The Favorites

it takes time and circumstance
to find the right ones
just the few steadfast
handful of friends
the ones who are our strength
and also our cover
shielding us from attacks
wrapping us up in their arms
emanating all the love
our tired and aching psyches need

going through trials and tribulations
it separates the wheat from the chaff
and when those friends prove themselves
over and over again
cherish those
for they will be by your side for the duration

Note: While I wish some of the human race would get their shit together, it’s not likely to happen in my time. For this reason, I generally don’t like people, but I love the ones that I like.

You

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #264 & Moonwashed Weekly Prompt #126 – Evolve

While this is not a new creation, both Reena and Eugenia prompted me to revisit this piece and bring it new life. 🙂

birth delivers an unknown entity
and life begins yet again 
you start to exist

the business of life
is to evolve
into your best form

the goal is to reach
a physical peak
then head to the inevitable conclusion

during your stay
your personality
the essence of you
continues to be shaped
by the experiences, tools, and influences along the way

daring to live
requires enhancing it
doing it your way
requires courage

i hope you find joy in it along the way 

Originally published 5/23/2018 on I Write Her. Presented here with revisions.

Reblogs – Anonymously Hal & Penny Wilson

I realize that our struggles will affect us differently, but perhaps we keep in the back of our minds to not let the darkness color our hope. Of course, we can’t always control our biology by instinct alone. Do whatever it takes to find your peace.

Viridian by Anonymously Hal

I never settled on gray…  
 
I settled on viridian.  
 
I settled on a  
romanticized intensity  
seeped in tender  
sophistication,  
in hopes to cloak  
the darkness and  
cravings for desolation…

H.O.P.E. by Penny Wilson 

H.O.P.E. = Hold On. Pain Ends. 

Ugly Ways

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Silent deception
Confident chicanery
You smiling bastard

Hard hit to the heart
Foreign reality now
Weight of lies broke me

Forever altered
Gazillion hurt pieces
Difficult to breathe

Difficult to live
Struggling to survive in pain
Dark for a long time

Originally published 8/17/2018 on I Write Her.

I Miss You

you made the happy days
so much more fun
you willingly provided comfort
and a shoulder on the sad days
your smile alone infused joy
into the boring ones

now i can only…

wish for you on the happy days
to make them even better

wish for you on the sad days
so as to not weep silently and withdrawn

wish for you on the boring ones
to not feel so alone

if only wishing worked…

because your love always wrapped me up in warmth
and your joy was incredibly infectious
you and your presence kept me sane

i miss you so very much
still…


Stop Playing With Your Food

be provocative
rise to the top of your game
create your future

Inspired by Moonwashed Weekly Prompt #125 – Provocative

For those of you who have never heard of Pinky Patel on TikTok. She’s hilarious AND provocative at times! 😉