When they laugh at you, and no one does anything about it. When they attack you, and your so-called friends stand back and do nothing. How can they call this person a friend? How can they be okay with the things they do? Stand back and do nothing, call this person a friend and lie to your face. That is when you know that they are not real friends. You don’t say anything, for nothing good will come of it. You don’t retaliate, for then you will be just like them. You try to turn the other cheek, but they hit that one too. You want to be better than them, but your thoughts deceive you. You try to say it doesn’t bother you, but deep down you know it does. It tears away at your confidence, your trust, your friendships. And still, they say nothing.
My entire body shakes. My breathing becomes rapid. I feel like I can’t catch my breath. I hear my heart pounding in my chest. I look for a way out, but I’m trapped. My hands shake. I feel the shaking all over my body. I try to calm myself. And breathe. Just to breathe.
How Long Do You Wait?
How Long Do You Wait?
How long do you wait? The agonizing silence. The dread and dismay you feel as you wonder what went wrong. The gloom and desperation you feel as you reach out to nothing. How long do you wait? The harrowing silence. Dejection and grief you feel as you wonder what went wrong. The sadness and heartache you feel as you reach out to nothing. The silence rings in your ears as you feel nothing. You reach out and grasp, but it is only figments of what was.
Another One Hits the Road
Another one gone; another hits the road. At some point they all go, no matter how hard you try. Hold no, give up, move on, The advice is all the same. But the hurt never goes away. Is there something wrong with me? The fear of being pushed away. The fear that I will be alone. Now I am afraid to speak. Now I am afraid to hold onto someone. Afraid to love friends, and afraid to be truthful.
Destined for Greatness
Today is your day! You were not made for failure! You were made to succeed, Today is your day! You were not made by mistake! You were made to flourish! Today is your day! You will reach the stars! Today is your day! Anything is possible! Today is your day! You are destined for greatness!
Slow Down, Close Your Eyes
When your mind is cloudy, When your head wants to rest, And all you can do is worry, About all the things that are a mess. The work you need to do. The places you need to go. But your mind needs to rest. Your head needs a pillow And you need to stop. Slow down, close your eyes. Take a breath, it’s okay to stop. Slow down, close your eyes. Take a breath, it’s okay to stop. Feeling guilty When I rest my head. When I need more sleep. When I can’t go on, I need to rest. Slow down, close your eyes. Take a breath, it’s okay to stop.
Wednesday Poetry Prompt #3
Wednesday Poetry Prompt #2
Here is our second Wednesday Poetry Prompt!
Write a Poem About Healing
Forgive me Maybe I am to blame, Maybe it was me this time. We think about forgiveness and giving it But how to do forgive yourself? How to do you heal and seek guidance From the one you have wronged How do you both come to terms and move on. Move on to bigger and better. Move on to things that matter. And create once again How do we do this?
Free Poetry Book
This Tuesday February 7th until Saturday February 11th!
This is a collection of poems, thoughts, short stories, and art. I hope you enjoy them.
Many of my poems might be dark and depressing, but writing is how I cope with things life throws at us. When I’m frustrated, hurt, and sad, I write. It helps me cope with my feelings though not every poem will fit this description, most of them will.
I write on a slew of subjects; motherhood, family, miscarriage, children, raising children and many more. Sometimes moms get into a competition of who’s the better mother or who has the best kids, whose job is hard, and that mindset helps no one. I promise to be as real as I can, hoping the things that have challenged me can help someone else.
Ramblings contains poems from the following books:
Ramblings of the Mind
Ramblings of the Soul
Ramblings of the Heart
Ramblings of the Spirit
Wednesday Poetry Prompt #1
Each Wednesday in my Facebook writing group, we do Poetry Prompts. I wanted to start sharing them here as well.
The prompt for this Wednesday: Write a Poem About Jealously.
Jealousy It boils up in me. Ready to explode My heart races and These thoughts come to me Making me questions it all. Jealousy, it's a raging fire. Jealousy, tearing my heart out. Jealousy, and I can’t see Jealousy, Jealousy I’m ready to explode, Ready to infinite The fire building in me. I can’t think of anything It doesn't make sense This feeling inside of me Making me question, Making me fear. Jealousy, it's a raging fire. Jealousy, tearing my heart out. Jealousy, and I can’t see Jealousy, Jealousy