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Janine G.

PO# 12444
United States
United States
Accountant by day and mother of 3 by night. Writer/poet in between. Never pass up the chance to say "I love you" 💜 #FairyTalesDontComeTrue
August 10, 2020
 

Fancy what you see
          When you glance up at the sky;
                        Pictures, dancing by.

  JD

*Like A Painting*
#PicturesqueSkies #MoonMystic daily prompts
[background photo - Arrowhead Lake, Pocono PA after the storm]

LETTRS BLACK AND WHITE
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August 7, 2020
 

  Some prefer the view
  From bridges and balconies
  But that's misleading.

                                    
           Find your certainty
           Following a level path
           One that brings you home.

                                                                JD






*Path To Home*
#BridgesAndBalconies #AugustFalls20 poetry challenge
#One #MoonMystic daily prompts
#Bring #CMAugustChallenge2020 writing prompts

TUNNEL
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August 4, 2020
 

    The time
    Has come
    That I
    Should drift away
    But I cannot
    Seem to go
    As the current
    Keeps pulling me
    Back
    And its force
    Is far too strong
    For me
   To fight.     JD







*Currents*
#DriftAway #MoonMystic daily prompts

ORIGINAL
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July 28, 2020
 

  Swollen skies bursting
        In lacquered hues of solace
             Until darkness falls.

   JD






*Release*
#SwollenSkies #JulyFalls poetry challenge
#HuesOfSolace #EunoiaPrompts challenge
#until #CMJulyChallenge writing prompts
Background photo via a friend on FaceBook

MELODIC ROSE
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July 27, 2020
 

I lose all of me
     Within the breath of the moon
         And her speechless stars.

                         JD

(Tired And) *Lost*
#lose #CMJulyChallenge writing prompts
#BreathOfTheMoon #MoonMystic daily prompts

#haiku #DailyHaiku #MorningHaiku

STARS
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July 26, 2020
 


  Tears
   fall like
  dewdrops from petals
  of the last rose
  living.              
                  Soaking
                  my pillow
                  Staining my face
                  Because this isn't living
                  Anymore.         
                                                  
                                         Broken
                                         and battered
                                         Dry to the
                                         touch; my petals not
                                         hers.
                I
                paint on
               a frosted smile
              that says 'I am
    ...

BLOOMING WAVE
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June 24, 2020
 


                 I stand here today
           But I am always watching
                For the shoe to drop
             So I make no promises
        As tomorrow may not come.

                                JD


      I cannot promise you a rose garden,
or even a single rose, because tomorrow
    is a gift that I am not sure of and sadly,
          I may only leave you with thorns.






*No Promises*
#AlwaysWatching #JuneFalls poetry challenge
#NoPromises #MoonMystic daily prompts

PASSIONATE POET
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July 24, 2020
 

I'm tied and tethered
                
      Bound by a single instance

             Trying to break free.

JD







*Indentured*
#Bound #CMJulyChallenge writing prompts
#ASingleInstance #JulyFalls poetry challenge

TO MOVE ON IS TO GROW
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July 22, 2020
 

  Everything has changed
  What once was isn't, and what
  Is doesn't matter.

                 I'm searching for a
        Passage to tomorrow to
                   Find myself anew.

   JD

*Starting Over*
#EverythingHasChanged #JulyFalls poetry challenge
*PassageToTomorrow #MoonMystic daily prompts

TO MOVE ON IS TO GROW
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July 10, 2020
 


Rain drops tippy tap
    Thunder cracks and lightning stikes
           So begins my storm.

JD






*Inner Storm*
When your demons are stronger than your faith, a battle
breaks out and so begins your internal storm.

FIERCE
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July 8, 2020
 

The blade you struck with
                          
     Making a crimson affair
                           
            From a fine line wound.

JD







*Dripping Red*
Tis a fine line between love & hate
#CrimsonAffair #EunoiaPrompts challenge

HEARTBREAK
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July 6, 2020
 

      Silver threads of morn
      Filter through my window shades
      Urging me to wake.

      JD





*Morning Comes Too Soon*
#SilverThreads #EunoiaPrompts challenge

MELODIC ROSE
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July 3, 2020
 

     Your uneasy mind
     Walled by black picket fences
     Barring all escape.

      JD (Mom)





*Anxiety Traps*
#BlackPicketFences #MoonMystic daily prompts on Twitter

HELPLESS
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July 2, 2020
 

                           Trying to escape
A long, dark, month of shadows
                           Yearning to revel
   In the summer's warm yellows
      Of sun, buttercups, and bees.

                                                     JD






*Escape*
#MonthOfShadows #JulyFalls poetry challenge
#WarmYellows #EunoiaPrompts challenge

SUNSHINE
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June 30, 2020
 


                        Imaginary
   Golden chains from stars to star
              Making sky pictures.

                              JD







*Dot To Dot*
#GoldenChainsFromStarsToStars #EunoiaPrompts challenge

ORIGINAL
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June 29, 2020
 

Magical colors

          As Mother Nature creates

                               An end to each day.

  JD, SM & CM

SUMMER LOVIN
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June 22, 2020
 

                                                          
    Her true beauty
    Shown through
    As her tears
    Fell in silence
    And her chest heaved
    In deep, gutted breaths.
    It was like watching
    Homemade poetry
    Being written
    In real time.

    JD





*Beauty Like Poetry*
#HomemadePoetry #MoonMystic daily prompts

BEAUTIFUL
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June 22, 2020
 

Wildly running to

     A destination unknown

           From where I now stand.

  JD

*Suffocating* (A Need To Breathe)
#DestinationUnknown #JuneFalls poetry challenge

RESILIENT
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June 19, 2020
 


     As the day begins
     All the colors of summer
     Flash accross my mind
     In homemade poetry that
     Only I can see or hear.

     JD







*Just For Me*
#AllTheColorsOfSummer #JuneFalls poetry challenge
#HomemadePoetry #MoonMystic daily prompts

SUNGLASSES
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June 17, 2020
 


Mumbled in silence
Their harsh words of ignorance
That tear at your soul.
I beg you to stay and fight
When 'leaving' seems so easy.

JD






*Stay* (and fight)
#MumbledInSilence #JuneFalls poetry challenge
#Stay #MoonMystic daily prompts
No Story Should End Too Soon

LOVE WINS
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June 15, 2020
 



    Missing wishes lost
    In the abandoned colour
    Of the midnight sky.

    JD



*Starless Sky*
#MissingWishes #JuneFalls poetry challenge
#AbandonedColour #EunoiaPrompts challenge


LETTRS BLACK AND WHITE
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June 12, 2020
 


     My love blows freely
     In the feral winds of fate
     Yearning to land soon.

     JD








*Landing Spot*
#FeralWinds #NatureVerse Twitter prompt

MADE WITH LOVE
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June 12, 2020
 

    You did your best
    But your best teetered
    Around other's worst
    It doesn't mean
    You didn't try
     Just that success
    Was never yours
    You drank your life
    In a clear liquid
    That wasn't the water
    We need to survive
    All while putting in
    A hard day's work
    And hauling other's kids
    All over town
    Not the devil
    But nowhere near a saint
    I'm sure you're hovering
    Between Heaven and Hell
    Because neither wants you
    Darkening their doorstep.        JD  (Princess)





*Hovering*  Father Part LXVIII - A true story
#BetweenHeavenAndHell #MoonMystic Twitter prompts

HAPPY FATHERS DAY!
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June 11, 2020
 

   I'm lost again
   Drowning within
   The lingering whispers
   Of fog
   That settle quietly
   In my mind
   Making it impossible
   To see
   Just where I'm going.

   JD





*Within*
#LingeringWhispers #MoonMystic prompt on Twitter
#ImLost #NatureVerse prompt on Twitter
Background photo by Zoltan Bekefy (also for NatureVerse)

SNOWY MOUNTAIN TOPS
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June 10, 2020
 

   

                    'Can faith defeat fear'
                     Is just another maybe
                       To add to the list.

                               JD

*Faith* this and other unanswerable questions  
('Does love conquer all,' 'Does fear outweigh faith,'
'Can love survive lies,''Am I strong enough')
#JustAnotherMaybe #MoonMystic Twitter prompt

RESILIENT
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June 9, 2020
 

In your shallow stare
I see a dark and stormy
Path I can't travel

      But in your breath,
      I hear forever
      Calling out to me
      Begging me
      Not to go;
      My heart gives in
      Because it cannot lie,
      So.....

             Again,
             In trepidation
             Mixed with hope
             I tell myself to
             Stay.                             JD





*Stay*
#DarkAndStormy #JuneFalls poetry challenge
#InYourBreath #EunoiaPrompts challenge
Tags for: #haiku #25WordStory #MyFight #LastWordElfchen beginning with #again #ReasonToStay

JUST LOVE
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June 5, 2020
 

     Ignorance costs lives
     Meanwhile, acceptance is free
     Make your choice wisely.

     JD

*Choices*
#AcceptanceIsFree #JuneFalls poetry challenge

LOVE WINS
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June 3, 2020
 


   There's a secret vault
   Hidden deep within my soul
   Where I keep you safe.

   JD






*Always There*
#SecretVault #JuneFalls poetry challenge

LOVE IS GOLDEN
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June 1, 2020
 


          Overthinking things
          While your mind wanders makes for
          Endless sleepless nights.

          JD




*Lying Awake*
#TrueStory
#SleeplessNights #EunoiaPrompts challenge

DAY OF TRUTH
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May 30, 2020
 

I still carry it
The guilt
That I didn't do enough,
Care enough,
Love enough
People tell me
It's all in my head
But a year gone by
And it still festers
Deep in my soul
So I have to believe
It stays for a reason
And will continue
Until that moment
Of clarity
When you 'tell me'
I can let it go.           JD




*Enough*
Write a poem about something you need to let go of #MayFalls poetry challenge

LET IT GO. MOVE ON
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