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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" 💜
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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March 9, 2019
 

       In a sun filled sky
       I watch cotton clouds drift by
       And hunger for spring.

                                              JD

*Hunger*
#CottonClouds #MarCMchallenge

LONE SOULS
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March 9, 2019
 


My country is divided
By too much malevolence,
Not enough acceptance,
And far too little love.

JD


Hard to admit, but this is the cold hard truth!
#MyCountry

ORIGINAL
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March 8, 2019
 



        Take my dying soul
   Bottle it up with lifeblood
       And drink me sober.

                   JD






*Bring Me Back* (to life)
#BottleItUp #MarchFalls #PoetryChallenge
#DrinkMe #WritingChallenge tag
#Sober #Mar19WEchallenge

NEVER GIVE UP
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March 7, 2019
 

          Loneliness
          Falls heavy
          On my soul
          Like a snow storm
          Burying my heart
          But I am hopeful
          That the sun
           Will rise strong
           To melt these drifts
           Leaving me
           Unburdened
           To discover love
           Once again.            JD






*Shoveled Out*
#SnowStorm #MarCMchallenge
#hopeful #Mar19CMchallenge

CABIN IN THE SNOW
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March 7, 2019
 


    I am more leather
Than I ever was lace, but
      I can still be torn.

                JD









But, it will never hold me back.........
#LeatherAndLace #Mar19WEchallenge

FIERCE
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March 6, 2019
 


     The green eyed monster
   Wakes in me all too often
         Claiming victory.

                    JD




Jealousy is an ugly trait - don't let it rule you.

#jealousy #MarchMadness #WritingPrompts


WEAR GREEN
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March 5, 2019
 

Shadows of past love

       Wander blindly, haunting the

             Graveyard of my heart.

  JD

*Haunted*
#Graveyard #MarCMchallenge
#shadows #Mar19WEchallenge
Background image courtesy of Broken Toyland via Google

HEARTBREAK
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March 4, 2019
 


     Open your mind and
     Step out of your comfort zone
     See the world anew.

     JD





Don't be stagnant and accept complacency by just being comfortalbe.  Step out of where you feel comfortable.  The world has so much more to offer.  All you have to do is take that first step.


#haiku #Mar19WEchallenge
#StepOut #MarCMchallenge

BE BRAVE
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March 3, 2019
 

       'One step at a time'

Just echoes from the future

        Calling out to me.

                    JD

*One Step At A Time*
#EchoesFromTheFuture #MarchFalls #PoetryChallenge

WISE
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March 2, 2019
 

I take out hidden

    Photographs of you when I

          Need to feel again.

JD

*The One Who Got Away*
#photographs #MarWEchallenge

LET IT ALL OUT
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March 1, 2019
 

        The alarm sounds and
I whisper my sweet goodbye
         As you're torn away.

                           JD

*Only In My Dreams*
#SweetGoodbye #MarchFalls #PoetryChallenge

DAY DREAMING
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February 28, 2019
 


    I'm holding out hope
    That these few
    Leaps of faith
    That I took
    Without a net
    To catch me
    Will lead me
    To somewhere safe
    To someone safe
    And that soon
    I can learn
    To love aggain.    JD





*Safe Place*
#Hope #ToLoveAgain #FebCMchallenge
#AFewLeapsOfFaith #FebruaryFields

NEVER GIVE UP
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