The Last Time *

Go he’d say

Over and over

~

So many times it was

screamed in my ear,

followed by

his heavy hand

~

Going wasn’t an option

Only if I had listened

In my gut I knew

Nothing would change

Gonna stay just the same

~

So many times

thinking it was love,

deep down

knowing it was fear

~

Gone I’ll be soon enough

Only now finding the courage

Now finding a way to escape

Endng this β€˜love’ charade

~

Finally I obeyed you;

taking my child,

leaving you behind

while you were

out getting drunk.

~

No longer do I

hold my breath;

now I inhale

freedom

deeply.

oh so

sweetly!

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*Note: I started this for https://dversepoets.com/2021/02/22/goinggoinggone-poeming/ which was supposed to to be a quadrille using 44 words in all, excluding the title. I found that I couldn’t limit my words, nor my thoughts. So here you have the end result. (On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men. ncadv.org) Yes, there is a song. πŸŒŽβœŒπŸ»πŸ’™ Take care, be safe.

That Day (tanka)*

internal turmoil~

percolates in that dark place~

minds cognitive ruse~

apprehensively aware~

afraid it will boil over~

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*Note: We’ve all experienced That Day, you know when it all becomes too much. Sometimes it’s hard to suppress our emotions, how you deal with them is what counts. Mine is meditation and music. Close your eyes and listen.

πŸŒŽβœŒπŸ»πŸ’™ Take care, be safe.

Written for: https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2021/02/08/internal/

Highs and Lows

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*Note: Today’s post is in regards to bipolar disorder. Globally, 46 million people around the world have bipolar disorder. (Our World in Data, 2018) There are various types of bipolar disorders. I’ve posted a very informative link below with quite interesting statistics and treatment. Mental health is a growing problem, with defunding of various programs in the US it will not improve. As always a song about the issue in this post.

🌎 βœŒπŸ»πŸ’™ Take care, be safe.

Information link: https://www.singlecare.com/blog/news/bipolar-disorder-statistics/#bipolar-disorder-stats-by-age

https://thesoulsearchersite.wordpress.com/2021/01/23/6wsp-74/

Recollection (haiku)*

Silent, disjointed~

Memories clinging to past~

Entangled confused~

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*Note: what most people don’t know is that dementia sometimes takes root at a younger age, the signs may not show themselves until middle age. (Below is a link to more information about dementia.) I dedicate this to my best friends mother Juanita (she was like my second Mom, we even shared the same birthday). She was a brilliant woman (she was an integral part in instituting the bilingual program in the Chicago School System) and a much loved teacher by her students. As always a song.

πŸŒŽβœŒπŸ»πŸ’™ Take care, be safe.

https://www.nbcnews.com/healthmain/dementia-rivals-alzheimers-strikes-age-65-6C10317123

Triggers*

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*Note: many suffer from anxiety, brought on by a number of different reasons. Some suffer extreme attacks needing medication, others mild that can be brought under control with breathing exercises. Meditative music also helps to calm a person during an attack. Neither form is pleasant to go through.

🌎 βœŒπŸ»πŸ’™ Take care, be safe.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8rTF5yMg9mU

For more information on symptoms, types, causes and prevention I have provided a link https:www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/323454#types

https://thesoulsearchersite.wordpress.com/2020/12/12/6wsp-68/