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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" 💜
December 14, 2018
 

Most oft, I'm detached

            Yet sometimes, I feel as one

                               With that around me.

     JD

*Surroundings*
#yugen #DecemberFalls #PoetryChallenge

FIND THE BEAUTY IN EVERY DAY
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December 13, 2018
 


       Just hold my hand
      And give me shelter
       Within your heart
      I don't ask for much
             But in return
       I promise to become
      Your reason for being.
      Although the harmony
                Is beautiful
           I am just so tired
  Of this ballad for the broken
    And I don't want to sing it
                 Anymore.    
                                                              
                       JD




*No More*
#shelter #TealMoonCold #DecemberChallenge
#RaisonDetre #PennyForDecemberThoughts
(french - the most important reason for someone or something's existence)
#harmony #PaperPensAndPoetry #PPPChallengeDec18
#B...

GIVING DAY
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December 13, 2018
 

Physical contact

        Can be the healing power

                 Over emptiness.

JD







*Reach Out*
#HealingPower #DecemberWritingChallenge
#emptiness in a #haiku tag

MADE WITH LOVE
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December 12, 2018
 


     Many years had passed
     Too many too consider
     Yet it almost seemed
     Like none at all
     Because
     We don't forget;
     We can't forget.
     Your hair
     Although speckled with gray
     Still had the same softness
     As it did back then
     And I couldn't help
     But run my hands through it
     Like I love to do;
     Like I once did;
     Like I can't wait to do
     Again.                    JD






*Again* a #truestory
#Cafune - Brazilian/Portuguese - the act of tenderly running one's fingers through someone's hair
#PennyForDecemberThoughts #WritingPrompt

FOLLOW YOUR HEART
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December 12, 2018
 

You're turned down pages
        Who's left me disenchanted
                 I'm closing our book.

  JD

*Temporary Bookmark*
#disenchanted #December18WEchallenge
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LET IT GO. MOVE ON
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December 11, 2018
 

   I was addicted to you
   For so long
   That the disdain
   I feel now
   Whenever I see you
   Still comes
   As a shock to me.        JD






*Over It; Over You* (Disclaimer: addicted to a "him," not a drug/drugs)
#addicted #December18WEchallenge

MOVING ON
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December 11, 2018
 

   What once was
   Our own personal
   Dauntless tangle
   Of fire and ice
   For much longer
   Than I care to admit
   Now lays
   In shattered shards
   Of aquamarine tears
   That I no longer cry
   Nor thankfully,
   Any longer feel.          JD






*No Longer*
#dauntless #PaperPensAndPoetry #PPPChallengeDec18
#TangleOfFireAndIce #DecemberFalls #PoetryChallenge
#ShatteredShards #DecemberFields18 #WritingPrompts
#Aquamarine #MaesDec18 #WritingChallenge


ORIGINAL
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December 11, 2018
 


     Through drifts in the hills

  And aches in my heart, able

     To climb from what was.

                     JD







*Away From You*
#DriftsInTheHills #TealMoonCold #DecemberChallenge
#AllAboutClimbing #TwistedDecember18 #WritingPrompts














NEVER GIVE UP
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December 10, 2018
 


    Sometimes
    These silent nights
    Are all
    That can save me
    When the fog settles
    In my mind
    And I desperately
    Need to find
    An escape.            JD






*Escape*
#SilentNights #MaesDec18 #WritingPrompts
#FogSettlesIn #DecemberFalls #PoetryChallenge

SYMBOL OF FREEDOM
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December 4, 2018
 


        I wallow
        In the bitter cold
        My bated breaths
        Longing for a love
        Like winter has
        With the snow
        As she blankets the lands
        In white
        The beauty of her art
        Matched only
        By a field
        Of vibrant wildflowers
        Brought on
        By the love
        That spring has
        For the rain.             JD






*A Work Of Art*
#BatedBreaths #DecemberFalls #PoetryChallenge
#LoveLikeWinter #DecemberFields #WritingPrompts

BLIZZARD
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December 8, 2018
 

                                              
                                                     
    I cannot lie
    I still miss
    Lying side by side,
    You painting flowers
    Lovingly
    Down my spine
    With your fingertips
    And the way
    Your hands found mine
    Each time
    In the moment
    But these two things
    Are all I miss
    Nothing more
    Definitely, not you.     JD




*Not You*
#PaintingFlowers #DecemberFalls #WritingPrompts
#NothingMore #DecemberWritingChallenge

MESSAGE OF LOVE
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December 8, 2018
 

Your hands were once warm
But now, they feel like frozen
      Fractals on my heart*

                     JD






Killing Me Cold*
or *around my throat (but that didn't fit the syllable quota)
#FrozenFractals #TealMoonDec #WritingChallenge

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SNOWMAN AT NIGHT
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December 7, 2018
 

I place

My winter wishes

In a cardboard box

Like ornaments

On a tree

Both symbolizing

Little reminders

Of what life really means

To me.           

JD





*Reminders*
#WinterWishes #TealMoonCold #DecemberChallenge
#ornaments #MaesDecember18 #WritingPrompts

BE YOUR OWN YOU
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December 7, 2018
 

  Tomorrow's knocking

         'Cause yesterday's gone away.

                      What about today?

    JD

*For Today*
Don't try to live in the past or jump forward into tomorrow  - live in the present - live for today.
#GoneAway #DecemberWritingChallenge

LIVE IT, LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL
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December 6, 2018
 

   Standing beneath the mistletoe
   Waiting for a Christmas kiss
   When suddenly I realize
   I'm awaiting much more than this
   I hope to find somebody
   Whose love falls in love with me
   A love to stay forever
   Beside endless Christmas trees
   Someone to spend my days with
   And dream away my nights
   Someone who understands me
   And scares away my frights
   I long to find that someone
   And to my heart be true
   Who doesn't want to change me
  "Just stay uniquely you."        JD





*Loves First Kiss*
#mistletoe #MaesDec18 & #31DaysOfXmasWithMatie
#epiphany #December18WEchallenge
#LoveFalls #DecemberWritingChallenge
#UniquelyYou #DecemberFields #Wr...

MERRY CHRISTMAS
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December 6, 2018
 

      The fire now unbridled
      I can't seem
      To quell the flames
      One might find
      My method excessive
      But I dare to disagree
      I doused the pile with gasoline
      When through the fog I saw
      Hundreds of little spiders
      Making their way towards me.     JD




*High Flames*
#brumous #TealMoonCold #DecemberPrompts
#SpidersInFirewood #TwistedDecember #WritingPrompts

BE THE SPARK IN YOU
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December 6, 2018
 

          Gingerbread kisses

And cinnamon wishes, that's

     What dreams are made of.

                          JD

*Winter Dreaming*
#CinnamonWishes #DecemberFalls #PoetryChallenge

CHRISTMAS
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December 4, 2018
 


                  
            Sleep
            will not
            come to me.
             I lie dreamless for
             hours.
                             
   Awake, mind churning
And there is no antidote
     For what makes it so.

                       JD



*Awake*
#Elfchen about #insomnia
#haiku with #antidote

SLEEPY NIGHTS
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December 5, 2018
 

    I pluck them
    One by one
    The paper-white petals
    That unwaveringly tell me
    He loves me not.               

                                    JD

*Plucking Petals*
#18WordStory tag
#PaperWhitePetals #DecemberFalls #PoetryChallenge
#unwavering #PPPChallengeDec18
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CUP OF FLOWERS
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December 5, 2018
 

I am hearth and home

        But your hibernating heart

                   Refuses to wake.

     JD

*Open The Door - Come Inside*
#HearthAndHome #December18WEchallenge
#HibernatingHeart #TealMoonCold #DecemberPrompts

BE BRAVE
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December 4, 2018
 

   

        No fail, ev'ry year
            I prick my finger when I
                 Cut holly for bows.

         JD

*Christmas Wrap* a true story, lame haiku
#holly #TealMoonCold #DecemberChallenge
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CHRISTMAS ICON
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December 3, 2018
 

      It's not until
     The subtle warmth
     Of winter's skies
     Subsides
     Into an obscure
     Shade of turquoise
     That my soul
     Begins
     To feel her chill.          JD




*Chilled*
#WarmthOfWinter #DecemberFalls #PoetryChallenge
#obscure #December18WEchallenge
#turquoise #TealMoonCold #DecemberPrompts

ORIGINAL
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December 3, 2018
 


   The words 'I love you'
    
             Written on snow, will soon thaw

                              Just like your love has.

     JD




*Thawed Love*
#WrittenOnSnow #FrostedInkBLDS #DecemberPrompts

ORIGINAL
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December 2, 2018
 

           
   As daylight wanes,
   I walk
   And the snowfall
   Blankets the ground
   Around me.
   I am lost
   In the picturesque view
   When I come upon
   The shivering river.
   She calls out to me.
   I am speechless
   And mesmerized
   At the gentleness
   Of her voice.
   She creates in me
   A longing
   As I edge closer
   To her shore.
   As I begin my descent
   Into her depths,
   A louder voice
   From within me
   Breaks my trance,
   Saving me from myself
   And a sure death.            JD





*Sure Death*
#snowfall #Dec18WEchallenge
#ShiveringRiver #TealMoonCold #WritingPrompts


SNOW BRIDGE
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November 30, 2018
 

            I cannot
            Seem to
          Get warm
           The cold
        Coming off
     Of your words
     Is like an icicle
      Stabbing me
         Straight
Through the heart.    

             JD

*Impaled*
#cold #November18WEchallenge

TATTOO IT TO YOU
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November 30, 2018
 



My pain searches out
                               

    The memory of light that's


                Merely a trace now.

JD







*Just A Sliver*
When darkness has all but taken over and you fight to find that one little sliver - that trace of light - that might still set you free.

#TheMemoryOfLight #NovFields18 #WritingPrompts

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STARS CAN'T SHINE WITHOUT DARKNESS
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November 29, 2018
 

   In the light
   Of her own darkness
   And that of the night's
   Crescent moon
   She sits
   The restless rain
   Soaking her
   Belittling her strength
   And determination
   As do they
   Who sit in judgment
   Simply
   Because she exists
   So she alone
   Must come to terms
   With their poured out torment
   Without letting it
   Define her.                      JD





*Definition*
#CrescentMoon #PouredOut #RestlessRain #ChallengesWomenFace
Writing tags/challenges

BE BRAVE
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November 29, 2018
 



             Deep breath in; exhale

       Count to five before 'send' on

         Words you can't take back.

                           JD





*Think First*
#exhale #November18WEchallenge


You can't unspeak the words you've spoken - you can't unsend the words sent - and they surely can't unhear or unsee them either #ThinkFirst

ORIGINAL
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November 28, 2018
 

   It seems
   That we are coming
   To a bitter end
   Our words waning
   We have reached an impasse;
   A stale mate, if you will
   And we cannot
   Begin to breach
   This deadlock
   With more words
   Yet the silence
   Is overbearing
   As I lose my footing
   And "Good-bye" tumbles
   Loosely
   From my lips.             JD





*Deadlock*
#BitterEnd #NovemberFree18 #NovemberContest
#WaningWe #PennyForNovemberThoughts #WritingPrompts

AURA OF ACCEPTANCE
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November 28, 2018
 

Skylark Challenge 167

Your words
Batter me
And here I am
Without an umbrella
   Their meanings
   Flash like neon signs
   In the darkness
   Of my mind
      I try following their light
      To where you might be
      If only to prove
      I'm not alone
         But as the trail
         Dies off
         So do my hopes
         Of finding you.      JD



*Battered*
#neon #alone #following #umbrella #darkness
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WORK FOR YOUR DREAMS
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