Dying And Rebirth

darkening and earthy
losing their luster
in a brilliance of color
autumn leaves
they embolden us
to look at the world differently
just for a bit

we’ll eventually turn the page
to a reborn world
with pastels and primary tints
the foliage and the rest of nature
alive with newness
seeking to dance with the winds
a vibrant mindset awaits

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Rest In Bed

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always the dread at midnight
assuming a million attempts at slumber
closing my eyes with hope
shutting down my mind
oblivion is beckoning

when i finally do
i can’t stay asleep
waking every few hours
yet still hoping for a longer stretch
that never comes

then the light fills the room
and all i want to do
is stay in bed
sinking in deeper
to the dreams which also keep me awake

is this the prelude
to wishing for my demise
slower starts every day
feeling the energy drain away
as sleep doesn’t revive me anymore

That’s Life

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Inspired by Reena’s Exploration Challenge #151 – Is it always me?

everything...
is seen from your bubble
happens to you
revolves around you
impacts/changes/affects you every time
mere existence
means shitty people
weather anomalies
tragedies and bad things
will occur TO YOU
why ask anxiously
is it always me?
of course it is
because that's how life works
for everyone

Ominous

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with all we’ve seen this year
where’s the hope that it will get better
dread has crammed itself
into every pocket of our lives
this feeling of more shoes dropping
more devastation landing
on already piles high wreckage

an upcoming worrisome election
more and more people dying
from covid and violence
anger abounds in every major city
disillusionment rampant
four more months to go
i fear 2020 is not done with us yet

Becoming

Inspired by Sadje’s What do you see #45, VJ’s Weekly Challenge #111 – Stuff Happens, &
Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Tree of Life

stuff happens
growth happens
uniqueness emerges
individual beauty surfaces

propelled like air balloons
upwards towards greater heights
with our villages of unique
but like-minded friends

the tree of life guides us
we grow stronger
seeking greater knowledge and wisdom
new experiences enlighten us further

#Whatdoyousee


Reblog – I like it ‘ sadness ‘ by Adithya Sasikala

There is so much truth in this piece! I also loved the flow of the words, simple and moving elegantly. Enjoy! 🙂

The Rendezvous Club

I like it ‘sadness’

It’s real

Never leaves you.

Happiness lasts a second

Meets you at multiple times

But when it leaves

It leaves you broken.

Sadness lasts forever

Even if happiness is there

Sadness will be there,

Somewhere inside waiting.

Sadness lasts forever

And it makes you thankful

For all the good you have,

All the great moments you had,

It teaches you the value of life,

Let you know that

Love was here somewhere

Let’s you know that

Sadness isn’t bad

If you understand it.

Sadness gives you hope

For better, for a smile.


Hi guys, I hope that you are all fine. I know that I have a been a little inconsistent with my blog and I haven’t been around here and reading all your posts lately. I promise I sure will try and catch up with all your posts. I have not been feeling well lately…

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Reblog – Memoirs of Susi Bocks by Barbara Leonhard

I’m grateful to Barbara for her platform to discuss the important topic of generational trauma, one I feel has impacted not only mine but so many other lives. Life is hard enough, but when those we lean on during our vulnerable years for support do the exact opposite, it sets us up for so much more negativity. Thankfully, we can escape our past and live a good life. I hope being open about it can help others. Thanks again for sharing, Barbara!

Extraordinary Sunshine Weaver

I have a new poetry podcast on the Memoirs, of Susi Bocks. You can find it here – https://meelosmom.podbean.com/e/memoirs-of-susi-bocks/

This episode features the memoirs of Susi Bocks, who courageously shares her painful upbringing by a dysfunctional and abusive mother. Grief and anger hide in wait for illumination when Susi’s heart opens to reveal her self-worth, which was so beaten down over the years. Susi shows us that we can come to terms with our past and overcome parental abuse, which often results from transgenerational trauma.

Susi Bocks, writer/author/poet, has self-published two books: Feeling Human and Every Day I Pause. You can find her work atIWriteHer.comor follow her onFacebook athttps://www.facebook.com/MyHumanityInWrittenForm/, where she invites you to read her thoughts and get to know her. Bocks’ work has been published in the anthologySMITTEN: This Is What Love Looks Like: Poetry by Women for Womenand inVitaBrevis

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Reblog – I want to be free. by Shivani Gupta

I was impressed with how well Shivani articulated what freedom feels like. I’ll venture a guess that many of us have had similar thoughts. Life does put us through the wringer, doesn’t it? 😉

The Eternal Words

I want to be free
from the clutches of this world
so that I could fly freely in the vast sky,
and chase the dreams, I once strangled.

I want to be free
from the cage of my thoughts
so that I can experience peace,
and loosen up the invisible knots.

I want to be free
from the judgements of people
so that I can be unapologetically me,
and make my life gleam and sparkle.

I want to be free
from the slavery of my soul
so that I can fix my broken life,
and make it whole.

I want to be free
from the feelings of my heart
so that I can love myself again,
and also never fall apart.

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Put On

Inspired by Reena’s Exploration Challenge #150 – Illusions

in our private world
free to be

but in public
we disguise ourselves

masks worn
don’t reflect actuality

hidden behind facades
in plain sight

reality is best served
with illusions

people don’t have patience
for the truth

or we don’t have the time
to speak it

to callous beings
wearing their own screen

Would You Have Me


soft enough
to be inviting to touch

warm enough
to need me for comfort

wild enough
to make you want me more

coarse enough
to make you want to tame me

should you have me
i beg you, never let me go
because when i’m yours
i’ll be with you always

…unless you shave me. please don’t. sincerely, your beard