November 8, 2016

The Red


Like a virus,

A disease

It plagued my sleep

Mayhem in the streets,

In the homes

And I woke up




Daily Prompt: I Can’t Stay Mad At You

Funny that this topic should come up today because yesterday, I was thinking about the very same.

I have a large capacity for forgiveness and I forget to the extent where I don’t allow it to ruin my forgiving nature. In other words, put it behind you so it doesn’t interfere with moving forward. But if an offense is stored somewhere in your memory, where it can be called up in the future, is that really forgetting?

I Can’t Stay Mad At You
Believe me, how I’ve tried
The thing we have to do
is love and compromise.

It may sound simple, yet
I’ve seen this road before
a large capacity
to forgive but forget ? …..

In my mind, there’s a bank
where conflict may be stored
when I reach my breaking point
that’s it, I’m done. Forewarned!




At the risk of sounding trite, sometimes life just knocks you down; conflicts arise and a day, week or even a month can become tense and stressful. (Insert ad for medication or meditation).  Sometimes it’s on you and other times it’s up to the powers that be.  In many cases though, it’s the loved ones who annoy you.

I am having one of those days……..

How can I turn this around?

When things just aren’t right, I will reflect on what I can do differently, then reconnect. I can start by doing something, I believe, I’m making up right now. Call it, a “Tranquililoquy” (talking to oneself aloud and long enough in hopes of evoking feelings of tranquility). Or, I can blog. So I thought I’d remind myself by sharing, in words and pictures, those things I find tranquil or that which brings me joy.

Sand and Water.               Hanging out at the beach.             The Sunset.

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The baby of the family.         Being Goofy.                           Exploring.


Music.                                                                     Dance.

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A Walk in the Park.



And if all else fails, I can take a nap.