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Seven Sisters

To my seven sisters on distant shores, I hear your cries. The wind does not steal them from my ears. Inside my chest my heart beats in unison with yours. I send songs of peace, of rest. Tribal nations of the distant past-I reach my hand to yours. I am daughter of a far away […]

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Just Offering Hope

No, I don’t have any fancy cures. You don’t need to send any money to a 1-800 number. I just want to share something that lifts me up and makes my heart rejoice every time I hear it: God loves me, and he forgives me! I thought I was unloveable…scared, addicted, violent, crazed and oh, […]

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The Discomfort of Disbelief

“The feeling of being doubted…is an ever-present background noise…”

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Cry for Redemption

…there was nothing…but to keep chasing the high, reality became too painful…married you so…you could not testify against him?…

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Built Up in Love

…Know that you are loved…

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I AM ANGRY

Angry, Squirmy, Restless, Hungry… I feel all tied up in knots inside, this feeling happens pretty often. I’ve missed a day of one of my Psych Meds, but usually it doesn’t effect me so soon if I miss a dose. So I am not sure that has anything to do with this terrible discomfort I […]

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The Night Air

Life on the southern Gulf Coast of Florida is pleasant for a portion of the year, when on the subject of weather. When I moved to South Florida in the early ’80’s we enjoyed it most of the year, and the few hottest months were July thru September. Then the most refreshing, crisp and dry […]

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PARTY GIRL!

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The Sting of Stigma

Always feeling different, in a room full of schoolmates. Outcast, in my mind, just knowing that the kids could see inside me. It began in kindergarten, even then, when the little boy I was in love with ran away from me. Mom had asked me to get the recipe for his Mom’s Syrian Bread, but […]

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Courage, Give Me Courage

“ I want, so much, to do good in my life.” To be the opposite of who I used to be, when I was manipulative, jealous, selfish. But it seems that I have lost sight of my original desire, because after I wrote that first sentence, I realized that I haven’t thought too deeply about […]