The Couch

Sitting on the couch

With your legs on my lap

I gently brush the hair out of your eyes

My fingertips gently dancing over your skin

Looking at each others face

We giggle awkwardly

This old couch is comfortable

When we are together

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Frozen

Excited for a gentle touch

Memories distract

Becoming too much

Backing away

No threat to be found

My body shuts down

*

Flinching in the light of day

Memories have carried me away

No longer in my kitchen

Lost in my mind

No threat do I find

As real as the first time

*

Standing on the sidewalk

Frozen in fear

Just because they stopped to talk

Need to leave before the tear

Praying they can’t hear

Willing my feet to walk

*

At home safe in my bed

Nightmares run through my head

Limbs feel just like lead

Terror holds me in place

Desperate to feel safe

Praying loving hands can replace

 

By, TJP

 

 

Simply Living

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Wake at the rise of the sun

Step outside

Feel the crisp autumn morning

Cooling your face

Refreshing smells of clean earth

No worries today

Finding the little joy in just experiencing

Cup of coffee in hand

As the warmth of the sun wraps around

Tiny creatures chasing

Rustling through the leaves

The crow caws

Listening to the hollow sounds of the woodpecker

Loving the space you’re in

Simply living

Allowed to be

Simply breathe

By, TJP

3 Day 3 Quotes Challenge Day 3

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3 DAYS 3 QUOTES CHALLENGE

This post is for two challenges, read on…

Thanks to fauxcroft for nominating me to participate in the “3 Day 3 Quote Challenge.” 

Rules of the challenge:

1.Three quotes for three days.

2.Three nominees each day (no repetition).

3.Thank the person who nominated you.

4.Inform the nominees.

Day 1 Nominees: I highly recommend you check them out, they are very inspirational and interesting to read.

1. Recollections At Fall

2. Scripted Sheet

3. DavidPebbles

 

Quotes for Day 3

“The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.”
― John Green

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.”
― Plato

“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.”
― Dalai Lama XIV

 

3 Days 3 Quotes Day 2

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3 DAYS 3 QUOTES CHALLENGE

This post is for two challenges, read on…

 

Thanks to fauxcroft for nominating me to participate in the “3 Day 3 Quote Challenge.” 

Rules of the challenge:

1.Three quotes for three days.

2.Three nominees each day (no repetition).

3.Thank the person who nominated you.

4.Inform the nominees.

Day 1 Nominees: I highly recommend you check them out, they are very inspirational and interesting to read.

1. Poetpas

2. Words For Live

3. J. Cosby

 

Day 2 Quotes

If the track is tough and the hill is rough, THINKING you can just ain’t enough!

-Shel Silverstein

Tell me I’m clever, Tell me I’m kind, Tell me I’m talented, Tell me I’m cute, Tell me I’m sensitive, Graceful and wise, Tell me I’m perfect – But tell me the truth.

-Shel Silverstein

“There is a voice inside of you, that whispers all day long, I feel this is right for me, I know that this is wrong.”

-Shel Silverstein

 

 

3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge Day 1

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3 DAYS 3 QUOTES CHALLENGE

This post is for two challenges, read on…

 

Thanks to fauxcroft for nominating me to participate in the “3 Day 3 Quote Challenge.” 

Rules of the challenge:

1.Three quotes for three days.

2.Three nominees each day (no repetition).

3.Thank the person who nominated you.

4.Inform the nominees.

Day 1 Nominees: I highly recommend you check them out, they are very inspirational and interesting to read.

1. Metamorphosis

2. TheOneEyedAngel

3. JohnCoyote

 

Day 1 Quotes

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.”
― Stephen King

 

“Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.”
― Stephen King

 

“The most important things are the hardest to say. They are the things you get ashamed of, because words diminish them — words shrink things that seemed limitless when they were in your head to no more than living size when they’re brought out. But it’s more than that, isn’t it? The most important things lie too close to wherever your secret heart is buried, like landmarks to a treasure your enemies would love to steal away. And you may make revelations that cost you dearly only to have people look at you in a funny way, not understanding what you’ve said at all, or why you thought it was so important that you almost cried while you were saying it. That’s the worst, I think. When the secret stays locked within not for want of a teller but for want of an understanding ear.”
― Stephen King