Sunday, June 27, 2010

sunday 160-Unsettled?

changes are coming; they need to be.
something's just unsettled in me.
I need to figure out what it is and fix it
because I feel something is missing.
but what?

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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Magpie 19-happiness eluded

The dagger was thrown and sliced my heart.
The knife came unexpectedly, and I was unprepared again,
completely thrown off guard.
Why do these things continue to happen;
what do I do that makes the pattern repeat?
Have I annoyed Karma or what?

Happiness is not to remain, I guess
It doesn't want to stay in one place-
its visits are too quick and then out the door it goes.
I guess I'll just wait around for its next visit.
Hopefully, I'll be prepared and bolt the door.
If I get lucky enough for another visit, I can't let it escape again.

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Sunday 160-Happy Father's Day

he's grown with me through the years
been with me through all my tears
helped alleviate all my fears

a great man he's become to me
and I cherish every memory.

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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Six word Saturday ( ...another series)

I am blessed with great friends!

I had a pretty fabulous Friday

and today's looking pretty great, too.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


I'm celebrating my birthday at work today-all day!   But I have great co-workers so it's really not so bad; it actually beats celebrating it alone at home while everyone else is at work. 

Monday, June 14, 2010

Magpie 18: A pencil's life

If I could write my life in pencil
oh, the risks that I would take
the lives that I could shake
for a little bit of rubber
would erase it all away.

If I could write my life in pencil
oh, the words that I would say.
the games that I could play
for a little bit of rubber 
would erase it all away.

If I could write my life in pencil
oh the messes I 'd get through
the dancing I would do
for a little bit of rubber 
would erase it all away.

Alas-my life-it's written in Sharpie.
and I can only say 
that no amount of rubber 
will erase it all away.

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Sunday, June 13, 2010


blank-I'm sitting here staring at the clock
feeling a bit of writer's block
I have no muses to inspire my pen
though a long day at work it has certainly been.

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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Concert Mishaps

When I go to a concert, there are three things I pray do not happen while I'm there.  One:  I pray I don't get beer spilled on me, two:  I pray no one falls in my lap, and three:  I pray that the people behind me aren't obnoxiously louder than the group singing.

Being at the Daughtry/Lifehouse concert in Charlotte last night with my best friends was absolutely a blast. The voices and guitar playing of these two groups never left me short of amazed.  Unfortunately, none of my prayers were answered.

The group of guys behind us was so obnoxiously drunk and so loud, we almost couldn't hear the bands.  They were jumping and screaming in each other's face.  I think I heard more profanity out of their mouths than I've heard on Showtime, HBO, and Cinemax combined.  Security even came up to settle them down, but it didn't work.  Not fifteen minutes after the security visit, one of the guys had fallen face first over his seat into the arm rest of mine and dumped a whole glass of beer on my seat and bottom.  This leaving me soaked in beer and knocked over by a drunk, lanky, walking disaster.  Security promptly kicked him out, but I spent the rest of the evening with enough yeast on my jeans to bake a loaf of bread!  To top it all off, the rest of his group started giving us a hard time for his behavior and him getting kicked out.

Has the human race forgotten how to be civilized?  Are people no longer responsible for their own actions?  I stand by my decision to move to Mars!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Tragedy in baby world

I need to write this story while it's heavy in my heart.  It won't be fun to read, but i need to write it.

Her fragile, tiny body was pulled from an over-turned vehicle.  She's five; brave, bright, and sweet.  The medics bring her into the emergency department on a stretcher with her spine in a c-collar.  Her eyes are wide and she cooperates with the medics, the nurses, and the doctors as they lay her on the ER bed.  She even offers a smile when we tell her how brave she is.  The examination proves to be unremarkable except for the laceration on her forehead.

I am asked to sit with her while they go work on her four year old sister.  The four year old little girl has not faired so well.  When the car rolled, the little girl was thrown out and the car landed on her.  In the next room, there are swarms of doctors, surgeons, nurses, respiratory therapists working hard to save this little girl's life.  Mom and grandma are in and out frantic and screaming.  It's chaos.  They work for an hour pumping the little girls chest and pushing fluids into her veins to replace the blood loss.  They aren't able to get a heart beat.

As I sit in the next room with the precious five year old, we talk about her favorite cartoons and starting kindergarten.  She smiles and chats, but as she hears her moms screams and cries from the next room, she begins to talk about her sister and the accident.  "My mom was driving too fast and then there was an accident.  The car rolled on my sister and she died.  She was my only sister and I miss her."  My heart broke into a million pieces, but I couldn't leave her.  I had to be there for her, so I sat there and listened and held her hand as I fought back my tears.  When they called time of death for her sister and she heard her momma's painful cry, she looked at me and asked me if she was going to get another sister.  Then she worried that the police were gonna take away her mom.  "I think they've got her and they're taking her away" she says.  I tell her that her momma is just sad and she's not being taken away.

She gets some visits from paramedics and some doctors coming in and out of her room.  Even in the midst of tragedy, the little girl still manages to laugh and smile as we all talk to her.  As though this wasn't enough of a tragedy, the little one tells us that her and her sister were in their car seats but were not strapped in.  This could have all been prevented with a few extra moments of caution.  My heart breaks for what her and her family will be going through for a long time, the guilt they're going to be feeling, and the blame they will be placing.

I wish this was a story of fiction, but unfortunately it's what I took part in today and what I see way too much of.  Over ninety percent of children's accidental deaths can be prevented.  We just need to take some time and make sure all safety measures are taken.  I learned some awful details of this accident.  The babies' mom was driving and arguing with her mom, who was also in the front seat.  She was speeding, arguing, lost control, and flipped the car.  I know she didn't set out for this to happen, but life is taken for granted way too often.  I don't want to have to live through another day like today, but I would have loved for that four year old to have lived through it.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

A Weekend in Heaven

Heaven was peaked at this weekend and reality just doesn't seem right anymore.
The orange sun gliding between clouds as we sat on the beach
A breeze so cooling we never broke a sweat.
The sound of the waves crashing over and over against the shore; my favorite sound in the whole world.
Outside shops of plenty and people from many walks of life.
Dinner on the river illuminated by the downtown city lights.
Enjoying our food as we listen to the rippling of the water in the fresh night air. 
Laughter and friendships shared...not a care in the world.
A weekend at the beach is just not long enough 
but experiencing just a slice of Heaven is better than none at all.
I'm ready to go back; I know what my Heaven will be like!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Happiness...ah yes, I remember that feeling

Tonight I am feeling truly happy.  It may be short-lived, but I will enjoy it while it lasts.  Things seem to be going so well; I just hope it's not a calm before the storm.  But if it is, bring it.  I will enjoy the good and fight through the storm, as always.

I am going to the beach for the weekend, leaving Friday.  Myself and five of my dearest girlfriends spending the weekend at a beautiful beach in a fabulous hotel.  It's going to involve sand, being poolside, maybe an umbrella beverage or two, some dancing, dining, shopping,'s going to be wonderful.  Just what a girl needs :)

Also, my photography class is going well.  I received a 10/10 on my latest assignment.

Add to that, I may have a new car next week.  I've had my latest truck for eight years and it has been good to me.  It's not real good on gas though and it's starting to get tired.  I think it's ready for retirement, and I need to get a car with good gas mileage.  And just at the right time, I was offered a great deal!

This whole month is loaded with plans involving the fabulous people in my, I am happy :)