prompt on Hubpages so others can create a short poem or story. Then post a link in the comment section.

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    Poem: Surprise Snowfall

    9 months ago

    Surprise snowfall is a poem about her falling asleep with a snow forecast of 1 to 3 inches but waking up to see at least 8 inches covering the ground.  Those computer models made a tragic error leaving her a massive amount of snow to dig out with a glacier of ice beneath the surface.

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    Poem: Heartstring Moments

    9 months ago

    Heartstring moments is a poem about someone from her past contacting her. For a brief moment she remembers touching moments the two of them shared. As a tug of war ensues within her heart she realizes she doesn't want to repeat the mistakes from the past.

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    Poem: Bumpy Road

    4 months ago

    Bumpy road is a poem about a couple facing obstacles on the pathway of love.  They hold onto one another letting their passion guide them past the rugged trails.  They face each struggle with their feet planted firmly on the ground as they wait for a new chapter to begin.

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    Poem: No Point Crying Over Spilled Milk

    10 months ago

    No point crying over spilled milk is a poem about how one's day can go wrong letting frustration grow.  She feels like hiding beneath the covers but realizes there is no point.  She releases her emotions by typing words onto the screen allowing her to see the brighter side of life.

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    Poem: Energy is Gone

    10 months ago

    Energy is gone is a poem about how she has no energy today.  She doesn't feel like tapping words onto the screen. The weeks events pressed the button on her breaking point when someone hit her vehicle and left the scene.   She is taking time to revamp, hoping her energy will return.

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    Poem: Affliction of an Illness

    7 months ago

    Affliction of an illness is a poem about watching someone you love face a devasting illness. Tears fill your eyes as you watch him stumble through each day losing pieces of himself. You hope he will regain his strength and become his old self again. No longer wearing a pretend smile.

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    Poem: God Answers

    3 months ago

    God answers is a poem about her speaking words to heaven looking up at the night sky.  She feels an answer overcome her telling her not to despair.   God guides her each step of the way.  He has his arms around her.

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    Poem: Inauguration Day Sadness

    10 months ago

    Inauguration Day Sadness is a poem about how she feels when the outgoing president is boycotting the inauguration.  Instead of setting a good example, he acts like a bully during a time the American  people need unity.  We need good moral values to defeat the afflictions of the world today.

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    Poem: Love's Imprint

    4 months ago

    Love's Imprint is a poem about how her life changes the moment she meets him.  She feels a love that exist only in fairytales as he keeps her safe from the storms.  She wakes up with a tune playing in her soul thankful he crossed her path.

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    Poem: Resist Temptation

    4 months ago

    Resist temptation is a poem about a couple who struggles in their relationship until they decide to make love a home. As they embrace the fire, chosing to be in one another's arms they win the war against the devil's temptations. They start the day with a new outlook.

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    Poem: Path To True Love

    10 months ago

    The path to true love is a poem about two people from different worlds falling in love.  Their hearts long for the same desire, but they are both stubborn not willing to budge an inch. After many attempts they find a pathway to true love.

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    Poem: One Last Wish

    10 months ago

    One last wish is a poem about her wanting a genie to grant her wish. She wants to go back in time and embrace him. She wants to touch those real memories in her broken heart. She wants them to enjoy each pearl in life together until heaven calls them both home.

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    Poem: Rainbow

    10 months ago

    Rainbow is a poem about the peace and tranquility a rainbow brings to our lives.  It gives us a sense of hope in the calmness it leaves behind.  The pastel colors touch our hearts with  gratitude and joy.  Happiness is on the horizon.

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    Poem: A Moment Too Late

    10 months ago

    A moment too late is a poem about a couple separated because he is locked behind the doors of a nursinghome since coronavirus hit.  She misses the touch of his hand on hers hoping the vaccine will lead to visits in person. The time arrives too late. Heaven takes him home before she sees him again.

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    Poem: Heartbroken

    10 months ago

    Heartbroken is a poem about being shattered by the one she loves.  The sparkle in her eyes hides behind tears as her passion fades.  She shakes uncontrollably like she is at the point of no return.  He wishes he could turn back the hands of time & erase the moment as he holds her in his arms.

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    Poem: Fields of Time

    11 months ago

    Fields of time is a poem about remembering how passionate feelings spill innocently. The thrill of each second during the excitement of love. Like a romance novel not willing to let the other one go. Learning to coexist as one with love standing the test of time.

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    Poem: Deceiving Ourselves

    2 months ago

    Deceiving ourselves is a poem about how appearances can be deceptive.   We believe we see a full moon when in reality it was the night before.  On the same token, we are stuck in a doomsday mode unwilling to believe tomorrow will bring a better day.

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    Poem: Pushing to the Limit

    11 months ago

    Pushing to the limit is a poem describing what it is like when one pushes to the limit.  Trying to stay awake, rolling her neck from side to side as she runs around like a chicken with her head cut off.  She watches others rest as she completes her list keeping herself busy the entire day.

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    Poem: Not Willing To Let Go

    11 months ago

    Not willing to let go is a poem about wishing time could spin in reverse.  She holds on tight, pleaing with the universe to leave everything the way it is.  Her heart bleeds when she sees herself in the mirror standing all alone.  She wants to wake up from this nightmare starting the day over.

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    Poem: Grabbing Life

    9 months ago

    Grabbing life is a poem about how watching kittys put on a cartoon show teaches one to grab life by the horns.  They leap and pounce, running through the house enjoying each moment.  Just like the cats we can seize each moment and choose to live with happiness. Grab life by the horns & be happy.

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    Christmas Reflection

    11 months ago

    Christmas reflection is a short article about my thoughts as Christmas nears. My heart aches with this coronavirus still lingering but life can be an amazing roller coaster.  We should all hang on and enjoy the ride.   Merry Christmas to all of you on Hubpages & my other writing groups.

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    Poem: Living in a Nightmare

    11 months ago

    Living in a nightmare is a poem about how she feels when she is having a nightmare. It feels like her hands are tied behind her back and she can only watch. She stares around but she is trapped beneath the covers. There is no way out.

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    Big Ten Championship

    11 months ago

    Big Ten Championship is a recap of the football game played between Northwestern Wildcats and The Ohio State Buckeyes on December 19, 2020. The winner of this football game will be the division champions and possibly advance to the final four.

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    Poem: Finding Your Destiny

    11 months ago

    Finding your destiny is a poem about how sometimes the road you are on seems like you will never reach your destination.  Take baby steps and believe in your dreams.  You will find the path to your destiny.

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    Poem: Momma's Christmas Wish

    11 months ago

    Momma's Christmas wish is a poem about her being fed up with the coronavirus frenzy.  The chairs at her table sit empty this year.  So she hopes at least Old Saint Nick can make it down the chimney to keep her company.

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    Poem: Love Left Behind

    11 months ago

    Love left behind is about my Mom's struggle as her husband suffered from Alzheimer's.  Eventually he had to be placed in a nursing home.  Covid-19 made it impossible to have normal visitation.  She often saw him through a glass window where they attempted to talk. Unexpectedly God called him home.

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    Poem: Change

    4 months ago

    Change is a poem which was written for billybuc's writing challenge. It compares the changing color of a tree's leaves to our own life cycle.  "Seasons change and so must we". Life hits her with a curve ball forcing her to move into a new home, something she thought was behind her.

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    Poem: No Respect

    11 months ago

    No respect is a poem about youngsters today having no respect for elders.  As she watches them her thoughts go on overdrive.  She feels like she's in the Exorcist with her head spinning wanting to lash out.  She wants to wake up their ungrateful souls.

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    Poem: Love's Value

    11 months ago

    Love's value is a short poem about how one paints the picture of his love. If it is worth more than gold it shines brightly but if it is hidden from view the passion dies like a candle with a low wick.

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    Poem: Weathering The Storm

    4 months ago

    Weathering the storm is a poem about facing a battle with a terminal illness. Her voice cries to the heavens to dry their tears and comfort their bleeding hearts. Together they stand strong like an old oak tree weathering the storm.

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    Poem: Covid-19 Against Christmas Magic

    12 months ago

    Covid-19 against Christmas magic is about her looking at a snowglobe.  She hears the elves at Santa land grumbling behind masks. Mrs. Claus wants Santa to postpone Christmas until the virus is over but Saint Nick says he must sprinkle Christmas magic across the globe to remind them of baby Jesus.

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    Poem: Life Cycle

    6 months ago

    Life cycle is about her thinking back on her memories of the past years on the eve of her turning another year older.  She knows each of her days are numbered and counts her blessings.  She hopes the new day brings her new memories to treasure.

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    Poem: Turning The Tables

    12 months ago

    Turning the tables is a poem about her being frustrated by customer service employees. Her blood boils hot and she hangs up gaining perspective.  When she calls back she places them on hold by muting her phone as she listens to the employee grumble. When she reconnects the worker solves her issue.

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    Poem: Tainted Water

    12 months ago

    Tainted water is a poem about him waking up not feeling good. He fears he is getting Covid-19 but he has not left his house. Then he remembers an article he read. He conjures up fears that the virus could be tainting the water.

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    Poem: Hopeful Regret

    12 months ago

    Hopeful regret is a poem about a man who uses old school charm to woo his woman. She becomes hypnotized by love waiting on him hand and foot. He grows weary of her loving ways, searching for another conquest quickly realizing he made a mistake. The grass is not greener. He hopes she can forgive him.

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    Poem: Afraid of Commitment

    12 months ago

    Afraid of commitment is a poem about how she feels each moment when she shares it with him. She desires him and wants him to be part of her life, but the feeling scares the socks off her feet. She fears being hurt by love and drowning in her tears.

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    Adventure Down Chemo Lane

    12 months ago

    Adventure down chemo lane is about our trip today for his fourth chemotherapy. The snow is falling as we drive on a country U.S. Highway to Foster Boyd Cancer Center in Wilmington Ohio. I'm not allowed in today due to Covid-19. We communicate via texts with our cell phones. Our visit hits a snag.

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    Poem: Dealing With Loss

    12 months ago

    Dealing with loss is a poem about how she feels when she has lost someone close to her.  She pretends she is fine as she hears the well meaning words and feels the embraces of others.  But she wants to hide away beneath the covers, flipping through the pictures in her mind.

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    Outwit Covid-19

    10 months ago

    Outwit Covid-19 is about her fear of coronavirus. She wears her mask and uses hand sanitizer trying to stay safe. It is difficult for her to hide from something she cannot see. She worries about the one's who do not believe it is real putting her in danger. She trusts God to fight her battles.

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    Poem: Wish Upon A Star

    12 months ago

    Wish upon a star is a poem about how he stopped believing in the magic of love. He spends his days in the devil's playground until his lips touch a precious gem. Then he wishes upon a star to make her dreams come true.

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    Poem: Embracing Love

    12 months ago

    Embracing love is a poem about the feelings she experiences when she is with him. She feels happy, alive, and safe. When she lies next to him she feels at home.

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    Poem: Misunderstandings

    10 months ago

    Misunderstandings is a poem about how she wishes she could make him understand her thoughts. Showing him actions speak louder than words, making him realize everything in the wheel of life has a purpose. If love is not embraced it will eventually become wobbly and crash, turning into a nightmare.

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    Poem: A New Beginning

    12 months ago

    A new beginning is a poem about how she overcomes loneliness in times of isolation.  She stops crying and starts appreciating each moment in time.  She tackles each day with tranquility as she grasp every moment.  This poem resembles Covid-19 stay at home orders as well as particular times in life.

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    "Not a Shutdown - a Slowdown

    11 months ago

    Update: Extended - Not a Shutdown - a slowdown is an article about what is happening in the state of Ohio as Governor Mike Dewine tries to combat Covid-19.  We are on a 21 day curfew from 10 pm to 5 am to see if the numbers drop. Who knows what will happen next if the numbers do not come down.

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    Poem: Fading Love

    12 months ago

    Fading love is a poem about how in the beginning their love is strong but her feelings begin to slowly fade when he makes her feel like she is not at home. She detaches herself and find solice in the comfort of her flowers. A home is where the heart is.

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    Poem: Awkward Silence

    12 months ago

    Awkward silence is a poem about how she feels when there is nothing she can do but stand beside him hoping he realizes he can count on her for support. When one receives life changing news it is a hard road to travel. Other people mean well but often say the wrong words or run the other way.

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    Poem: Morning Beauty

    12 months ago

    Morning beauty is a poem about her going to sleep but tossing and turning throughout the night. When she awakes she looks frightful, with hair like Phyllis Diller. She jumps into the shower to let the magic begin for beauty sleep has skipped her once again.

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    Poem: Love Never Dies

    3 weeks ago

    "Love Never Dies" is a poem about how a couple can have total indifference and push each others buttons. Yet, after the storm it's like a rainbow.  Their love is more beautiful & they embrace it...knowing love never dies.

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    Poem: Torment

    12 months ago

    Torment is a poem about how a man feels when he breaks his woman's heart then realizes he made a mistake. He suffers from nightmares. He has moments when he can hardly breathe. He has a heartache that lingers through the night. He is reminded he can not touch her for she is no longer by his side.

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    Poem: The Truth Lets Life Flow

    12 months ago

    The truth lets life flow is a poem about how he pretends to be fine. He does not want to be a burden to others so his silence lingers in solidarity. He realizes life is precious and speaks the truth from his lips. With no worry about secrets being revealed, he can move mountains with no roadblocks

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    Poem: Emotional Companion

    12 months ago

    Emotional companion is a poem about how a man should have a preprogrammed woman so he can listen to only the words he desires.  He doesn't have to deal with sadness, negative thoughts or hear her nagging but he is the one who loses out.  He doesn't get to experience the essence of true love.

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    Poem: Fantasy Becomes Reality

    12 months ago

    Fantasy becomes reality is about how he no longer believes in fairy tales.  He doesn't have time for fantasy in his life.  Until the moment he meets her, seeing the magic glowing in her eyes. He tastes life in a new way, finding the missing sparkle in his eyes and feels like a child once more.

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    Don't Waste Time

    13 months ago

    Don't waste time is a poem about how she goes about her day. She plans out each step of her day with her thoughts cluttered. She rushes through life so quickly with her to do list that she forgets to just enjoy each moment. She thinks she has more time, but it could be her last moments.

  • 28

    Poem: "Deception"

    2 weeks ago

    "Deception" ~ This one is a poem about a man who tells so many lies it becomes second nature to him.  His words blend together to make his own truth.  The saying, "My way or the Highway" seems to be his motto.  Will he even notice if her truth becomes a lie?

  • 26

    Poem: Covid-19 Detour

    8 months ago

    Covid-19 detour is how new rules for accompanying others to hospitals, treatment centers, etc. effects us. Forcing us to sit outside instead of being next to our loved one while a doctor's plan for a conference call fails. Eventually he turns the situation inside out beating the odds of Covid-19.

  • 13

    Poem: Cold Room

    7 months ago

    Cold room is a poem about going to the hospital in the early morning. It is still dark outside and the room is freezing. They forget about being nervous as they watch the clock waiting for the moment they can drive home to get warm.

  • 30

    Poem: Final Wish

    13 months ago

    Final wish is a poem about a woman on her death bed trying to communicate her thoughts. She wants him to know that all the money in the world cannot buy him love. That true love is more precious than gold.

  • 13

    Poem: "Free Choice"

    10 months ago

    Free choice is a poem about loosening the reins in a relationship. It helps temptation to slide away when there is no pressure. Each individual wants to be understood. He wants to be loved. There is a paradise waiting to be discovered beneath the layers. Love can flourish if given the chance.

  • 13

    Poem: Timeout

    3 weeks ago

    "Time Out" is a poem about how she is having one of those days. She doesn't want to climb out of bed to start her day. She goes through the motions and gets dressed, but sits on the sofa becoming immersed in a football game on televison. She takes a timeout.

  • 24

    What Happened to the Neighborhood?

    13 months ago

    What happened to the neighborhood is about how neighborhoods are no longer how they were. People rarely talk to one another. The people next door think they can do whatever they wish even if that includes stealing your hard earned possessions. We need to join together. Take back the neighborhood.

  • 18

    Poem: Manifesting Her Dreams

    13 months ago

    Manifesting her dreams is a poem about how she believes in her dreams. She sees them in reality. Her thoughts travel across the universe as she waits for them to come true. She enjoys each one as they become real.

  • 28

    Poem: "My Earthly Angel"

    13 months ago

    My Earth Angel is a poem about how someone's day is troubled, but becomes brighter when he hears from someone who cares. Their conversations bring tears of joys to his heart. He believes when this person says a prayer for him, God listens.

  • 38

    Poem: "Thump in the Night"

    13 months ago

    Thump in the night is a poem about her hearing a noise while she is trying to sleep. Fearfully she tiptoes to the window looking for movement but doesn't see anything. The next day she searches and discovers an open dryer vent hole in the apartment next door. Then she spots her new neighbors.

  • 20

    Poem: "Splinters"

    13 months ago

    Splinters is a poem about her love fading away as she listens to him speak. He cannot understand why she is upset. He hopes she will forget the moment as he remains quiet. But as she observes his actions she realizes he lives in his past. He feels no desire to move forward to his future.

  • 35

    Poem: "Journey to Success"

    9 months ago

    Journey to success is a poem that describes how one is successful. As he faces obstacles in life his path is determined. If he fails he picks up the pieces and tries again. He doesn't let pride stand in his way.

  • 38

    Poem: "Holding Onto Life"

    13 months ago

    Holding into life is a poem about her wanting life to slow down so she can enjoy each moment. Life keeps on moving too fast making her want to keep the past inside like a seashell to have forever. She wants to live life to the fullest and count her blessings each day.

  • 19

    "Rant on Diabetes"

    8 months ago

    Rant on diabetes is about the shock one gets when he finds out he is diabetic. Mealtime changes into a daily routine of checking one's levels and eating different foods. It can give one a headache pretty fast and he often feels like tossing in the towel.

  • 16

    Life's Changing Nightmare - Chemo Day

    13 months ago

    Life's changing nightmare - chemo day is about a true life event that has effected our lives. The challenges we face daily as we enter into the diabetic world with chemotherapy.

  • 23

    Poem: "Echo of Words"

    13 months ago

    Echo of words is a poem about how he proclaims his love for her, but he doesn't make an effort to let others know. He tempts her heart with words, but shows no dignity for their love. In time, the love she has for him begins to fade away.

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