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Contents compiled: September 18 2016
Originally published: September 19 2016
Copyright © 2016 Inner Ramblings Boulevard
I woke up to the sound of paper shredding. It came from the vicinity of my desk. Was it my tax papers? Oh the horror! I flew out of bed to see that my daughter had woken up from her nap and was quietly entertaining herself and the dog with paper. Not coloring. Not drawing. Just shredding!
Upon further investigation, it turned out she’d been shredding a parenting magazine I’d meaning to read at some point, just not sure when.
I’d picked it up on Friday to help keep her entertained at work with me, but after she glanced through it a couple times she said to me, “Mommy, I don’t like this book!” At best, I was just hoping she’d like looking at the pictures then tell me all about it, but she was convinced she didn’t like it. So I’m guessing that’s the reason for the complete destruction of said magazine before I’d had my turn. Oh well, I’m just glad it’s not my tax papers! I’ve pulled a couple all-nighters getting those cursed documents ready and to have to redo them at this point would cause me severe mental injury as I would undoubtedly be found in a corner of the house banging my head against the wall. Wouldn’t be a pretty sight!
When I asked munchkin why she’d shredded the magazine, she explained that the doggy was sad and she wanted to make her feel better. Okay, at least she had the best of intentions at heart, but the end result left quite a mess and I’m not so sure doggy was as cheered up as munchkin had intended. To be quite honest doggy seemed quite distressed as she sat in the midst of all the mayhem. I am so amazed at how patient she is with munchkin at times. She just allows her to do all manner of evil to her without a single fuss.
On a few occasions I discovered munchkin had colored the dog with her markers; dumped food on her back; covered her with blankets; decorated her with various hat and scarf ensembles; pulled her by the tail; sat on her; and on and on. Sometimes I feel sorry for the dog, but then I remember all the times munchkin is at the dinner table trying to eat and doggy is front and center trying to get scraps or just drooling in hopes of being fed. Or the other times when they both want my attention and doggy literally bumps her out of the way since she has a 30 lb advantage; then I think, “Ahh, Karma!”
When all is said and done, they love each other to pieces, and just like siblings, they play and fight and make up – they are best friends! They are also my darlings for better or worse, richer or poorer, sickness or health, ‘til death do us part! It’s all good…
Contents written: March 1 2015. Edited March 5 2015 | Originally published: March 5 2015 | Copyright 2015 – 2016 Moylom Enterprises
You blew through my mind like a tornado
Causing quite a stir as always.
It’s been a while since I thought of you,
Where have you been?
You stole my heart once
But it wasn’t yours to keep.
I was not yet ready
For the adventures you had in mind,
Nor the secrets you weren’t prepared to share.
You always knew how to make me smile though…
A little unsure, a little wild, a little twisted
But always sweet — to me anyway.
Thanks for returning my heart in one piece!
What brings you back to these here parts?
I thought you were gone for good!
Is it possible that I’m in your thoughts as well?
If so, thanks for thinking of me —
And thanks for the memories!
Hope you’ve been kind to yourself,
Or at least found someone
Who’s been treating you well.
You deserve to be happy,
I’ve always wanted that for you and still do.
Contents written: September 15 2015 | Copyright 2015 Moylom Enterprises
They coexist intermittently
Taking the same train home.
They instead smile Familiarly
Months go by – – it’s a small world.
They sit together now.
They chat, or just ride silently
Reading, writing or listening to music
A familiar face is nice.
The next time they meet
Not on the train
But at the movies
Stolen glances no longer
But a warm embrace.
Image source: Yahoo images (www.canyonranch.com).
*Originally published March 2015
Contents written: January 7 2015. Edited February 23 & March 14 2015 | Copyright 2015 Moylom Enterprises
So this week I witnessed something wonderful. My daughter and I saw a caterpillar crawling along the wall by the kitchen window and deduced we may have brought it in with us when we picked flowers earlier in the day. So we decided to take care of it — give it food and water and a place to live — a covered bowl with air holes into which we put leaves and water in a bottle cap.
The next day, to our amazement, the caterpillar wasn’t moving! It had crawled under a leaf and appeared dead. We were both a little sad but I decided to touch it just to make sure. Fantastic, it was still alive! Upon further investigation, it turned out it had shed its skin and its shape was slowly changing. We kept observing for a few more days, all the while doing the touch test to make sure it was still alive. Amazingly, shapes of little wings were becoming visible. It was transforming into a butterfly.
I wasn’t sure how long the entire process was supposed to take, and kept forgetting to do the research. And then TODAY we saw the butterfly! It was healthy, and beautiful. My little munchkin wanted to do the honors of releasing her into the sky and so she did. And then our little ‘foster child’ flew off ready to live the next chapter of its life. Transformations are wonderful. Nature is wonderful. Life is wonderful. There is still beauty amid the chaos you just have to know where to look. Enjoy!
*Originally published August 2015
Contents written: August 23 2014 | Edited: August 29 2015 | Copyright 2015 Moylom Enterprises
You know my every need
You’ve fulfilled my unspoken desires
And disregarded impulsive wants
For you know they profit me only for a moment
But will never satisfy my internal longing for something more
Fill my heart with your love now and always
Radiate your warmth in and around me
Move me to new heights that pull me closer to you
And catch me when I’m falling into bouts of despair
I ache for you to be in my life always
For you are my EVERYTHING!
This poem/prayer was inspired by the Crossword clue: syllable after head or belly (4 letters) 🙂
Contents written: August 19 2015 | Edited: August 22 2015 | Copyright 2015 Moylom Enterprises | Copyright © Inner Ramblings Boulevard 2017
From birth until now
She has had to fight
For her independence.
An emotionally distant father,
An emotionally abusive mother,
An entire childhood of low self worth.
Mental games, manipulation,
Blackmail, control tactics —
It’s a miracle she made it out alive.
Her battle scars
Are wrapped around
Her mind, heart and soul.
Forty years is a long time
To be in battle.
No wonder she’s tired!
I don’t pity her,
She doesn’t want or need that,
She needs my love much more.
It’s so easy to love her,
But she resists —
She thinks she needs to earn it.
When I tell her
My love is unconditional
She cries in humility.
She just can’t understand
How she deserves
Such an untethered gift.
She has gone so long
Without true love
She finds me too good to be true.
Her battle scars
Are her pride and joy
In them she has found character.
If only she knew
I’d happily fight for her —
If only she’d let me.
Sometimes I think she forgets
I gave my life for hers once.
Will you please tell her I love her?
Contents written: May 17 2016 | Originally published: May 18 2016 | Copyright © 2016 Moylom Enterprises