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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" 💜
October 23, 2017
 

           Always the princess
But never the queen. Somehow,
        The crown passed me by.

                              JD

*Princess*
#queen #OctCBFChallenge #3LinesADay

CROWN
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October 22, 2017
 



                              You can't tell
                               Ahead of time
                               The impact
                               You might have
                                On another person
                                All you can do
                                Is wait to see
                                 And hope for the best.

                                                                JD

*Impact*
#YouCantTell #WritingChallenge

FIERCE
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October 22, 2017
 

                       
         Racing, breathing hard
         Those shadowy silhouettes
         Under sunlight's glare
         They're always in front of me
         Though I try to outrun them.   

                                                       JD

*Outrun*
#shadowy #OctCBFChallenge

CHASE DREAMS
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October 21, 2017
 

   I was entranced
   And drawn in by desire
   Just watching
   Her mouth move
   I couldn't decide
   If it was dark lipstick
   Or stains
   From the wine
   She was drinking
   But it didn't matter
   All I knew was
   That either way
   I wanted that color
   Transferred to mine.    JD

*Color My Lips (With Yours)*
#DarkLipstick #OctoberFalls #PoetryChallenge

SUCCESSFUL WOMAN
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October 21, 2017
 

                   A virtual ghost
                   You haunt my days; vex my nights
                   Without knowing it.

                                                                        JD

*Apparition*
#haunt #OctCBFChallenge

NIGHTMARES
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October 20, 2017
 

       My son
       My moon
       I have traversed
       Countless miles
       And endless hours
       Of nothing
       And everything
       Just to watch you
       Fill the sky
       With your light
       Don't ever doubt
       The power
       That burns brightly
       Within you
       I didn't walk this road
       And battle your demons
       Just to see
       Your fire fade
       And fall back to Earth.      JD (Mom)

*My Light*
#ToTheMoonAndBack #Boo

BE THE SPARK IN YOU
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October 20, 2017
 

          
    Some things go away for good
           Making us long for them
    Other things go away
    With a chance of coming back
           Leaving us wondering
    There are things that linger
    Longer than they should
            And we question "why"
    Then, there are those things
    That just fade away slowly
    To knowingly be reborn; over and over
           Filling us with hope
                  Of a new day
                        Of new beginnings
                               And of everything
                                     Being possible.           JD

*Everything Is Possible*
#MagicAndMarigold #OctoberFalls #PoetryChallenge

POSITIVE LIFE
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October 20, 2017
 

        I have a monster
        Sometimes he comes out to play
        In pen, on paper.

                           JD

      *Let's Play*
      #monster #OctCBFChallenge #3LinesADay

EVALUATE YOUR LIFE DAY
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October 17, 2017
 

     I used to have
     An inherent fear
     Of basements
     After realizing
     That the basement closet
     At my grandparent's
     Was where
     The fireplace above
     Emptied
     Just like a scene
     Out of
    "Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark"
     I'm older now
     And a bit more secure
     But I still avoid them
     Whenever I can.          JD

*Childhood Fears*
#basements #CMOctChallenge
#LamePoem #TrueStory

LETTRS BLACK AND WHITE
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October 17, 2017
 


          I used to feel comfort
          Within your arms
          And I longed
          To spend countless hours
          Wrapped up in you
          Until something inside you
          Changed
          You became cold
          And distant
          A virtual stranger
          To my touch
          Now, our warm home
          Has turned into
          An icy hearth
          And frankly
          I don't want to live there
          Anymore.              JD


*No Going Home*
#IcyHearth #OctoberFalls #PoetryChallenge
#stranger #CMOctChallenge

BLIZZARD
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October 17, 2017
 

               You need a filter
      My shock absorbers aren't
            What they used to be.

                             JD

*Watch Your Words*
#shock #OctCBFChallenge #3LinesADay

OH MY GOD
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October 17, 2017
 

        The voices
        They won't stop
        They plague me
         In wake
         Or sleep
         They whisper
         They scream
         They talk amongst themselves
         They are scratching and crawling
         Just to get out
         The clamor
         Is far too much to bear
         So with little pretense
         I pick up a pen
         And release them
         To the world.                     JD

*Release*
#TheVoices #31DaysOfTheCreeps #WritingPrompts
Thank you Jen for the stamp

CHOOSE YOUR WEAPON
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October 17, 2017
 

                   You called me
                   Talking nonsense
                   And bs
                   Rambling on
                   About nothing
                   And everything
                   All at once
                    I struggled
                    Just to understand you
                    As I quite often do
                    After you spend
                    A bottled night
                    Whose effects last well
                     Into the dawning
                    Of a new day.            JD

*Father* Part XXIX (*Can You Hear Me Now?*)
#BottledNight #OctoberFalls #PoetryChallenge

COCKTAIL
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October 17, 2017
 

             
                      He may look the part
                      But he's got a heart of gold
                      He's my treasure troll.

                                                                   JD

*Under The Bridge*
Those "in the know" know
#troll #OctCBFChallenge #3LinesADay

DIAMOND
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October 16, 2017
 

            He turned
            Fifty-eight
            Today
            He's there
            I'm here
            Literally minutes away
            Yet worlds apart
            So here I sit
            Alone
            Glass in hand
            I lift it to him; to us
            The us that isn't
            And wish
            That things
            Could be different.     JD

*The Story Of Us* Part XI (*Fifty-Eight*)
Happy Birthday

LOVE YOUR CHOICE
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October 16, 2017
 

    Your heart is a ghost town.

               But I plan to fill it
                    Until it becomes
                          A bustling city.     JD

*Filled*
#6WordStory #12WordStory
#GhostTown #31DaysOfTheCreeps #WritingPrompts

WORK IS LOVE MADE VISIBLE
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October 16, 2017
 

  I jot
  I scribble
  I write it all down
  I fill these pages
  With notes of forever
  That
     You
         Will
             Never
                 Read.               JD

*Letters You'll Never See*
#NotesOfForever #OctoberFalls #PoetryChallenge
#TheStoryOfUs #FairyTalesDontComeTrue

Thanks for the stamp Jen

CHOOSE YOUR WEAPON
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October 16, 2017
 

            It's just fantasy
            But it seems so real to me
            This story of us.

                                               JD

#Fantasy #OctCBFChallenge #3LinesADay

YOUR DREAM, YOUR STORY
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October 15, 2017
 

                  The inherent fear
                  Of being
                  Forever alone
                  Pours down
                  Around me
                  In staccato beats
                  Of calypso rain.     JD

*Alone*
Sunday #CurrentMood

DRAINED
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October 15, 2017
 

                If only for tonight
                (Or maybe forever)
                I could wrap my arms
                Around you again
                And find comfort
                In knowing
                The strength and warmth
                That lies encircled
                Beneath my grasp
                If only for tonight
                (Or maybe forever)
                You loved me
                Fiercely, fervently
                Like you do
                In my dreams.                  JD

*The Story Of Us* Interlude
A Bedtime Wish (*If Only*)

Thank you Chirayu for the stamp


IT'S TIME TO DREAM
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October 15, 2017
 

   

                Nothing as thrilling
      As reaching the peak of height
                Before the big drop.

                                 JD

*Roller Coaster*
#thrilling #OctCBFChallenge #3LinesADay

DO NOT BE DECEIVED
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October 15, 2017
 

We have flown
Through docile skies
And sailed over
Tempestuous seas
       We have both
       Fallen together
       And fallen apart
             We have loved and lied
             We have laughed and cried
                   We have waged wars
                   And waved white flags
      But no matter
      Where time took us
      Or how far away we ran
      We always managed
      To find our way back
      To each other
               If only
                     In our dreams.       JD




*Dare To Dream*
#TempestuousSeas #OctoberFalls #PoetryChallenge
Thank you Shruti for the stamp.

WORK FOR YOUR DREAMS
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October 15, 2017
 

               You don't know it
               But you breath life
               Into my very being
               Simply the thought of you
               Makes my mouth curve upward
               And my eyes dance
               My name on your tongue
               Warms my soul
               Making me think
               That happily ever after
               Can actually come true
               And just for a moment
               I make myself believe
               That this story of us
               Is a book of truth.             JD



*The Story Of Us* Part IX (*Book Of Truth*)
Why can't it be?
#JustForAMoment #WritingChallenge
Thank you Pratik for the st...

BELIEVE IT, ACHIEVE IT
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October 14, 2017
 

            Your need
                For vengeance
                     Splayed forth
                          In bad blood
                               And consequence
                            Leaving no room
                         For apologies
                    Or any chance
             Of forgiveness .                   JD

*Retribution*
#vengeance #WritingPrompt
#BadBlood #PoetryChallenge

DARK DEPTHS
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October 14, 2017
 

                      The laughter
                      Has ceased
                      And the love
                      Has died
                      Your memories
                      Achingly
                      Pervade the hallways
                      So now,
                      This once ample home
                      Is just a house
                      With lonely rooms
                      I get lost in.                  JD

*Not A Home At All*
#LonelyRooms #OctoberFalls #PoetryChallenge

TO MOVE ON IS TO GROW
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October 14, 2017
 

       
           There's no bogeyman
           Underneath my bed. He walks
           Beside me by day.

                                                              JD

*Night Fears*
#bogeyman #OctCBF Challenge #3LinesADay

You know that saying "Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer?"
Well, keep your fears even closer than that. If you show them you're not afraid, they can't hurt you.

DO NOT BE DECEIVED
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October 12, 2017
 

  

               I love to witness
               The trees in fall
               Moving to the wind
               In autumn dance
               Their branches
               Gently swaying
               As their leaves
               Take flight
               And litter
               The already colored
               Path below.                JD

*Take Flight*
#AutumnDance #OctoberFalls #PoetryChallenge

EVERY DAY IS A GIFT
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October 12, 2017
 






                                             I went away
                                             Leaving you crying
                                             On a crisp, clear day
                                             So autumn
                                             Always
                                             Brings you back to me
                                             In memories
                                             That are almost palpable
                                             And a familiar ache
                                             Within my heart
                                             That is unquenchabl...

MY SOUL CRIES OUT FOR YOU
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October 13, 2017
 

          
      There's no one to blame
      For the end of heartbreak
      You can dress it up
      In the fanciest of clothes
      And parade it around town
      On your arm
      You can tell yourself
      That now you can open
      That closed door
      And try
      Until the hinges break
      But you'll just be
      Lying to yourself
      Because heartbreak
      Never really ends
      It just fades slightly
      Until the next bit
      Of brokenness comes along
      To replace it
      And the cycle repeats itself
      Over and over again.        JD

A response to the question
"Who do you blame when the heartbreak is over?"

TATTOO IT TO YOU
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October 13, 2017
 

             You're a bit salty
              But it works for me. Sweet snacks
              Just aren't my thing.

                                                             JD

#sweets #OctCBFChallenge #3LinesADay

COFFEE ART
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