Mike Tyson

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  My seat was center against the stage. We made eye contact many many times. When we met, we exchanged words, and I told him how proud I am of him, how privileged and grateful I am to meet him. I left the stage and had to sit. I started to cry. His story is so like mine And I The pittance welfare girl Just shook hands With the best…

My Role Model

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I had no role model in motherhood. I had no person that I knew personally to emulate, bring my silly or important questions to. I had no one to say “you did that too!” at the wonderful things children do. I had to return to work when my first child was one. I worked in a VIP Park Ave law firm from 8:30 pm – 3:30 am. Yes, we had…

Irish Face

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There are tiny little creases Wrinkles Indentations Crumpled skin Around my mouth This is my fault For smoking for 25 years I’ve tried so very many remedies Mother Nature says no No, Irish Girl Sorry, I know you wore sunblock Sorry You’re Irish I look at my face I see the lines around my lips Moved, crease, distort When I speak When I smile When I anything There’s nothing to…

All the Blessings

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I had no role model in motherhood. I had no person that I knew personally to emulate, bring my silly or important questions to. I had no one to say “you did that too!” at the wonderful things children do. I had to return to work when my first child was one. I worked in a VIP Park Ave law firm from 8:30 pm – 3:30 am. Yes, we had…

Shut Up

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I told the voice inside my head Be quiet now Shut up your dread I told the bitch Who bothers me Get off my shit And let me be She doesn’t listen Doesn’t care Enjoys herself In misery’s wares I turn away Turn up the song Think of something else To make her gone I waste my time My efforts, thoughts My great escape Is all for naught For days…

My Ellie

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We rescued Ellie from a kill shelter when she was 8 weeks old; she’s 4 months old now.  She’s very naughty due to her curiousity.  We adore her.  She is wonderful company to our 6 year old lab Gracie

Choices

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Most choices we make are pebbles in a pond. We live alone in our minds, but in life, we share ourselves with others, with the regular checkout woman you say hello to at the supermarket, to your pet who just wants you, to the person who you didn’t know you were a secret hero to, to those who remember a moment etched in their memory spent with you .. and…

The Hole

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I live in a hole You do too You don’t live in my hole I don’t know your hole My hole Is mine I don’t ever show anyone It’s a well No sides Deep And the sun passes Over my hole For a few hours Everyday Then I forget I’m in a hole And I dance and the sun passes But I’m still throbbing And elated And I’m lucky Because…

It Falls

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It falls The cream was $1800 But it falls The operation was successful But it falls The dose of Botox? Nope That crease said, not leaving, gave it It falls Rub the face with a needlepoint pincher Then retinal-A Then run rub rub The laser on your neck It’s red And rub rub rub Cream into the neck It falls It just falls For an Irish girl I staved it…

Epiphany

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Epiphany When a person calls you immature and obnoxious, it is unsettling and requires a self introspection. It also requires a look at from the source. I am not beyond reproach. I make mistakes. I do like to be silly. Obnoxious? Well, that is a judgment statement. The person who made the statement is an adult male of self-acclaimed accomplishment but in my view, it is average accomplishment as this…