A one-sentence story: Effervescence 

 

Effervescently, I bubbled
like a freshly opened
bottle of sparkling water,
determined to be
full of joy all day long.

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Contents compiled: August 25 2017
Originally published: August 26 2017
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A one-sentence story: Fierce woman 

 

Never a follower
of the crowd, 
she walks to the beat 
of her own drum. 

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Image source: Google images
Contents compiled: September 8 2017
Originally published: September 8 2017
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Waiting for change… 

 

“So I fell down the stairs
again today.
This time I made it
all the way down
to the bottom
and hit the concrete.
One day it’s gonna stop.
I know it will… ”

These were the words
she said to me,
with a sad smile.

I sighed and shook my head
in disbelief
but deep down
I wanted to yell at her
to WAKE UP!!!

How could she love a man
who abuses her?
She thinks one day
he’ll change.
What is she teaching her kids?

I see her almost daily.
She’s off in space
escaping her reality.

The sadness consumes her
but she carries on.
When will she wake up?

When will she stop waiting
for change that may never come?
When will she find
the strength to move on?

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Image source: Google images
Contents compiled: August 9 2017
Originally published: September 20 2017
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Tripping

 

Tripping over my feet today…
It’s as if my legs
can no longer carry me.

Standing all day,
it’s just what I do.
Always on the move,
busy like a bee.

Keeps me fit,
keeps me alert,
but I guess today
my limbs rebel
because as it seems,
I’m just tripping.

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Image source: Google images
Contents compiled: August 25 2017
Originally published: September 9 2017
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Wind-swept

 

She stormed in
windswept and out of breath.
It’s been that way for her lately;
she’s juggling a lot
but somehow seems to pull it off.

Logistics and lack of time
get the best of her sometimes
but by the grace of God
she keeps pressing on.

She’s a special person —
tough yet sweet,
competitive yet fair,
fierce yet humble.

I like what I see in her,
yet it amazes me that sometimes
she doesn’t realize her own worth.

She’s made of ‘good stock’;
she’s a gem to be treasured;
she’s a fierce worrior;
she’s my dear friend.

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Image source: Google images
Contents compiled: July 3 2017
Originally published: July 3 2017
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About to snap!

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I’m not on my game today.
100 crazy minions got the best of me.
Well, actually, there were only 10,
but I could have sworn there were hundreds.

There’s one in particular
who reaaaallly gets under my skin.
I’m convinced he does things
just to irritate me.

Then there’s another
who’s definitely related
to the Tasmanian Devil —
she’s totally out of control!!

I’m being tested.
I’m being pushed to my limit.
I’ve been holding it together
but I fear I’m about to snap.

I’m tired!!!

 


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Image source: Google images
Contents compiled: June 23 2017
Originally published: June 24 2017
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Press pause

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Press pause
to catch my breath.

Press pause
to clear my head.

Press pause
to see things as they are.

Press pause
to analyze my feelings.

Press pause
to keep my heart safe from harm.

Press pause
to let the tears cleanse my soul.

Press pause
to find some composure.

Press pause
to shift my focus.

Press pause
to find strength to move on.

 


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Image source: Google images
Contents compiled: May 23 2017
Originally published: May 23 2017
Copyright © 2017 Anonymously Yours