Category Archives: Pain

Another One Bites The Dust

Poor girl didn’t heed Cries of the already drowned Smothered; false kisses Warnings lost in hard pursuits T’was never hard to know you ……………………………… Mad-hatters shape shift He becomes every dream Magical threading Weaving so under your skin Never releasing … Continue reading

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Turning Corners …and Tossing Blanket Excuses

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Posted in Abuse, Grief, Haiku, healing, Life, Micro-Poetry, Pain, photo, Poetry, Relationships, three line poetry, Uncategorized | 11 Comments

String O’ Tears

For a friend…. A message, a song, prose of awareness to carry to your fair-weather friend That really great one who utterly love-bombs you, repeatedly – if not ceaselessly Bombards you hard enough to make you forget your own fugging mind … Continue reading

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Friends in Low Places – Unfinished Business…

Lusting for her fall Your four ears in on her calls Sharing how she bleeds Re-tooled her story While you bonded in secret Winking together Cheshire grins & glee Pleased to have gifted chagrin A graceless friendship Sometimes what seems like … Continue reading

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With a Little Help From My Friends; Paul Curran “The Invisibles” Part 1

A harrowing trip to save one’s sanity along with body by the beloved blog-o-sphere cheering and writing champion, Paul Curran
Think you’ve heard of some tough years? Read on for a chronicle of unbelievable, stunning setbacks and lifesaving ennui… Continue reading

Posted in #MondayBlogs, Cancer, Coping, Health, Life, Mental Health, Pain, Storytelling, Survival, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 45 Comments

Weird Normal & Cancer Envy; Part One of Bear With Me

Friends, Ed & E called. They were concerned, curious mostly about the intensity and/or emotional topics on my recent posts, and because I’ve been missing in action. I have been quieter in general, but to address some of their concern, I explained that I usually write … Continue reading

Posted in Cancer Envy, Gratitude, healing, Inspiration, Life, Pain, Rare Diseases, Self-Esteem | Tagged , , , | 29 Comments

Karma Knows Intentions… You Can Run, But…

They say Karma is a bitch and believe me, having met her face to face, I can tell you first-hand that yes, she is.   She recently decided to feed me a fresh batch of payback stew – with a pitchfork.  … Continue reading

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Bad Medicine

There was a time I needed to feel safe. So, I would just be the Italian, Eurasion or Greek. It was better to be whatever I wasn’t because anything was better than pain. I didn’t have my grandmother’s arms to … Continue reading

Posted in Aboriginal Peoples, Alcoholism, First Nations, Indigenous, Indigenous Peoples, Life, Metis, Native Americans, Pain, Poetry | Tagged , , , | 35 Comments

The Bandwidth of Pain

Whose Story Will Be the Worst? We all have a story that waits to be heard.   No matter how uplifting or how dire the tale may seem, we all have known pain and we’ve all known joy.  We like to … Continue reading

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