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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
March 11, 2020
 

   Breathing life's beauty

         Like inhaling poetry

                 Mother gives to us.    

    JD






*Just Breathe*


There's beauty to be found every where - all you have to do is open your eyes, open your mind, and breathe it in.

LIMITS EXIST ONLY IN THE MIND
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March 10, 2020
 

The sunlight beckons

   Like a dripping daffodil

       On a dewy morn.

JD







*Morning Glory*

#DrippingDaffodils #MarchFalls poetry challenge

SUNSHINE
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March 8, 2020
 

          Time races on
          Yet time stands still
          You
          Make each day
          Fly by
          At warp speed
          But memories
          Drag me down
          And keep me
          Stuck in time
          I am not sure
          Which is better;
          Which is worse
          Or which
          Will be the end
           Of me.                    JD

*End Of Me*
#TimeRacesOn #MarchFalls poetry challenge

TO MOVE ON IS TO GROW
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March 6, 2020
 


And when you are lost
   
    I'll find you; I'll be your breath
   
          When you can't breathe free.

  JD






*Breath Of Life*
#WhenYouCantBreathe #MarchFalls poetry challenge
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ORIGINAL
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March 4, 2020
 

     Far in the distance
     My eyes landed on you
      A dream beyond dreams
      But words failed you
      Then me
       Slowly
       Your image faded
       Seemingly
       You were only
        A poetic mirage
        My mind conjured up
        To try to heal
         My broken soul.            JD


                  ......And it didn't work......

*Beyond Dreams*
#PoeticMirage #MarchFalls poetry challenge


LIMITS EXIST ONLY IN THE MIND
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February 26, 2020
 


      I'm mining
      For the perfect touch
      That will warm
      My snow kissed cheeks
      But as I dig
      Through whispers & wild things
      I cannot escape
      The crown of haunts
      That adorns my head,
      Torments my mind,
      And halts me
      From finding my paradise.

      JD






*Paradise Lost*
#mining #CMFeb20Challenge
#ThePerfectTouch #EunoiaPromptsFeb20
#SnowKissedChecks #WhispersAndWildThings & #ACrownOfHaunts #SnowMoonRising20 poetry prompts

CROWN
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February 25, 2020
 


  Pieces of the past
  Scratch and claw at my insides
  Begging to get out

     With pen to paper
     My heart makes its choices and
     Lets some of them go.

     JD





*Breaking Free*
#PiecesOfThePast #FebruaryFalls poetry challenge

TO MOVE ON IS TO GROW
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February 21, 2020
 

It's not 'me' I see
   When I look in the mirror;
        She hides behind masks.

  JD

#WhenILookInTheMirror in 30 words or less

SIMPLICITY DAY
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February 21, 2020
 

You walked right on through
       My midnight garden, without
              So much as a glance.

  JD

   Then I woke, and you weren't here either.......

*Just Passing Through* (on the way to who knows where)
*MidnightGarden *FebruaryFalls poetry challenge

MY SOUL CRIES OUT FOR YOU
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February 19, 2020
 

Weight they can't carry

And here I am struggling; stuck

Underneath it all.

JD

Because I take on everyone else's, along with my own

#UnderneathItAll #FebruaryFalls poetry challenge

STRENGTH
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February 18, 2020
 

I travel dark depths

      Stumbling over scar tissue

                That just will not heal.

   JG

*Dead Roots*
#DarkDepths #ScarTissue #haiku

LET IT ALL OUT
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February 17, 2020
 

     

     The days drift by
     At warp speed
     Yet so slowly
     I am stuck in the darnkess
     That lurks at the bottom
     Of a starless sea
     Everything is changing
     Yet still staying the same
     Sadly
     I know all too well
     Just who I am
     And my hope is
     That one day
     You can forgive me for that.          

     JD






*Stuck*
#IKnow & #ForgiveMe tags
#StarlessSea #FebruaryFalls poetry challenge




ORIGINAL
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February 16, 2020
 

  Asbury mornings
  Like coffee in paradise
  When I'm here with you.

        But when it's all gone
        And our coffee is finished
        Then where do we go?
                          
  JG

*To Where Shall We Go?*
#CoffeeInParadise #EunoiaPromptsFeb20
#finished #CMFeb20challene
  
             

                                  

CUP OF TEA
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February 14, 2020
 

   Leave only footprints
   And your secrets
   In the snow
   For when the fires rage
   All else will be lost
   In a gale of embers
   While your dreams
   Simply become one
   With the Earth.     JD







*Fire And Snow*
*LeaveOnlyFootprints #SecretsInSnow #FireAndSnow for the #SnowMoonRising February Poetry Prompts
#GaleOfEmbers #FebruaryFalls Poetry Challenge

BLIZZARD
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February 12, 2020
 


  It's hard to accept
  The line I drew in the sand
  That I can't cross now.

   JD (Princess)





          Because you left before I could brush it away
          and I'm still not okay with that




*Boundaries* Father Part LXVII
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#LineInTheSand #FebruaryFalls poetry challenge

ORIGINAL
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February 11, 2020
 

    Mornings come too soon
    As I wipe sleep from my eyes
    And you from my dreams.

    JD

*Too Soon*
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SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW
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February 10, 2020
 

My child, you've taught me
    The meaning of love, and I'm
           Much better for it.

  JD

*Unconditional Love*
#YouveTaughtMeTheMeaningOfLove #EunoiaPromptsFeb20 challenge

JUST LOVE
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February 8, 2020
 

          When I go, it will
          Be an elegant fury
          You'll never forget.

           JD

Because I always go big and do things in the best way possible.....
#ElegantFury #FebruaryFalls20 poetry challenge

JUST LOVE
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February 7, 2020
 

              You were always able
              To skirt fate
              Even in death
              By outwitting the devil
              And your place in hell
              As Valkyrie took you
              To dwell in Valhalla
              Among your Norse brethren
              For ever more.

              JD

*Ever More* Father Part LXVII
#OutwittingTheDevil #Valkyrie #SnowMoonRising writing prompts

CROWN
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February 7, 2020
 


Firmly planted in
        
       My garden of tomorrow
        
                 Our roots have tangled.

   JD





*Tangled*
#GardenOfTomorrow #FebruaryFalls poetry challenge

JUST LOVE
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February 7, 2020
 

      I always said
      I wanted to die
      But
      What I really wanted
      Was
      For the way I am
      To die
      Yet
      I still act the same;
      I'll never change -
              I wish I could.

      Jo B





*Anxiety's Suicide*
a text exchange with my youngest child

NEVER GIVE UP
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February 5, 2020
 


And one day I'll wake
    When this has all turned to dust;
         When the fire has died
             And all the embers have cooled
                And wonder, 'Who doused our flames?'

JD











*Extinquished*
#dust #CMFeb20Challenge writing prompts
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GREAT THINGS
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February 6, 2020
 

Ever so quiet
You will whisper 'I love you'
As I lie sleeping.

JD

Every time!!!!
#TrueStory
#WhisperILoveYou #EunoiaPromptsFeb20 challenge

JUST LOVE
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February 3, 2020
 

            In a single breath
                                          
     You stole mine; from here on out
                                   
We can breathe as one.
                                                                                                               
JD







*One*
#InASingleBreath #FebruaryFalls20 poetry challenge

LOVE STORY
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February 4, 2020
 

      I dreamt of you there

And the blackened trees of hell

     Almost brought mercy.

                    JD

*Almost* (but not quite) You are exactly where you belong
#BlackenedTrees #CMFeb20Challenge

DARK NIGHT
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February 2, 2020
 


    Blood pours from my heart
    In sanguine sentiments of
    My undying love.


    JD






*Bleeding*
#SanguineSentiment #SnowMoonRising20 writing prompts

LETTRS BRIGHT
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February 1, 2020
 



Is this where it ends

       With our hearts in the snow, just
    
               Waiting to freeze, break?

  JD
   


*Broken*
#end #CMFeb20Challenge
#HeartsInTheSnow #FebruaryFalls20

BLIZZARD
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January 31, 2020
 



     I thrive to live
     On donated memories
     Brought back to life
     By pictures of you.

     JD







*A Thousand Words*
#DonatedMemories #JanuaryFalls20 poetry challenge

EMOTIONAL POET
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January 31, 2020
 

A battle hard fought

    I was once in a war that

        Set heart against head.

                         

JD

*Love Won*
#OnceInAWar #EunoiaPromptsJan20

DEVOTED
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January 29, 2020
 



            It seems so unreal
    How time, like water, trickles
           Away 'til none's left.

                        JD




*Running Out.....*
#unreal #CMJan2020 writing prompts
#water #EunoiaPromptsJan20 challenge


ORIGINAL
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