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Postby Mlou » Fri Jun 22, 2007 9:01 pm

It was THAT LIST again, yesterday and today, so I didn't even try it. 50 shots at the same list was enough for me! :(
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Postby Daniel » Fri Jun 22, 2007 10:38 pm

I agree. Nothing is more devastating than not knowing our own limits. I've been living what you say, mlou.
Of course it is not happy to be in that kind of situation. Still there is a myriad of reasons connected to those issues that put ourselves in a contemplative state of mind.
Making important decisions takes some time and even when we have already made them, we should think for a while if that is what we really want to do.
As the clock closes to my hour (it hopefully be an hour) I check my own rhythm and I dance to it because there is nothing left in the world to me and there will never be a formula to disturb it.
Love is the first thing -after health. As long as you feel love, you are mentally sane. It is true that during those difficult periods we may force ourselves to feel in order to ease the pain; whilst we are well aware that such a luxury has been denied to us in the most cruel way. Then the only real feeling we experience is branded by the thought that we are back from too many things. We often call it depression... or time.
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Postby Bess » Sat Jun 23, 2007 10:03 am

Thank you both for your thoughts on this sad situation. My head tells me that I need to tell her, it is time to try living by herself again. My heart is telling me differently. I find it hard to have this conversation with her. You see, she would be living by herself. She is divorsed and her ex-husband, sisters and grandson live several hours drive from her house. I guess that is what I have the most problem with in this situation...she would be totally by herself in her house.
You can go through life and count yourself lucky if you have just one true friend. I'm that friend to her and how can I in good consciense, put a time limit on her suffering and need for a friend to lean on?
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Postby Mlou » Sat Jun 23, 2007 3:19 pm

Did she not live alone before this happened? She must have had a routine and certain things to do and places to go. I think it's very necessary for a person to have these things in order to move beyond their grieving.
If she has nobody in the area, perhaps it may be time for her to think of making a move herself? (The business involved in so doing might be therapeutic.) Perhaps closer to where there is family support and backup. What do her sisters say about it?
If her grandson is several hours away, then wasn't her son also that far away? So I don't understand where the difference lies, except that she is grieving and knows he is no longer there, even at that distance. But how does it affect her day to day life?
If you feel that it's time, you might suggest that it's necessary for you to go home and check on your own affairs and that perhaps sometime later you'll pop back for a while to see how she's doing. But only you can know what you really want here.
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Postby Bess » Sat Jan 05, 2008 12:21 pm

It is now a new year, and though I haven't been around for sometime now, I have been working on improving my craft. I've come to terms with my situation in life, in fact, I have embraced it. I'm writing now more than ever and it feels great. I'm looking forward to renewing old friendships and participating more on the boards.

Mlou, I have missed you and your wise counsel more than you know. :oops: My only excuse is I seem to keep falling into the same hole (depression) and I've been learning to avoid the situations that trigger those dark times. Now, I can honestly say, I not only see the light at the end of tunnel, but can feel it too.

I knew all of you were just a mouse click away, (that knowledge has always been a comfort) but until now, I have been to embarrassed to check in with you. My "modus operandi" has been to duck and dodge. No more! As the song goes..."A New Day Has Come.
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Postby Mlou » Sat Jan 05, 2008 12:36 pm

Well, Bess, my post above proved to be prophetic. We are moving to be closer to our daughter in VT. Tried emailing you but it doesn't work. Do email me with the right address. Glad to know you're on the upswing.
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Postby Bess » Sat Jan 05, 2008 2:13 pm

Will do...
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Postby Bess » Sun Jan 06, 2008 2:21 pm

She holds the
seeds of time, until
the winds of eternity
bloom as words,
forming the writer,
a Poet found.

On to other things...
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Postby TheMudge » Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:18 am

Nice one, Bess. Welcome back.
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Postby Bess » Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:40 am

Thank you Mudge...it's nice to be back. :D
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Postby Bess » Mon Jan 07, 2008 12:33 pm

Night of Old Light descends
each breath written
dreams are penned
a life finalized, ends
images delighting
a soul escapes...
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Postby mslover » Mon Jan 07, 2008 1:49 pm

interesting... reminds me of the book i'm reading. :)

haven't seen you around much - nice to see ya back!!!

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Postby Bess » Mon Jan 07, 2008 5:11 pm

Thanks ms, nice to be back
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Postby Bess » Thu Jan 10, 2008 10:33 pm

Sure seems lonely around here without Mlou to talk to... :cry: What to do...? :roll:

:shock:

I feel like procrastinating, but I have already finished my word count and so, guess I will head over to poetry.com and look at the word list for today.
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Postby Bess » Thu Jan 10, 2008 11:22 pm

Evening Radiance

Infinity whispered as it passed by,
a timeless tide of days held
within a stilled breeze,
time falls into night.
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Postby Mlou » Fri Jan 11, 2008 9:34 pm

Hi, Bess...I'm still here. Have been laid low for a week with a horrendous bug, thanks to a home inspector who never should have come here carrying what he did! People just don't give a youknowwhat!
Happy to see someone doing p.com again. I gave it up temporarily because nobody was into it. Will try to get back to my daily PIM's as soon as I can.
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Postby Bess » Sat Jan 12, 2008 12:55 am

Glad you are feeling better. :D
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Postby Bess » Sun Jan 13, 2008 9:00 pm

I walked
the winding path
when in ivory forests lay
a circle frozen
there my future stood
looking at
me
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Postby Mlou » Mon Jan 14, 2008 11:39 am

Wow...who/what was he/it? Very mysterious and slightly sinister.
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Postby Bess » Sun Nov 23, 2008 12:19 am

What promise of Innocence lost,
a journey of hearts begins
souls unwrapping through time
hushed cries in the night end.
:shock: :oops:
Last edited by Bess on Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:41 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Postby Mlou » Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:09 am

Ah, Bess is back! :-D
Do you think "cries" should have "end" rather than "ends"?
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Postby Bess » Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:41 am

Yes old wise one...thanks for keeping me on my toes. I shall do a quick edit.
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Postby Mlou » Sun Nov 23, 2008 3:17 pm

Did you write this one from the word list, Bess? There was quite a large list today, unlike some times. However, it seemed to bring out the prophet in me....or something!
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Postby Bess » Sun Nov 23, 2008 6:16 pm

It has to have been from yesterday's list, I'll zip over and try the one from today :arrow:
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Postby Bess » Sun Nov 23, 2008 9:50 pm

A hearts measure found
frightful, wild and unfaltering
love carves itself upon the
canvas of infinity.
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