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Darkness

Hiding in deep shadows

The darkness creeps in

Allowing me to retreat

From the rest of the world

 

My place of safety

A sanctuary when life

Becomes too much

 

I don’t fear darkness

For it is there to

Protect me until

I am ready to seek

The light

And…

Return to what is

Waiting within my

Reach

And…

Walk forward

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

Locked

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Locked

 

For my protection

For my safety

I have always created

Personal locks

 

I think of them as

the entry to my

personal space

 

A barrier between

me and the harsh

realities of the

outside world

 

Only I have the key

Only I can open

that space

 

Having been

wounded..

broken…

And …

Destroyed …

one too many times

My locks are the

only way to protect

not only my soul

but my sanity …

 

Copyright © 2016 Annie Original Poetry
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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Words…

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Words…

Words unspoken
Words to painful
to say out loud
are easy to 
put on paper

A writer…
A poet…
uses words to
protect them
their heart…
their soul...

Hiding behind the
lines and sentences
on a page
Pouring out their
pain behind the
safety of creativity

Copyright © 2014 Annie – Original Poetry
Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you Love.
As Ever, Annie

Words…

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Words…

Some call it…
word-crafting…
word-weaving...

For me the very
act of writing is
the looping of words
one after the other
into a…
story…
poem…
novel…
growing like 
knitting a scarf
row upon row

Words…
to wrap around
the reader like
a warm blanket
giving peace…
giving security…
giving a sense of home

Words…
for a reader
to hold…
to taste…
to drink in
like hot chocolate
and bring to them
memories to treasure

Copyright © 2014 Annie – Original Poetry
Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you Love.
As Ever, Annie

The Hidden

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The Hidden

The old saying goes…

Hiding in plain sight…

Appeals to so many

Never letting anyone

know who we really are…

Never allowing anyone

to get close to use…

Never being who

we really are…

Hiding doesn’t always

have to be secluded…

locked away…

But…

Right there in

the open for

all to see

© 2013 Annie Original Poetry
Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you Love.
As Ever, Annie

Choices

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Suitcase

CHOICES

Looking into the suitcase

She had to make the toughest

Choices

What must go…

What has to stay…

What is absolutely necessary…

AND

What is a luxury…

So difficult…

So many memories…

Too many things…

She looks around her…

The Family Album…

Her grandmother’s recipes and cookbook…

Family jewelry…

Her laptop — the rest of her memories are there

A change of clothes…

Sturdy shoes…

AND

The camera

All the rest…

while important

could be replaced

Smelling smoke now

And

Hearing the crackle of

flames in the underbrush

The Wildfire was threatening

Finished…

She snapped the latches…

Took one last look

AND

with a deep breath

walked away

Calling the dogs and

Picking up the cat carrier

on the way out…

she hoped for at least

the chimney to remain

standing…

Pointing the way to

a future and

Rebuilding her life.

© 2013 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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Quote of the Day:

The desire to write grows with writing. ~Desiderius Erasmus~

Mother’s Shawl

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Shawl

Sweet childhood memories

Wrapped in your

Loving arms…

Protected

Soft wool…muted colors depending on the shawl

Blues and/or purples

My safe haven in your arms

Always there…

Always Love…

The safety of my Mother’s arms

Swaddled in her woolen shawl…

Rocking me…

Soothing me…

Whispering to me…

Until sleep finally comes.

© 2013 Annie Original Poetry

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Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you Love.

As Ever, Annie

 

Today’s Quote:

I loved words. I love to sing them and speak them and even now, I must admit, I have fallen into the joy of writing them.

~Anne Rice~

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