Writing 201: Poetry; Day Ten: Pleasure, Sonnet, Apostrophe

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(for now)

by Gertie

You see the scars on my arms.

You just stare without question,

Yet somehow the scars send out alarms.

More than willing to share without hesitation.

You just don’t want to listen.

Writing 201: Poetry; Day Nine: Cold, Found Poetry, Epistrophe/Anaphora

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(for now)

by Gertie

There is a chill in the air.

Easier to cover up arms full of scars.

No need to feel the urge to explain to those who don’t care.

Wish they didn’t judge cause they are the ones trying to get warm in bars.

Writing 201: Poetry; Day Eight: Flavor, Elegy, Enumeratio

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(for now)

by Gertie

Looking in your eyes,

Make me acutely aware,

That you don’t speak no lies.

You are just full of love and don’t mind my dares.

My dares that cause us to have fun

And live life to the fullest.

Even when the clouds cover up the sun,

We sure are the coolest.

Writing 201: Poetry; Day Seven: Neighborhood, Ballad, Assonance

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(for now)

by Gertie

It’s debatable what’s safer at times;

Outside in the neighborhood amongst other or home alone.

Go for a walk while it’s still day light and hope there is no occurrence of crime.

Get home and answer the phone;

It’s a friend who just wants to see how things are.

You tell them and they are concern.

They come over and you go for a ride in the car.

Now you feel safe and don’t need to discern.

Daily Prompt: These Horns Were Made for Tooting

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “These Horns Were Made for Tooting.” Today, share something you love about yourself  — don’t be shy, be confident! — but that few other people know about you or get to see very often.

I realize people don’t like braggers but I want to brag about something here. Something that I am proud of. Last Tuesday, I got my annual review at work. My boss gave me a glowing review. Not only did I get a glowing review from my current supervisor for my annual review but my previous supervisor gave me a glowing review at the end of my probationary period. The review I received only reinforces the idea I a made the right decision in changing careers.

A career that I am meant to be in. I love the career I am in. Not because I got glowing reviews but I love going to work. I love what I do and enjoy what I do. I love being an example of what recovery looks like. Yes, I have struggled a little bit since being in my position but I was able to pick myself up and wipe myself off and share how I was able to get through what I needed to.

Knowing what to share when with whom is a big part of my job. Being able to keep healthy boundaries is key to any relationship especially when it comes to working with people who have a mental illness. Boundaries are not easy but if you stick to them the clients will respect you more. Keeping my boundaries and having the respect of the clients is one of the many reasons why I got such a glowing review.

I think I have done enough bragging for one day. Have a wonderful day. Try to take that time to enjoy a moment to yourself and Peace Out!!

Writing 201: Poetry; Day Six: Faces, Found Poetry, Chiasmus

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(for now)

by Gertie

The look on her face,

Was that of distrust.

Distrust of what?

No one will know.

Cause it was too late.

Too late to ask why.

Weekly Goals

Happy Monday!!! It is that time of week where many of us around the world start another work week. A work week that I am looking forward to. It is nice to have a job to love to go to. As many of you know it is Monday and that means it is time for my weekly goals. Like always I will tell you how I did with last weeks goals.

1)  Read Speaker of the Dead by Orson Scott Card. I actually had the time to read two chapters at once. Unfortunately, that is all I was able to read all this week.

2)  Work on jigsaw puzzle. Worked on the puzzle for about an hour.

3)  Color. Yup, I did color. I love to color.

4)  Start Writing 201: Poetry. Yup, started the course and am loving it.

5)  Work on a self-help workbook; The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook by Matthew McKay, PhD., Jeffery C. Wood, PSY.D., and Jeffrey Brantley, MD. I only worked on a few pages but it was a tough few pages.

6)  See my therapist on Wednesday. I saw my therapist. It was a tough session.

I managed to accomplish all my goals this week and am proud of myself for doing so. Here are my next week goals.

1)  Read Speaker of the Dead by Orson Scott Card. I will finish this book eventually.

2)  Work on jigsaw puzzle. The jigsaw puzzle is getting done slowly but surely.

3)  Color. The various coloring pages or posters I am working on are finally showing some progress.

4)  Finish Writing 201: Poetry. This is the last week of Writing 201: Poetry. I am really enjoying the course.

5)  Work on a self-help workbook; The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook by Matthew McKay, PhD., Jeffery C. Wood, PSY.D., and Jeffrey Brantley, MD.  I am grateful that I am refreshing my skills.

I know I have a short list this week and I am okay with that. I am grateful to be apart the blogging even over at : http://greenembe.rs/2015/10/12/building-rome-week-41-for-2015/  Have a wonderful week. Peace Out!!