Picture Poetry, Poetry

Coming undone



You have no idea
How everything about you
Makes me come undone.
I can’t get enough of you.


Image source: Digital Art by A ~ I.R.B.
Contents compiled: February 10 2017
Originally published: February 12 2017
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Picture Poetry, Poetry

I want you



I want you
To capture my attention.
Be confident.
Be yourself.

I want you
To be worth the wait.
Be amazing.
Be courageous.

I want you
To be the one I desire.
Be my flame.
Be the thrill I seek.

I want you
To ignite my passion.
Be my forever treasure.
Be the one I love always.


Image source: Digital Art
Contents compiled: February 4 2017
Originally published: February 4 2017
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The things that hurt —
The things we want to say
But know we can’t, 
For those to whom
We must tell these things,
Will most likely not want
To hear our words.
So we hold our tongues,
Pretend all is well,
And try to live normal lives
All while keeping these things buried.

But our journals know;
Strangers know too!
For should we not speak these things at all
Their potent presence in our souls
Would cause them to erupt
At moments least expected.
So speak we must
Before these things consume us
But not to the ones
To whom they pertain,
For to them these things
Will open old wounds
So perhaps they must indeed stay buried.


Image source: Digital Art by A~I.R.B.
Contents compiled: December 13 2015
Originally published: September 19 2016
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Poetry, Short Stories

My little trooper



They called for me
to come get her.
My little munchkin was sick.
I had to drop everything
to rush to her side.

She’s usually in good health
And as a good girl
I’ve always made her promise
to only get sick
between Friday 6:30pm
and Sunday 6:30pm
(when mommy’s off the clock).

Of course I’m kidding,
(only a little bit)
but as a single mom
when either one of us is sick,
that downtime costs me money.

She’s not sick often
because my primary focus
is to keep us both well —
prevention is better than cure!
Vitamins, healthy food,
adequate rest, balance.

A few of those things
were not in place recently.
Her vitamins needed
to be replenished,
and our balance
has been a bit off.
So my munchkin
went down for the count.

Fever, sore throat, headache —
those were her symptoms.
A few other kids
were sent home too.

I did my best
to nurse her back to health
but she’s tough, she resists.
She hates medicine
even if it tastes like grape!

So I let her ride it out.
I gave her lots of fluids
and let her rest.
The fever burned through her
but by daybreak it broke.

Her eyes no longer looked glassy.
Her spirits were up.
She was asking for food.
She was begging for a lollipop.

My munchkin was back
to getting in trouble.
She was back to not listening.
She was back to being
my bundle of freakin joy!

Yes, welcome to
the wonderful world
of parenthood in which
there’s never a dull moment.
Ever!!! 😀


Image source: Google images
Contents compiled: February 12 2017
Originally published: February 13 2017
Copyright © 2016 Inner Ramblings Boulevard