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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" 💜
May 24, 2017
 

       
                                                 
                                                 Born a fighter
                            A deep roar flowing through her
                                               Quite naturally.

                                                                  JD


*Woman*
#lioness #SSDOCMayWrites
#flowing #MayCBFChallenge #3LinesADay

ALL ABOUT ATTITUDE
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May 24, 2017
 






                                   

                                   Born to be wholesome
                                   Goodness is flowing from her
                                   Quite naturally.

                                                                                       JD










#flowing #MayCBFChallenge #3LinesADay
#haiku

FIND PEACE
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May 24, 2017
 


                                                  He exists
                                                  Weathered and worn
                                                  From years
                                                  Of self abuse
                                                  Inside a bottle
                                                  Yet still
                                                  He drinks more
                                                  And continues
                                                  His downward spiral
                                                  Into the depths
                                            ...

COCKTAIL
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May 24, 2017
 

                                          

                                          Her eyes see me
                                          For who I am
                                          And when she speaks
                                          She makes me feel
                                          As if I am
                                          The only person
                                          That exists
                                          In her world.            JD







*Mom* (from a child's view)
#WhenSheSpeaks #SSDOCMayWrites
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HOLD ON TO YOUR HEART
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May 23, 2017
 

                      Haiku Challenge 10

Sorry for the delay!!!  
I know it's been a while, but, life.................

Anyway, here is a new #HaikuChallenge

This may (or may not) be the toughest one yet.  A lot to think about and fill in - most of two lines. Consider what you think of as a stigma and fill in the 2nd and 3rd lines accordingly.
The challenge is posted below and my original haiku (as posted this morning) is below that for ideas. You can change "you are" to "it is" in the first line, if it works better for you. Can't wait to see what you all come up with.

You can use as many words as you want/need, as long as you fill the correct syllable count to do so (explanati...

CHOOSE YOUR WEAPON
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May 22, 2017
 


                      You are a stigma
                      A sickness within ourselves
                      A cramp in our style.

                                                              JD






*Addiction*
#cramp #MayCBFChallenge #3LinesADay
#haiku

HELPLESS
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April 15, 2017
 





                                                                 She was beautiful
                                                                 In every way
                                                                 But he still
                                                                 Found fault
                                                                 Because control
                                                                 Is the name
                                                                 Of the house
                                                                 Where
                                                             ...

GABRIELLE
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May 22, 2017
 




                                    Sun loved and moon kissed
                                    She has beauty unrivaled
                                    Adored and revered
                                    For all that she is and does
                                    And being true to herself.

                                                                              JD





*Woman*
#MoonKissed #MayFalls #PoetryChallenge
#adored #SSDOCMayWrites
#tanka

ALWAYS STAY TRUE
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May 21, 2017
 

         

                     A radiant sun
                     As it set over the fields
                     After our last win.

                                                     JD

#radiant #MayCBFChallenge #3LinesADay
#haiku

SOCCER
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May 16, 2017
 

   





                           If the bridge
                           Was really
                           That easy to burn
                           The truth is
                           I would have
                           Flipped the switch
                           And lit that fire
                           A long time ago
                           So I could no longer
                           Cross over to your side
                           Or you to mine.         JD








*Crossings*
#bridge #FlipTheSwitch #mine
#WritingChallenges #WritingPrompts

END OF STORY
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May 17, 2017
 


"When I watched you walk away,
I knew I'd gone too far
I'm on my knees to plead for mercy
Don't want to live and hurt alone"

I spoke those words in anger
And I know I can't take them back
But if you could just remember
All the happiness and love we shared

I know you'll never forget this
But if you could just forgive
I promise my love completely
And I'll never hurt you again.

JD

#music for Martha Lucia
#HearMe

I'M SO SORRY
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May 20, 2017
 

                      I hold my future
                      Right in the palm of my hands
                      Ripe for my making.

                                                                    JD

#palm #MayCBFChallenge #3LinesADat
#haiku

BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
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May 19, 2017
 

Skylark Challenge 87

               In suffering
               She knelt
               Upon the alter
               Where he left her
               Dressed in white
               And cowering
               Before her family
               Who came
               To see her
               Locked in love
               Not left alone.  

                                               JD


#suffering #knelt #locked #cowering #white

ORIGINAL
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May 18, 2017
 






                                      When she stumbles; falls
                                  Hold out your hand; lift her up
                                          Stand by her always.

                                                               JD







#LiftHerUp #SSDOCMayWrites
#haiku

SMILE TODAY
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May 18, 2017
 

            An avid writer, I am
            But my first notebook
            Was not for words
            But numbers
            Where I kept track
            Of money in
            And money out
            Employed at eleven
            As a newspaper girl
            I made my own money
            And even worked as a bank
            Lending to my brothers
            Who knew
            This book
            Would be the building blocks
            To who I am today.               JD





*The Accountant*
#WIW #NationalNotebookDay #FirstNotebook

CHOOSE YOUR WEAPON
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May 18, 2017
 








                                                  With a love
                                                  As rock hard
                                                  As his abs
                                                  But a heart
                                                  As soft
                                                  As his baby blues.

                                                                      JD






#18WordStory for #MyTypeOfMan

KEY TO MY HEART
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May 17, 2017
 


          Fluid in love's speech
           She hadn't the need for words
           Her heart said it all.

                                                 JD






#fluid #MayCBFChallenge #3LinesADay
#haiku

LOVE IS LIKE A FLOWER
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May 18, 2017
 


                                               As she gazed
                                               Into the dark mirror
                                               That her life
                                               Was becoming
                                               She saw the truth
                                               And the image
                                               Was far worse
                                               Than her darkest
                                               Nightmares.           JD







#DarkMirror #MayFalls #PoetryChallenge
#nightmares #CMMayChallenge

LETTRS BLACK AND WHITE
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May 17, 2017
 

                       "Why does it rain,"
                              she asked softly.
                                                                   JD
        I wanted to give a truthful answer,
               but my mind wouldn't play.
                                                                      
                   The sky sheds tears when it sees
                          the world suffer in inequality below.
                          Honestly, it should rain incessantly.

                                            




Sometimes, the truthful, scientific answers, aren't always the right responses
Resposively, a #7WordStory #12WordStory and
#18WordStory ...

CODE RAIN
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May 17, 2017
 

                               Sorry, not sorry
                               That I kept you up all night
                               When work comes early
                               But you seemed quite occupied
                               Worshiping at my temple.

                                                                              JD





#SorryNotSorry #SSDOCWrites
#UpAllNight #CMMayChallenge
#temple #CMMayChallenge #3LinesADay
#haiku

REGRET CHANCES
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May 16, 2017
 


             Like a growing fern
             Her "leaves" wander and flourish
             Not too far from home.

                                                     JD





#fern #MayCBFChallenge #3LinesADay
#haiku

TO MOVE ON IS TO GROW
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May 16, 2017
 

Skylark Challenge 87

He cowered before her
His suffering
Almost palpable
She had been so young;
So white
And he had been so wrong
Knowing
This couldn't be real
He still begged
Her forgiveness
As he knelt in shame
With his eyes locked
On this apparition
From his past.                 JD




*Ghosts*
#suffering #knelt #locked #cowering #white

ANGEL OF FAITH
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May 15, 2017
 

My paper heart
Was no match for him
Its feather weight
Was too easily drawn in
By the dancing flames
In the fireplace
Of his soul
And was too quickly
Engulfed in his blaze.    JD






*Burned*
#PaperHeart #MayFalls #PoetryChallenge
#fireplace #CMMayChallenge

Happy New Year 2016!
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May 15, 2017
 

    

       Graceful in my words
       Writing truths straight from my heart
       Bleeding on paper.

                                                 JD






#graceful #MayCBFChallenge #3LinesADay
#haiku

STAY TRUE, BE ORIGINAL, BE YOU
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May 13, 2017
 

     Behind the fancy clothes,
     Bright eyes,
     And smiling faces
     Of a family photograph
     Lie the truths of reality
     That lay cause
     To those fake smiles
     Because one moment in time
     Can so easily betray
     The lies that hide within.
                                                JD




*Within*
#FamilyPhotograph #MayFalls #PoetryChallenge

FAMILY
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May 14, 2017
 

               
            Through pain she birthed you
            In sacrifice she raised you
            Always she loves you.
                                                          JD





#MothersDay #UnconditionalLove
#haiku

SHOW SOME LOVE
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May 13, 2017
 

            What was viewed
            In simple
            Black and white
            Were all
            Misunderstandings
            Of who we were
            And how we lived
            There were no games
            Of elementary contrast
            But rather
            Vibrant contests
            Of wits and will
            Where everything
            Was chaos in color
            And winner takes all.      JD






#misunderstandsing #CMMayChallenge
#NoGames #SSDOCWrites
#ChaosInColor #MayFalls #PoetryChallenge

FUCHSIA
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