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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
December 6, 2019
 

         When I'm with you,
         It's as if
         All else
         Just melts away;
         The past,
         The pain,
         The broken
         The missing,
         The unforgiven,
         The unforgotten
         With you,
          I can just be me
          With you,
          I am home.                 JD


*With You*
#heimat (a place you can call home, a sense of belonging, acceptance, safety and connection) #DecemberFalls poetry challenge

BETTER TOGETHER
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December 10, 2019
 

     The drip, drip, drip
     In staccato beats
     Of rain
     Tapping on my window
     Lulls me
     Into a place of serenity
     Like nothing else
     Can do.                  JD







*At Peace*


write a poem about your favorit aspect of nature #DecemberFalls poetry challenge

ORIGINAL
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December 6, 2019
 


Because the body

     Says what words cannot, I know

             You know how I feel.

JD



            

When you can't hear me, just read me.






#TheBodySaysWhatWordsCannot


CHIRAYU
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December 5, 2019
 

     The river calls me
     Her winter chill
     Slices through me
     Like icicles
     Piercing snow
     But I can't help
     To wander closer
     Just to see
     If I can survive
     The frigid grip
     She has on me.      JD





*Frigid Waters*
#River #WinterHolidayTitlePrompts book, song & movie title prompts

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December 4, 2019
 


      I am beginning to slip
      Possibly
      Even Fall
      As the ground
      Gives way
      Under my laden feet
      And the ice
      Around my heart
      Begins
      To melt.                    JD





*Falling*
#IAmBeginningTo #DecemberFalls poetry challenge

JUST LOVE
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December 4, 2019
 

Somehow we found this

       Between a glance and a kiss

                 Now my feet won't move.

  JD

I can't run, but I'm scared to stay.....
#BetweenAGlanceAndAKiss #EunoiaPromptsDec19

LOVE YOUR CHOICE
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December 4, 2019
 

      More often than not
      I supplied the tools that led
      To my own demise.     

       JD

*Heart Failure*

#Supplied #CMDecChallenge writing prompt

SUPPORT AND SAVE US!
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December 2, 2019
 


    Reveling in the view
    Of lush, sapphire skies
    Makes me fall
    Every time
    Just as midnight
    Brings forth
    A new day.                JD






*Falling*
#lush #midnight #sapphire #DecemberFalls19 poetry challenge

LIMITS EXIST ONLY IN THE MIND
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November 29, 2019
 


    To say I'm scared
    Would be an understatment
    And undoubtedly
    I will push you away
    Over
    And over
    And over again
    But I'm currently bargaining
    With the Heavens
    Or whoever will listen
    That you won't let me.       JD






*Deal With The Devil*
#scared writing prompts
#Bargaining #NovemberFalls poetry challenge

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November 28, 2019
 

   I take off swiftly;
   A bird in flight
   I soar through the air
   Until
   I undoubtedly crash
   Into someone's
   Freshly cleaned windows.

   JD





*Crash*
#ABirdInFlight

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November 26, 2019
 

The tears poured down in
  A streaming sea of topaz
     As I fought to breathe.

                     JD

*Tears Of Blue*
#SeaOfTopaz  #NovemberFalls poetry challenge

WOMAN
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November 24, 2019
 

     A misspoken word
     Or misunderstood meaning
     And she comes undone
     Far too easily
     She goes
     Into self preservation mode
     And unleashes her enmity
     Then hates herself for it
     Afterwards.                          JD






*Afterwards*
#SheComesUndone #AnUnquietMindChallenge book title poetry

TO MOVE ON IS TO GROW
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November 22, 2019
 

   It was in his eyes once
   When he stood before me
   His soul stripped bare
   He was broken;
   Beaten down and left for dead
   But he wasn't ready
   To give up just yet
   That's when I saw it;
   The color of hope
   And it was beautiful.       

   JD





*Hope Reigns*
#TheColorOfHope #AnUnquietMindChallenge book title poetry

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November 21, 2019
 


                     I can still see them;
   Smell them; taste them - the smoke filled
                 Rooms of my childhood.

                                   JD







*No Escape*
The essence lingers forever - in the walls, the carpets, your
mind, and your soul.


#SmokeFilledRooms #NovemberFalls poetry challenge

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November 20, 2019
 

      Tell me this, my dear
       Are you the one
       I've been waiting for?
       Are you the reason
       I've towed the line of alone
       For so long?
       Are you the answer
       To all of my open questions?
       Will you be there
       To catch me when I fall?
       And will you love me when I can't?
       Together will we learn
       All the things we never knew?
       If you are he and this is you,
       And I follow this path,
       Just promise me this,
       When the end comes,
       That is, if it does,
       Don't drag me along in indifference
       So not to hurt me
       Because that, my dear, will hurt
       Far more.          ...

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November 17, 2019
 


    It's been
    Almost two years
    Since our last dance
    But I remember it
    Like it was yesterday
    Your hands, as always
    The tell tale sign
    That this wasn't
    Just a dance,
    But something more
    Had your random
    Condescension of others
    Not forced me
    To break our hold,
    We would still be dancing
    Today.                  JD






*Broken Hold* Tango Part XIV
#dance #CMNovember writing prompts

PASSION OVER PERFECT
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November 18, 2019
 


A one sided war

    When we collided with words

            And you raised your flag.

                                            
JD







*White Flag*
#WhenWeCollided #AnUnquietMindChallenge book title poetry

RANDOM ACTS OF POETRY - DAY
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November 16, 2019
 

   Thoughts of citrine skies

Take me back in time to the

     Place I'm meant to be.

                    JD

*Back In Time*
#CitrineSkies #NovemberFalls poetry challenge

ENJOY THE LITTLE THINGS IN LIFE
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November 15, 2019
 


    You come to me
    Over and over again
    In the evil hours
    Right before I fall
    The only thing
    That keeps me
    From plunging
    Over the edge
    Is my faith
    In the escape of dreams.      JD






*Escape*
#OverAndOverAgain #EunoiaPrompts challenge
#TheEvilHours #AnUnquietMindChallenge book title poetry

YOUR DREAM, YOUR STORY
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November 14, 2019
 

   
    You came to me
    From very far away
    And made sure
    Your bouts of anger
    And hatred
    Were more prevalent
    Than the pain
    That I shared
    In simple whispers
    In your ear
    Words
    That were never heard
    But rather swept away
    By the wind
    Years of torture
    Once bottled up
    Now written
    And everything
    I never told you
    Lights up the night
    As I fan the flames
    And watch it all
    Burn to ash.          JD





*Whispers Of Pain*
#FromVeryFarAway & #AWhisperInTheEar #EunoiaPrompts challenge
#EverythingINeverToldYou #AnUnquietMindChallenge book title poetry

TO MOVE ON IS TO GROW
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November 14, 2019
 

Sugar makes life sweet

      But sprinkled cinnamon gives

            It that extra spice.

  JD






#CinnamonSugar #NovemberFalls poetry challenge

BE THE SPARK IN YOU
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November 13, 2019
 

I'm here waiting
Beneath
The screaming starlight
My ears are poised for listening
And my hand is yours to hold
I'll be your voice
When you have no words
And the tears
When your eyes run dry
I promise to be the one
You can always turn to
Just don't make me
The reason
You need to turn.            JD





*The Reason*
#ScreamingStarlight #NovemberFalls poetry challenge


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November 13, 2019
 


   Once chained and shackled,
   And forced to slump
   She cut your restraints
   To set your backbone
   Straight
   Soon
   You'll stand tall enough
   To face life head on
   And free yourself
   From what keeps you
   Locked in place.           JD









*Shackled*
#chained #CMNovChallenge writing prompts

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November 12, 2019
 

Sometimes I feel like
I made you up in my mind
To be who I want


      But you've changed; become
      A someone I used to know
      And now I am lost .  

                                                  JD









*Lost*
#MadeYouUp #AnUnquietMindChallenge
#SomeoneIUsedToKnow #NovemberFalls poetry challenge

MY SOUL CRIES OUT FOR YOU
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November 6, 2019
 

   Wandering
    Somehow lost
    Trapped in my mind
    And tangled in time
    But between breaths
    Of fear and weariness
    There are sighs
    Of contentment
    And whispers
    Of hope
    At the sight
    Of the apple blossoms
    And their inexplicable beauty
    In the shimmer
    Of fading sunlight.               JD




*Lost*
#TangledInTime #BetweenBreaths #AppleBlossoms #inexplicable #SunlightShimmer  all for the #NovemberFalls poetry challenge

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November 8, 2019
 

Dressed in violet
                        
         She waits on me, to take me

                    Places I've not been.

JD

*Going Places*
#DressedInViolet #NovemberFalls poetry challenge

(The color of my new car is actually called 'in violet')

TRAVEL, EXPLORE AND REPEAT
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November 5, 2019
 

   The pain
   Almost unbearable
   As the needle
   Pierces my back
   Over and over
   The flower
   Crying with me
    Its bleeding violet
    Mixing with my sweat
    As it became one
    With my skin           JD




*One*
#BleedingViolet #AnUnquietMindChallenge book title poetry

BLOOMING WAVE
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November 5, 2019
 

His alluring smile

          A winsomely come hither

                     I couldn't deny.

  JD





#smile #CMNovChallenge writing prompts
#winsomely #WorthySharesNov19 challenge

FOLLOW YOUR HEART
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November 4, 2019
 

        In his unclothed world
All the bright places appear
       In stark black and white.

JD






*Anxiety Voids*
#AllTheBrightPlaces #AnUnquietMindChallenge book title poetry

LETTRS BLACK AND WHITE
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November 3, 2019
 

                  Alcohol laden
His darkness quite visible
             Light evaded him.

     His death came early
     My poems bleed memoirs of his
     Untreated madness.

      JD





*Alcoholism* Father Part LXIV
#DarknessVisibleAMemoirOfMadness #AnUnquietMindChallenge

COCKTAIL
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