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Fork in the road

This evenings contribution to the Community Storyboard xBx

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I find myself
Standing
Breathless
At a fork in the road
Staring at the routes ahead
Both taking me forward
Both in different directions
Both leading to the unknown…
But which path should I take?
How do I choose?

The path to my left
Is straight
The surface is smooth…
Flat

Sheltered by thick trees
Protecting me from the elements
It looks  safe
It looks Easy
So tempting

The path to my right
Looks daunting
It’s rough
Bumpy
Like no one has ventured that way before
The view is obstructed
By the steep incline
Of the hills ahead
It would be a tough journey
The uphill struggle would take all my energy
I couldn’t foresee what lay ahead
What I would find on the other side

I look back to the left
That would be easier
The straight
Smooth path
But it’s so plain
Perhaps even boring
It stays the…

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Posted by on June 11, 2013 in Guest Post, Poetry, Reblogs

 

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Rain Rain Go Away

Sorting some bits and bobs today so consider this reblog of my first post on the Community Storyboard my post for today 🙂 …if you havent checked out the blog yet…do it…do it NOW 🙂

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Drip drip
Drop drop
What to do
When rain wont stop?

Cook cook
Bake bake
I know lets
Make a nice cake

Drip drip
Drop drop
Too much food
Makes bellies pop

Cook cook
Bake bake
Might as well
For boredoms sake

Can you tell what I’ll be doing today…?
What do you do with your rainy days?

xBx

Beth – Comfortably Numb

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Posted by on May 24, 2013 in Poetry, Reblogs

 

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Angel Cakes & Devil Dogs

I’m not sure whether the idea of ‘duets’ (Writing a poem WITH another blogger) was one of HastyWords‘ babies or whether its a general blogging thing but regardless, after our duet (here) last week I feel I ought to thank her for introducing me to the world of duet-ing (is that a word?) So thanks hun 😉
It inspired me to get poetic with another blogger…Charles from Legends of Windemere http://legendsofwindemere.com/2013/05/14/poem-duet-angel-cakes-devil-dogs/ So here goes….

Angel V Devil

Angel V Devil

Angel Cakes & Devil Dogs

Don’t you want it?
Aren’t you tempted?
I’ll help you decide
Just a little
Don’t resist it
I’ll be by your side
 
Do you trust me?
Then ignore her
I know what you need
And it isn’t that
Put faith in my words
I’ll never leave your side
 
Did you hear him?
He wants to trick you
You don’t need that kind of friend
Stick with me
Let’s have some fun
He’ll leave you in the end
 
She’s talking about herself
You know her type
Don’t fall for her lies again
She will lead you to fun
Then abandon you in need
Without bail money
 
Ha! Common sense?
Its a given right
To enjoy the path you choose
Take the risk
Just once wont hurt
Its win/win -you cant lose
 
Maybe you’ve forgotten
You promised you would stop
This is a path you left
Proud to cast it to your past
I insist that you tell her to shut up
Before you fall back down
 
You let him talk to you like that?
Sounds desperate
Stick with me
I’m more relaxed
No pressure here
What will be will be
 
Don’t come bitchin’ to me
When your belt explodes
And your gut blocks your toes
I’m sure your wife will be fine
It’s only a broken promise
And a decimated diet

 
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Posted by on May 15, 2013 in Poetry

 

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Dead End

I was approached by HastyWords to duet with her…. Here it is 🙂

Dead end

Dead end (Photo credit: bzhmatth)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dead End

I sat looking at my hands
Wondering what I had done
It was too soon to be horrified
I was sitting comfortably numb

So many thoughts
Running round in my head
Too late to take back
The hasty words that were said

I have said sorry to often
No longer should it be said
I will just sit here a bit longer
Try to erase images in my head

Hit with mixed emotions
Pain, confusion, fear
Yet you’re the only person
I wish were with me here

Reality filters back in
I realize you are gone
The only road I’m left with
Is the one marked “DEAD END”

 

 
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Posted by on May 10, 2013 in Poetry

 

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You know…

Loving this poem…

petitemagique

I am here for you

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Posted by on April 20, 2013 in Poetry, Reblogs

 

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Lessons of your past…inspired by my thumb

heal?

heal? (Photo credit: atomicity)

 

All this recent grating of thumbs (see here) and talk of (emotional) healing have got me thinking of the similarities of the two…

With the initial cut
The truth flows out
It stings

In defence you cover it
Quickly
To stop the stream
To buy some time

Eventually
The shield comes off
Ripped off or gently peeled

The raw wound is exposed
You have to face it
Let it air
Allow it to breathe

At first it’s alien
To look at- to feel
You avoid moving it
Too scared to hurt again

But in time it gets easier
You adjust
You accept it
And slowly the wound Shrinks

It starts to itch
Niggles
Reminding you that it’s there
To be careful in future

But it’s healing Slowly
And soon all that will remain
Is a numb scar
A battle wound

In time
Even that will fade
But its still there to remind you
Just less fresh

It becomes a part of you
A permanent mark
Of your journey
Of the lessons
Of your past

xBx

Inspired by my thumb and written as part of NaPoWriMo

Dont forget to check out some of the other participants…(below)

http://therantingpapizilla.wordpress.com/

http://5degreesofinspiration.wordpress.com/

http://legendsofwindemere.com/2013/04/10/specters-in-my-head/

http://petitemagique.wordpress.com/2013/04/11/11-april/

http://shanesbookblog.com/2013/04/08/lovely-poems-that-were-dedicated-to-me-and-2-i-just-love/

http://sahmataineking.com/2013/04/09/poetry-light-and-dark-3/

http://bastetandsekhmet.wordpress.com/2013/04/10/a-palindrome-for-choices/

http://disintegratequickly.blogspot.com.au/2013/04/coffee-smells-blues.html

http://bettygeneric.wordpress.com/2013/04/10/bedroom-window-113/

http://kingmidgetramblings.wordpress.com/2013/04/09/day-9-a-love-poem-or-maybe-a-poem-about-love/

http://calliopeslyre.wordpress.com/2013/04/10/a-day-at-the-beach/

https://michaelerb.wordpress.com/2013/04/10/poetry-day-ten/

http://angiesgrapevine.wordpress.com/2013/04/10/strong-enough/

http://ladysighs.wordpress.com/2013/04/10/spending/

http://baihusnewshaikus.wordpress.com/

 

 
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Posted by on April 19, 2013 in Poetry

 

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Cock Blocked

"No cock block"

“No cock block” (Photo credit: dharder9475)

Cock Blocked

My phone
Iphone
Likes to cock-block me

Replies don’t send
To blogging friends
This makes me unhappy

Laptop time
And in I sign
To the wordpress site

A real test
It gets me stressed
I’ll try tomorrow night

 

Written as part of NaPoWriMo after a frustrating few days of my phone refusing to send any comments I’ve made throughout the day so apologies if you haven’t heard back from me for a day or 2…I am still here and I will catch up soon

xBx

 
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Posted by on April 17, 2013 in Poetry

 

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