Those Scars

Confab With Me

Such is the irony in dealing with scars,
hard to forget,
while leaving behind
scores of lessons to abide

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But I keep forgetting


I try,
But I keep forgetting,
The morning dream
That disappeared
When I opened my eyes.
Leaving me in a daze,
Inside the haze,
Of colors and sounds
That drown, my insides
With something
No word can describe,
My memory, fragmented
In pieces…
from my conscious mind
As I try to remember…
But I keep forgetting.

poetry and image copyright 2019 neha

Napowrimo Day 5, Happy Friday Everyone!

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In My Worlds ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

Walt's Writings

In my worlds
Nothing ever seems real
Except the pain
And the bills
And my wife Susan
They are my reality
Nothing else is real
It’s all fantasy
OK, except the dogs
And our horse Teaka
Nothing else
Everything else is fantasy
Things that aren’t real
Just parts of my poetry
It’s becoming more and more difficult
To know the difference
And then I realize
I exist in two worlds
My reality
And my poetry
Come and walk with me
Through my worlds

~The Tennessee Poet~
©Walt Page 2019 All Rights Reserved

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What Remains

Roth Poetry

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On the back way to town, just across the railroad tracks, is what remains of a great old truck. It must have been sitting in the weeds listening to the trains roll by for many years. Parts have been cannibalized, but the original character remains. The army green on the roof gives clues to its past. It’s rusty patina gives it character. I am sure it has many untold stories that could be shared, if it could talk.

Rugged old truck rusts
surrounded by weeds and brush
Hasn’t run for years

Someone removed a few parts
Just like me // no one sheds tears


Photo: Dwight L. Roth

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Daily Quote

Jo Hawk


The simple act of smiling has profound consequences. Scientists say a smile causes your brain to release neuropeptides that can help you handle stress. Your smile charges your body with dopamine, endorphin, and serotonin, chemicals shown to lower your blood pressure, decreases your heart rate and even ease your pain. Studies show when we smile others perceive us as looking younger, thinner and more intelligent.  Yep, that’s right, smiling makes people think you are smart.

But those wonderful benefits are only the beginning. When your friends see you smile, they smile back. They receive those same feel-good chemicals, predisposing them to smile at the next person they meet. Your beaming face can start an epidemic.

Whose day will you brighten?


Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

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Karma has a way – #poetry – #AprilWriting

Night Owl Poetry - Dorinda Duclos

It never happened before, no, not to her

She was always the one, who rejected

Now she sat alone, with life, just a blur

Not even the water, in the pool, reflected

How she was feeling, deep down inside

An emptiness, filled, the whole of her belly

Passing her by, heard remarks, rather snide

Her heart broken in two, legs feeling like jelly

She tried to ignore, but it was so hard to do

All she wanted was a little love, and affection

But karma has a way of turning back on you

Its number one rule, no such thing as perfection

April Writing Prompts – Rules of rejection – Day 5/30

©2019 Dorinda Duclos All Rights Reserved
Photo via Pixabay CC0

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