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Janine G.

PO# 12444
United States
United States
Accountant by day, mother of 3 and soccer coach of 17 by night. Writer/poet in between. Never pass up the chance to say "I love you" 💜
April 18, 2019
 

                                     
    Promises broken
    Cause wrapped in sheets; tangled limbs
    I can't help slipping
    Into aquamarine eyes
    And to fall again with you.     


    JD










*Broken Promises I Made Myself*
#WrappedInSheets #CMAprilChallenge
#aquamarine #AprilFalls19 #FiveLinesADay
#FallingAgain (Glenn Lewis) #Apr19WEchallenge #SongTitlePoetry

IT'S OUR SECRET
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April 17, 2019
 


     Somewhere lost in time,
    Or maybe another world,
          Is my vacant heart.

                          JD






*Empty*
#somewhere #CMAprilChallenge

PASSIONATE POET
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April 16, 2019
 

       
I left lipstick stains
       Like unforgettable tales
                 All over your heart;

Memories that even bleach
          can't make clean.

  JD

*Marked For Life*
#lipstick #CMAprilChallenge
#unforgettable #Apr19WEchallenge
#7WordStory tag

MY TIME
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April 13, 2019
 

You were buried deep

    In the graveyard of my heart

       Long before your death.

  JD

*Buried Alive*
#graveyard #CMAprilChallenge
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LETTRS 2019 STAMP
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April 10, 2019
 

Why can't life just be

        Filled with cotton candy dreams

                Underneath the stars?

   JD

If only.......
#CottonCandyDreams #LiannahInApril #WritingPrompts
#UnderneathTheStars (Mariah Carey) #Apr19WEchallenge #SongTitlePoetry
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READY TO SLEEP
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April 9, 2019
 




    My mind's smouldering
    Like dead forests do after
    Wildfires barrel through

         Thoughts just blow away
         With any leftover ash
         Like dust in the wind.         JD








*Scattered Thoughts*
#DeadForests #CMAprilChallenge
#DustInTheWind (by Kansas) #Apr19WEchallenge #SongTitlePoetry

THE GAME OF LETTRS
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April 8, 2019
 

          My tears fall silent

  Between the raindrops; surely

         No one will see them.

                        JD

*Invisible Pain*
#BetweenTheRaindrops #Apr19WEchallenge
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LETTRS 2019 STAMP
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April 6, 2019
 

            The grass is greener
    The blood of jealousy flows
   When you want what's theirs.

                                 JD

*CrimsonAndClover  (i.e. red and green) #Apr19WEchallenge

CLOVER
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April 5, 2019
 

   My roots are in deep;

          I stand strong against the wind

                 Yet, whispers bend me.


     JD

*Words Cripple*
#roots #LiannahInApril
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ORIGINAL
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April 4, 2019
 

       Even in full bloom

           I come undone; my petals

                Fall all around me.

   
       JG

      *Undone*
#InFullBloom #LiannahInApril
#undone #CMAprilChallenge
#haiku #Apr19WEchallenge

FLORAL PASTELS
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April 3, 2019
 

   Lost and mournful, yet

  Comfortably numb in my

        Memory of you.

                   JD



*Immobile*
#ComfortablyNumb #Apr19WEchallenge #SongTitlePoetry
#memory #CMAprilChallenge
#Mother



I LOVE MOM
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April 2, 2019
 

I never put trust

       In the day after, because

            Fools are always fools.

    JD

#trust #CMAprilChallenge
#TheDayAfter #LiannahInApril

DARK NIGHT
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March 30, 2019
 


       The lightning crashes
       And the rain pours down
       Inside my head
       I cannot think
       Or dare to dream
       Because the thunder
       Echoes loudly
       In the hollow spaces
       But just maybe
       After the storm
       Finally passes
       I can find closure,
       Begin to heal,
       And learn to live
       Without you.           JD

*Without You*
#AfterTheStorm #MarchMadness #WritingPrompts
#closure #Mar19WEchallenge

IT IS POSSIBLE
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March 30, 2019
 


         Your pearls of wisdom
  Draped around my neck remain
             Forever with me.

                       JD






Your teachings, your advice, and your wealth of knowledge will stay with me always like a strand of pearls I wear with priden #Mother
A haiku
#pearls #MarCMchallenge

WISE
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March 28, 2019
 

I am buried in
An underscore of sorrow
I can't dig out of

    The dirt suffocates
    And I lose consciousness as
    I slip into death.

                                        JD





*Buried Alive*
#UnderscoreOfSorrow #MarchFalls #PoetryChallenge
#dirt #slip #MarCMchallenge

SYMBOL OF FREEDOM
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March 27, 2019
 

         Steaming hot water
Rains down on me, but it can't
         Burn away the guilt.

                     JD

PHOENIX
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March 26, 2019
 


       I have been scarred, burned
  From the ropes that held my wrists
        As chains bound my heart.

            When I found the key
         It was like freeing a bird
           From its captors cage.

            Like an old oak chest
    My heart was unlocked, opened
              But just as empty.

                         JD






*Empty*
#TripleHaiku tag
#scarred #key #birdcage #MarCMchallenge
#OakChest #MarchFalls #PoetryChallenge
#RopesAndChains #Mar19WEchallenge
Backround image via NikkiBurch.com

PHOENIX
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March 25, 2019
 

  Her broken
  Always made her
  Push harder
  To be stronger.
              So,
                       Here
                       I am
                       Wondering and hoping
                       I am half as
                       Strong..

    Her soul lives in me
     And floods me with possibility
                 So,
                           I can breathe again.

        And know I am.

                                                    JD




*So*
Tags: #10Word Story #elfchen #LastWordElfchen #here #4WordStory #soul
#broken #stronger antoher #10WordStory #her #MissingSomeone #flood

INSPIRATIONAL
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March 17, 2019
 

    Heaven called
    Why did you have to pick up?
    Why didn't you just let it ring?
    Or not accept the charges
    Heaven called
    Why didn't you ask them to wait
    Until I could see you one more time?
    Because I needed to see you
    I need to see you
    There are so many things
    Left to say
    So many things left unsaid
    Heaven called
    You had told me
    That you weren't ready
    But the look on your face
    Told a different story
    One of peace and serenity
    Heaven called
    You never pick up
    If you don't know the number
    That has to tell me something
    Heaven called   
    And you answered
    Now, you're gone
    I don't...

ANGEL OF FAITH
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March 22, 2019
 

Mom,

I see angles of
Who you were reflecting in
A poised perfection;
You may not have been perfect
But my memories can be.

Janine

Because today, we say 'Good-bye'
And frankly, I don't know how.

#PoisedPerfection #AnglesAndReflections #MarchFalls
#Perfect #MarCMchallenge

DEVOTED
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March 19, 2019
 



           I just can't let go
    Cause if I stop holding on,
        You'll really be gone.

                   JD





*Gone*
#StopHoldingOn #MarCMchallenge

TO MOVE ON IS TO GROW
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March 18, 2019
 

     When you left,
     It was sudden
     Without so much
     As a good-bye
     Now, I can't
     Shake the feeling
     That somehow
     You didn't even know
     That I loved you
     And it cuts deep
     Like thorns
     Piercing rose petals
     Or walking barefoot
     Through shattered glass.     JD






*Sliced Open* Mother Part V
#WhenYouLeft #MarCMchallenge
#ShakeTheFeeling #MarchFalls #PoetryChallenge
#thorns #MarchMadness #WritingPrompts
#shattered #MarWEchallenge


LET IT ALL OUT
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March 18, 2019
 

Taking time from my
         Self exiled island of guilt
                     To breath some fresh air.

     JD

Or, at least trying.....

WRITE YOUR OWN STORY
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March 17, 2019
 

Upon my head rests
                   
    A hefty crown of thorns that
                            
           Pierces me with guilt.

JD

*Left To Bleed*
#thorns #MarchMadnessWritingPrompts

CROWN
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March 16, 2019
 


Guilt has engulfed me
                        
     And I'm having a hard time
                        
             Moving forward now.

JD









*Consumed*
#engulg #Mar19WEchallenge

DRAINED
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March 15, 2019
 


   I lay upon
   Tear soaked
    Pillow cases.
    Thoughts of you
    Flowing freely
    From bloodshot eyes
    As I lay sleeping,
    Too tired
    And far too numb
    To dream.                  JD




*Numb*
How long will I be this way? Miss you mom.
#PillowCases #MarCMchallenge

CODE RAIN
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March 15, 2019
 

     In my time of need
     Your bitter betrayals stung
     Don't come calling now.

                                        JD

If you know what's right, you'll just stay away, rather than cause more hurt

#BitterBetrayals #MarchFalls #PoetryChallenge

Recovery Through Words
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March 13, 2019
 

Your sad whispers fall
Like watercolor teardrops
Eyes refuse to see
And too faint for ears to hear
Cocooning your heart in woe.

JD





*Woeful Heart*
#whisper #Mar19WEchallenge
#WatercolorTeardrops #MarCMchallenge

ORIGINAL
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March 12, 2019
 

    Your screamng eyes catch
  The sunlight; sadly, all that
       Glitters isn't gold
And your dark shines through even
   On the most brightly lit days.

             JD








*The Darnkness Within* a true story
#ScreamingEyes #MarchFalls #PoetryChallenge
#Glitter #Mar19WEchallenge

GIVING UP
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March 11, 2019
 

                  
  The world around us
        Is poetic by nature
                Drink her subtle words.

   JD






*Drink It In*
#poetic #Mar19WEchallenge

FIND THE BEAUTY IN EVERY DAY
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