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Will you come to me tonight
You were right, it’s what I want
Let’s drive along the Parkway
We’ll revisit our old haunts
Lets shelter under the willow
Where no prying eyes can see
My body’s aching for your touch
Unwrap yourself for me
Your lips are benediction
As you bend your mouth to mine
Kisses that are sweetened
With experience and time
Share the lessons not forgotten
Held in check until you came
Every secret, searing memory
Is sparked to fiery life again
And now our bodies crash together
Truth speaks in sweat and seed
Time reveals we are a diamond
Unwrap yourself for me
27 May 2015, reworked 29 September 2018
do unto others…
the golden rule is sadly tarnished
rules of engagement
ignored so hard, I’m bleeding inside
i retreat, regroup, rethink
how can two people who once loved so deeply
not even be able to speak?
is this your strategy? is this how you do unto me?
I try that weapon, the blade turns
slicing at what’s left of my heart
betrayed at night by the enemy within
a traitor subconscious
dreaming a language that was ours alone
skin to skin, soul to soul
the code i know you know
something in me won’t let that go
do unto others…
I’ll fight your silence forever
to save my illusions of you
26 May 2018
Your Integrity isn’t worth much
If Pride keeps you from apologizing
Or Fear lets you justify hurting someone…
11 March 2018
Hello WP People,
I’m sorry that this is two ME posts in a row rather than at least a rhyming couplet however, time is running out.
The 25th of March is the submission deadline and I want all my friends, family and colleagues who’ve watched me “disappear” over the last year or two to sign this petition.
Please, help me to help those of us who may be so negatively impacted by Myalgic Encephalomyelitis that they are bed-bound, unable to muster the energy to use a computer. If every one of my followers signed this petition, there would be close to 10,000 voices demanding the end of abusive PACE & GET “therapies”. I do not expect to see a cure in my lifetime but I remain optimistic that there can be medically-sound treatments.
Thank you for helping me have a voice.
04 March 2018
Petition To End Abusive Enforced PACE And To Find A Legitimate Treatment For ME
A terrible event can inspire us to do better, be better and… to realize that kindness costs each of us nothing to give.
I support this initiative to shine a light and to generate funds that are for: “Fighting the stigma, improving access to care, supporting world-class research and leading by example in workplace mental health.”
Five years ago, I was literally brought to my knees by events in my life that escalated my Depression and Anxiety to a level beyond my ability to cope. How humbling for someone who has always considered herself and been considered “the strong one”.
I have never spoken about this at any length to anyone other than my best friend, who’s intervention saved my life. In fact, for the first two years, I did everything to hide my struggle but it’s time for any and all mental health challenges to come out of the closet.
This year, I had the courage of my convictions and my diagnosis, adding the Bell “Let’s Talk” frame to my profile photo on Social Media. I meant what I said. I will listen. How disappointing then, to see the number of short-sighted and erroneous comments made by many people, “Scam” being among the most prevalent. Let’s start with this:
a dishonest scheme; a fraud.
“an insurance scam”
fraud, swindle, fraudulent scheme, racket, trick; More
“a guy that scams the elderly out of their savings”
swindle, cheat, deceive, trick, dupe, hoodwink, double-cross, gull
Now, here is a link to the results of this initiative:
Clearly; not a scam by any stretch of a narrow mind. See the entire initiative at this website:
Someone needs to explain to me the hostility and spreading of misinformation that this particular campaign engendered. There are many fundraisers out there that benefit the sponsor as much and sometimes more than the cause. The annual CHEO, Heart & Stroke and Dream Of A Lifetime are some that are better known. Why the backlash against Bell? Is it because their marketing team scored big with harnessing the power of social media and is highly visible? Shouldn’t that be the point – especially for the historical stigma that is attached to Mental Illness?
Social Media works. In generation “Click and Care”, to which the vast majority of us belong; this is a brilliant strategy. At the end of the day, 31 January 2018, more people became aware, more funds were donated and yes, Bell may even have scored a handful of new customers. Tell me how this could possibly be a bad thing.
To the linear thinkers who were so eager to jump on an idealist bandwagon – do your research before making such blinkered comments. This campaign is far larger than Ma Bell and if you can’t see that, you need to reexamine your compassion. To the folks out there who say “why doesn’t Bell just donate a large sum of money…” you missed the point. For those individuals with a large audience of people who are inclined to agree because they think a “popular” person must be right, you missed an opportunity.
1 February 2018
I wish you could know from each vague reference, rhyme or rare, brave message;
That just the fact of your existence, regardless of the separate orbits we occupy,
Satisfies my soul
30 January 2018