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Janine G.

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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 22, 2017
 

                                      *Beyond A Doubt*






                                    I sometimes ponder
                                  If I make a difference
                                     I think of my life
                             And all I've done to this day
                            And the answer becomes clear.

                                                   JD






#ponder #AprilCBFChallenge
Once again, too many thoughts/words/syllables for my daily haiku,
so #tanka
Thank you Theodore Dalton for the perfect stamp to compliment my words

YOUR VALUE IS UNDENIABLE
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April 22, 2017
 


*Restoration*
#trust #CMAprilChallenge








                                     My trust fell away
                                     Long before my faith
                                     But the truth is
                                     You can't have one
                                     Without the other
                                     So I sit
                                     And I wait
                                     For that one thing
                                     That will restore my faith
                                     And allow me to trust
                                     Once again.           JD





LET FAITH BE BIGGER
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April 22, 2017
 

                            These days
                            When I look in the mirror
                            My mortality glares
                            Back at me
                            A reflection
                            I've never seen before
                            But I haven't yet satisfied
                            My whole purpose here
                            So I stare down death
                            With a look
                            That even he
                            Doesn't dare oppose.       JD





*Death Stare*
#purpose #relection #mortality
#WritingPrompts #WritingChallenges

REGRET CHANCES
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April 22, 2017
 

you are creative
and very humble as well
haikus are so fun

EARTH DAY
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April 21, 2017
 

It's a long time gone
That sparkle twas in your eyes
That said "I love you."

                              JD







#sparkle #AprilCBFChallenge #3LinesADay
#haiku

MAKING YOU FEEL
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April 22, 2017
 

                     If I could have only one wish
                     I'd wish for peace
                     Because peace is all encompassing
                     It is a flowering beauty
                     That when watered properly
                     Will flourish and spread
                     Fulfilling all other wishes
                     As it grows  
                     Negativity and hate
                     And all that comes with it
                     Will wither and die
                     Leaving us with only
                     Positivitiy, grace and peace.     JD




*Flourish*
#thoughts #OneWish for Lettrs Staff Challenge
#FloweringBeauty #Apr...

GROOVY, MAN
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April 21, 2017
 

As I sit on the side of the road
Tire flat as a pancake
My car literally shakes
From the speed
Of the cars passing by
I try and wait patiently
For a tow truck
That seems to take forever
While only one
Of these obviously impatient drivers
Even bothers to stop
To see if I'm okay
I thank him for his thoughtfulness
And wonder why the world
Needs to go so fast
When there is so much beauty to see
If we would just take the time
To slow down.

JD

#patience
#TrueStory #today

The tow driver took over an hour to get there and then 15/20 minutes to do the repair - it was truly a lesson is patience but I looked at it with different eyes, as a possible gift - maybe there was som...

POSITIVE LIFE
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April 21, 2017
 

It spun and pointed
Now hidden in the closet
What will they do?

JD


#13WordStory #kissing #SpinTheBottle
#WritingChallenges #WritingPrompts

GOLD SPINNERS
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April 20, 2017
 

                   *Paralyzed*




                   It may come in a flash
                   But its aftershocks
                   Could paralyze you.

                                           JD







#LoveAndLightning #AprilFalls #PoetryChallenge

HEAT LIGHTNING
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April 20, 2017
 

    Skylark Challenge 83


     Oh, you think your cute
     Enchanting even
     But that's just an illusion
     You've created in your head
     And you hope the world
     Buys into
     You're no man
     You are a mouse
     On a perilous journey
     And you have dipped
     Into the forbidden fruit
     Far many more times
     Than Adam did
     I am simply sitting back
     And watching
     Waiting for the serpent
     To swallow you whole.           JD






#forbidden #perilous #enchanting #illusion


ORIGINAL
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April 20, 2017
 

                                           In the still of night
                                           I am most vulnerable
                                           When my mind's at ease.

                                                                                JD






#still #AprilCBFChallenge #3LinesADay
#haiku

PEACEFUL
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April 20, 2017
 

     
     I find comfort
     In the tippity tap dance
     That plays
     On my windows and rooftop
     When the sky
     Sings her rainsong
     To an unwelcoming world.      
                                          
                                            JD






#rainsong  #AprilFalls #PoetryChallenge


PUDDLE PERFECT
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April 19, 2017
 

The Queen of Haikus
This one is for you Janine
Damn, you are the best

BOB TAYLOR
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April 18, 2017
 

                                        You win some
                                        You lose some
                                        Or so they say
                                        But this
                                        Is not a game
                                        This is life
                                        And in life
                                        You need to prevail
                                        So tell me
                                        Why is it
                                        That the odds
                                        Are never
                                        In your favo...

DEFEATED
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April 19, 2017
 












                Trapped in this cycle
         Stagnant and gathering moss
                 Longing for escape.

                                JD





#moss #AprilCBFChallenge #3LinesADay
#haiku

FORGOTTEN
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April 18, 2017
 

                      Each day I rise
                       I am renewed
                      From the last
                      A sunrise
                      Greets me
                      Bringing light
                      To the previously
                      Darkened sky
                      And hope
                      To my clouded soul.     JD





#EachDay #PoemChallenge

ALWAYS BE POSITIVE
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April 17, 2017
 

            Bring me your secrets
            And whisper them softly
            In my ear
            I am loyal and steadfast
            In my honesty
            You can trust me
            I am the keeper of truths
            As well as lies
            If you speak them to me
            I can promise you  this
            I will never tell.            JD




#IWillNeverTell #AprilFalls #Poetrychallenge

BE PROUD OF WHO YOU ARE
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April 18, 2017
 



                                           His head in his hands
                                        His remorse was palpable
                                           Forgiveness granted.

                                                           JD








*Mercy*
#remorse #AprilCBFChallenge
#ColorBodyFeels #3LinesADay
#haiku

ASHAMED
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April 17, 2017
 

      One day
      I will wake
      Before sunrise
     And enjoy
     The serendipity
     Of the gentle morning
     And the simple beauty
     Of the light
     Between oceans
     At that very moment
     When the moon
     Has fallen.             JD



*Moments*
#movies for Lady Lettrist
#OneDay #LightBetweenOceans
#Fallen #Serendipity #BeforeSunrise

CLEAR NIGHT
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April 17, 2017
 









                             Deep inside my mind
                      Many answers to questions
                             I don't want to find.

                                             JD










#mind #AprilCBFChallenge
#3LinesADay #haiku

POSITIVE LIFE
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April 16, 2017
 


        

                                         You were an addiction
                                         And your love
                                         Was a poison
                                         That I never found
                                         The anecdote for
                                         So your venom
                                         Still runs
                                         Through my veins
                                         Killing me
                                         A little more
                                         Each day.                  JD







*Slow Death*
#poison #CMAp...

LETTRS BLACK AND WHITE
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April 16, 2017
 

Haiku Challenge 8

Okay, this week's Haiku Challenge is here and it is another tough one.  You are building from the last line about something that seems impossible. It can be something in your own life, in someone else's life, at school, in the world, or what have you. The "a" in the first line can be replace by "the," "one" (or any number - just keep in mind that seven is 2 syllables), "some," or another word, if it fits your haiku better. I posted my original haiku below the "fill in" to give you some ideas. Happy Haiku'ing.

You can use as many words as you want/need, as long as you fill the correct syllable count to do so (explanation of syllables at the bottom).

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ZEESHAN MOMIN
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April 17, 2017
 

Swept up in the mist
As much as the memories
While I patiently waited
For answers
That I knew
Would never come.        JD





#PhotoChallenge for Martha Lucia
#PhotoChallenge66

LOVE FOR TOMORROW
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April 16, 2017
 



     In the pit of my stomach
     Blackened and charred
     Is where
     Your memory remains
     Like burning acid
     That needs release
     Yet stays imprisoned.
                            JD








*Charred*
#black #CMAprilChallenge

ORIGINAL
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April 16, 2017
 

    
              In a sky so vast
          My wish on a single star
              Seems impossible.

                     JD






#star #AprilCBFChallenge #3LinesAday
#haiku

WORK FOR YOUR DREAMS
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April 16, 2017
 

   

   

     In the dawn
     Of each new day
     I hope for
     The resurrection
     And renewal
     Of a faith
     Once lost.            JD






*Finding Faith*
#resurrection #AprilFalls #PoetryChallenge

ZEESHAN MOMIN
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