Heather has a Bachelor's Degree in English from Moravian College and has been freelance writing for more than 12 years.
Once upon a time, as every story began
There were vastly in-depth plans of how to live
And conquer the world with a ravenous ease
Desire to do that taken away by time and circumstance
Older and somewhat wiser in moments of impulse
Still overly analytical when it comes to trivial matters
Emotional and rational flights of fancy that colored everything
Why spending so much time on subjects that don't wash
When others simply erase people and places from view
Wish that this could be done on my end at some point in time
Would make the day to day happenings a lot easier to pass by
Wondered why such pointless sights became most bothersome
When a small act of a random overture didn't have a motive
Watching too many soap operas and crime shows
No great plan to be had by anyone important
Realized that sometimes there is no great mystery
The simplest answer always most logical in the end
Occasionally contained a few bitter truths in the mix
Hard to swallow and handle without a lot of patience
Need copious amounts of water and a breather to swallow this
Decided to not do anything rash to give anyone power
Embracing the healing properties of ginger snaps and cat videos
Laughing at Deliciousness food fails to escape reality
Pulling back from certain feelings since that door is padlocked shut
Heart on the mend after too many rounds on the rollercoaster
Thunderstruck that some people don't have foresight on their end
Learning to allow time to wash away all past thoughts
No longer the people to bend over backwards for the ungrateful
Thought kindness was a blessing and not a curse
Draw Bridge alarm system on and guards loaded for battle
Prepared to look beyond the horizon and focus on what's ahead
Future seemed so uncertain; only know what I don't want
A need to not go backwards again
Tried that and nothing good came of it.
BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on March 23, 2021:
I wish kindness was a blessing, but often it is those deeds that tend to be punished.
Hang in there.
Pull the curtain & shut the world out for a bit.
Cat videos sound great.
Take care & heal.