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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" 💜
June 16, 2019
 

    You made me
    A pocketful of promises
                 (and then some)
    But it seems that
    They are still stuck at the bottom
    With all of the lint.

    JD







*Worthless Words*
#PocketfulOfPromises #JuneFalls19 #PoetryChallenge #5LinesADay

ORIGINAL
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June 16, 2019
 

     It is the day
     Of the dad
     Mine
     Hurt and disgraced us
     But he's not here
     To make amends
     Or answer for that
     Anymore
     And it still hurts
     Beyond belief.               JD






*Beyond* (answers, belief, this world....) Father Part LVIX
Rest in Peace Daddy - I know Valhalla is a far better place for you to be.



EXPLORING TOGETHER
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June 15, 2019
 

  In a world of pink

       houses and picket fences,

              you're a run down barn.

    JD

*Worthless*
#PicketFences #Jun19WEchallenge #TVshowpoetry

WORTHLESS
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June 14, 2019
 

                        
                 Throwing shade
  On thoughts and prayers.

          Not
          For healing;
          But for killings
          That are inevitable to
          Stop.

                                         It's
                   Quite ridiculous
            How shooting deaths
Have become a comfortable
                                  Misery.

              And the world's okay with that.

  JD







*Throwing Shade*
(2) #SixWordStory (2) #elfchen
#shade #prayers #inevitable #ridiculous #ComfortableMisery tags

LETTRS BLACK AND WHITE
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June 14, 2019
 

With no place to turn

      I seek solace in my mind

             Without betrayal.

   JD

#solace #CMJunechallenge

RESILIENT
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June 11, 2019
 


A blank, black mirror
                   
     Stares back at me, reflecting
                           
           A soul left for dead.

JD








*Save Me*
#BlackMirror #Jun19WEchallenge #TVShowPoetry

DESPAIR
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June 10, 2019
 

    Your true colors
     Are so beautiful
     That you make me feel
     Like shades of gray
     Yet you try so hard
     To hide them
     From the world
     You are alive,
     But not living
      I beg of you,
      Please
      Come out to play.      JD








*Beautiful*
You're beautiful just as you are.  Don't ever let anyone try to take that away from you.  Those who seem to not like your colors are just jealous of who you are and how you shine even on the darkest night.

#TrueColors #Beautiful #YouMakeMeFeel #Alive
#PrideAnthemChallenge

LOVE WINS
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June 6, 2019
 


      Best you be wary
      Vines of truth grow ev'ry where
       Climbing through your lies.

        JD








*Tangled Lies*
#VinesOfTruth #IntoTheWildWords19 #WritingPrompts

ORIGINAL
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June 5, 2019
 


           Once upon a time
   You took my breath away, but
        Now, I breathe freely.

                    JD






*Just Breathe*
#OnceUponATime #Jun19WEchallenge #ShowTitlePoetry

SAY YES
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June 4, 2019
 

Now you've flown away
      I'm left to wonder if you're
            Lonely where you are.

JD

Now that you're free from the boundaries of this world, I hope you have found peace and comfort and that you aren't alone (and lonely) anymore.

#lonely #CMJuneChallenge #WritungPrompts
#haiku #Jun19WEchallenge
[the leg is mine, photo by my daughter, tattoo by Adam Teutelbaum @rcnj_tattoos ]

ANGEL OF AMOR
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May 28, 2019
 

The tree glares at me
                               
With its beckoning branches
                                                                             
Daring me to climb.

JD









*Climb Higher*
The tree is life and the branches represent letting go and moving on - talk hold and climb higher - you've got the whole world ahead of you.
#BeckoningBranches #IntoTheWildWords19 #WritingPrompts

REGRET CHANCES
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May 27, 2019
 

       Trudging through hellfire
     
       But working in harmony
     
       Laying down their lives
     
       No matter what lie ahead
     
       In honor, for our freedom.

                                                        JD




*The American Soldier*

#HellfireAndHarmony #MayFalls19 #5LinesADay

C.P.O CHRIS KYLE
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May 25, 2019
 


     Write five syllables
     Add seven then five again
     Split into three lines.

     JD





*Haiku*
Cause I'm lazy and don't want to think - I wrote a haiku about haiku
#seven#May19WEchallenge #MovieTitlePoetry

ORIGINAL
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May 24, 2019
 

        
       Beyond distance, time
Life hurled turmoil, forcing no
          Return of the King.

                      JD

Sometimes, you have to force yourself to let things go. Say what you have to say. Free your mind. Free your soul. Then let it go, before it's too late.

#ReturnOfTheKing #May19WEchallenge #MovieTitlePoetry

WHITE CLOCK
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May 23, 2019
 


   I learned to swim at age six
   But at fifty-two, it seems I'm drowning
   My body betrays me
   As if it's tied to a sinking stone
   And refuses to come up for air.

                                                            JD







*Betrayed*
#TiedToASinkingStone #MayFalls19 #PoetryChallenge #5LinesADay

ORIGINAL
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May 23, 2019
 

   Delicate beauty
  Found in the drips of blossom
  Formed by morning dew.

  JD








*Beauty*
#DripsOfBlossom #IntoTheWildWords19 #WritingPrompts
#MorningDew #LiAnnahInMay #WritingChallenge

LOTUS
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May 22, 2019
 

Skylark Challenge #192
        

     Darkness prevails
     Over my thoughts
     As ripples and remnants
     Of guilt
     Settle over my heart
     Like moon-glade on the lake
     Azure figures
     Of phantoms and shadows
     Refuse to move on
     Like regret
     For what I didn't do
     Or what I could have done
     Differently
     Before you were stolen
     And all chance was gone.      JD






*Gone* Part II
#darkness #ripples #azure #moonglade
#OfPhantomsAndShadows #IntoTheWildWords #PoetryPrompts
#Pain #BiggestRegret #ShouldaWouldaCoulda (Jen's Prompt)

ORIGINAL
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May 21, 2019
 

    Upon gilded pillow lay
    A sheath of golden hair
              Uncrowned
       For without the king
    The princess falls away
             With no one
         To call her name.

                     JD







*Princess* An Ode To The King - Father Part LVIII
Richard S Giske 5/3/42 to 5/22/18
Tattoo by @rcnj_tattoos

CROWN
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May 22, 2019
 


Once the princess bride

       Now dethroned and lost because

                  The king lives no more.


   JD
  (Princess)








*No More* Father Part LVII
#PrincessBride #May19WEchallenge #MovieTitlePoetry

My Heart
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May 21, 2019
 

    This time next year
    The departed in my life
    Will have faded
    Into the background
    Like the fleeting remnants
    Of a summer storm
    Their memories returning
    Every so often
    Like whispers on the wind
    To remind me
    That they are gone
    But not forgotten.          JD








*Gone*
#ThisTimeNextYear #LiAnnahInMay #WritingChallenges
#TheDeparted #May19WEchallenge #MovieTitlePoetry
#storm & #gone #CMMayChallenge19

WHITE CLOCK
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May 17, 2019
 

Waking to sunshine,

     I breathe life in; it's my turn

          To accept her grace.

JD

*Acceptance*
#sunshine #May19WEchallenge #MovieTitlePoetry
#BreatheLife #IntoTheWildWords19
#MyTurn #LiAnnahInMay #WritingChallenge

FOLLOW YOUR HEART
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May 15, 2019
 

Your loves biting wind

      Cuts through me, like a final

            Knife blow to the heart.

                
JD








*Sharp Edges*
#BitingWind #CMMayChallenge #WritingPrompts
#final #LiAnnahInMay #WritingChallenges
Background image by TJForcelX  on Drawception

TATTOO IT TO YOU
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May 10, 2019
 

    Just like the devil's
    Advocate, anxiety
    Feeds until you break.

    JD

*Fractured*
#TheDevilsAdvocate #MayWEchallenge #MovieTitlePoetry
'A piece on anxiety' #LiannahInMay #WritingChallenges

MONSTERS
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May 9, 2019
 


                       The conviction in

My brave heart was washed away

                 The moment you lied.

                                          JD








#BraveHeart #May19WEchallenge #MovieTitlePoetry
#WashedAway #CMMayChallenge #WritingPrompts

HEARTBREAK
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May 8, 2019
 


Sneaking waves of venom and malevolence
Threaten to drown our future
In this divided ocean that is our world
Calmer seas need to roll in and save our souls
Before it's too late.

                                                              JD







*Save Us*
#SneakingWaves #CMMayChallenge #WritingPrompts
#SaveOurSouls #MayFalls19 #5LinesADay

ORIGINAL
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May 8, 2019
 


The wool tricks her not

Up for the waltz, she dances

With wolves knowingly.

JD










*Sheeps Clothing*
#DancesWithWolves #May19WEchallenge #MovieTitlePoetry

WOLF
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May 6, 2019
 

   I'm running backwards

         Chasing shadows of my past

                 And getting nowhere.

      JD

You cannot outrun your past - all you can do is keep moving forward,
and hope that the sun shifts and your shadows move with you,
not against.

#ChasingShadows #IntoTheWildWords19

NEVER LOOK BACK
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May 5, 2019
 


        The time has come
                     To let go of
     Uncertainty and fear;
  To be the unlikely hero
           In your own story.

         It's never too late
To rewrite or add chapters
   So your role stands out.

      Don't
      be afraid.
      The story's yours -
      Just waiting to be
      finished.
                                             
                             JD







*Write Yourself Bigger*
#3Stanzas #20WordStory #haiku #elfchen
#TheTimeHasCome #hero
#WritingChallengeTags

DECIDE
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May 5, 2019
 

       Despite pouring down

       This morn's forces of nature

       The game must go on.

        JD









*Game On*
#ForcesOfNature #May19WEchallenge #WritingPrompts
#haiku #LiannahInMay #WritingChallenges

ORIGINAL
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May 4, 2019
 

     Your love
     As strong as any force of nature
     Ripped my heart straight out of my chest
     Like a tornado effectively tearing
     The roots of an oak from the ground.

     JD





*Love Scars*
#ForceOfNature #MayFalls19 #5LinesADay #PoetryChallenge
#RootsOfAnOak #IntoTheWildWords19
Background image by Brent Comber

HEARTBREAK
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