Shameful Behavior

I am witness

Of what you have done

To her.

Inflicting her heart

With the agonizing pain

Of ten-thousand deaths

With your manipulative

Ways.

Making her life decisions

Without consultation,

Imprisoning her in a world

Of self doubt.

Tempting her with

glimpses and promises

of your love and warmth.

Then yanking them away

Knocking her off her feet.

Time and again.

Never allowing

The dust of comfort

And peace to settle.

You are an idiot

Undeserving of her

Unselfish gifts of

Heart, warmth, caring

And love.

It’s simple.

Passive aggressive

Behavior is your specialty.

A person’s life decisions

Belong to them.

Freedom of choice

Through communication

And collaboration with

Knowledge of all the facts.

The only existing copyright

Of creating circumstances

For blind lifestyle choices

Belong to God and the

universe.

To think all her pain

Was avoidable,

If only you were who

You portrayed yourself

To be.

Unfortunately, the scars

Of your making

Will remain forevermore.

My only hope is

That I have saved her

In time.

As for you,

I know she wishes you

The best

And will always be dumb

Enough to hold a tiny spark

Of hope.

For she is a beautiful

believer in the power

Of good in everyone.

❀️

“Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.”-

-Oprah Winfrey

The one who is meant for you encourages you to be your best, but still loves and accepts you at your worst.” – Unknown

Kind Regards as I help a friend – K

❀️🌎❀️

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Let’s Write! Right?

Today my mind wonders,

As I wander a forest’s path.

Wearing my pondering

Expression,

Where shall I go?

My soul, my essence

A piece of me,

Is searching for peace.

It seems,

My seams are bursting

With yearning.

I am startled,

As a deer crosses my path.

A doe followed by

Two dear little fawns.

None captured my scent.

Due to the mist

Of heaven sent rain.

Thankful, I walked today

Or I could have missed

Such a wonderful sight.

Heading home,

I mentally note the site.

Had I not chosen,

This jaunt

Their presence,

Only one of nature’s

Glorious presents,

Would have gone unnoticed,

In my backyard wood.

Kind Regards as I send a shout out for your homonym word play – K

πŸ˜‰

❀️🌎❀️

Photography Β© and compliments of K 9.2018.

Cruzin’ Back in Time

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Cruzin’, tree lined back roads,

Tunes cranked, I belt along,

Cuz’ I know every word.

My mind relives,

A persistent memory.

Carried,

Deep within my heart.

***

Pedal down on the straight-a-way.

Maneuvering curves like an Earnhardt.

Adrenaline rushing through my body.

As my mind relives,

A persistent memory.

Carried,

Deep within my heart.

As I’m cruzin’

Β Tree lined back roads,

Tunes cranked, I belt along,

Cuz’ I know every word.

***

Flashes,

Of that younger us,

Hearts pure,

FullΒ of innocence.

We just knew

Our hearts to be,

Invincible in love.

As I’m cruzin’,

Tree lined back roads,

Tunes cranked, I belt along,

Cuz’ I know every word.

 

***

Sparks ignited,

When we held hands.

Feeling that teenage Β buzz.

No one,

In the world,

JUST US,

Our feelings so intense.

As I’m cruzin’,

Tree lined back roads,

Tunes cranked, I belt along,

Cuz’ I know every word.

 

***

My mind relives,

A persistent memory.

Carried,

Deep within my heart.

As I’m cruzin’,

Tree lined back roads,

Tunes cranked, I belt along,

Cuz’ I know every word.

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Young love. Were we really that innocent?

Heck, were we really that young? ha!

Oh well, now and then it hits you,

like a bolt of lightning.

Mind goes off into another place and time.

Cherished memories.

I wonder if that little ditty above

Could be a song? hmmmm

Kind Regards and # winning _ K

 

 

How to Improve your Blog thoughts 8.24.18

jirogers-author.com/2018/08/24/six-word-story-challenge-argh/

1) reblogging and sharing others posts.

My goal:

I want my posts to have more substance, to be more concise.

It takes practice!

jirogers posts a new subject, almost daily for a Six-Word-Story challenge!

He includes a fantastic example with each one!

I bet you are thinking-

A story in SIX words??

Holy cow!

🀨

Today’s theme = Argh!

Best practice;

a) Read his six-word-story!

b) Reblog his post into draft mode.

c) Grab a notebook.

d) Using his subject/theme of the day.

Challenge yourself to create at least 2 six-word-stories.

Think of some real life scenarios.

e) Start writing descriptions of what happened.

Play with the words, continuously decrease the word count.

Grab a thesaurus! (My bible)

Don’t give up!

If you need to walk away for a bit.

GO For it!

It CAN be frustrating.

Change your mindset to: THIS IS FUN!

I promise the world WILL NOT come to an end if your first 20 attempts are not perfect! (Or 30 or 40, like me) Ha Ha!

AHA!

f) You have created one, now two!

Woohoo!

g) Add them to your saved draft.

Tomorrow you will create more! I promise!

Practice makes what?

h) If you want, add the story of your process to your draft.

How did you feel, when you started?

How did it feel, when you created one you liked?

i) Challenge your blogging buddies to try it too!

j) PUBLISH!

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I’m still learning.

I am totally addicted!

My submissions for

ARGH!

1) Kitchen mopped, in came muddy dogs.

2) Early morning coffee brewing without grounds!

3) Running late, dressed quickly, shoes mismatched.

4) Frantically journaling brainstorm, with ink-less pen.

5) Writing blog draft accidentally hit publish!

😳

Your turn, give it a try!

❀️🌎❀️

Kind Regards and right there with you learning everyday – K

6 word story challenge 7.3.18

Today’s 6 word story challenge topic – Holstein

“Holsteins grazing quietly in the field.”

“Life simplified in black and white.”

Give it a try!

Feel free to share your link or comment on my page!

I’m still practicing!

πŸ˜‰

Kind Regards

and looking

forward to

your creativity – K

Photography compliments of BGage photography 7.2018

As the Mind Races

This is from An interesting class

I took in 2010:

❀️

Shhhh

Let me close my eyes

For just a little while.

Take away the ever rush

Of should be, could be, was.

I want to envision

Endless fields

Of Colorful wildflowers,

Skies of blue and

Imagine the peace

Warmth and comfort

Lying in your arms

Embraced in a

Love forever true.

Just give me precious

Moments of peace and rest.

Shhh Slow gentle breathing

As I visualize

Long strolling walks

Through the woods or

Along the sandy shore.

Sounds of laughter and

chuckles

As we share life’s thoughts.

Stop this craziness.

Take me back there

Just once more.

As I lay my cheek upon

the coolness of your

Newly carved stone.

Allow me to steal

Another precious few

Then I’ll head home,

To start my life anew.

❀️

The idea of the class was to actually have a funeral for something or someone who made you sad.

I thought they were, dare I say nuts? Bananas?

Amazingly, this odd but simple exercise actually works for some of us!

Kind Regards and letting go of things – K

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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

❀️

Through the pollen

Attempting to peer

Through Yellow Haze.

Eyes itching.

Chest heaving

Nostrils dripping

Tissues swiping

Shoes weighing

Body off balance

Sluggish thinking…

THEN:

Skies darken

Spring drizzles

Water-drops drenching

Tree branches dancing

Winds swirling

Quietly, dark clouds

Rolling onward…

Birds singing

Blue skies peeking

Shoulders lifting

Ahhhh, cleansing breaths

Clippity Clopping

Skipping flip flops!

HELLO! Clarity!

A small price

We’re paying.

Nature’s miracles

In Northern New England.

Kind Regards

and enjoying May – K

β˜€οΈPhotography compliments and copyrighted by BGage and K of TheBlackWallBlog

May 2018

Place in the World

Hello?

Can you see me?

You, sitting on the edge

Of my couch

Head tilted to your phone.

Can you hear me?

You sitting there

Physical body present,

Mindset unknown.

Can you talk to me?

You sitting there,

Quietly disengaged.

My inquiries,

Go unanswered.

Why are you here?

You sitting there,

Silent.

Me?

I feel trapped,

Sad,

Alone.

Kind Regards

and present – K

Infect

Cees FFC Challenge 4.22.18 -Free and Easy

🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷

Free books –

Take one,

Leave one.

🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷

Out For Breakfast at

A Local Mom & Pop

Store – Emma’s

🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷

Out and about visiting the many covered Bridges in our area.

This one located in

Cilleyville, NH πŸ˜†

🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷

Tom, Strutting his stuff!

🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷

A plane that turns with the direction of the wind.

East Andover, NH

🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷

The Ducks are back!

🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷

Ok you turkeys…

Remember, look both ways before you cross the road.

🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷

Taking flight!

🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷

Riding in the sunshine!

🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷

We adore Cee’s photography challenges!

Have you tried one?

Cee’s Photography Link

Kind Regards -K & friends

Photography copyrighted and compliments of BGage & DeterminedSupersnail & K of TheBlackWallBlog.

Always You

In the beginning,

You were closer

Than anyone could ever be.

Little flutters, kicks and

Finally, I held you.

Then every night, up at 3.

To feed, rock and nurture.

My love surrounded us

To keep you safe and warm.

Back to work,

I had to go,

Throughout my day

Constantly, worrying

Wondering.

What were you

Doing, thinking,

Eating?

Often I would cry.

Until I rushed to pick you up,

My eves were spent

Holding, hugging, rocking

Singing you a lullaby,

Until you finally slept.

Lovingly I peered

Upon my sleeping babe.

And time continued on.

Seasons passed.

🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷

Days flew by

We tracked your height

With an old yard stick

A mark upon the door trim wood.

We were close

Life wasn’t perfect

But felt fabulous.

And Oh so good!

Soon you were off to school.

Everyday, I wondered

What you were

Doing, thinking.

As the sun went down

In our world.

After homework was done.

We sat around the

Kitchen table,

You would share your stories.

We’d laugh and giggle.

Often,

We’d rush to your

Baseball or basketball

Practice or a game.

As my day would

come to a close,

I would wonder

What was I doing

Right or wrong?

Was I teaching you enough?

Giving you life’s resources

To be

Accomplished in your life?

Often I searched for answers,

As I laid there

Trying to sleep.

And time went on.

Seasons passed.

Now,

As the sun gently rests

At the end of my day.

Random texts arrive.

Phone calls,

I’m blessed with

Pictures in the mail.

You share

what you are

Doing and thinking.

I am proud of what

You are accomplishing,

In your daily life.

When I go to bed at night.

I smile and am

Ever so thankful.

Knowing it’s time

And patience

That has kept us growing closer.

Though distance keeps us apart.

As the years go by

And the seasons pass.

As it has always been

Since your arrival.

No matter how old you are

Or where your life

Might take you,

In my heart

The truest love.

Will always belong

To you.❀️

Kind Regards and thinking about my children -K

❀️

Photography compliments and copyrighted by BGage & K of TheBlackWallBlog.

Authentic

Each Morning I Awake

Saturday morning

I awaken,

Start the coffee,

Let the dogs out,

Let the dogs in,

It’s another day.

I pour my first cup,

Steaming roasted gold

Into my favorite

Coffee mug,

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Savoringly sipping,

Still groggy,

Mind blurry,

In my

Early morning daze.

Opening up my notebook

I jot today’s date,

Morning’s mind fog

Laggardly dissipates.

“Eighty percent of success is showing up.” -Woody Allen

Kind Regards and wishing you a fabulous Saturday -K

Photographs compliments and copyrighted by BGage and K of TheBlackWallBlog

Genie

One step back

Fret! Fret! Fret!

Imagined the worst!

Worried!

Uptight!

Paced!

Couldn’t eat!

Couldn’t sleep!

Shoulders met my earlobes!

Doubt!

Felt Insecure!

Overly sensitive!

All because

I misread

The situation!

Why?

An old habit!

I thought I’d overcome.

I’m a banana head!

Now?

Chalk it up!

Let it go!

Laugh it off!

Look in the mirror!

Make a silly face!

Give myself the raspberry!

****

Often I seem to mirror

New England weather,

Yesterday

windows open

After work

I raked!

Some lawn had appeared!

Today,

It snowed!

Mother Nature dear

What ARE you up to?

Let it go!

Laugh it off!

Go look in the mirror,

Make a funny face!

Give yourself a raspberry!

Stop being a banana head!

Ha!

****

Remember:

****

#Winning!

Kind Regards and chuckling -K

Photography compliments and copyrighted by BGage and K at TheBlackWallBlog.

Thwart

Letter from a Super Snail

I am pleased to share a first and hopefully only the beginning of writing and sharing from a special guest that prefers to remain anonymous.

We are glad you joined us. ❀️

Each day is a new day,

a fresh start,

a clean slate.

Outsiders,

see courage, strength,

and determination take on the day.

Inside

the feelings of fear, exhaustion,

and timidness drive one foot in front of the other.

However, one foot is in front of the other.

Ever moving forward.

Progressing.

Hitting snooze seven times

and then getting up.

But she gets up.

On the outside she appears to have it all.

On the inside,

all of her is giving,

every ounce of effort

to get through the day.

Perception is your reality.

Moving forward is always moving forward.

They may see a lioness

and she may feel a snail.

Each serve their purpose

and still she is making progress.

Today, she is thankful for the tiny movements she made forward.

These are her victories.

They can think whatever the hell they want.

In the end.

It’s all the same anyway.

She is a champion!

❀️❀️

Great job!

🌹🌹

#winning

Kind Regards and proud of you, Snail -K

πŸ’–

Rush

Good Job!

Positive affirmations!

Do we hand out enough?

Do we receive enough?

From others?

From ourselves?

Way to go!

Great job!

Good for you!

Excellent!

A++++

It’s a work in progress for some of us.

I love to give out pat on the backs to others.

Cheer them on!

Woot! Woot!

That was easy.

I had to “learn” to give them to myself!

So today, if you haven’t-

Learn to hand out compliments!

Learn positive self talk!

You are?

Fabulous!

🌷

Darn that feels good!

Great!

Wonderful!

There is a lil’ journaling

I often do with my morning

Thoughts.

Okay, K

How many positive words can you scribble in the next 30 seconds…

GO!

😁

Write 10 positive words.

GO!

Going to try it?

Good for you!

πŸ˜‰

#winning!

Kind Regards and knowing you are fantastic! -K

Worth repeating

I originally published this

December 9, 2016.

My feelings haven’t changed, the number of lives that have touched mine have grown tremendously!

Followers and views have more than doubled.

We still dabble and share what feels best. Always learning, growing, learning!

What a fabulous path to

Glorious sunshine

And beautiful unknowns.

Thank you all for being here! 🌷🌷

https://theblackwallblog.wordpress.com/2016/12/09/i-earned-0-blogging-but/

Kind Regards and #winning -K