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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
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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May 30, 2020
 

It came from nowhere
Without ribbons or bows, a
Gift, I had thought, but
You can't unwrap the present
If you're still holding the past.

JD


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   It came from nowhere
   Without ribbons or bows, an
   Unexpected gift

             Or, so I thought, but
             You can't unwrap the present
              While holding the past.

      JD




*The Unexpected (Yet Unopenable) Gift*
Write a poem about something you need to let go of #MayFalls poetry challenge

I wrote a tanka and a double haiku and couldn't decide between the two, so......

TO MOVE ON IS TO GROW
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May 27, 2020
 


As a broken frame
             
         Lies at my feet, shattered glass
                 
                 Hides who we once were.

JD






*No Longer Us*
#ABrokenFrame #EunoiaPrompts challenge

HUG ME
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May 27, 2020
 

       You no longer
       Walk this Earth
       In a sea
       Of shadows
       Your spirit
       Set free
       In all the places
       That you belong
       Now Mother
       Can gather the ashes
       To make you whole
       In a place
       Where pain exists
       No more.

       JD (Princess)





*No More* Father Part LXVII
#GatherTheAshes #EunoiaPrompts challenge
#SeaOfShadows #MayFalls poetry challenge

D&R State Park ('the locks')

ORIGINAL
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May 20, 2020
 

         
    The chains that bind me
    Forged steel of my own making;
    Links I cannot break.

   JD





*By My Own Hand*
#chains #CMMayChallenge writing prompts
Background photo courtesy of @FathomCurv on Instagram

WOMAN
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May 15, 2020
 


     I've practiced
     The art of pretending
     For so long now
     That it has been
     As struggle
     Learning to trust
     Again.
     Coming to terms
     With my own imperfections,
     And yours,
     Has made me see
     That happiness
     Is not meant to be bottled
     But to be set free
     To run rampant.

     JD




*Set Free To Be*
#LearningToTrust #TheArtOfPretending #AcceptingImperfections #BottledHappiness #MayFalls poetry challenge

LET IT GO. MOVE ON
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May 15, 2020
 

You have to kindle

     The fire that you started

          Or she'll dwindle, die.

JD

*Love*
#kindle #CMMayChallenge writing prompts
[the photo is mine]

ALWAYS KEEP TRYING
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May 14, 2020
 

  I found dew of hope

      Dripping from daisies I so

             Lovingly tend to.

   JD

*Hope*
#found #CMMayChallenge writing prompts
#DewOfHope #EunoiaPrompts challenge
Background photo courtesy of @fathomcurv on Instagram

AGAINST ALL ODDS
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May 12, 2020
 

When they cannot speak
   Be the voice of a voiceless
      Show the world their worth.

  JD

*Value*
#VoiceOfAVoiceless #EunoiaPrompts challenge
You make today better
#MentalHealthAwarenessMonth

AGAINST ALL ODDS
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May 11, 2020
 

As I meander
Down the red carpet of life
I'm lucky to know
That you'll always wait for me
Arms open, my biggest fan.

JD




*My Biggest Fan*
#TheRedCarpetOfLife #EunoiaPrompts challenge

NUMBER ONE FAN
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May 7, 2020
 

Up and down I go

            I hate the highs and lows, but

                        I can't stop riding.

  JD

*Ups & Downs*
#TheRollerCoasterOfEmotions #EunoiaPrompts challenge

EMOTIONAL POET
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May 6, 2020
 

Sadness overwhelms
    My heart, she cracks and crumbles
          As I break once more.

JD

*Broken*
#MayFalls poetry challenge - write a poem about the emotion you are feeling most strongly right now

HEARTBREAK
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May 5, 2020
 

   I'm suffocating

   And gasp for the air you hoard

   Please, just let me breathe.

                                      JD

*Barely Breathing*
#LetMeBreath #MayFalls poetry challenge

CHIRAYU 4
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May 1, 2020
 

                                                   

                                                 Today
                                              I will take
                                             A different
                                        Kind of medicine
                                         One not found
                                            In a bottle
                                             Or a pill
                                               Today
                                            I will heal
                                             My soul,
                                     Reconcile my mind,
                     ...

My Heart
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April 30, 2020
 

        If it hides my tears

Before making me smile, then

     Bring on the rain(bow).

                   JD

#BringOnTheRain #AprilFalls poetry challenge
Photo credit @DKMastro on Instagram

RAINBOW
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April 27, 2020
 

Mirror's reflection

    only shows outside; inner

         beauty never fades.

JD






#FleetingBeauty #AprilFalls poetry challenge

PASSION OVER PERFECT
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April 24, 2020
 


Somewhere in between
The scent of enmity
And the nature of goodness
Lies the essence
Of forgiveness
In things unforgotten.

JD





*To Move On Is To Grow*
#SomewhereInBetween #AprilFalls poetry challenge
#Goodness #CMApril2020 writing prompts
#TheEssenceOfForgiveness #EunoiaPrompts challenge
#20WordStory tag
The photo (reflections) is mine.

TO MOVE ON IS TO GROW
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April 24, 2020
 

Those pieces of me
                     
    That you did not return are

           What keep me broken.

  JD









*Unreturned* (Return To Sender)
#BrokenInside tag

NEW
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April 23, 2020
 

Dear you, please kick this

     Melancholy addiction

             And move on, love me.

  JD

*Fighting Myself*
#DearYou #Melancholy #Addiction writing prompt tags
(And when I say 'you,' I quite frankly mean 'me')

LET IT ALL OUT
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April 22, 2020
 

We bloomed together
In the garden we planted
Till there was no rain.

      Our wilted daisies
      Lost all their meaning, much like
      Torn, tear stained letters.

                                                      JD





*Smeared Letters*
#BloomTogether #AprilFalls poetry challenge
#SmearedLetters #CMApril2020 writing prompts

LOVE IS ALL WE NEED
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April 21, 2020
 

My spirit hungers
But there is never enough
To feed it fully

     I feast on nature
     Fields, flowers; sand, the night sea
     A void fills my soul.

                                     JD






*Empty*
#TheFeastAndTheSoul #EunoiaPrompts challenge
#TheNightSee #AprilFalls poetry challenge

ETERNAL SUNSET
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April 21, 2020
 

    When the words
          Run out
  All we are left with
        Is two cups
     Of cold coffee
       Between us.

             JD





*What Then*
#18WordStory #ColdCoffee #CoffeeMug

LETTRS LATTE
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April 15, 2020
 

Tattooed on small minds

     The memory of hunger

           And what they don't have.

JD






Unimaginable to so many of us.....
#TheMemoryOfHunger #EunoiaPrompts challenge

ORIGINAL
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April 15, 2020
 

  Waiting
  For the
  Breath of day
  To take my breath
  Away.

  JD





Each new day is a day to start again; to believe that anything is possible.  Get up, take that first breath of hope, that first breath of beauty - know that you can and you will get through #fatih #hope #love

#waiting #CMApril2020 writing prompt
#BreathOfDay #AprilFalls poetry challenge
#elfchen tag

SUMMER FLOWERS
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April 8, 2020
 

       Fields of wildflower,
       A genuine smile, the sound
       Of children's laughter -
       All hold value unsurpassed
       By mere money or riches.

       JD






#BetterThanDiamonds #AprilFalls poetry challenge

FLOWER PASTELS
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April 4, 2020
 

Midnight jazz
     Can't compete
          With the music
                We make.

   JD

*Our Song*
#NineWordStory #MidnightJazz

MELODIC ROSE
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April 4, 2020
 

       What do you do when
       Carefully laid building blocks
       Crash down around you?

       JD

*Broken Walls*
#BuildingBlocks #AprilFalls poetry challenge

NEVER GIVE UP
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