Melonie's Poetic Life

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http://www.fanstory.com/index.jsp

http://www.poeticous.com

http://www.tweetspeakpoetry.com/2012/02/29/the-unofficially-official-list-of-top-poetry-sites/

 http://www.thepoetsanctuary.net

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This would be a dream come true to own so many books ...

This would be a dream come true to own so many books …

Drawn to the building standing so tall

What are the secrets hidden away after all

What is the voice that beckons to me now

So curious to find out somehow

Through the doors I enter with curiosity

Wondering what stories will unfold in front of me

Drawn to the area I take my seat at the table quietly

Searching through articles and sites to see what I stumble upon

My worries have escaped me, my frustrations gone

My hands type the words freely with ease

The knowledge I am gaining make me feel pleased

Time escapes me and suddenly I am told “5 minutes to go”

Carefully I pack my work again and tuck away the knowledge I now know

Dear best friend

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To my dear best friend
I write this letter to let
You know how I cherish
Your friendship, even though I don’t
Always show

You have truly changed my life
Forever more
Where darkness and shadows
Once resided solemnly
A light now brightly shines

Gone is the loneliness within
My sad,empty soul
You’ve helped me heal
A wounded heart

In my life you’ll always
Play an important part
From here on out I vow
To show my gratitude sincere

Please know that on my friendship
You can always depend
As long as you need me true
I will always be here for you

To Whom It May Concern

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To whom it may concern

It has been my lifelong dream to see

Everyone reading poetry written lovingly by me

To whom it may concern

I have always been to shy

Afraid of the judgments

I am not quiet sure as to why

To whom it may concern

My dear best friend encouraged me

Placed vision in my head of how great things can be

To whom it may concern

The words pour out from my very soul

Sometimes so intensely my emotions pay the toll

To whom it may concern

Here I am shakily steeping out of my comfort zone now

I am going to try to be brave, some way some how

To whom It may Concern

Heart it is a racing as I stand here

Can you sense my fear?

To whom it may concern

Please read my poems with care

Feel free to comment, I just ask you be fair

To whom it may concern

I will leave you now to think

I always find that poetry goes best with a hot and frothy drink

To whom it may concern

Just one more thing to say

Thank you for your time on this wonderful day

Now just a magicians trick

I will just fade away.

War Torn Lives

Raptured by war
Rebels overtook
Clawed and torn apart
Death a familiar foe
Ashes instead of homes
Stranded – some escape
Not all make it alive
Woman and children
Captured for slavery
Obey or die!
Tortured and raped
Half Beaten to Death!
Silence or Consequence
Cries and screams
No one hears their silent pleas!
Unknown faces no one sees
Stories untold and forgotten
Precious and troubled souls
Endangered by our ignorance

Pleas from a Psych Ward

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Secluded in this cold and lonely room

My happiness erased – all that is left is gloom

Nothing I can do except pace the floor

I don’t want to be sick and feel this way anymore

So confused and lost – nothing around me seems real

How am I suppose to control how or what I feel?

Doctors in and out poking and prodding me

Why can’t they just let me be?

Everyone I see has a look of despair in their eyes

Feeling hopeless is something I despise!

Life is supposed to be an adventure full of joy

It seems like a crazy game and I am just a toy!

Screaming voices inside me full of rage, anguish and hate

How can this be my life?

Should I resign to fate?

I am not sure of what happened – what did I do?

How I wish my pain and suffering would be through!!

Ode to A Lost Friend

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Genuinely gentle and loving soul

Her mere presence could grab at your heart and take control

Youthful spirit, full of energy and light

Just watching could make you laugh, turn dark days bright

Proud you would be to be considered her friend

On her loyalty you could truly depend

Sharing her love with each person she met

Not a single soul who saw her did fret

A secret message she sent to all

“Your life forever changed it will be

Just take the time and come play with me!”

This precious soul left us one, sad fateful day

Leaving us all speechless, at lost for the words to say

Our hearts now contain a hollow voice – its true

Some of us still wonder how we made it through

Never a day goes by she is not on my mind

I know one day we will meet again – a different place and time

Battered Soul

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When I think I am strong enough to carry on
Something happens to prove me horribly wrong
Each time I try, defeat grabs a hold
Always slipping, I can not get in control
Any step I take, I stumble aimless around
Ending up face first bleeding on the ground
Reaching out for something to grasp onto
My hands are too slippery, the life lines fall through
Yearning for peace and inner strength now
Wanting for the craziness to end somehow
Sanity abandoned me so long ago
Normalcy is not a feeling I know
Outwardly you may see a smile
But inside I am drowning all the while
Unless you know me you’ll never see
The emotional wounds that follow me
Life has been a roller coaster so out of control
Leaving me nothing but I cold, worn and battered soul

THE ANSWER

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Once bound by chains so heavy and tight
Struggling to move and to breathe day and night
So tired, weak and weary from the dreadful fight
Lonely and hollow, felt so alone
My world seemed so dark, empty and cold
No place I had been ever felt like home
Past wounds of all kinds wounded my soul
So terrified of feeling, afraid to trust again
Unable to relinquish the need for control
Tired of this rollercoaster that became my life
Pleading to get off the craziness, wishing it would stop for once
Needing an end to all this pain, darkness and strife
One day I got on my knees and cried for help
At the end of my rope, I made a plea
“Whoever is listening, please help me”
Out of the silence, I heard a voice call to me
“Stand up, my dear you’ll be alright.”
Wiping my tears I looked around to see
No one was in sight – how can this be?
A feeling of comfort swept over me
From that day on, I vowed to start anew
Knowing inside I had what it takes to make it through.

Silent Stalker

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Secretly stalked me year after year

Lurking amongst the darkness and shadows

Haunted my dreams night after night

Robbed my soul of the precious gift of light

Stole my dreams and torn apart all my hope

Ripped my heart out and left it to die

Watched me suffer as I begged and cried

Struck me out of the blue that cold, dark day

I could not fight you off – your message was clear

Although you were silent and did not have anything to say

Turned my world inside out and upside down

Shattered pieces of who I was tossed on the ground

Alone, I struggled to find the strength to carry on

Emptiness was all I had left – everything else was gone

Every step I took forward seemed pointless and long

Day after day, I cried and I prayed

“Please God; help me end this pain today”

Did not think I could make it through each day

But here I am stand fighting this battle my own way

I may not always beat you, but I know I can survive

Day by day, I watch for your presence to be known

I will not let you sneak up again – I will not be thrown

A rollercoaster is what my life has become today

But I am prepared for the highs and lows

I will survive this crazy, neurotic ride – someway

My eyes are open now – I know the chaos you create

I will not sink to your level – I chose not to hate

This journey through hell has a lesson to be learned

Amongst the rubble there are treasures hidden within

I will speak out and have my voice be heard loud and clear

Help others find their way out and no there is nothing to fear

I will stand up and let my secret out – no longer a whisper, it is now a shout

No longer afraid of the stigma – I am here to finally speak the truth

Whether you hear my true message is completely up to you

My name is Melonie and I need to finally say

“I struggle with mental illness – I have always been this way”

For all my peers who fight this fight, know you are never alone

 

 

Don’t forget

A bright and early good morning to everyone!!’

it is 7:23 am here and the sky is still dark and dreary casting a shadow over the moods that fall usually impacts.  I have been awake since 3:30 am and I know it will hit me this afternoon, but sometimes our inner clocks decide to switch up routine, i guess.

I hope everyone is checking out my new shot story “The antique house” for 3,99 on kindle and 5.99 on Kobo.   I am also in the stages of getting the story printed out in hard copy, which is really exciting to me – as soon as funds are there I will be or ordering proof copies.

Keep an eye for surprises sales. S perhaps a give away coming in next few months

Release of The Antique House

I am very excited to announce the release of  “The Antique House”  Book One of Melinda’s Journey on Kindle for the low cost of $3.99 

 I hope that all my fans and followers will check out my book and give me an honest review about what you think because it is my first attempt at writing a short story.

Also my book of poem “On Wings of Hope” has been reduced in price to 1.99 – feel free to check that out as well.

Force of a Whisper

Today, while I was brainstorming for the second book in “Melinda’s Journey”, I was struck with a different idea for a second project.  A very different idea for me and although I questioned the idea and in a it theoretical way argued with the voice that seemed to over power my thoughts – it would not let me push it aside.

It is funny how when we ignore the whisper and question its’ validity that the Universe screams at us and our bodies on a cellular level react to it, for instance I had a migraine all day and nothing I did worked until I stopped fighting and went with flow of proxess.

I am not sure where this project will take me and what it’s purpose and format is meant to be – I guess only time will tell.

Well, i bid you all a good night and sweet dreams!

Up and Coming

Funny how, when we have plans for our days that our bodies and the Universe have a different plan!

I was suppose to get up early and be able to get everything I needed to get done this morning,however my body said “rest” and although I tried to ignore it – my body won and I dozed off again this morning.

I did however manage to get one task complete before I was inhabiting dreamland – The Antoque House has been submitting to Kindle Ebook Publishing.  It is in review process, but once released will be 3.99!!

Once it has been cleared for publication, I will definitely let all my fans and followers know!!

Stay tuned – there many even be a surprise sale coming up!!

Photo Prompt for Weekend

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Old School brainstorming

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Photo Prompt for Aspiring Writers

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THANK YOU HUGS

Taking a break from the word a day life and thought I would check in and say hello to all my fans and followers!!  As well send everyone a thank you hug as your encouragement helped me to achieve the goal of writing my first short story!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!    I hope everyone will take a look at my book on Kobo and Kindle (will be submitting it this weekend as time off from work).   I would appreciate e

veryone’s input and feedback – it took a lot of creative muscle stretching for me as new to story writing.

I am taking the weekend to brain storm for the next adventures along The Antique House journey – should be interesting to see where the imagination takes me!!

Today is Photo Prompt Day

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The Antique House Released

Announcing with great excitement on Kobo – The Antique House 5.99.  Stop by Kobo site and check it out please!!!’

I will be submitting it to Kindle probably this weekend – I will definitely be sure to update everyone on the progress and release information for Kindle.

Stay tuned

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