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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" 💜
August 21, 2017
 

              When the daylight breaks
               An aura of woe remains
               As I'm robbed of dreams.

                                                  JD

*Robbed*
#aura #AugCBFChallenge #3LinesADay #haiku

WORK FOR YOUR DREAMS
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August 18, 2017
 

Skylark Challenge 100

*Why This Life*
by Janine #12444 (entry 3) and Vikram #413535 (entry 2)


I felt a shiver down my spine
And a fluttering deep in my soul
As I watched the moonlight wane
Turquoise thoughts clouded my vision
And within my heart
I could feel a great hollow
Where there once was a racing pulse
Now just emptiness
Without wings to fly
Faint freckles in time
Are the only tell tale signs
Of how you once glittered my life
Like a peacock whose lost its flight
I am now lost too, without you  my love
Nothing in the world can fill this void
As I pen this down
I wish you were by my side.

                                           JD & Vicky



#SkylarkChal...

VLETTRS MINGLES SOULS
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August 19, 2017
 

         Life goes by too fast
         Like a blur before my eyes
         I just catch glimpses.

                                           JD

*Slow Down*
#blur #AugCBFChallenge #3LinesADay #haiku

KNOW YOUR FOOTBALL
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August 18, 2017
 




              Each dried rose
              A reminder of something
              Or someone
              Received in love
              Or given in memory
              Once vased and shelved
              Now
              Just scattered rose petals
              Because of a cat
              Who can't understand
              What isn't his.     
                                                    JD







*Potpourri* a true story
#RosePetals #CMAugustChallenge

PASSIONATE POET
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August 17, 2017
 

    Way up high
    On a ventricular shelf
    Lies his memory
    Although
    He was a huge part of my life
    I only have this small space
    To offer him
    Because that is all that is left
    In the museum of my heart
    Since you settled there.       JD




*Filled Space*
#MuseumOfMyHeart #AugFalls #PoetryChallenge

RECOLLECTION
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August 16, 2017
 

          
         The thought
         Of having to see you again
         Is souring
         In the pit of my stomach
         Like the fermented
         Crab apples on the patio
         That got me drunk
         When I was just two.       JD




*Bitter Thoughts*
#souring #AugPoetry #RhymeticalChallenge

BITTER
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August 16, 2017
 

Skylark Challenge 100 (#2)


       The fluttering stars
       Shimmer in the moonlight
       Like freckles
       In the turquoise sky
       As I lay restfully
       In a grassy knoll
       The sudden sight
       Of a peacock
       Racing an ostrich,
       Being chased by a flamingo
       Catches my attention
       They run at warp speed
       With wings flapping
       And squawking loudly
       I am so entranced in their folly
       That I barely see them
       Fall into the hollow
       As I am jolted awake
       By my mother
       Calling me home.                  JD




*Dreaming*
#fluttering #racing #turquoise #peacock #wings #moonlight #f...

STEPANKA H.
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August 15, 2017
 

Skylark Challenge 100

                  The photographer was quite giddy
                   Being allowed in my room
                   Where me and five of my closest
                   Got dressed and ready
                   I sometimes think I looked better
                   In what I wore under my gown
                   Than in the gown itself
                   The turquoise of my garter
                   Matched the bridesmaids dresses
                   That boasted ruffles around the arms
                   And were prettier
                   Than any peacock feathers I had ever seen
                   My heart was racing for hours; days even
                   Fr...

MADONNA
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August 16, 2017
 

          Your voice still echoes
  Deep within my vacant heart
                As if made of tin.

                             JD

*Within*
#tin #AugCBFChallenge
#3LinesADay #haik

DAY OF TRUTH
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August 14, 2017
 

                The butterfly has mastered
                The art of transition
                Providing us
                With faith in change
                   From my first butterfly tattoo
                   To my last
                   My life has changed;
                   I have changed
                   However, I have not yet
                   Found the eloquence
                   In my journey
                   That the butterfly represents
                   But my hopes are unwavering
                   And I am sure I will
                   Before my journey
                   Comes to an end.             JD



*My Journey*
#ButterflyTattoo #CMAugus...

BELIEVE IT, ACHIEVE IT
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August 14, 2017
 

        Sunshine and rainbows
     Are just my backdrop in life
       What I feel; clouds, rain.

                       JD

*Reality Check*
#drop #AugCBFChallenge
#3LinesADay #haiku

SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW
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August 13, 2017
 


   The weight of your absence
   Is lifted
   As I drift off
   But the silence of loneliness
   Lingers
   Until images
   Begin to run playfully
   Through my mind.            JD





*Lingering*
#BetweenSleepAndDreams #AugFalls #PoetryChallenge

FAIRY
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August 13, 2017
 

                  Today's clear blue sky
       Can't keep clouds out of my mind
                   Or fog from my soul.

                                   JD

*Cloudy Inside*
#clear #AugCBFChallenge
#3LinesADay #haiku

MOVEMENT
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August 12, 2017
 

               My flight to destiny
               Was grounded
               And then cancelled
               The very minute
               I left you there
               Crying in the rain.           
                                             JD

*Cancelled*
#20WordStory
#destiny #CMAugustChallenge

INTO THE GALAXY
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August 11, 2017
 

Skylark Challenge 99

      Here I am, again
      The music playing softly
      While I pull petals
      By the starlight's glow
       I already know the ending
       Because it's always the same
       Like a little child
       Whose balloons
       Alway seem to fly away
       He loves me not.       JD

*Pulling Petals*
#music #petals #balloons #starlight

NEVER GIVE UP
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August 11, 2017
 

          Place your hand in mine
        And let our fingers entwine
              Forever, through time.

                             JD

*Forever*
#entwine #AugCBFChallenge
#3LinesADat #haiku

BETTER TOGETHER
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August 11, 2017
 

        Some people
        Can touch your very soul
        Without even knowing
        Whether it's the words they write
        The music they play
        The voice they use
        Or a combination of it all
        They can climb right in
        And reach
        Those unreachable parts
        That you thought nobody could touch
        And when they do
        All you can do is be thankful
        That someone finally did.             JD

        Happy birthday Chris 🎂 Thanks for reaching 💙

YOUR INCOMPARABLE WORTH
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August 10, 2017
 

                   

                          I wipe away tears
          And insight laughter
    I clean cuts and scrapes
        And try to find words
To help heal broken hearts
                      I give advice
            But encourage you
To make your own decisions
     I know when to speak
Or when to just listen
               I fall victim
         To your demands
  But I don't spoil you
    I sometimes let you
      Get under my skin
    But I always love you
       With everything I have
             And everything I am
                         I'm not a hero
                          I'm just a mom.                      

                                       ...

BE A GOOD ONE
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August 9, 2017
 

I equate writers block
        With empty forests
                       The ground
   Is fertilized and ready
          But you have to wait
           For nature to regrow
                      All of the trees
                           That someone
                      So painstakingly
                               Chopped down.      JD

*Waiting*
#EmptyForests #AugFalls #PoetryChallenge

EARTH DAY
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August 8, 2017
 


                 
      I'm stunned by the scorn
      He's able to deliver
      From an odd shaped room
      On a tiny screen, in one
      Forty characters or less.

                                                    JD







*Tweet Tweet Mr P*
A follow up to yesterday's piece
#scorn #AugCBFChallenge
#3LinesADay (5 today) #tanka

Too many lines/thoughts/syllables for a haiku, so I had to tanka the prompt today.



DONALD TRUMP
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August 8, 2017
 

                                                      The past year
                                                         Has been
                                                 Beyond a challenge
                                                         Yet my eyes
                                                     Still refuse to cry
                                                             I think
                                                   A wash of emotion
                                                   Would do me well
                                                 So I hope this turadh
                                                          Ends soon.  ...

GABRIELLE
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August 8, 2017
 









                                      Go ahead, pump it
                              Your fist full of air, raging
                                  Anger on the world.

                                                    JD









#fist #AugCBFChallenge #3LinesADay #haiku

HOSTILE
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August 8, 2017
 

So why did you leave?
Oh wait, that was me
If only I could rewind time
There'd be no need
For the rain to hide your tears
Because I'd stay instead
And let the rain
Wash away our fears.        JD



A song about lost love...........
#Music #Love for Martha Lucia

SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW
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August 8, 2017
 

Your thoughts for our world;
Convoluted
The words you speak;
So polluted
Try listening to your people
And standing for what we believe
Or please just pack your bags
And kindly f**king leave.      JD



Cause yeah, it's been one of those days............
#convoluted #polluted #AugPoetry #RhymeticalChallenge

ORIGINAL
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August 7, 2017
 

       

             Pouring rain
             Has hidden
             The moon
             From my view
             Just as
             Streaming tears
             Have hidden my eyes
             From you.          
                                                 JD

*Hidden*
#NineteenWordStory #moon

STARS
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August 7, 2017
 

     
  
      Some things
      Need to be spoken
      Out loud
      Yet not to be heard
      So we release our words
      As whispers on the wind
      To be swept away
      Unnoticed
      And like cemetery secrets
      The exchange is kept sacred
      Between you
      And the intangible.           JD




*On The Wind*
#CemeterySecrets #AugFalls #PoetryChallenge

LIBERATING
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August 7, 2017
 




       

       Feeling worn; tattered
    And aged far beyond my years
         In mid-life crisis.
                           JD











                   *Aged*
                   #worn #AugCBFChallenge
                   #3LinesADay #haiku

LOVE YOUR CHOICE
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August 6, 2017
 

Skylark Challenge 98

Stand tall
And speak your mind
Do not let fear
Hold you back
For your fear
Is like binding ties
Of your own making
Tethering you
To your avoidance
Cut the ropes
Speak up
Let your voice carry
High over the city
Drowning out
The voices of doubt.     JD



*Let Go Of Your Fear*
#voices #city #ropes #high

DON'T BE AFRAID
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August 6, 2017
 

          Yes, he was an assassin
          Of sorts
          But the mere thought of him
          Excited me
          And filled me with desire
          There wasn't a scintilla of doubt
          That dying in his arms
          Would be anything but satisfying
          I wasn't looking forward
          To exsanguination
          But if it meant
          I could have eternal live
          And be with him forever
          I'd welcome his bite
          And everything that followed.     JD






*Smitten To Be Bitten* a vampire tale
#assassin #CMAugustChallenge
#scintilla #AugustFalls #PoetryChallenge
#exsanguination #AugPoetry #RhymeticalChallenge

VAMPIRE AT NIGHT
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August 5, 2017
 

                     Thinking back,
                     There was so much blood
                     And I just stood there, staring
                     Not knowing what to do
                     Seeing the broken rocking chair
                     And my girls
                     In the midst of the mess and melee
                     Who knew that twins
                     Could love so fiercely
                     Yet fight just as furiously
                     But believe me,
                     They each have the memories
                     As well as the battle scars
                     To prove both.               JD

*Battle Scars* a true story
#BloodAndMemories #Augus...

EVERY TIME
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