Mind Shadows

Mind Shadows   Mind wanders in and out. Past and present abut causing juxtaposition.   One time kind thoughts of you, forgiving past. Other times unforgiving.   Shadows flit like fireflies. In and out, up and down. The gray sky contributes.   My mass confusion seems connected to the grayness. Yet, I prefer gray to […]

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Manipulation

Manipulation ManipulationI encourage youTo VICTIMIZE meSo that I canFeel unworthyThe game I playInvolves settingUp myself asWell as youTo misuse meAnd abuse me.I can then say“None of thisIs my fault!”I’m a VICTIMOf Circumstances.© 1986 Susan Langer From my Journal when first treated for childhood sexual abuse. © 7 minutes ago, Susan Langer    society • sad • family • anger   

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Privacy and Amethyst

Privacy and Amethyst courtesy of Pexels.com My right to privacy endedthe day you came into my life.All those nurses gawking as I birthed you, met you, first time,daughter of mine, so precious.After that more exams, less privacywith no attention to proper prudencenor politeness as you came first onyour birthday, everyday as should be.You were my sweet […]

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Her Choices

Deb McComber book cover for “A Bend in the Road” Her ChoicesThe road she travels weekly from country home,four tires crunching the turn in the road to town The pattern grueling as she spends five in the city,then home for two and time with her baby, her mom.Times were hard in 1949, choices even harder.Notice the […]

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