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Janine G.

PO# 12444
United States
United States
Accountant by day and mother of 3 by night. Writer/poet in between. Never pass up the chance to say "I love you" 💜 #FairyTalesDontComeTrue
July 2, 2020
 

                           Trying to escape
A long, dark, month of shadows
                           Yearning to revel
   In the summer's warm yellows
      Of sun, buttercups, and bees.

                                                     JD






*Escape*
#MonthOfShadows #JulyFalls poetry challenge
#WarmYellows #EunoiaPrompts challenge

SUNSHINE
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June 30, 2020
 


                        Imaginary
   Golden chains from stars to star
              Making sky pictures.

                              JD







*Dot To Dot*
#GoldenChainsFromStarsToStars #EunoiaPrompts challenge

ORIGINAL
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June 29, 2020
 

Magical colors

          As Mother Nature creates

                               An end to each day.

  JD, SM & CM

SUMMER LOVIN
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June 22, 2020
 

                                                          
    Her true beauty
    Shown through
    As her tears
    Fell in silence
    And her chest heaved
    In deep, gutted breaths.
    It was like watching
    Homemade poetry
    Being written
    In real time.

    JD





*Beauty Like Poetry*
#HomemadePoetry #MoonMystic daily prompts

BEAUTIFUL
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June 22, 2020
 

Wildly running to

     A destination unknown

           From where I now stand.

  JD

*Suffocating* (A Need To Breathe)
#DestinationUnknown #JuneFalls poetry challenge

RESILIENT
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June 19, 2020
 


     As the day begins
     All the colors of summer
     Flash accross my mind
     In homemade poetry that
     Only I can see or hear.

     JD







*Just For Me*
#AllTheColorsOfSummer #JuneFalls poetry challenge
#HomemadePoetry #MoonMystic daily prompts

SUNGLASSES
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June 17, 2020
 


Mumbled in silence
Their harsh words of ignorance
That tear at your soul.
I beg you to stay and fight
When 'leaving' seems so easy.

JD






*Stay* (and fight)
#MumbledInSilence #JuneFalls poetry challenge
#Stay #MoonMystic daily prompts
No Story Should End Too Soon

LOVE WINS
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June 15, 2020
 



    Missing wishes lost
    In the abandoned colour
    Of the midnight sky.

    JD



*Starless Sky*
#MissingWishes #JuneFalls poetry challenge
#AbandonedColour #EunoiaPrompts challenge


LETTRS BLACK AND WHITE
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June 12, 2020
 


     My love blows freely
     In the feral winds of fate
     Yearning to land soon.

     JD








*Landing Spot*
#FeralWinds #NatureVerse Twitter prompt

MADE WITH LOVE
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June 12, 2020
 

    You did your best
    But your best teetered
    Around other's worst
    It doesn't mean
    You didn't try
     Just that success
    Was never yours
    You drank your life
    In a clear liquid
    That wasn't the water
    We need to survive
    All while putting in
    A hard day's work
    And hauling other's kids
    All over town
    Not the devil
    But nowhere near a saint
    I'm sure you're hovering
    Between Heaven and Hell
    Because neither wants you
    Darkening their doorstep.        JD  (Princess)





*Hovering*  Father Part LXVIII - A true story
#BetweenHeavenAndHell #MoonMystic Twitter prompts

HAPPY FATHERS DAY!
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June 11, 2020
 

   I'm lost again
   Drowning within
   The lingering whispers
   Of fog
   That settle quietly
   In my mind
   Making it impossible
   To see
   Just where I'm going.

   JD





*Within*
#LingeringWhispers #MoonMystic prompt on Twitter
#ImLost #NatureVerse prompt on Twitter
Background photo by Zoltan Bekefy (also for NatureVerse)

SNOWY MOUNTAIN TOPS
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June 10, 2020
 

   

                    'Can faith defeat fear'
                     Is just another maybe
                       To add to the list.

                               JD

*Faith* this and other unanswerable questions  
('Does love conquer all,' 'Does fear outweigh faith,'
'Can love survive lies,''Am I strong enough')
#JustAnotherMaybe #MoonMystic Twitter prompt

RESILIENT
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June 9, 2020
 

In your shallow stare
I see a dark and stormy
Path I can't travel

      But in your breath,
      I hear forever
      Calling out to me
      Begging me
      Not to go;
      My heart gives in
      Because it cannot lie,
      So.....

             Again,
             In trepidation
             Mixed with hope
             I tell myself to
             Stay.                             JD





*Stay*
#DarkAndStormy #JuneFalls poetry challenge
#InYourBreath #EunoiaPrompts challenge
Tags for: #haiku #25WordStory #MyFight #LastWordElfchen beginning with #again #ReasonToStay

JUST LOVE
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June 5, 2020
 

     Ignorance costs lives
     Meanwhile, acceptance is free
     Make your choice wisely.

     JD

*Choices*
#AcceptanceIsFree #JuneFalls poetry challenge

LOVE WINS
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June 3, 2020
 


   There's a secret vault
   Hidden deep within my soul
   Where I keep you safe.

   JD






*Always There*
#SecretVault #JuneFalls poetry challenge

LOVE IS GOLDEN
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June 1, 2020
 


          Overthinking things
          While your mind wanders makes for
          Endless sleepless nights.

          JD




*Lying Awake*
#TrueStory
#SleeplessNights #EunoiaPrompts challenge

DAY OF TRUTH
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May 30, 2020
 

I still carry it
The guilt
That I didn't do enough,
Care enough,
Love enough
People tell me
It's all in my head
But a year gone by
And it still festers
Deep in my soul
So I have to believe
It stays for a reason
And will continue
Until that moment
Of clarity
When you 'tell me'
I can let it go.           JD




*Enough*
Write a poem about something you need to let go of #MayFalls poetry challenge

LET IT GO. MOVE ON
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May 30, 2020
 

It came from nowhere
Without ribbons or bows, a
Gift, I had thought, but
You can't unwrap the present
If you're still holding the past.

JD


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   It came from nowhere
   Without ribbons or bows, an
   Unexpected gift

             Or, so I thought, but
             You can't unwrap the present
              While holding the past.

      JD




*The Unexpected (Yet Unopenable) Gift*
Write a poem about something you need to let go of #MayFalls poetry challenge

I wrote a tanka and a double haiku and couldn't decide between the two, so......

TO MOVE ON IS TO GROW
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May 27, 2020
 


As a broken frame
             
         Lies at my feet, shattered glass
                 
                 Hides who we once were.

JD






*No Longer Us*
#ABrokenFrame #EunoiaPrompts challenge

HUG ME
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May 27, 2020
 

       You no longer
       Walk this Earth
       In a sea
       Of shadows
       Your spirit
       Set free
       In all the places
       That you belong
       Now Mother
       Can gather the ashes
       To make you whole
       In a place
       Where pain exists
       No more.

       JD (Princess)





*No More* Father Part LXVII
#GatherTheAshes #EunoiaPrompts challenge
#SeaOfShadows #MayFalls poetry challenge

D&R State Park ('the locks')

ORIGINAL
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May 20, 2020
 

         
    The chains that bind me
    Forged steel of my own making;
    Links I cannot break.

   JD





*By My Own Hand*
#chains #CMMayChallenge writing prompts
Background photo courtesy of @FathomCurv on Instagram

WOMAN
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May 15, 2020
 


     I've practiced
     The art of pretending
     For so long now
     That it has been
     As struggle
     Learning to trust
     Again.
     Coming to terms
     With my own imperfections,
     And yours,
     Has made me see
     That happiness
     Is not meant to be bottled
     But to be set free
     To run rampant.

     JD




*Set Free To Be*
#LearningToTrust #TheArtOfPretending #AcceptingImperfections #BottledHappiness #MayFalls poetry challenge

LET IT GO. MOVE ON
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May 15, 2020
 

You have to kindle

     The fire that you started

          Or she'll dwindle, die.

JD

*Love*
#kindle #CMMayChallenge writing prompts
[the photo is mine]

ALWAYS KEEP TRYING
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May 14, 2020
 

  I found dew of hope

      Dripping from daisies I so

             Lovingly tend to.

   JD

*Hope*
#found #CMMayChallenge writing prompts
#DewOfHope #EunoiaPrompts challenge
Background photo courtesy of @fathomcurv on Instagram

AGAINST ALL ODDS
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May 12, 2020
 

When they cannot speak
   Be the voice of a voiceless
      Show the world their worth.

  JD

*Value*
#VoiceOfAVoiceless #EunoiaPrompts challenge
You make today better
#MentalHealthAwarenessMonth

AGAINST ALL ODDS
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May 11, 2020
 

As I meander
Down the red carpet of life
I'm lucky to know
That you'll always wait for me
Arms open, my biggest fan.

JD




*My Biggest Fan*
#TheRedCarpetOfLife #EunoiaPrompts challenge

NUMBER ONE FAN
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May 7, 2020
 

Up and down I go

            I hate the highs and lows, but

                        I can't stop riding.

  JD

*Ups & Downs*
#TheRollerCoasterOfEmotions #EunoiaPrompts challenge

EMOTIONAL POET
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May 6, 2020
 

Sadness overwhelms
    My heart, she cracks and crumbles
          As I break once more.

JD

*Broken*
#MayFalls poetry challenge - write a poem about the emotion you are feeling most strongly right now

HEARTBREAK
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May 5, 2020
 

   I'm suffocating

   And gasp for the air you hoard

   Please, just let me breathe.

                                      JD

*Barely Breathing*
#LetMeBreath #MayFalls poetry challenge

CHIRAYU 4
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May 1, 2020
 

                                                   

                                                 Today
                                              I will take
                                             A different
                                        Kind of medicine
                                         One not found
                                            In a bottle
                                             Or a pill
                                               Today
                                            I will heal
                                             My soul,
                                     Reconcile my mind,
                     ...

My Heart
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