• Poetry

    Prisoner of War

    Prisoner of War By Jesi Scott Would that I could turn my anguish into clouds, Then ask the wind to blow it away. This pain tears, and rakes its claws through my tortured brain, My skin cracked and bleeding, My already once sewn-up heart ripped again at the seams. And it’s more than I can bear, Beaten and broken, I cower at your feet. I cry mercy, please, what have I done? Satiate yourself on my weakness- I surrender- Take your pleasure in knowing you win.   Oh god, I am not strong enough for this- Anesthetize me so I don’t have to feel this torment; Cloud my brain with…

  • Poetry

    The Fairy Tale Without A Happy Ending

    Mirror Mirror By Jessica Scott     I waited for you, but there was no reply, Now here I am, alone on this road, I missed my cue, and you’re saying goodbye. The play is over, the curtain has closed. Mirror, mirror on the wall, You never heard me when I’d call.   The bruises that will never disappear, The misery that tries to find relief, I’m trying so hard to find the meaning here- Lost my faith, gone my belief. This fragile frame that holds can break The heart inside that bears the ache.   Now you’ve left me alone to walk in the dark; The flood is coming,…

  • Poetry

    I Do NOT Condone Drinking As a Writing Tool…BUT…

    Inspiration (according to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary): : something that makes someone want to do something or that gives someone an idea about what to do or create : a force or influence that inspires someone : a person, place, experience, etc., that makes someone want to do or create something : a good idea (?) Full Definition of INSPIRATION 1 a :  a divine influence or action on a person believed to qualify him or her to receive and communicate sacred revelation b :  the action or power of moving the intellect or emotions c :  the act of influencing or suggesting opinions 2 :  the act of drawing…

  • Poetry

    Decompressing

    Hello, my darlings! I apologize for taking a few days away from the blog. My two April challenges ended and I apparently did not foresee the emotional toll it would take on me. Life has a funny way of forcing you to slow way the heck down. So, when the train crash (migraine headache) happened inside my head this past Saturday night, it took me some days to recover. And during that time I realized I needed to decompress from all the writing. I am feeling much better as of today, and I managed to finish reading two books (K-Pax by Gene Brewer and Concrete Island by J.G. Ballard-both excellent…

  • A to Z Challenge,  NaPoWriMo,  Poetry

    Elvis Has Left the Building

    It’s done. The last day of both challenges. I’m going to miss it. I’ve met some new people, read some interesting blogs, and cemented current friendships. Not that we have to stop, but now we won’t be required to keep up with our blogs or visit others. It will be a change to sit down and realize that I don’t have to post if I don’t want to. But, I am proud of the work I’ve done. I stayed challenged and learned some new techniques. The last poetry prompt was to write a poem backwards. Make your ending first and your beginning last. For my final poem I chose to…

  • Uncategorized

    Stop the Merry-Go-Round!

    I’m so sorry, my dear Lunatics! December is one of my busiest months, and it’s been crazier than normal this year. What with all of the school holiday events, concerts, and the Christmas shopping I am spinning at breakneck speed. Every so often I think to myself “stop the merry-go-round…I want to get off!” It has been hectic, especially this week. We have events planned for every day starting this past Sunday and ending…well, I’m not sure it will end until January. I have been able to take a an hour here and there for myself and I have relished every minute of those times. One of the things I…

  • Thoughts,  Writing

    Practice Writing: At First Glance

    This past Sunday, Amanda (the lady who runs our writing group) asked us what we would like to improve about our writing. I said, basically, that I’d like to be able to just sit down and write. Distractions keep me from completing a story. Whether it’s tearing after the Tornado who’s getting into something, or social media sites, or even just my phone, there’s always something that grabs my attention. That doesn’t mean that when I sit down and write I don’t accomplish anything. When I am writing, I get into a zone and once I’m going I can write for hours. My problem is that I can’t write for…

  • change,  Encouragement,  Journal,  Life,  Random,  Thoughts,  Uncategorized,  Writing

    A Story For Your Perusal

    Okay. I still have not had a chance to sit down and get this story idea out of my head so you don’ t get it tonight. However, you do get a story I wrote back in December when I was beginning to practice writing again after all these years. I had originally titled this The Doll’s Goodbye but I decided to cut it down. I felt that it had more of an impact. Here is Goodbye. Goodbye   In her heart she knew it was for the best. No matter what she did, she always seemed to hurt people. Her best intentions were never good enough and, though she…