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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" 💜
February 21, 2019
 

I dream of a world

      Overdosed in acceptance,

                 Not intolerance.

JD

*Love Wins*
#overdose #Feb19WEchallenge
Background image via www.etsy.com

LOVE WINS
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February 20, 2019
 

        I knew
        Exactly who you were
        Long before we 'met'
        So you think
        I would have realized
        That trying
        To build a home with you
        Was in essence
        Me forging a prison
        Of my own creation.       JD

*Life In A Cell*
#PrisonOfMyOwnCreation #FebruaryFields #WritingPrompts

HOPE BATEMAN
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February 20, 2019
 

        In the fields of life
You can either bloom or die
   Make your choice wisely.

                   JD

*Water Me*
#BloomOrDie by M Blake #FebruaryFalls #BookTitlePoetryChallenge
Background image via newcanaanite.com

INSPIRE THROUGH WORDS
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February 19, 2019
 


    
           Bubbles in bathtubs
    And the laughter of children
      How each day should end.

                           JD








*Happy Endings*
#bubbles #FebCMchallenge #WritingPrompts

LOVE FOR ALL
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February 18, 2019
 


   Who knew
   That the quickening pace
   Of my unsteady heart
   Served
   As a warning sign
   That the wolves of winter
   Were coming in
   Through the driving snow
   On the winds of consternation
   To blow down my house
   And steal what was left
   Of my naked soul.       JD








*Stolen*
#WhoKnew #unsteady #Feb19WEchallenge
#WolvesOfWinter by JM Wonderland #FebruaryFalls #BookTitlePoetryChallenge

SNOW BRIDGE
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February 16, 2019
 

      Many years
      And several hearts
      Later
      Our words unspoken
      Still haunt
      My wayward soul.

                                          JD









*Still*
#years #MaesFeb19 #WordPrompts
#WordsUnspoken by Madelina Coman #FebruaryFalls #BookTitlePoetry

TO MOVE ON IS TO GROW
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February 16, 2019
 

           As we say 'Good-bye'
The sun in your eyes lives on
                  In our memories.

                                      JD

Rest in peace sweet Katie Bug
Gone too soon

#TheSunInYourEyes #SunriseLiveFeb19

ALLAN
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February 14, 2019
 


     On display
     For all to hear
     Your
     Beautifully broken
     Melody
     Of fallen tears
     And abandoned breaths;
     A love song
     In its own right.        JD






*Love Song*
#BeautifullyBroken #FebCMchallenge #WriringPrompts
#AbandonedBreaths by Alfa Holden #FebruaryFalls
    #BookTitlePoetry
#LoveSong by Tesla #Feb19WEchallenge #SongTitlePoetry

PASSION OVER PERFECT
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February 14, 2019
 

You are my reasons

      To be the best I can be

               And that is enough.

   JD

*Reasons For Being*
#reasons #MaesFeb19

LET'S FALL IN LOVE
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February 13, 2019
 

The roses wilted
  And then turned black
    Just like our love
     That never
       Should have been.     

JD

*The Death Of Love*
#BlackRoses #WiltedRoses #FebruaryFields #WritingPrompts

LOVE YOUR CHOICE
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February 12, 2019
 

          My dreams filled with you
          More like memories of old
              Stolen at daybreak.

                             JD




*Waking*
#dreams #MaesFeb19 #WordPrompts
#filled #FebCMchallenge #WritingPrompts

ORIGINAL
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February 11, 2019
 

   The Earth is stirring
   As all the lonely people
   Plan their evening
   Of dinner for one
   Instead of
   Anxiously awaiting
   The arrival of another
   Bearing flowers, gifts
   And most especially,
                Love.     JD







*No Roses*
#EarthIsStirring #SunriseLiveFeb19
#AllTheLonelyPeople #FebruaryFalls #BookTitleBPoetry

FOLLOW YOUR HEART
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February 11, 2019
 


        Put aside all the
  heartache of yesterday; be
         open to today.

               JD




*Open Your Heart*
#heartache #FebCMchallenge
#yesterday #Feb19WEchallenge

And, yes, I should follow this advice myself..........

BE BRAVE
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February 10, 2019
 

          My heart slips further
Like the sinking sun beyond
         This calm, endless lake.

                                       JD

*Painful Yet Beautiful*
#SinkingSun #SunriseLiveFeb19 #WritingPrompts
Background image courtesy of ClearLifeNet on YouTube

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX
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February 9, 2019
 


                                 
    Your poisoned roots
          Are buried
In such shallow ground
      That your venom
       Infects anything
     That grows nearby
       Leaving nothing
            Or no one
      In close proximity
Safe from the malignancy
           That is you.                  

                 JD










*Malignancy*
#PoisonedRoots #FebCMchallenge
#shallow #Feb19WEchallenge
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LETTRS 2019 STAMP
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February 9, 2019
 

     
  Why is it that you're

           Not here with me any more?

                    It's where you belong.

    JD

*Miss You Always*
#HereWithMe #Feb19WEchallenge

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX
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February 8, 2019
 

Bound by the Cosmos
We're connected energies
Living realms apart.

        Our souls linked in faith
        With energies connected
        Distance can't break us.

JD




*Me & You*
A double haiku for my cosmic soul sister
#ConnectedEnergies #FebruaryFields #WritingPrompts

Background photo credit of a Texas sunset to my Cosmic Soul Sister @angela7022

JULI
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February 7, 2019
 

       I try to reconcile
       What happened;
       How we got
       From the radiant beginning
       Over there
       To the murky ending
       Right here
       I can't even begin
       To describe in words
       Who you are
       All I know is
       That you should come
       With a warning label
       Or a skull and crossbones
       Tattooed on your forehead
       Anything, really
       That will alert unsuspecting souls
       Of the dangers
       That lie within.                       JD





*You're Toxic*
#describe #MaesFeb19 #WordPrompts
#YoureToxic #FebruaryFields #WritingPrompts

LETTRS BLACK AND WHITE
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February 6, 2019
 

         Sadness remains as

Dripping hearts render tears like

           Melancholy rain.

                     JD

*Tears Like Rain*
#DrippingHearts #MaesFeb19 #WritingPrompts
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HEARTBREAK
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February 5, 2019
 

     Sometimes
     It pains me
     To look upon
     My reflection
     My mind tells me,
     'You deserve more
     Than you give yourself;'
     More respect,
     More appreciation,
     And more love
     I know this
     I've always known this
     Yet I turn away
     From the mirror
     And continue
     To treat myself
     Just the same.                      JD

*Just The Same*
#You DeserveMore by Kayil York
#FebruaryFalls #BookTitlePoetryChallenge

ORIGINAL
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February 5, 2019
 



Put away your wool

I am addicted to wolves

There's no need to hide.

JD








#addicted #FebCMchallenge
#wolves #Feb19WEchallenge

ORIGINAL
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February 4, 2019
 

My lifeline's fading

And crimson tears trail my cheeks

As you walk away.

JD

*Going, Going, Gone*

#haiku #Feb19WEchallenge
#fading #FebCMchallenge
#crimson #MaesFeb19
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HEARTBREAK
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February 3, 2019
 

  
Your paper skin
Ice cold
Against mine.

                    Your hardened stare
                    Steals my breath.

       Hidden
       words; fallen
       hearts - tell me,
       How does one hold
       on?
                                            JD

*Time To Let Go*
#PaperSkin #8WordStory #IceCold #6WordStory
#hidden #TellMe #elfchen
#fallen #Feb19WEchallenge

LET IT GO. MOVE ON
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February 3, 2019
 

10 Day Get To Know You Challenge

Day 2 - 9 things you do every day

1.  Wake up  (this is a given, as if I didn't, I would be dead and you
     wouldn't be reading this)
2.  Put on mascara (because my eyelashes are basically non-existent
      without it - vanity?  maybe a little)
3.   Feed my cats (because if not, they would be dead, as well)
4.   Fix my hair [I will face the world in wrinkled clothes or crappy shoes
       and I don't wear makeup (albeit #2 above - out of necessity), but if
       my hair ain't done (ie: looking good {or sometimes, just acceptable-
       by my terms, that is...}),  I'm not leaving the house -  vanity?  Damn
       straight it is!]
5.   C...

TO MOVE ON IS TO GROW
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February 3, 2019
 




    The waves crash down in
The loves, lies, and lullabies
           Of you being gone.

                        JD







*Song Of The Sea*
#SongOfTheSea #FebFields #WritingPrompts
#LoveLiesAndLullabies by Ashley Jane #FebruaryFalls #BookTitlePoetryChallenge
#gone #FebCMchallenge

ORIGINAL
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February 2, 2019
 

                                
      The red flower
      Crystallized
      By winters beauty
      Lays dying
      As I weep.

                            JD

*All Things Must End*
#TheRedFlower by Lili Marie #FebruaryFalls #BookTitlePoetry
#crystallized #MaesFeb19 #WritingPrompts

ROSES AND CUPS
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February 2, 2019
 

Don't speak
Just listen

      As the sky
      Recites

            Its violet
            Goodnight.

JD

*Sky Song*
#DontSpeak #Feb19WEchallenge
#VioletGoodbye #SunriseLiveFeb19
Background image on the Texas sunset courtesy of @angela7022 on Instagram

ENJOY THE LITTLE THINGS IN LIFE
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February 2, 2019
 

10 Day Get To Know You Challenge

  Day 1
  10 Random Facts About Yourself

   1.   I can literally touch my nose with my tongue
   2.  My Norwegian blood keeps me looking young
   3.  I used to climb up on the elementary school roof
         with my best friend when we were kids
   4.  I once sat and talked with my dad for over an
         hour as a drunk teenager to see if he would notice
         I was drunk -  he didn't
   5.  I'm not as confident as I appear to be
   6.  Most of my friends are male and growing up my
         closest friends were boys
    7.   I'm a meat and potatoes girl (steak & baked, burger
          & fries, meatloaf & mashed.....)
    8.  I can ...

TO MOVE ON IS TO GROW
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February 2, 2019
 

10 Day Getting To Know You Challenge

Day 3 - Eight Things That Annoy You

1.  When someone puts the toilet paper roll on  
     backwards
2.  Ditto with the paper towels
3.  A sink full of dirty dishes
4.  Ignorance
5.  Catty women
6.  Having to work for a living (anyone know
      an available sugar daddy????)
7.   Bell bottom jeans
8.  When someone leaves one ice cube in the
      ice cube tray instead of filling it

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX
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February 2, 2019
 

10 Day Getting To Know You Challenge

Day 8 - 3 Shows/Movies You Love

1.  An Officer And A Gentleman
    (This will ALWAYS be my #1)
2. One Life To Live
     (even though it's not on any more, it
      it is one of my favorites shows ever)
3.  How To Get Away With Murder

and for good measure, my #2 movie will ALWAYS
be Terms of Endearment

ENJOY THE LITTLE THINGS
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