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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" 💜
August 20, 2018
 



              I may have
              Poured the gasoline
              But you're the one
              Who threw the match
              As you turned
              And walked away.    JD




*Up In Flames*
#gasoline #AugustFalls #PoetryChal

KEEP OUT!
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August 19, 2018
 

       I'm not sure
       If it was
       The wrong time
       For us
       Or if our lines
       Just got tangled
       Along the way
       But somehow
       Without warning
       My heart
       Is on the floor
       In a thousand pieces
       And I am tracking blood
       Everywhere I go.      JD





*Blood Stained Floors*
#WrongTime #TangledLines #AThousandPieces
#WritingChallenges

THE RED CROSS STAMP
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August 19, 2018
 

Time together is never time wasted

    Just time you'll never get back

         And likely don't want to.

                            JD

*Time*
Poetry form #Kimo (or Israeli Haiku) for the #PoetryOlympics on Instagram - I spoke these words to two people fighting yesterday and they fit perfectly in this form, so.....
3 lines, no rhymes, no movement
Line structure: 10 syllables, 7 syllables, 6 syllables

LOVE IS ALL WE NEED
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August 19, 2018
 

   Your words ricochet
         Like bullets and make up a
               Death scene blood spatter.

                                                                         JD

*Words Hurt*
#ricochet #bullets & #MakeUp all #WritingPrompts for the #CMAugustChallenge

LOVE IS ALL WE NEED
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August 18, 2018
 

    Only you
    Can lead me
    Where gladly
    I follow
    Rivers of devotion
    Guide us to that place
    Where beauty breathes
    In enchanted fields
    Of wildflowers and love
    As if our dreams
    Have somehow
    Come to life
    And our pasts
    Will never tear us apart.          JD


*Coming To Life*

#WhereBeautyBreathes & #NeverTearUsApart #AugustFalls #PoetryChallenge
#IFollowRivers #AugustMusicMusings
#OnlyYou #AugustLoveHeals #WritingPrompts

ORIGINAL
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August 15, 2018
 

     He was a blood sucking soul
     A cross
     Between a tick and a cockroach
     And once
     He got under your skin
     Escaping his grip
     Was nearly impossible
     Until one day,
     The light flickered - literally
     And he scattered whence he came
     I refuse
     To shut the lights
     Anymore
     But that's a small price to pay
     For my freedom.               JD



*Escape*
#SuckingSoul #CMAugustChallenge #WritingPrompts

LETTRS BLACK AND WHITE
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August 16, 2018
 


               Upon a tree top looking down
               After flying o'er this lonely town
               My wigs now grown tired
               Shallow breaths have transpired
               Lost to thoughts in my mind I shall drown.

                                                                           JD






*Lost*
For the poetry form #limerick (5 lines - lines 1, 2 and 5 a little longer and ryhming, lines 2 and 4 shorter and rhyming) for the #PoetryOlympics on Instagram

ORIGINAL
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August 16, 2018
 



          Just because
          You ripped me open
          And left a gaping hole
          In my chest
          Where my heart
          Used to be
          Doesn't mean
          I'll ever stop wishing
          That our dreams for two
          Had never become
          A nightmare for one
          And that you
          Weren't still here
          Beside me right now.                JD






*Beside Me*  Because I'm my own masochist
#GapingHole #CMAugustChallenge
#Wishing #AugustLoveHeals
#DreamsForTwo #BrokenHeartAug



KEEP RUNNING
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August 15, 2018
 

     All that I will ever be
     Is that girl twas left behind
     Because you could never see
     The love that was yours to find.
           I gave myself all to you
           My heart worn right on my sleeve
            As my mind told it to do
            In hopes you'd someday believe.
                   Perhaps I should have took heed
                    Before letting myself fall
                     Ev'ry one else had agreed
                     You'd never love me at all.
         JD




*Unreciprocated Love*
For the poetry form #AeFreislighe or an #IrishQuatrain with intense rhyme scheme
for the #PoetryOlympics on Instagram

Ae Freislighe - 4 line stanzas, ...

HEARTBREAK
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August 14, 2018
 

                           I know
                           You have always been
                           The gatekeeper of my heart
                           But you've kept me
                           Locked away like this
                           For so long
                           That my breaths are coming
                           In shallow and broken chords
                           I appreciate all you have done
                           But I think it's time
                           You turned in your  key
                           So it isn't so hard to breathe
                           Anymore.                               JD




*Under Lock And...

LET IT GO. MOVE ON
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August 13, 2018
 

  
     You'll always exist
     In the books of my heart
     I often go back
     And get lost in pages of us
     Where our love dragged on
     For chapters at a time
     I read until
     The pages turn dark from
     All of your kept secrets
     And then I remember
     Why our story had to end
     So, I close the book once more
     Until the next time
     I am missing you.             JD



*Story Of Us*
#books & #LostInPages #AugustCMChallenge #WritingPrompts
#KeptSecrets #AugustFalls #PoetryChallenge
#MissingYou #AugustLoveHeals #Prompts

CHOOSE YOUR WEAPON
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August 13, 2018
 



     My fingers trip 'cross
     Black beauty and i'vry to
     Play my heart's content.

                                              JD





*Piano Strokes*
#BlackBeauty #AugMusicMusings

LOVE IS ALL WE NEED
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August 11, 2018
 

As I (im)patiently wait
For the ashes to arrive
That will prove
Once and for all
That he is gone,
I am transported
Back to the days
Of my childhood
When ashes held
A different meaning;
The closet
In the basement
Of the pink house
Below the fireplace
That scared me
After watching
'Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark;'
The soot that fell
To the patio floor
Under the brick grill
He had built himself;
The ashtray remnants
That had been
Tapped out
Of his cherry scented pipe;
But worst of all
Those that burned
At the tip
Of the cigarettes
He had smoked
Way too much.
I would gladly
Take all of those ashes
One thousand times over
Than to accept the meaning
Of the ones that
I no...

TO MOVE ON IS TO GROW
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August 11, 2018
 

It's cold in here
I shiver
Inside your heart
Yet still
You set
Winter's crown
Upon my head
Just to see
How long
I would* stay.       JD



*Shivering*
(or *could - they are interchangeable)
#WintersCrown #AugustFalls #PoetryChallenge

BLIZZARD
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August 11, 2018
 

Broken
The vase that fell
While mother was away
You tried to piece it together
Bleeding.

JD



*No Hiding* another take on "broken and bleeding" which is usually reserved
for ourselves, our heart, or lost love

For a #cinquan (5 lines in the order 2 syllables, 4 syllables, 6 syllables, 8 syllables, 2 syllables) for the #PoetryOlympics on Instagram

ORIGINAL
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August 11, 2018
 



        You pulled on the thread
   So my stitches came undone;
               My fabric destroyed.

                                JD






*Undone*
#stitches #AugCMChallenge #WritingPrompts

IT'S FINE
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August 10, 2018
 

As you stood there
In the pouring rain
With your bleeding heart
Streaming from your eyes
You were oblivious
To my pain
You never understood
That I broke my own heart
That day
Right along
With yours.      JD





*Broken & Bleeding*
#BleedingHeart #AugLoveHeals #WritingPrompts

My Heart
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August 9, 2018
 

                    
  Have you ever felt all alone
  Cause fear holds you back from most things
  You're afraid of all that it brings
  Your mind is an enemy zone
  Fighting yourself tooth, nail, and bone
  Never letting yourself just be
  Not knowing the feeling of free
  Trapped like an animal that's caged
  No white flags for wars that are waged
  Life with social anxiety.
                                                                
  JD




*Every Damn Day*

a *decima for the #PoetryOlympics on IG
(a 10 line poem, each line 8 syllables with the last word
rhyming in the form A, B, B, A, A, C, C, D, D, C)

WOMAN
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August 10, 2018
 


           Time to move on but
        
    I can't erase the tattoo
           
             You left on my heart.

                                                  JD




*Scarred For Life*
#tattoo #AugCMChallenge #WritingPrompts

LOVE LOCKED
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August 8, 2018
 

Dear Little Me
   If you had only
      Warned me
         That my heart
            Would break
               Into a thousand pieces
                  Multiple times
                      Before the end
  I would have taken
       More care
           To protect it
              Instead of allowing it
                 To live
                     A shattered life
                          Inside of me.      
       
   JD



*Shattered*
#LittleMe #BrokenHeartAug #WordPrompts
#AThousandPieces #AugustLoveHeals #WritingPrompts

LOVE LETTER
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August 9, 2018
 


     You are my nemesis
     And my once
     Greatest fear
     To even take one step
     Into your vastness
     To me
     Is like expecting to fly
     With broken wings;
     Just slightly possible,
     While highly improbable.             JD




*Dear Deep Blue*
#LettersToTheOcean #AugustFalls #PoetryChallenge
#BrokenWings #AugLoveHeals #WritingPrompts

HORIZON
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August 7, 2018
 


     Can you hear
     My heart breaking
     As I stand
     On the bleeding edge
     Of forever
     Just waiting
     To jump?            JD






*Waiting*
#BleedingEdge #BrokenHeartAug18 #WordPrompts

STEPANKA H.
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August 6, 2018
 

           
     The voices
     In my head
     Like silent kisses
     Of the dead
     Touch me gently
     On the cheek
     And scream out loud
     If I try to speak
     They beat me down
     Yet build me up
     Leaving me unsure of
     What's in my cup.       JD







*Half Empty or Half Full*
#Voices #AugustCMChallenge #WritingPrompts
#SilentKisses #AugustLoveHeals #Challenge

POSITIVE THINKING DAY
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August 6, 2018
 


The king burned to ash
         Who will call me Princess now?
                       Or am I the queen?

                                          JD




*Daddy's Gone* Father Part XXXXIV
#princess #AugustMusicMusings #WritingPrompts

CROWN
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August 5, 2018
 

   
   When you said
   That you'd keep me
   In your heart forever
   I believed you
   Because I was always
   Taken in
   By the softness in delivery
   Of your black velvet lies
   Yet now all I have left
   To comfort me
   Are the memories
   Of my naivety from a time
   When what I really needed
   Was white satin honesty.        JD



*All In The Delivery*
#KeepMeInYourHeart #BrokenHearts #WordPrompts
#BlackVelvetLies #AugustFalls #PoetryChallenge
#memories #AugustLoveHeals #WritingPrompts

My Heart
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August 5, 2018
 


             Your ego defined
   Like bulls on parade without
         Red cape deflection.

                          JD




*Narcissist*
#BullsOnParade #AugustMusicMusings

NEW
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August 4, 2018
 

    
     I spit you out on paper
     In reverberating verses
     Of poetry and prose
     But no matter the refrain
     Or how bold the lines
     You never quite grasp
     That these words are for you
     So I'll keep bleeding them out
     From my shattered heart
     Through my pen
     Until the day you do.       JD






*Bleeding Words*
#ReverberatedVerses for the #BrokenHeartAug18 #WordPrompts
#TheseWordsAreForYou for the #AugustLoveHeals18 #challenge

ORIGINAL
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