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A Welcome Whack on the Back!

He has a look, lately. A hateful look, cold. No trace of love. No recognition. I’m not sure how I feel about that. I used to yearn so much for his love that I would have thrown myself in front of a train, just for a pat on the back. That is all I would […]

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The Warm Place

The Warm Place.

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Long Distance Lullaby

Where are you in this world? Are you in a war torn land, alone and wondering if anyone knows you are out there? Don’t worry- I know you are there. And I care that you are there. I want you to know that I am here, knowing you are there. What are you looking at […]

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Carol’s Legacy

Today she died, five years ago now. I am a better person for knowing her. She will always be my best friend, my closest ally, my advocate and guardian. She carried me for 9 months, and cared for me forever. She stood up to all comers for me, and the best thing she did, she […]

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What Color Is Despair?

what color will you paint my soul? what color will you paint my soul? blues and greens in endless dreams what color will you paint my soul? what color will you paint my life? what color will you paint my life? blacks and reds of endless strife what color will you paint my life? what […]

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My Job is to be Me

A supreme effort was needed this morning to get out of bed, but I did it! I raced around, getting ready for my 9am appointment. Then caring for Dad and the animals started to eat up my time, and I tried desperately to stop all the activity, but it was no use. When I jumped […]

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Two Years and a Litany

    It has been a long road, but I am getting stronger eveyday! Let us ALL┬áPULL TOGETHER and GET WELL!!!! About 2 Months Prior to Fall at Fast Food Resturant. I WILL NOT ACCEPT ANY LIMITATIONS PUT UPON ME, and I WILL SURVIVE THIS BUMP IN THE ROAD!!!  

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Wake Up! It’s Time to Get Off the Fence!!

Lift your eyes high up and see our Creator is angry┬áto the Nth degree. We have fouled up His Garden, we have broken His laws, the Word that He gave us we spat out, we gnawed.   What is left to happen now, you ask… Maybe you wonder how to find His way? He has […]

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Sowing Flowers in Tears

Did you ever feel that things were really going to change in your life, sudden-like? That a fresh wind had blown in, and changed the puzzle pieces , so that everything in your life would (finally!) fall into place? No, me neither… Just kidding guys, I really DO have times when I feel this way, […]

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HERE COMES THE rain AGAIN.

Too tired to format this, to tired to care. Not thinking about writing fame or fortune, just wanting to put my heart on a page. I haven’t talked to you in so long. I almost lost it today, eating a cheeseburger with Dad, sitting in the car, in the rain. He’s just a little boy […]