Reblog – Bite by Megan O’Keeffe


You say things to me

that hold a bite.

But I think you need them

spoken aloud

to remind yourself

to not cross a line with me.

-Jan 2020

Originally published on Debatably Dateable 4/6/2020

Either to protect ourselves or our partner, how many of us have found ourselves in this position? I know I have been there. This one hit home for me as I saw myself at various times reacting harshly out of self-preservation. Luckily, it didn’t ultimately harm the relationship but rather gave insight and healing. How about you?

Reblog – To Love ( an etheree)

So delicate and sweet, and yes, mushy! Aren’t all love poems supposed to be exactly that? 🙂



love you
is to hold
you in my arms
stare, with loving gaze
kiss, passionately too
make, memories together
maybe, sing a joyous love song
write, a vow of loving each other
from this day forward to eternity

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Cheryl Wood

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Bloody words
Scratched on rough parchment
Last farewell


Scribbled words
Messy cantation
Hasty love


Smiling lips
Decadent nature
Blooming love


Eyes flutter
Luscious lips parting


I am a widow, mother, and grandmother. I started blogging as on WordPress as rugby843 while recuperating from my second cancer bout. I find it fulfilling and fun and have met many wonderful people in doing so. I hope I have grown both as a person and a scribbler of words. You can find my work at The Bag Lady.


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A Love Eternal


The fantasy of time travel reveals a love so captivating it transcends time.
“Oh Richard, you are here!”
And they finally lived happily ever after.

Inspired by Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Captivating, VJ’s Weekly Challenge #91 – Transported & Sadje’s What do you see #24


Wait, did she do a challenge or write a movie review?
Does it matter? LOL
What a wonderful way to spend 1 hour and 48 minutes. 🙂
**SPOILER ALERT – You may shed a few or a hundred tears.



Reblog – Eccentric Orbits by Frances Tates featured on The Drabble

A reader commented “Exquisite”, I agree. 🙂 Thank you, Frances Tates, for this beautiful piece of deep, heartfelt emotions. ❤


By Frances Tate

You are moon to my tide,
You pull away – I ebb and flood.
Rare blue moons, I keep up
with your wax and wane.
Hunting through clouds to see
which bloodied or
honeyed face you wear-
which scars and valleys show.
But the black moon, the dark sky
reveal nothing.
I’m not ready to stop trying.
Stop hoping that,
of all the courses run,
one will be your resistance.
I can’t explain why it matters,
what it is about you
I can’t relinquish-
even though you’ve never
been mine to lose or hand back.
I never question my lunacy.

Frances Tates writes because, “the words made me.”

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Tina Stewart Brakebill


living love


dancing to their song

eyes flickering with passion

the night too fleeting


a faithful promise

of harmonic convergence

binding him to her


singing a duet

as the days pass too quickly

lifted by their song


breathing in true joy

between the tiny moments

two hearts forever


Tina Stewart Brakebill is a former history professor and (twice) published biographer. Now she spends her days writing for a local magazine and her nights scribbling flash fiction, travel essays, and haikus, including pieces for The Drabble and Pure Haiku. Find out more by visiting her at Tina photo


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Reblog – Twin Flames

I’m feeling the romance in this piece every single time I read it. How lovely! 🙂


I play my inner music
to your emotional state

as we dance,
round and round
we go again

flowing in each other’s mind
making love
in tune, each time

becoming one
our hearts are freed,
no lacking trust
we’re meant to be…


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Reblog – Love in five senses by Wangari Odhiambo

Simply and elegantly stated, I felt the love and the hopefulness in this piece. I hope you do too! Enjoy! 🙂

Wangari Odhiambo

In your eyes,

I see the determination of our love,

In your voice,

I hear the sounds of our heart beats,

In your touch,

I feel the gentleness of your soul,

In your scent,

I smell the love roses blooming for us,

In your Kisses,

I taste our future,

So baby, grab my hand and let us explore this love burning between us.

silhouette of man and woman kissing Photo by Ibrahim Asad on

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