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HOPE

And so it begins

The first day of a

new year

The first day we

either face HOPE

or FEAR

No one knows

which the new year

will bring …

We have to roll

with the punches

and …

if at all possible

turn any FEAR

into our own

HOPE

and go on from there

Copyright © 2017 Annie
Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you Love.
As Ever, Annie

Blue Demons

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Here is the Writing Outside the Lines challenge prompt for the week of September 27th:

You come upon a blue door in a stone wall. What happens next?

Prologue: This week has been a struggle for me … not to find time to write, but to take time to write … this prompt or anything else. Personal demons are chasing me and unfortunately they have won some days and I have won others … right now it is a draw because you can never really fight your demons and win.

 

Blue Demons

 

Blue has always been my favorite color

from the clearest pale aqua to the

deep midnight sapphire blue

 

Blue comforts and consoles me

while at the same time

haunts me …

 

Sparkling blue sea water

Clear cold spring water

The artificial blue of a

man-made pool

all call my soul …

Reach out and comfort me

when life needs to be

Rejuvenated…

Refocused…

Renewed…

 

Yet …

 

Those deep dark midnight blues

hide my demons…

My fears…

My nightmares…

 

I long to open this door

This beautiful turquoise door

And find that clear cold spring

That restores me and makes me whole

waiting for me on the other side

 

But…

 

The fear that lives in midnight blue

Keeps me on the outside

Where it is safe in not knowing

what is on the other side

Feeling that the known at this

point is so much safer than

the unknown ever can and will be…

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

If I Could Only Say …

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In response to Writing Outside the Lines challenge Prompt 7 for the week of September 20, 2015:

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In our lives there are people, sometimes several, that we have things we want to talk to them about, something to tell them, something to share – good or bad, but the timing just is never right and those things go unsaid. Those things you could never tell go with you to the grave or at least are lost to the person you needed to tell when they go to theirs.

If I Could Only Say …

There are so many words

in my heart

in my mind

in my soul

that need to be said

that need to be shared

that need to be discussed

 

Yet…

Fear is keeping them to

myself … at least for now

Perhaps I will write them

all down and put them

in an envelope addressed

to you …

One that will be found by

some random individual

going through the detritus

of my sad life when I am

no more than dust on

a forgotten mantel

 

Maybe it will be mailed

perhaps it will be tossed

with all the other bits

and pieces collected for

years that no longer

have significance to

anyone …

living or dead

 

There is no guarantee

if mailed it will find

you …

Perhaps you have gone

ahead to pave the way

in the Universe for my

arrival …

Maybe then …

we will reconnect and

I can tell you

my thoughts…

my fears…

what all I held back

for years that needed

to be said…

And…

We will both laugh

because in the end

it really didn’t matter…

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

 

Greatness

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We blame the trials

in life on

hate…

fear…

loss…

 

BUT…

 

It all boils down to

Vulnerability …

Do we let it break us

OR…

Do we allow it to

lead us to

GREATNESS…

 

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

 

The Nothing

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The Nothing

In life…
there is nothing
 
But…
 
There is nothing
that only exists
in our minds
 
And…
 
The nothing that is…
The nothing that 
is always there…
Hiding in the shadows…
Creeping around corners…
Dissolving into dark recesses…
 
We know that nothing
well because to us
it is real…
it is there…
it is pain…
 
Copyright © 2014 Annie – Original Poetry
Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you Love.
As Ever, Annie
 
This was inspired by a quote from The Snow Man by Wallace Stevens:
“Nothing that is not there and the nothing that is.”

Pain…

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Pain…

Breathing in cold air
until my lungs ache
Walking fast only makes
it hurt more…
Everything…
Head…
Lungs…
Legs…
Heart…
 
Try as I will
there is no escaping
The PAIN…
 
© 2014 Annie Original Poetry
Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you Love.
As Ever, Annie

Confused…

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Confused…

Stumbling through my
days like walking in a
Lucid Dream
 
Life seems unreal
Unfocused as though
I am moving underwater
Slow…
Dazed…
Confused…
 
Sleep constantly
calls me
My escape…
The only release
My only salvation
 
What does it all mean?
 
Where is this leading me?
 
Confused…
 
© 2014 Annie Original Poetry
Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you Love.
As Ever, Annie

Courage

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Courage

A Deep Breath
A Side-long Glance
Courage…
 
Or…
 
Folly…
 
Do I dare?
 
In the end
my shyness
takes over
 
Then…
 
With another
quick glance
I turn
And…
Walk Away…
 
© 2014 Annie Original Poetry
Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you Love.
As Ever, Annie

*RAGE…

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*RAGE…

There comes a time
for all of us toward
the end of our time
to decide…
Do we hang on
and fight…rage
 
Or…
 
Do we let go
gracefully…
willingly…
accepting…
what the fates
have in store
the inevitable…
 
My decision is
not clear…
Will I rage at
the end
 
Or…
 
Will I turn my
eyes to the light
and go willingly…
peacefully…
joyfully…
with a smile 
on my face
 
© 2014 Annie Original Poetry
Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you Love.
As Ever, Annie*Today’s inspiration came from Dylan Thomas:

“… Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”

 

Someday…

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Someday…

Someday…
Life will be
Different
Secrets will be
Revealed
Trust will be
the Norm
Not…
the hoped for
 
Someday…
You and I
will not hide
from each other
 
Someday…
You and I 
will not ignore
what we feel
 
But…
 
Embrace our
friendship openly
 
*Revised
 
© 2014 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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