Superstitions – Poem (SW#27)

Heyo Bookaholics!

I needed to get this off of my chest!

It’s true, all of it.

I have so many necklaces.

I never used to care much about which one I wore,
they all mean something to me anyway.

The ones my boyfriend bought me,
or the few I received on my various birthdays
and that thing I bought online too;
all tying to memories,
like a ball on a string
I can use to pull the memories up.

I never really cared about which one I wore,
until my accident.
Then there were ones that brought bad luck,
one that I wouldn’t leave home without,
and one I refuse to wear again.

You’d think it’d make sense really,
since the pendant falls so close to your heart,
it’s like something is there
that can change your fate.
Maybe there is some energy flowing from the middle bead,
or running down the spiral charm
on its way to your heart.

That’s not how I see it though.
I never understood energies,
just feelings.

It was just easier to visualise that way.
Energies are funny.
Feelings are easier to identify,
but not to understand.

I wore a different necklace today,
for the first time in months.
It felt strange.

Wrong.

I didn’t know it was there really,
but if I reflect back,
the crushing anxiety,
lack of breath,
loss of motivation, and
how mentally drained I became…

It really makes sense don’t you think?

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A Woman’s Poem (SW#25)

Heyo Bookaholics!

Another poem time!

I read a book about strong women. I reviewed a book about strong women. Click the link to read the review for Watch Us Rise by Renée Watson and Ellen Hagan, the story that inspired this poem.

I Read a Book Today
I read a book today that tore out my heart.

I read a book today that ticked my sides.
I read a book today that opened my eyes.
I read a book today that made me want to speak up.
The book I read today was about women.

I read a book today that made me cry. 
The book I read gave me hope.
It was about love 
of a different kind
A sweeter kind,
a kinder kind.

It was aggravating,
bone shaking,
protest making!

I want to speak out
and speak up.
Scream out and stand up
for what is right,
turn down what is wrong.

The book I read taught me how to stand up
and what to stand up for.
It gave my passion a spark, 
my writing a new voice
a new way to speak.

I read a book today from two amazing women.
These women gave me articulated insight
into a scary,
hate-filled world with a 
reason to fight harder
stronger, without 
Violence.

I read a book today that made me feel everything
and
left me with a valuable message.

I read a book today that all women should read.
A story men need to understand
In a world where this,
the moral of the story
is the real world problem and 
Not fiction.
Not fantasy.
Real problems with real solutions.

The book I read today inspired me.

I wrote this poem after I’d finished reading Watch Us Rise. That book shook me in a way that no other book has done before. Pick it up, read it. Stand up for what you believe in and like this post if you like this poem x

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I Don’t Like Me (Poem)

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As well as writing full-length books and short stories, I have an affinity for poems especially when I want to let all of my emotions out.

I may share some of my more emotional and heartfelt poems here in the future if there is more interest for them; but here is one I wrote.

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I Don't Like Me

I don't let you see this hate for me.

Why would I want you want to?

I show my narcissism and my greed,
For the pain and pleasure, I plead,
For you to show love for me;
So that I can see
The person you want me to be.

You call me selfish, nasty and rude,
I hate myself, why start a feud?

I'm trying to make this rhyme, 
but what rhymes with rhyme?

How can I rhyme when there is so much strife
in my life
and it feels like a knife 
is pressed against my chest;
I'm trying my best, 
but I can't seem to catch a rest
only to fall at the end of this test
and lay in a heap 
when the knife snags my chest
and I swear I tried my best,
I can attest
to everything I say.
Please, please, please let me stay.

I don't want to go yet, 
I'll get better you bet.

It's happened before;
I don't keep score.
It could've been four,
or five,
or ten;
for you had faith in me then
please, i'll try to be more zen.

This is why I don't show 
this hate that I sow,
inside of my heart
can I use the word fart?

The home of my feelings
where they keep congealing
and morphing, I ask myself 
why did I not leave my thoughts on the shelf?

Bring them to you
I did not mean to do.
Now you hate me too.

It's true.

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What are your thoughts on my first rhyming poem attempt??

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New Year’s – A Story In Verse

Heyo Bookaholics!

I wrote this when I was feeling down and wanted to remember the good things in life. When I’m with my family and friends on a day that starts off a whole new chapter of my life. I haven’t had a bad beginning to my years thus far and *knocks on wood* all my new year’s beginnings are more amazing than the last.

New Year’s – A Short Story/ Poem

There is one moment in the world where it seems like the Earth stops spinning.

That one moment where everything is calm and everyone is waiting on something.

The ball to drop, the fireworks to light up the sky, the announcement.

There is one moment we all feel at exactly the same time.

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People stop and wait.

The seconds drag into minutes, the minutes to hours.

Children become restless and food is consumed in heavy quantities, but everyone is happy, content and waiting.

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There is one moment in our lives when people are happy to wait, content to sit, stand, pace, dance, or waste their time.

When families come together, best friends laugh in groups, and couples hold each other close.

Everyone near and dear wishing to bring in the new year with the ones they love.

Then all of a sudden;

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The ball drops,

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The fireworks pop,

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News anchors announce the coming of the new year,

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And all the patient people suddenly scream and cheer.

Couples kiss, friends embrace and a glorious symphony of happiness rings around the new world.

It’s a beautiful sound.

The sound of happiness.

This is why the world turns.

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What makes your world turn? I love for the moments like these. I know there are many more moments like this, but my experience draws upon this moment; a moment I’ve felt many times over and will feel many more.

Do you have a world turning moment? I’d really love to hear about your happy moment/s.

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