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Looking Inward

When I lost me …

Lost my soul …

Lost everything in  my life

Nothing and no one could help

No one understood

No one really cared

 

After much personal

evaluation and a determined spirit

I realized what I already knew

No one could HELP ME

but ME

 

What I needed all along

was inside me

restored me

And …

gave me the strength

and confidence to

do what had to be done …

 

Copyright © 2016 Annie Original Poetry
Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you Love.
As Ever, Annie

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Keep Moving …

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Keep Moving …

Stagnate …

Looking at my life

Things need changing

 

Looking back will

get me nothing…

get me no where …

 

I must look forward

keep moving …

changing …

living …

and

as a result –

Forgetting

what got me here

in the beginning

Move On …

 

Copyright © 2016 Annie Original Poetry
Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you Love.
As Ever, Annie

 

To Follow the Light

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To Follow the Light

Shining through the darkness

Cutting into the woods

She saw it …

That unusual light

What was it?

Where did it lead?

Who is there?

 

All questions she

asked each time

the light presented

itself …

Yet never taking

time to answer them

 

One sleepless night

deep after midnight

she wandered into

the woods and there

it was …

shining on the path

leading her…

challenging her…

daring her…

to follow

 

Without knowing how

she arrived suddenly

there was a small

softly lit cottage in

front of her begging

her to come inside

 

Carefully, she walked

onto the small porch

and looked inside

to find a cozy fire and

welcoming room she

could not resist entering

 

On the hearth sat a

mug of honeyed tea

and a plate of sweet breads

 

Did she dare?

Was she intruding?

Who lived here and

where were they?

 

Hearing a tiny sound,

she turned and saw the

cottage’s resident …

“Come in my child,”

“I have waited for

a long time for you

to come,” stated the

tiny elderly woman.

“Sit, eat, drink,”

“Your training is

about to begin, and

your life will be

forever changed.”

Copyright © 2016 Annie Original Poetry
Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you Love.
As Ever, Annie

Note: This is a companion poem to a piece of flash fiction written to the same picture prompt. It may be read at the following link:  https://anniestexasmusings.wordpress.com/miscellaneous-musings/writing-outside-the-lines-prompt-24/

 

The Universe

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The Universe

Once that door opened

When I saw the possibilities

I knew the time was now

No more holding on…

holding back…

pretending to be someone

I could never be…

 

I saw my future

The possibilities awaiting

No lies…

No manipulation…

No ego getting in the way…

 

The stars called my name

Begging me to follow

Challenging me to

take that one chance…

All I had to do was …

Just open the door

Walk away

And become

one with the stars …

 

Copyright © 2016 Annie Original Poetry
Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you Love.
As Ever, Annie

Sad Eyes

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Sad Eyes

Everyone always said her

eyes were stunning…

darkest brown

mysterious

sensual

Until now

No one was able

to see the sadness there

deep inside

painful and dark

Yet…

things are

different …

a change …

a haunting …

that no one

could understand …

Copyright © 2016 Annie Original Poetry
Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you Love.
As Ever, Annie

 

 

Is There Love …

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Is There Love …

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I thought of

you today

 

And…

Realized you are

no longer the first

thing I think of

in the morning

 

I may go days

without thinking

of you…

your memory…

crossing my mind

 

Does that mean

I love you less?

 

Even I don’t know…

The love is there

Yet…

A different love

Neither good

or bad

… just different

 

We grow…

change…

evolve…

relapse…

But…

with dead

eyes open…

The love is

always there …

© 2015 Annie Original Poetry
Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you Love.
As Ever, Annie

 

After the Fall …

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After the Fall …

The pain…

Confusion…

Heart aches…

Heart breaks…

Questions – unanswered …

How can it be that everything

is different …

Yet …

Nothing has really changed

Not long ago all seemed lost

Suddenly…

Unbelievable…

Earth shattering…

Loss …

What is truth any more?

One day things are fine…

The next hopeless…

And…

Now …

Fine again as though

nothing at all happened

Nothing was wrong…

Was it a dream?

Life is a series of

Losses…

Falls…

Or so it seems

How do we determine

truth anymore?

How can we ever trust again?

What are we supposed to do?

After

The

Fall …

Copyright © 2015 Annie – Original Poetry
Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you Love.
As Ever, Annie

My Wish …

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My Wish …

Carpe Diem Baby

I wish I could turn back time…

reset to that summer day we first me…

restart our lives from that point

And…

get to know you…

love you…

all over again

Have a do-over during the rough spots

and be more understanding when I

need to be as when you need to be

with me as well

Make our time be more specific…

more purposeful…

stronger —

together and alone

But…

Time marches on

Things change

We still love one another

But…

That love will never again

be like that first magical

summer when our love

was young…

new..

magic…

And…

so were we …

Copyright © 2015 Annie – Original Poetry
Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you Love.
As Ever, Annie

LEAVING… April PAD 4

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Leaving…

Turning away

I never looked back

It was time…

Way past time

To go

Life had not

Been good for

A very long time

Enough…

Time to reclaim

My lost soul

The only way

To find me again

To reclaim my Soul

Was to walk away

Never look back

Never remember

Just…

LEAVE

Copyright © 2015 Annie – Original Poetry
Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you Love.
As Ever, Annie

This post is day 4 of Writers Digest Poem A Day for April Challenge … the prompt … a poem about leaving.

Hair Wars – Day 1 PAD

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Hair Wars

I have always had a love
hate relationship with
my hair
A continual battle
that began somewhere
in my 12th year of life

Most days the hair
wins … even more now
years later than I am
willing to admit

I had straight long
black hair that behaved
until the magic of
“womanhood” began

At that point my once
straight locks became
unruly, curly, frizzy,
and maddening

Of course, this all
happened when the
rule was long straight
parted down the
center to create a
curtain of hair falling
on each side of the face
silky and lively enough
for the mandatory
hair flip at just the
right time … that hair
flip could mean so
many different things
indifference …
disgust …
interest in that special boy …
the list is endless

But …

Wild…
Unruly…
Curly…
Frizzy…
Bush-woman hair
was impossible
to flip … it just
DID NOT WORK

All sorts of
potions…
irons…
ironing…
soda can rollers…
nothing could
tame that wild mess

Adolescence …
that period of time
we hated…
loved
endured…
fought…

Not even crazy
hair could keep
that struggle in line

The battle still
wages …
acceptance of the
unruliness
and…
acceptance of
the grey that
refuses to be
covered

But…
Purple hair I
have found is FUN
regardless of how
it chooses to
BEHAVE!

This is my Day 1 Post for the Writers Digest PAD for April Challenge. The prompt was ‘resistance’.

Copyright © 2015 Annie – Original Poetry
Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you Love.
As Ever, Annie

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