Dislike, word of the day

I dislike

feeling so alone

feeling so sad

feeling so apathetic

And feeling so very low

I dislike

The hard days

The long nights

The discomfort

I dislike




even though

sadness is

just an emotion

and it does not last

I dislike

Having mental illness

It feels like

The worst thing in the world

Why do I

Have to have it?

Why is it

My fate?

Why is it so?


This email has been checked for viruses by AVG.

Bright light of hope

Emotions run deep
I cant sleep
I try and try
Feel like crying
Tears dont come
Instead they pool
At the edges of my eyes
Threatening to engulf me
Sleep evades me every night lately
I want the comfort of rest
Peace and serenity
thats all I want
An end to this turmoil
That I am feeling
But an end is not in sight
and I dont think it will be
for a while
so meanwhile
i search
for rest and relaxation
and I hope
for the bright light of hope
to shine on me

I wake from a bad dream…

Woke up from

a bad dream

tears flow

eyes wide shut

not wanting to see

the devastation

the chaos

that bad dreams brings

wanting the nightmare to just end

right now

so I open my ears

listen to the morning birds

chirp, chirp

they take my fears away

as i dream of pretty colors

flapping wings

and bird song

welcome to a new day

This email has been checked for viruses by AVG.

In other words, sunset


Write a story or poem of 5 Lines or Less
Use the picture and/or the word sunset as inspiration
Link back to this post

If you are on WordPress this will create a pingback.
If you are not on WordPress put a link to your post in the comments.
You can also post your story or poem in the comments.


Beautiful sunset

Oh how I love to watch

The fading sun

As it goes behind the clouds

For another day


Virus-free. www.avg.com

Fowc with fandango!

Welcome to June 5, 2019 and to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). It’s designed to fill the void after WordPress bailed on its daily one-word prompt.

I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (US).

Today’s word is “hustle.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

Once you are done, tag your post with #FOWC and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Or you can simply include a link to your post in the comments.

The issue with pingbacks not showing up seems to have been resolved, but you might check to confirm that your pingback is there. If not, please manually add your link in the comments.

And be sure to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this prompt. You will marvel at their creativity.


The hustle and bustle


As I start my day

Running around

No time to be found

Running to and fro

Here and there and everywhere

To appointments

Seeing friends

My day seems to never end!

I love the hustle

Busy is good

And I should

Keep distracted

It helps my mental health

So even though my day feels crazy

I’m glad to be

super busy!


This email has been checked for viruses by AVG.

Emotion substitute

Substitute fear
For joy
Substitute those emotions
And you will
Live your best life
No doubt about it
We should all
Try to be
Sometimes it fails
But mostly
Having those emotions
On most days
Is a great thing
I’ll take it
Even on my worst days
My most emotional days
Having a positive outlook
Is key to me
Being functional and that
To me
is what keeps me


#Socs:June 1st, silent tears

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is silent/silence. Use one or both in your post. Have fun!

After youve written your Saturday post tomorrow, please link it here to this weeks prompt page and check to make sure its here in the comments so others can find it and see your awesome Stream of Consciousness post. Anyone can join in!

To make your post more visible, use our pretty SoCS badge! Just paste it in your Saturday post so people browsing the reader will immediately know your post is stream of consciousness and/or pin it as a widget to your site to show youre a participant. Wear it with pride!!

SoCS badge by Pamela, at https://achronicalofhope.com/

Here are the rules:

1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing (typos can be fixed), and minimal planning on what youre going to write.

2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry it doesnt matter. Just let the words carry you along until youre ready to stop.

3. I will post the prompt here on my blog every Friday, along with a reminder for you to join in. The prompt will be one random thing, but it will not be a subject. For instance, I will not say Write about dogs; the prompt will be more like, Make your first sentence a question, Begin with the word The, or will simply be a single word to get you started.

4. Ping back! Its important, so that I and other people can come and read your post! For example, in your post you can write This post is part of SoCS: and then copy and paste the URL found in your address bar at the top of this post into yours. Your link will show up in my comments for everyone to see. The most recent pingbacks will be found at the top. NOTE: Pingbacks only work from WordPress sites. If youre self-hosted or are participating from another host, such as Blogger, please leave a link to your post in the comments below.

5. Read at least one other persons blog who has linked back their post. Even better, read all of them! If youre the first person to link back, you can check back later or go to the previous week by following my category, Stream of Consciousness Saturday, which youll find below the Like button on my post.

6. Copy and paste the rules (if youd like to) in your post. The more people who join in, the more new bloggers youll meet and the bigger your community will get!

7. As a suggestion, tag your post SoCS and/or #SoCS for more exposure and more views.

8. Have fun!


She sits in silence

Tears stream down her cheeks

And she wonders

will it always be like this?

Will it ever end?

Will this sadness ever lift?

This turmoil, will I ever know peace?

Darkness creeps in

Slowly it envelopes her

Threatening to crush her spirit

It lingers

As she contemplates life

What should she do?

Suddenly like a bolt of lightning

She has an idea

Be positive!

Embrace positivity!

Then maybe, just maybe

The sadness will disapate

Its worth a shot

A shot in the dark

She scrambles to her feet

Punches the air

Yes! She proclaims

I am hear! I can do this!

I am not a slave to this sadness!

Tears no longer stream down her cheeks

She is determined to live life

And live it to the fullest!

Virus-free. www.avg.com