It is January 28, 2018, and in a few days, we will be heading into February. The first month of the new year almost over, 11 more to go. It was supposed to be my usual quiet Sunday morning but it took a turn early and my stress level was elevated. I have been talking … Continue reading Double Standard – Am I that different?
January 20, 2018 It’s this beautiful, sunny, winter day. Blue skies and a slight breeze. Temperatures in the 60’s which is uncommon for this time of year after the round of frigid temps the week before. It’s a good day to be happy and grateful for a new day. Then why am I sitting here … Continue reading What Happened to my Life.
Night Drive by Suzanne Allen Lights reflecting on the glass. The skyline blurring past. The low hum beneath the wheels. Concrete and steel, never yields. Roads, curving, banking left and right. Traffic moving through the night. Sounds of music gently heard. Slightly muffled are the words. Talking about this and that. Occasional singing or a … Continue reading Night Drive
It beats in a steady rhythm. Deep sounds of a gentle hum. Waiting for the echo. The heartbeat of another one. Each day the sound is silent. Vacant, no return. The heart continues its song. Aching from its yearn. One day the song will cease. No longer will it make its plea. The life will … Continue reading The Heart’s Song by Suzanne Allen
Try as I might to close my eyes. I sometimes lie awake until midnight. The day is finished, things are done. Mind wanders, thoughts still on the run. The beginning of doubt starts to sink in. Were all actions with good reason? Things started going awry. Trust broken again, started to cry. Tired of this … Continue reading Thoughts at Midnight by S.E. Allen
I originally wrote this piece on January 31, 2015, and it was titled "To Be Alone". At that time I was struggling with the recent finalization of our divorce, a job loss, and the possibility of losing my vehicle and home. I was spiraling downward and was losing hope. This was posted on Facebook at … Continue reading To Be Alone – Revision to Thoughts
January 9, 2018 The first full week of 2018 is complete and as is commonplace, most New Year’s resolutions have already begun to falter or have ended. It’s normal and most know this, adjust, and then keep moving on. Others, myself included, don’t make these grand gestures or plans at the stroke of midnight on … Continue reading Success – Different shades of view
January 7, 2018 The first week of the New Year is coming to an end. My children are back in school and my eldest daughter has returned back to college. It was nice having them all here for winter break. During the past couple of weeks, there have been numerous online chats occurring between myself … Continue reading Forgettable – Friendships don’t last long with me.
It is 4:17 pm here. A little less than 8 hours away from the start of another new year. As I sit here looking through the social media posts of those that I follow and who also follow me it makes me wonder if they have ever had moments in their life when things seemed … Continue reading Another year gone, now what?
**This is my entry for the weekly challenges on Instagram for the Artlixierpoetry challenge. The entry had to be on a place that you knew or visited either real or imaginary. ***************************************************************************** Grandma’s Home by Suzanne Allen There is a place that I know. It is where I used to go. It was beautiful and … Continue reading Grandma’s Home – Writing Challenge