Author: poopiemcgoo

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Last summer I wrote a letter to a friend and placed it in a bottle. I hadn’t seen her in a while and it was great to reconnect. I wanted to mark the occasion for her and show her my gratitude and love. She traveled a great distance physically and emotionally to arrive at my…




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May 20

Summit

Did you know climbing some of the biggest mountains can leave climbers with symptoms that are very similar to heart failure? Death zones are places at the top of a mountain where low oxygen and poor weather conditions make even breathing a pain-filled struggle. A documentary on K2 detailed the descent of a group of…




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What are you waiting for? They aren’t coming back. Your tears are falling As they ramble down the track. You’re on your own. Frightened and alone. You are endlessly waiting For the next moment to rise. For destiny to find you And dry your pain-filled eyes. But you don’t have to wait. We decide our…




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Katharine Clifton (played by Kristin Scott Thomas, from The English Patient): My darling. I’m waiting for you. How long is the day in the dark? Or a week? The fire is gone, and I’m horribly cold. I really should drag myself outside but then there’d be the sun. I’m afraid I waste the light on…




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interconnectedness /in(t)ǝrkǝ’nektǝdnǝs/-n. The state of being connected with each other. Yes, that’s a word. But here’s my personal definition: interconnectedness-n. The relationship of all things through all time. This is how I have come to understand my own life: all things are related to all things. Karma. Fundamentally, even though we are a planet of…




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I spent my youth Away from Home. Wishing my friends Were sisters of my own. I didn’t like family. Dangerous love. Beat up and tortured, Push comes to shove. We lived in the country, Away from town. If there are no neighbors, Does abuse make a sound? My heart goes back To that scary place.…




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Apr 21

Bear Fruit

No. Not bear (growling animal) fruit. That would look like this. No. As fun as that is, today, I get to bear fruit. Patience fruit. I am a budding tree and this is the spring of my seasons. The time for flowers and growth and fruit. There are several fruits of the Spirit. Love, joy,…




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Background I was abused for 19 years by my father and others. Physically and emotionally. Then my dad died in ’92. For 6 more years, I would be physically and emotionally abused by my sister. At 25, I moved out, got married and I was free! From almost-daily emotional abuse. But. That day? That I…




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Apr 18

Broke

I love, Have loved, Broken things. All my life. Cars. Furniture. Houses. People. My childhood family Was IS A broken thing. My father was definitely a broken thing. My husband is, unfortunately, a broken thing. I don’t know many people who aren’t broken In some spectacular fashion. The problem with broken is– You can try…




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An excerpt: “My memories erupt like dead-gray trees out of the dark depths where feelings feed.  I am a stone at the bottom, seen through the swirls.  I want to rise, but am unmoved by the ceaseless currents of the past.  The only place that these things, water and relationships live are in my mind.…