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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" 💜
October 19, 2018
 

  Sometimes I get trapped

             In the dungeon of my soul

                        Where loneliness lives.

     JD

*Trapped*
#dungeon #CMOctChallenge #WritingPrompts
#senryu (a human haiku) unrhymed 5 7 5 in present tense and references an aspect of human emotions

WORK FOR YOUR DREAMS
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October 18, 2018
 

Skylark Challenge 161

       Sleepless nights
       Spent
       Running scared
       Through the caverns
       Of my mind
       Wading through
       The murk
       Of human flesh
       While the echo
       Of a less than steady beat
       From my tired heart
       Follows me.            
                                  JD

*Survival*
#human #sleepless #scared #running #steady

DO NOT BE DECEIVED
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October 18, 2018
 

               You  try to survive

In the prison cell you forged

         While the bars close in.

                                  JD

*Anxiety Constricts*
#PrisonCell #October18WEChallenge

HELPLESS
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October 17, 2018
 

      He once
      Took her breath away
      And made her feel special
      With loving words
      And thoughtful deeds
      But now that he's got her
      Firmly in his grip
      He literally
      Steals her breath
      As he terrorizes her life
      With clenched fists
      And verbal onslaughts
      While all she can do
      Is cower in fear.     JD

*Breathless*
#breathless #October18WEChallenge
#terror #CMOctChallenge
October is domestic violence awareness month
Safe Horizon 800-621-HOPE (4673)
Nat'l Domestic Abuse Hotline 800-799-7233
Do not suffer in silence

HELPLESS
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October 17, 2018
 

       If they keep drinking
The Kool-Aid, it will surely
         Be the end of times.       

                       JD

*Put The Glass Down* (and slowly walk away) #vote
#EndOfTimes #PennyForOctoberThoughts #PoeticPrompts

LETTRS BRIGHT
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October 16, 2018
 

                               
      You dip me low
      To the sound
      Of the thrumming bass
      As we continue on
      In this slow dance
      That we always do
      Looking deep in your eyes
      I wonder
      How I ended up here
      With you again
      When suddenly
      I slip from your grasp
      And I awaken
      As I hit the floor
      I deeply breathe in the night
      Realizing
      It was just a dream
      And I haven't actually stumbled
      Back into the familiar
      Uncomfortable comfort
      Of you.                               JD



*Inhale* Tango Part XIII
#ThrummingBass & #BreatheInTheNight #OctoberFalls #PoetryChallenge
...

GREAT PASSION
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October 13, 2018
 

    The change of season
    Brings with it
    New hope.
                              
                            It's like a pulse
                            That races through us
                            And without it
                            We would die.
             
               But still.....

Only some drive it forward
While some simply embrace its promise
And some others refuse its existence.
                     
             ...One too many give up.
         
         And in a flash flood
         Of tear stained letters
         They wave good-bye.              JD




*Hope* (find it, embrace it, and never let it go)
#SuicideAwareness #Dom...

WORTHLESS
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October 16, 2018
 

     Your poorly written
     Prose and cheesy trinkets will
     Get me ev'ry time.

                                      JD

When it's love, you can see past the poor grammar and bad taste 😜
#LettersAndLockets #OctoberFalls #PoetryChallenge

CHOOSE YOUR WEAPON
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October 15, 2018
 

         Your mind - a black hole
From which there is no escape
                  You won't even try.

   To me - a nightmare
   I lose you more each day, while
   I try to reach you.

                                      JD

*Anxiety Overtakes*
#BlackHole #October18WEChallenge
#nightmare #CMOctChallenge

INTO THE GALAXY
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October 13, 2018
 

Only the echoes

         Of lost love can still be heard

                                 In my hollow heart.

           JD

*Echoing*
Background image courtesy of Lordshenlong on DeviantArt
#hollow #October18WEChallenge

HEARTBREAK
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October 12, 2018
 

        Some don't believe
        In love at first sight
        But I can tell you
        It does exist
        And it's a love
        As real as any other
        He was mine
        He still is
        Others have come
        And gone
        But he's the one love
        Who still holds realty
        In my heart
        And he always will.      JD

*Property Owner*
#OneLove #October18WEChallenge #WritingPromptChallenge

HUG ME
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October 12, 2018
 

Ev'ry where I go

         My demons cloud hovers 'round

                   In the child we spawned.

    JD

*Devils Child*
Love my boy, but that man is the devil in disguise
#MyDemonsCloud #PennyForOctoberThoughts #PoeticPrompts

ASPHALT GREY
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October 11, 2018
 

  What one might perceive
  As a crime scene
  Gone askew
  Is quite simply
  The trail we leave
  As we chase each other
  From room to room
  Until we end up
  Sated
  In each other's arms
  As the lovely mess
  That is us.                   

                             JD

*Sated*
#CrimeScene #CMOctChallenge #WritingPrompts
#ALovelyMess #OctoberFalls #PoetryChallenge

IT'S TIME
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October 11, 2018
 

  Some are stoned and killed

        For sexual offenses

                 Others, hired for life.

    JD

I don't usually post about politics, but this was the first thing that popped in my head for the prompt, so I rolled with it
#stoned #October18WEChallenge

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LETTRS BLACK AND WHITE
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October 11, 2018
 

You sit upon
Your haughty thrown
Where your egotism
Forges
The crown you wear
Your blond hair
And pale skin
In direct contrast
To your heart of black
Your malevolence
Even garners you
The Devil's envy
As you dole out criticism
And ridicule
To those you deem
Unworthy or beneath you.     JD

*You Think You're King* (but think again)
#TheDevilsEnvy #PennyForOctoberThoughts #PoeticPrompts

CROWN
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October 10, 2018
 

I can't set you free

       Your mind - the cage that holds you

                  Is built firm and locked.

     JD

*Anxiety Confines*
#cage #CMOctChallenge #WritingPrompts
Background image courtesy of Sleeplesssmiles on DeviantArt

WHITE CLOCK
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October 9, 2018
 

   
No way to stop your

        Bottleneck slide before you

                      Drowned at the bottom.

   JD

*Drowned* Father Part LI
#BottleneckSlide #OctoberFalls #PoetryChallenge

COCKTAIL
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October 8, 2018
 

                              
Your frail and fragile body
Colored
Like a bruised evening sky
Never finds time
To heal
Before the next punch
Lands
And a new blood puddle
Forms under your skin
His relentless anger
In a constant battle
With your undying love
And all you can do
Is sit in wait
And hope that love wins out
Before you take
Your final breath.  

JD




*Final Breath*
#BruisedEveningSky #OctoberFalls #PoetryChallenge
#BloodPuddle #CMOctChallenge #WritingPrompts

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
You are not alone, so don't try to fight alone
Safe Horizon 800-621-HOPE (4673)
Nat'l Domestic Abuse Hotline 800-799-7233
#EndAbuse #StopTheCycle #A...

ABUSED
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October 8, 2018
 

Once again
You ensnared me
In your tangled web
Of lies and manipulation
That your ignorance
So easily weaves
But I promise you
This is the last night
I will fall prey
To your malicious behavior
And malevolent ways
As I unravel myself
From you and your netting
For good this time.                 JD





*Unravel*
#TangledWeb #October18WEChallenge #WritingPromptChallenge
#LastNight #OctoberFalls18 #PoetryChallenge

KALEIDOSCOPE
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October 8, 2018
 

                         Into the abyss
  I am watching you fall, with
                No one to catch you.

                                             JD

*Anxiety Abandons*
#AbyssIAm #PennyForYourOctoberThoughts #PoeticPrompts

WORLD POST DAY
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October 6, 2018
 

     Red eyes of anger
     Adorn even gentle souls
     In times of discord.

                                      JD

*Lest We Be Unmoved*
#RedEyes #OctCMChallenge #WritingPrompts

INTO THE GALAXY
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October 5, 2018
 


     Your expected honor
     As a viking
     Always falling through cracks
     As you played the villain
     In your own life story
     Until the final call
     When your nefarious ways
     Caught up with you
     And you fell victim
     To the pills and alcohol
     That stole your life
     While thieves
     Stole everything else
     And all we could do
     Was reap the nothingness
     That was left
     Of your tenuous existence.       JD





*Nothingness* Father Part L
#FallingThroughCracks #PennyForOctoberThoughts #PoeticPrompts
#villain #CMOctChallenge #WritingPrompts

IT'S FINE
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October 5, 2018
 

I lost my one wish

        When a falling star plunged deep

                   In moon's reflection.

JD

*Broken Dreams*
#FallingStar #October18WEChallenge
#mangata #OctoberFalls #PoetryChallenge

STARS
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October 4, 2018
 

                           
  Tea party for two

          But you never came, leaving

                       Two cold cups - and me.

           JD

#TeaParty #CMOctChallenge #WritingPrompts
#haiku #October18WEChalkenge #WritingPromptChallenge

NEED SOME TEA
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October 3, 2018
 


        I watch the downpour
        From my bedroom window
        And I imagine myself,
        A solitary figure,
        Being stuck
        In the eye of the storm
        Then my thoughts turn to you
        In the emergency room
        A tempest of machines and strangers
        Surrounding you
        Yet all alone within your mind
        I cannot begin to fathom
        The emptiness you felt
        As you passed on
        From this world to the next
        Never bridging the gap
        Between my first "I love you"
        And my last missed call.          JD (Princess)



*Between Worlds* Father Part XLIX
#downpour #CMOctChallenge #WritingPrompts
#E...

RAIN
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October 3, 2018
 

   I hope to always

              Be a warrior voice for

                              Those who cannot speak.

               
     JD

*Voice Of Hope* (voice of change; voice of truth; voice of strength)
#warrior #October18WEchallenge #WritingPromptChallenge

FIERCE
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October 2, 2018
 

  Give me a moment

        When words are not needed; when

                  Silence speaks it's truth.

      JD

*No Words*
#MomentOfSilence #OctoberFalls #PoetryChallenge

START WITH A GRATEFUL HEART
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September 30, 2018
 


     Sometimes after dark
     I like to sit outside
     And just watch
     The night move
     With only the sound
     Of crickets
     Surrounding me
     I am enamored
     By the vast sky
     And all of the secrets
     That it holds
     Thoughts of those
     Who passed on before me
     Leave an echoing ache
     Within my soul
     But also a calmness
     As I picture them
     Dancing among the stars.      JD



*Dancing In The Sky*
#WatchTheNightMove #enamored  & #EchoingAche #SeptemberFalls #PoetryChallenge

STARS
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September 30, 2018
 

I've tossed many coins

      In the wishing well, yet my

               Dreams still forsaken.

    JD

*Wishes Non Grata*
#WishingWell #SeptCMChallenge #WritingPrompts
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WORK FOR YOUR DREAMS
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September 29, 2018
 

You're paving a path

               I can't follow right now, so

                                I'll bid you farewell.

           JD

*Littered Trails*
Sometimes, you have to make your own way
#APathICantFollow #SeptCMChallenge #WritingPrompts
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MARTHA LUCIA
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