Today I’m Going

Today, I’m going

to cry.

Release tears

held back,

way too long.

Today, I’m going

to feel the hurt.

Allowing my hidden

anguish, anger, and

frustration to flow.

In salty tears

streaming down

my cheeks.

I will finally,

let you go.

Today, I’m going

to start to heal.

Crying from

my broken heart,

While exposing

raw pain,

living deep

within this soul.

Should definitely

let me go.

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“Risk”

Have you tried their creative writing trigger?

❤️🌎❤️

Kind Regards – K

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Mom’s America Has Forgotten

Happy Thursday!

Yes, today is K’s Blog recommendation day, I’m working on them. Stay tuned!

BUT FIRST!

In the last year, something I FEARED was true.

Has PROVED to be true!

THE FORGOTTEN MOMS.

That’s right.

WHO are they?

The majority seem to be woman in their 50s.

Educated, smart, witty and funny.

They have raised their children and are now experiencing empty nest syndrome.

In their 20s, 30s and 40s, they kicked ass and beat down the doors so that their daughters could have the same pay as their male co-workers.

Whether it be due to illness, businesses closing or?

They are struggling.

Suddenly, due to their age, they aren’t quick to be employable anymore. (Yup that’s illegal) but still true!

Because, they don’t have children at home nor have a drinking or drug problem…

They are not eligible for most state or federal programs

They can get, possibly, assistance (approximately 10%), in fuel and electric.

I know there ARE some financial programs to help with medical. ONE plus !

Their homes are ALMOST paid for, and they may drive a nice car.

OOPS! sorry, that’s too much value for any type of assistance!

They can get some groceries at the local food bank. TWO in the plus column!

They are too YOUNG, to touch their retirements without a large decrease in the monthly payment plus will experience a 10- 20% tax hit for withdrawing before retirement age.

They have most likely taken care of and buried both parents.

Grandparents are gone.

Their children don’t want them in their home because they still have the “family” pets! Or they just don’t care! (Sad, but true!)

These loving mom’s have helped their children, when they could.

And suddenly,

THEY ARE ALONE!

What’s the answer?

1) Take a 15 dollar an hour cut in pay to work and still not be able to cover their bills?

2) Become alcoholics and drug addicts so they are more likely to be eligible for state federal help?

That’s if they don’t end up living on the street first!

These smart savvy women are selling everything they can.

Researching the internet for passive incomes and praying!

Some are opening their homes and renting rooms.

Hoping they don’t get screwed over by a tenant that doesn’t pay or destroys half their house!

( That last one comes from personal experience! I’m still attempting to fix the damage on a zero budget so I can rent again!)

THEY/WE are fighters!

THEY/WE have HEART!

So America, I ask YOU!

What ARE YOU GOING to do about it?

The CLOCK IS TICKING!

Kind Regards

And kicking & screaming -K

🤔

Pic and quote compliments of Text2Pic app.

Joined a Cee’s Photography Challenge – we were way overdue!

Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge – August 24, 2018

You really should try one or two!

We always enjoy ourselves!

I dug way back in the archives to locate some signs from my Boston harbor sailing days.

Well some of the photography wasn’t top notch.

But the memories are.

Thankful for Cee’s “Every Which Way”Photo Challenge!

You should check one out!

Kind Regards – K & B

That’s Living!

“Long ago

And oh so far away…”

Sung by the Carpenters

🌟

Sweet cherished

Memories

Live on.

That’s life!

Familiar memories,

Intertwining,

Forging ahead,

Star gazing,

Exploring,

Laughing,

Reveling,

Branching out,

Dancing,

Singing,

Boundary jumping,

Continuing on,

Creating more.

❤️😘❤️

Kind Regards and sharing moments – K

🦉🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾

☀️Photography copyrighted and compliments of BGage.

Did You Really Know Me?

When you were sick

With cancer

And going through

Treatments

I was beyond scared.

To your face

I smiled.

We celebrated

When radiation

And chemo

Were done.

A year passed

We celebrated!!

Still cancer free!

But there was a distance,

Quietly, I felt it form.

It was then

YOU decided,

As you often did,

Though usually

You just disappeared

Without a warning.

For days, for weeks

To do your thing.

Sometimes you’d

Climb in a bottle.

Now you’re sober

Over a year.

Sometimes you were

Depressed.

And needed time

To work it through,

Yourself.

This time it was different.

You told me

With your type of cancer

The odds were

Within ten years

You’d be gone.

So you wanted

To do your own thing.

I laughed…

Because I couldn’t

Recall a time

When you weren’t

Doing your own thing.

When YOU wanted.

And now your gone.

It’s rather like

You’ve passed on.

Sadly, madly,

Because of experience

I know the difference.

I can’t find comfort

In looking up

And talking to you.

Knowing

My best friend,

Who I shared hopes

And dreams,

Silliness and

Plaza ice creams,

Is out there.

I don’t think

You realize

It’s not that

I don’t understand

Nor might not want

The same, myself.

It’s all these years

Not once.

Not Even ONCE!

Did you ever

Take the time

To listen.

I asked for one thing.

Just ONE thing.

Not money,

Not the errands

Not the dinners

You cooked

So wonderfully.

I asked for your

Arms around me,

When I fell asleep

At night.

That’s ALL I ever wanted.

You freely offered

Everything you

“Thought” I needed.

I AM extremely grateful.

So many women

Want so much.

Materialistic things,

New cars

A man to pay their bills,

Etc.

Where as I

Being an independent

Spirit myself,

Understand

The need for freedom.

If you look back

You might recall

What were the

Times

Insomnia didn’t

Bother me at all?

Sadly, I wonder

Did you ever

Really know me?

For I knew you.

“Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.”
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

❤️

Kind Regards

And doing the work – K

Jaffrey NH Road Trip 6.2018

Peaceful country living

4 Wheelin thru the woods & around the farm
Peering over the edge

4 Wheelin trail bridge
Eye of a needle

Jaffrey, NH, Southern slope of Mt. Monadnock!

Stone walls everywhere

Place I called home for the Weekend

Canoe caught through the trees

Listening to the peepers, 🐢 lay eggs here

Pharaohs Horses
Saddle bags
MeadowBrook Jaffrey NH

TheBlackWallBlog Daisy discovery! 💕

❤️

Kind Regards and feeling refreshed – K

🐴

Photography copyrighted & compliments of K of TheBlackWallBlog 6.2018

That’s Just My Dad…

Moon River

Wider than a mile

I’ll be crossing

You in style some day…..

🎵🎶🎶🎵🎶🎶🎵🦋🦋🎶🎶🎵

Dad, I can’t believe it’s been 21 years since you went off to play jazz sitting on a cloud!

In the quiet moments of a hard day- I can still hear you guiding me in the right direction.

When I close my eyes I see your smile.

(Playing with my daughter)💕
(My son, dad’s mini me)💕

When i listen to music i automatically pick out each individual instrument just the way you taught me.

(2nd from the left)🎺

When i dance i recall how cool it was as a little girl to be waltzing around the room while standing on your feet.

(Dad’s original
mini me, ME)💕

When i am near someone smoking a Tiparillo -i inhale and it reminds me of your occasional after-dinner cigar.

Each day i feel your gentle nature all around me.

Thank you dad for being you…💕

That’s just My Dad! ❤️🎶🎵🎶🎺🎺

Kind Regards and

Smiling with memories -K

Retrospective

Memorial Day 2018

It’s not about 3 day

weekends,

Nor cookouts, burgers

And ribs.

But a time to pay homage

For those that gave all.

I choose to stand tall.

Show Respect for

Our Red White

And Blue.

Others may kneel

Without realization

That the men and women

Of the US of A

Died for their freedom.

That gives them a

Choice to react

That way.

This weekend and always.

Let us come together

As one.

For Gold Star Mother’s,

The fathers, wives

And children

Who lost their beloved

Daddies, mommies,

Daughters and sons.

Have you lived

The experience?

Placed that yellow

Ribbon

‘Round the tree

In front of your yard?

Proudly displayed

The Blue Star flag

In your window?

Prayed and hoped

He would arrive home

Safe?

Pass no judgement

Until you’ve lived it

My friend.

Forever, I’ll be grateful

Thankful, thinking of

Those who gave all.

May they Rest In Peace

Knowing

We love and respect

Them,

And will remember,

From their first oath,

All the way through

To their last curtain call.

Kind Regards and hugs – K

❤️

Attitude

Your attitude

Ain’t nothing new,

I perfected it

Long before you,

Were even born.

Rather funny,

That I,

Once, just like you,

Thought I knew

Everything too!

Surprise!

I didn’t.

In time, my dear,

I have to say,

There definitely,

Will come a day.

The one you-

Realize,

The words,

I speak are true.

In life

There are

Unrealized moments

That will mold you.

People that will hold you.

Other’s that,

Will set you free.

That’s just the way

It’s gonna be.

No one knows,

What the years will bring.

My hope,

You take time

To observe and absorb

All of it in,

And do your very best.

May you keep

Your open heart,

Give hugs to those in need,

Be kind,

And plant some

Hope, silliness,

Along with

Happiness seeds,

Wherever your

Path may lead you.

One last wish,

Is mine, selfishly.

At some point,

That path your on,

Brings you back

Towards me.

Moms hearts

Have a need

For their

Children’s endless

Joy and possibilities

And the chance

To experience

all the

Glorious gifts

Our universe

Has to offer.

As I recall

Our story,

Isn’t new at all.

Seems my mom,

Did regale one

Similar .

I didn’t believe her, either.

🤔

Xxooxxoo

❤️🦋❤️

Kind Regards – K

Photography from K of TheBlackWallBlog memories.

Mentor

Your Ol’ Black Truck

Barbara Streisand sang it so perfectly in “The Way We Were”

“Can it be that it was all so simple then. Or has time rewritten every line” 😘

Opened up your text

A familiar ache,

Grabbed hold of me.

My heart stopped

For a moment.

There she was

Still shiny and black.

Chuck full of what was,

Promises, sweet words,

Infinite possibilities.

Our first kiss.

Wish we could go back,

And have a little chat.

But it was,

All so long ago.

Your Ol’ black truck

Filled with the sweetest memories,

Flashbacks of laughter,

Silliness and hope.

And

Adventures yet to be.

Wish we could go back,

And have a little chat.

But it was,

All so long ago.

So clearly I recall

Two people making plans.

I fell in love with you.

Watching the sunset.

While,

Sitting on the tailgate.

Of that Ol’ black truck.

Wish we could go back,

And have a little chat.

But it was,

All so long ago.

Has it been 3 years?

What happened to that spark?

That was ignited

On our mountain top?

Cruising to loud music,

As we traveled country roads.

In your Ol’ black truck.

Wish we could go back,

And have a little chat.

But it was,

All so long ago.

Somewhere,

Somehow,

As life continued on.

Our fire turned to embers,

The embers grew so cold.

Everything that started

From the spark

We ignited,

In your Ol’ black truck.

Wish we could go back,

And have a little chat.

But it was,

All so long ago.

Promises were broken.

Sweet words turned sour.

Infinite possibilities

Were crushed with reality.

All the dreams we shared,

Have passed their

Date of expiration.

Broken and sitting

In the back forty.

Put out to pasture,

Like your ol’ black truck.

Wish we could go back,

And have a little chat.

But it was,

All so long ago.

❤️

Kind Regards and Reminiscing -K

Photography compliments and copyrighted by BGage.

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