I Learned the Hard Way

Venting is what they call it.
But you can’t vent to anyone.
When you are upset, they get mad.
Even if you are not mad at them, 
They won’t let you vent.

The truth is, you can’t trust anyone.
The moment you say something to someone, 
They spread it around.
Especially to the person you are complaining about.
Sometimes you just need to get your feelings out, 
But who do you trust?

Those you thought were your friends,
Will betray you to others.
Those you thought you can trust, 
Will turn on you when someone better comes along.

Venting is a horrible thing.
Never say anything to anyone.
Keep your thoughts to yourself.
If you have nothing nice to say, 
Don’t say anything.
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Ashes and Dust

Ashes and Dust
It was meant to be both of us.
But I was left.
Ashes and dust are all that remain. 

They say it's not personal.
At least that’s what they say.

Do they expect us to believe that foolishness?
Lies and more lies to cover up your own turmoil.
They wonder why I don’t trust; they wonder why I stay quiet.
But do they really wonder or do they just not care about me?

Let in the dust, wondering where everyone went.
Not knowing that they are there, but not with me.
It was meant to be both of us.
But I was left alone.
Maybe it is best to be left.

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Creed Elite Wrestling Show # 3

Creed Elite wrestling is an AI wrestling league. I will be posting links to the shows. Here is our first show! We are up to number 17 now and have gotten our feel for things. Check out some of our others videos. I am going to try to post them up here and then keep posting as we make them.

Nancy Ann is a writer, teacher, and a mother. She writes poetry, paranormal fiction, and science fiction among other things. She resides in NJ with her family. Dungeons and Dice and Everything Nice and the home of Creed Elite Wrestling!!!! We are a streaming service that offers interviews with writers, poets, artists, and many more. Come, follow us and watch as we play video games while we interview. I will be playing World of Warcraft most of the time, but we will also be looking into other games. If you have suggestions please let us know. If you want to be interviewed, please email me at Nancycarber@gmail.com with the subject Dungeons and Dice and Everything Nice. Some events I am working on, Writing Sprints Poetry reads Interviews Video games (suggestions please)

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Never Fail to Be Kind

 I am broken.
The words slice through me, 
Carving my heart into pieces.

All my dreams, my plans, my goals,
Crumble before me. 
My heart lays into bits and pieces.

Why do words hurt so badly?
Why do we let them tear into us and knock us down? 

I pull myself up, 
And pick the pieces of my mangled heart off the floor.
I hold it in my hands, crying out for help.
I try to mind it, 
I tried tape, glue staples, but none of them worked.

Why do I let words hurt me?
I stand up, put my broken heart back and dust myself off.

Words tear us down.
Words can also restore us.
Love restores all wounds.
Love saves us all.

Words can tear you down.
Words can also restore you.
Always lift someone up.

Never fail to be kind.
Remember, words can be a powerful tool.
They can tear someone down, or lift them up.
Use with care. 
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Creed Elite Wrestling Show #2

Creed Elite wrestling is an AI wrestling league. I will be posting links to the shows. Here is our first show! We are up to number 17 now and have gotten our feel for things. Check out some of our others videos. I am going to try to post them up here and then keep posting as we make them.

Nancy Ann is a writer, teacher, and a mother. She writes poetry, paranormal fiction, and science fiction among other things. She resides in NJ with her family. Dungeons and Dice and Everything Nice and the home of Creed Elite Wrestling!!!! We are a streaming service that offers interviews with writers, poets, artists, and many more. Come, follow us and watch as we play video games while we interview. I will be playing World of Warcraft most of the time, but we will also be looking into other games. If you have suggestions please let us know. If you want to be interviewed, please email me at Nancycarber@gmail.com with the subject Dungeons and Dice and Everything Nice. Some events I am working on, Writing Sprints Poetry reads Interviews Video games (suggestions please)

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On Easter Sunday, Baby Van falls in love with a bunny that he is given as a gift. Now Van has a stuffed cat named Kitty. Kitty and Bunny become fast friends and go everywhere with Van. When a big dog attacks Kitty, Van must decide how to help Kitty. Should he replace Kitty or keep him? What will he do? This is a Tale of Two Kitties.

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Acceptance is the Key

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I worry too much,
About how others see me.
I worry too much,
About whether they like me or not. 
I worry too much,
About what others think.

Why does it matter so much to me?

I say,
It doesn’t bother me.
I put,
On a brave face.
But the truth it,
It does bother me.

I want to move on from these thoughts.
I want to rid myself of the idea,
That everyone has to like me. 

No matter what I say or do, acceptance is the key.
Acceptance of who I am and that I am worthy.

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The Lake

The cool water laps on my feet.
The sun rays warm my skin, 
The birds chirp, the waters laps
And my soul is at ease. 
So much noise in our lives.
So little time to unwind, 
To be quiet in his presence
And soak in the son.
I bury my feet in the sand and,
I stretch my legs out.
The birds chirp, the waters laps
And my soul is at ease.
So much drama in our lives.
So little time to cry.
To be sheltered by his love
And know you are not alone. 

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I Lost

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I lost
People I thought I would have forever.
I lost
Chats and talks I thought I would always have.
I lost
Though how do I get it all back, and do I even want it all back?
Socially impaired.
No idea how to make or keep friends.
Socially Impaired. 
With the world so busy, and my mind so confused.
Socially impaired. 
In this world of confusion. 

How do you move an acquaintance to a friend or a friend to a good friend? 
How does one keep friends and how does one make friends?
I lost a sense of myself and my own desires. 
I lost the nuances and gestures that help others to figure this out. 

I was lost, but now I am found. 
I Found
Strength in myself that I will have forever. 
I found 
Chats and talks I will have forever. 
I found
I love that will not quit and I never have to wonder where it went.

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