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“MY BEST PAL!” a poem for The Most Beautiful Girl In The WHOLE WIDE World! In the series: “Mr. & Mrs. Cuddly Poo!” March 23, 2019 (Saturday)
The Most Beautiful Girl (in The World) is-in-“The-Heart-Texas,” on-My-Corner!
I-talk-with-and-see-her, maybe, twice-a-day, but- I-AM-STILL A MOURNER!
A-mourning-to-not-be-able (pause) to-be-with-her-always! Such FOND DESIRE!
For – she is sweet! [and]-radiantly-petite! and-She’s-filled-with-glorious-fire!
Yes, with “The Spirit – of The Lord,” so hot – and-sen – su-al;
She-is-a HANDMAIDEN OF-THE-KINGDOM, and angels call her: “PAL!”
She’s-the-ONE-we-dream-of! (pause) AT-NIGHT, the-one-we-see,
When-we’re-in-“The Garden,” and the blood drips, so-that-we,
ARE-READY-FOR-ANYTHING! (pause) but-of-course, ONLY-SHE,
ETERNALLY! 🙂 – Sigh!
“CANCER: NATURE’S JOYFUL WAY OF RESPONDING TO THE UNNATURAL!” a poem a.k.a.: “Cancer Is Really Fine With Me, As Long As It Doesn’t Interrupt By Calls And Texting!!!!” March 14, 2019 [Thor’s Day]
No!-No!-No! I am NOT – suggesting you just pull the covers and die,
Because cancer’s come to call – and potentially make you cry!
You SHOULD LIVE [What’s that?] You should FLOURISH!
CANCER IS SIMPLY “A RESPONSE!” You-make-one-too; be: “Grrrrr – ish!”
Trying: smiling, clapping – and dancing around!
Laugh and sing! REACH DOWN, and-touch-the-ground!
CANCER IS SO NATURAL! It just wants you TO KNOW:
“That your body, it’s natural reactions and responses – are NOT your foe!
They are – just part – of LIFE’S DELICATE PLAY;
The body DOESN’T come – to fight with you throughout the day,
But-to-INSPIRE-YOU, to STEP BACK! and simply say:
‘I SHOULD LIVE MORE – AND LAUGH MORE – & SING SOME – & PRAY,
TO MYSELF! AND I SHOULD RESPECT ME – & NOT ALWAYS NEED,
TO RELY ON THE WORLD, AS IT WATCHES ME BLEED!
I DON’T ALWAYS NEED TO FEED THE WORLD’S GAPING MOUTH!
NATURE’S OK TOO! AND I CAN GO DOWN SOUTH,
AND GET DOWN AND DIRTY – AND STILL BE OK;
I CAN STARE AT THE SUN – AND SHOUT A LUSTY HURRAY!’ “
That’s all cancer’s there for: a little NATURAL reaction,
From an already, too-unnatural – lifetime of “traction!”
Remember your youth!? when you’d run in The Wind?
And felt FREE & CLEAR – and The World – just spinned! 🙂 – Yeah!
“SATAN! THE BEST TENNIS PLAYER ‘LAST’ CENTURY!” a poem March 14, 2019 [Thoreau’s Day!] a.k.a.: “The Gift!”
Satan: [to The Unwashed Masses because he plays “serious” and to WIN, not just for some good exercise!]
“I gave you a racket – as ‘YOUR PARTING GIFT,’
Even if you didn’t know it!! Here, let me lift,
Your little self – off-a My World!
I’m tired with your ‘play!’ Your-lack-of-quality-has-unfurled,
Be-fore MY VISION – so-I-know-you’re-not-worth,
Being on My Court! Plus, MY advice – on this Earth,
You’ve-not-followed [enough!] – so-your-play-has-no-value-for-me!
Although-I–might-SAY! ‘We’ll-play!’ ME-NO-MORE-YOU-WILL-SEE,
For – You do not take SERIOUS – what I MUST hold dear!
I AM! Magnificent! In a class – WAY UP HERE!”
“POETIC INSPIRATIONS!” a poem Friday [March 8, 2019]
Li Bo: “I don’t know!”
RUM-“I can see ‘God’ in All – and everywhere!”
Angelou: “Let us sow seeds of helping, not of war!”
e. e. cummings: “I want more ‘natural’ things – to make the day!”
ALL GLORIOUS – IN EVERY WAY!
LOVE! the theme – for Elizabeth Browning
“Without love! We would all be ‘drowning,’
In the horrid-tears that we must shed,
When the power hungry try to wed,
‘Noble causes’ with-their mean intentions!”
THERE IS FREE POWER – FROM SOME INVENTIONS:
Tesla was a poet too,
Creating rhyme – with “something new?”
Or -REALLY NOT – ‘Twas something old,
But, with new eyes – we can behold,
Poetry! In every act (pause)
That shows respect in love! NOT “Fracked!”
But-rather – SEEKING COMMON GOOD FOR ALL,
POETRY!? Can stop “The Wall!”
“All things share the same breath—the beast, the tree, the man. The air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.” —Chief Seattle
“KEY ADVICE!” a poem a.k.a.: “Life of the Fall!” March 3, 2019 (Sunday morning)
“GO FOR THE BEST, FOR YOU ARE THE BEST!”
“The Best? How will we know?”
I answered my friend, who wished for The Best: “To-The-Best? Where do you go?”
For we are all told – what The Best is! but-really – Who the heck knows!
Why not ASSUME, as you start each new day – that-your amazing-life-shows,
Up with The Best? So-you need-never strive, to-seek wherever you be!
If- ou treat-your-life that-way-Good-Friends, doesn’t that give you a key?
A Key to CONTENTMENT & FEARLESS GOOD WILL, to open all doors that appear!
Can’t you then walk with a happy, good humor – and-stop-always courting this fear?
For fear tends to put us IN BOXES OF SAFETY, which-can-feel restrictive and can,
Obscure your vision(s) and make life quite dull – and limit the scope of a plan,
To live life with gusto – and laughing with smiles,
WELCOME THE BEST! See CLEARLY for “miles,”
And-there-on-The-Horizon, LOVE-BEAKONS TO ALL,
WHO SEE WITH TRUE EYES! It’s THE-LIFE OF “THE-FALL!”
“MY FAVORITE!” a poem in the series: “Mr. & Mrs. Cuddly Poo!” 03/02/19 [Sat.]
a.k.a.: “How Mr. Cuddly Found His Honey Mrs. Cuddly Poo!”
If a person oft’ complains [of] how cold it-is in November,
It’s safe to assume [that] they’ll complain of summer heat, so-remember:
For better or worse – or-for UP – and – DOWN,
A complainer will often – “sport” a long frown,
Not because they must, BUT-’cause: We-all-need-something-to-do,
And complaining is a great habit! and!-It’s nothing new,
When GRUMPY and DOPEY and SNEEZY and DOC,
Are offering such stuff! “Aa-round-The-old-Clock!”
But-these-“unpleasant,” analyzing – and reactive guys,
Aren’t much fun after a while! So, you might-just-get-wise!
And hang-out-with: BASHFUL, for-[s]he-blushes and “bats,”
Her[his] beautiful eyes, and-you-know, REALLY! that’s,
The GLORY – and pleasure – of-a-sensitive-friend,
Who-will support-you ‘specially-in-the-end!
Also!-HAPPY’s-quite-nice, to-have around,
As-long-as-it’s-not-“mean-happy,” then, Happy is bound,
To smile quite a lot – and kiss-you-with-a-laugh,
And-Happy often- makes-your-“better half!”
But, IF you’re still wondering – about-Dwarf-No. 7,
Well-[s]he’s-the-one who-will-travel! with-you-straight-to-“Heaven!”
[S]HE IS THE PRETTIEST, MOST SUCCULENT LASSIE;
[S]he-will-say: “Do-me-eternally! Upright! and-sassy,
Cuddle-me! Kiss-me! ’til-the morning light!
For, I’ll-make-you-feel real-warm-and right!
I WON’T COMPLAIN! FOR-MY-HABITS BEND,
In-the-direction of-LOVE – and I’ll surely send,
You-and-me, Honey – TO-THE-MOON AND-BACK,
Holding you lovingly – sweet in “the sack!”
THAT’S RIGHT! No. 7 – [is]-your-favorite-[squaw]-in-the-teepee!
[S]he’s got it all – It’s-your-Cuddly-Poo – SLEEPY! 🙂 – zzzzz – zounds!
“RAISING THE BAR TO BEAUTIFUL HEIGHTS!” a poem a.k.a.: “Glory To The Marshan Destiny!” a.k.a.: “A ‘One-Two Punch!’ And That Punch Is Spiked!” February 28, 2019 (Thursday, Karaoke Night for The Ole Crystal Bar in Alpine, Texas: 10:00 P. M.!
My favorite bar has many faces,
Shapes and sizes! Let’s-“go-to-The-Races,”
And lose ourselves – in love and life!
[You may NOT find a “hub” or wife!]
Close to you!
“Your skin and hair,
Girls like that!? [are]Always a-good-choice,
For “BEST-OF-SHOW”-ing – off their charms!
Girls like this play on the farms!
They raise us up – to dizzying heights,
And make things grow! [and] Turn-on-The-Lights,
With Love and Truth and Glory too!
GLORY BE! I’M-IN-LOVE-WITH-YOU!
How to Build Self-Esteem After a Verbally Abusive Relationship
Moving on after a verbally abusive relationship is challenging because your abuser has convinced you that your character is somehow deficient. Verbal abuse can leave you with enduring psychological wounds; scars that can influence every part of your life and damage your self-esteem. Best-selling author, Patricia Evans, founded the Evans Interpersonal Communications Institute in order to emphasize the devastating consequences of verbal abuse. She says, “Verbal abuses creates emotional pain and mental anguish. It is a lie told to you or about you. Generally, verbal abuse defines people telling them what they are, what they think, their motives, and so forth.”
Confront the pain. Allow yourself to express any negative emotions you have towards your abuser. Face your anger and sadness. Recognize that the abuse wasn’t a result of your deficiencies, but a result of your abuser’s defects.
Don’t attempt to hide your emotions. Repressing the anger can force you to simply accept the abuse as a reality, rather than allowing yourself to face the devastating consequences of the manipulation, says psychoanalyst Jane Bolton. She says that by suppressing the resentment, you’re allowing your abuser to hold emotional control over you. As a result, the “…internal pressure builds up until the self-suppressing can no longer hold and emotional eruption follow.” Subsequently, she says, you feel “…remorse, shame, and self-esteem plummets.”
Direct your feelings towards a constructive outlet. Find an active means by which you can express your frustrations. Engage in activities that allow you to focus on your well-being and your self-improvement.
Challenge yourself by participating in new hobbies. Sign up for a half-marathon and join a marathon-training group, take martial arts classes, participate in a cooking challenge or register for an intellectually demanding class at a local college. Your abuser has controlled you through domination and submission techniques, says social scientist and educator, Michael J. Formica. Give yourself an opportunity to recognize your strengths and prove that you can achieve success, even when you’re presented with a difficult task.
Give and receive support. Find a support group for victims of abuse. Not only can you receive help for coping with your suffering, but you can also assist others in their journey through the pain. Empathizing with others can produce a healing effect in victims, says Bolton.
She says that the ability to recognize a need for understanding and compassion in regard to others can “…heal and support blossoming of the self and relationships.” Be open and honest within the group by sharing your experiences and receiving feedback from other victims who have shared some of the same hardships—you’re not alone. Bolton says that when you see someone who’s attempting to understand how you feel, it can give you a “…burst of hope, optimism and energy. That renewed energy brings us closer to being able to act upon what we need…” and permits you to take care of your physical and emotional needs.
Replace negative self-talk. Replace the negative thoughts or words in your head with positive self-affirmations. Remind yourself that you were strong enough to leave the abuse and move on with your life.
Make a list of what has changed since you left the relationship and compare it to your life when you were absorbed in the abuse. Focus on your needs and do whatever it is that allows you to feel a sense of joy and accomplishment. Psychologist Daniel Tomasulo says that you should take time each day to identify and ponder the positive aspects in your life. He says that if you focus on moments of happiness or inspiration, you can transfer your “…mindset toward finding and savoring the good things in our life which, in turn, allows for a genuine resilience in our spirit, mind, and body.”
“FIRES!” a poem a.k.a.: “Putting Your Life In Order!” February 26, 2019 [Tuesday]
I got me a lot o’ fires! I gotta put ’em out!!
Murder-For-Hire! Fights-at-The-Office! I-wanna-scream-&-shout!!
“Hey, wait-a-sec! What am I doin’? These fires ARE IN ME,
&-Floods-&-Abuses- &-Injustice! I KNOW!!!
I’ll clean up my own act – Clean-The-House and-I-can-sew,
Buttons! and-the-pocket on my favorite shirt;
Tell mum that I love her – and “Sorry, if I hurt,
Your feelings yesterday!” &-I’ll-go-hug-a-friend,
THE ONES THERE IN WASHINGTON!
THE UNREST ON “THE STREETS!”
THE POWER STRUGGLE AT OUR LOCAL CHURCH,
And EVERYONE SUDDENLY MEETS:
At-our-favorite-coffee-shop – and-we-all-sip-a-cup,
And-say: “Golly-gee-it’s-so-NICE!” and-“There-are-NO-FIRES-up,
At The National Park – and Trump has calmed way-down,
And NO ONE AT THE TABLE – IS WEARING ANY-TRACE-OF-A-FROWN!
“So how,” Everyone asks, “did all these fires subside so quick?”
And-I-say: “I CLEANED ‘MY HOUSE!’ Maybe that did the trick!”
“TEARS!” a poem a.k.a.: “Two Hours of Torture – And A Lifetime of Love!” Tuesday: 02/26/2019 a.k.a.: “Take A Deep Breath!”
When-My-Love-you-get-up you-get-up-in-The-Morning and-THEN,
Why-are-you-here? Well-it’s-for-IN-SPIR-ATION – to-inspire-the-next-Heart-you-meet!
Keep you a tally – of smiles-and-relax,
When you help even one of these people who packs,
Unnecessary burdens – because they’ve been taught,
That-The-ONLY-good-of-living is-to make-sell-produce-buy-strive-n-bought!
Well, maybe-that-works-for-some, but-why-are-you-so-hard,
On-your-sweet-self, Honey – for-a-conscience-can-get-awfully-marred,
By-criticizing-and-pushing-and-stressing-poor, fine you!
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