Monday Moment: Preparing for Home

~Now that I have been gone for so long

I realize the place to which I belong

I miss those familiar things that make me feel protected

That place I can shelter from the unknown prospected

Soon I will feel the warmth of my own bed

My teddy bear nestled between my shoulder and head

I’ll know where I can find my perfect delights

I can be assured where I sleep each night

The countdown is on and I’m going to soon be home

I’ve seen Paris, Barcelona, England and even Rome!

I wandered through cities like Edinburgh, Bergen, and Berlin

I went sightseeing in Venice and Florence with a big perma-grin ūüôā

I explored some of India and in the hot sun I would wake

And of course, I went to Amsterdam and got totally baked!

Three more countries to go as I enjoy Argentina

A touch of luxury ahead with hot tubs and piscinas

I will finally see the great mountains of Machu Pichu

It’s amazing what this wonderful world can teach you

More adventure awaits as the last leg unfolds

I have so many tales that need to be told

So many stories that don’t seem like they’re actually real

I can’t even describe the many feelings I feel

My home is waiting and I’m just about there

I’m finishing off with a BANG!! And then once more…

I’ll fly UP UP UP high in the air!!

I can not express how grateful I am

Boy oh boy… I’m going to have the most incredible Instagram!!

My dreams have come true each and every day

I’ve lived life to the fullest in every possible way ‚̧

Good Morning, Good Evening Monday!

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Good morning Monday, or should I say good evening?

My clock is ahead and my friends back home are still sleeping.

My day is ending when theirs has only begun.

I see the end of the day and they see the beginning of the sun.

Bonjour,¬†bonsoir,¬†bonne apr√®s-midi…

Which part of the day will all of us see?

Paris is cloudy and the air has a chill.

That sure does not stop me from having my thrills.

Last night or this morning I saw a wonderful site.

Gazed once more at the Eiffel Tower and had a marvelous night.

Arise, my dear friends, it’s a new day and you’re free!

Your morning, my night, today…¬†aujourd’hui.

From Paris, with love. ‚̧

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~Bon Lundi Matin~ Good Morning Monday~

~Bon Lundi Matin~

When I was a girl I dreamed of Paris; I wandered through it in my mind day and night.

I dreamed¬†of the Eiffel Tower as if someday it would stand before me; finally within arm’s¬†reach and in plain sight.

I desired the romance, the wine, and the cheese.

S’il vous pla√ģt, mon amie¬†pretty please….

From the corners of The Louvre to the top of Arc de Triomphe I wished to cross the great Transatlantic Sea.

With French blood running through¬†my veins, I felt connected; my ancestor’s spirits must have called.

For as the years aged me my bucket list extended to Big Ben, The Vatican, and the mighty Berlin Wall.

Further investigations of the European beauties that lay miles and miles away, sparked my intrigue so intensely I must say.

To a land far away I still have a yearning to explore; from the croissants, Moulin Rouge, ¬†and so much more! ūüôā

Now I’m a woman dreaming of Paris; for it is merely two flights away.

I will finally fly to my dream land; I will go to Paris and there I may just have to stay! ūüôā

~Je rêve de Paris~

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A Friday Poem- Reminisce

~Thank goodness it’s Friday, it’s been a long week

As I reminisce, the sun warms my cheeks

Standing at the window I look to see through

I remember when I used to spend my Fridays with you

And as the months pass by it gets easier to swallow

But still there’s a soft dull pain; a sweet empty hallow

For once my heart longed for the week to end

It was because of you but now I look forward to my dear friends

Freedom is funny when you wished for a bond

That desire to be connected suddenly gone

Now today is just mine and I’ll do what I wish

I will dance. I will sing. I will accept the tarnish

For my broken wings are starting to heal more and more

I think I am finally ready to close that heavy rusted doorantelope-canyon-543590

The brightness I thought I’d lost is shining into my cave

I know I have to emerge. I have to be brave

Today is my Friday and it is mine all mine

From the depths of my heart, the sun will continue to shine xo

Happy Friday

~T

For the People Who Truly Love Me xo

For the people who truly love me;

For the ones who take a moment out of their day to tell me that they are proud of me and they admire how far I’ve come in my life.

For the caring notes and messages I receive when times get tough.

For the thoughts that pass through your minds when I am near: “Is she OK?” “What can I say to help make things better?”

For those questions you ask make me feel special.

I no longer feel unwanted, unloved or invisible.

I no longer feel a sharp pain or a sinking heart.

I no longer believe hope is lost.

I no longer want to dwell on the people who do not truly love me, for I do not deserve to be treated in such a way.

I deserve the ones who truly love me without any conditions.

For those amazing, wonderful kind-hearted souls who have reached out to my heart, I give you a small piece.

I know you will not give it away or crush it.

I know you will keep it warm and embrace it.

I know you will try your best to put the broken pieces back together again.

For the people who truly love me, I love you too xo

Thank you for being you ūüôā

For what would I do without your true love?

Letter to a Lost Love xo Moving on Monday

Dearest Lost Love,

I felt as though I owed you a great special surprise for your birthday this year. I had started planning a while ago. I was making a list of the things you loved: knives, machetes, climbing gear and mail. I’ll never understand why you loved receiving mail so much, but it always made you so happy to open it even if it was just a bill.

It would’ve been a grand bouquet of sharp things wrapped in rope with a bottle of scotch on the side. There would have been our first adventure¬†book that I had begun to put together with our first travel memories from Costa Rica. I was hoping to add to that book as the years passed by. I was hoping to get all of your¬†loved ones to mail you letters and cards all at once. I was planning on making a private Facebook page called: Surprise letters for (I can’t even say your name without pain now). It doesn’t really matter anymore.

It was such a splendid idea. Two weeks before your special day, I would’ve told everyone to write to you so all the mail would arrive all at the same time. The mailbox would’ve been overflowing with love from your friends and family who you love so dearly. You always wanted me to include them in our lives. They would’ve wrote to you about the memories and fun times you had shared. They would’ve wrote the things they loved about you. I still grin at my master plan. The look on your face would’ve been priceless.

But alas, my plans have been shattered by the cold space between us. I had lost you some time ago but had held on for dear life. When I realized you did not feel for me the way I felt for you, I wasn’t sure which direction to go. Maybe I shouldn’t have said anything at all. Maybe if I’d stayed complacent you would still be holding me in your arms. Maybe that feeling of emptiness would’ve passed.

When you walked away from me that day I thought I was in a bad dream. But as the nightmare unfolded, my heart crumpled within my chest and I realized it was all too real. Now as I sit here writing out my master plan I know it will never happen. 

Maybe I would’ve made you fall in love with me.¬†

For it was I who asked what it was you truly wanted. For when that moment arrived and you paused and did not know what to say, I knew you did not want to fall in love with me. There will be no¬†letters. There will be no¬†special gifts from my heart. For I don’t feel my heart anymore.

So now I’m moving on, Monday. Now I have to say goodbye to a lost love I don’t even know anymore. Maybe you never truly loved me at all. Maybe one day you will read this, or maybe you won’t. Maybe this letter is not the one you were hoping for. I don’t know because I have lost you…

My dearest lost love xo

Friday Photo *Fallen* – Never Forget xo

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I have fallen…

I’ll never forget the times we shared

A love so painful I could not compare

I let myself love you so deeply and true

Down in my heart, I always knew

You could not love or feel how I felt

But when you stopped to actually see me, I would completely melt

For all I ever wanted was you

Now the memories are so heartbreaking, I shouldn’t have let myself fall so hard for you

Now our sun is setting into the sea

Oh how I wanted you to fall in love with little¬†ol me…

A sad goodbye xo

Thursday Thoughts: When Technology Fails

What do you do when technology fails?

When your phone has finally had enough and just shuts down never to turn back on again. Lost photos, lost numbers…lost.

When your computers fan heats up so hot that you’re worried the surface underneath may burn.

clock-474128_1280When the alarm clock doesn’t go off in the morning.

The clock stops.

When factory reset is the only solution to a dragging touchpad and limited settings options which are not doing anything different.

The same problem!!

When the restart button is your only friend.

When the mouse keeps skipping and the cursor keeps jumping.

The sound from the speakers suddenly don’t work.

When there is no explanation on Google.

When the lights just keep flashing red.

The blender makes an awful noise and my smoothie is chunky… NOT smooth.

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Chat is not working.

Reload.

System failure.

 

When the world is upside down

raindrop-76830_640~A loved one dies and tears are shed

~Hearts are breaking. We burry our heads

~Under the blankets we cannot escape

~The pain that grips us. It’s our unfortunate fate

~For one day we will all leave this earth

~One by one our souls rebirthed

~Into a place only the departed know

~I just want to know where all of us go

~But for that to happen I would have to end

~A death approaching I cannot pretend

~There’s no forever although we might wish

~Instead we’re forced to live out the anguish

~As we watch our friends and family pass

~A mirror broken. Shards of glass

~They cut so deep that the wound never quite heals

~The sorrow. The sadness. It is painfully real

~When your world turns upside down for a time

~Just remember their spirit will always shine

~Through us, our memories of a love so true

~I’m sure our loved ones will watch over us too

~We cannot just disappear. I won’t believe that

~No, Everything does not just go black

~There must be a place we can rejoin them some day

~A place where our souls can finally stay

~A place of peace and wonder and joy and love

~Call it heaven if you will. Call it the playground above

~For it doesn’t matter what each of us believe

~As long as we keep wearing our loved ones hearts on our sleeve

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Here is my plan… LET’S CHANGE THE WORLD!!

Here is my plan…

~LISTEN UP!~  what has the world come to?CHANGE

It seems that with each scientific breakthrough… everything just gets more confused!

As a whole society what are we to do?

~WHY?~  is there so much madness?? Is there any end to this detrimental sadness??

Well I… I think I have a plan… and it’s gonna consist of every woman and man.Lisa and me!

~WELL!~¬† there’s one key element you’ve got to know!

It’s absolutely vital for all of us to grow!

You’re probably thinkin this plan isn’t work… but I’ll tell you right now DON’T BE ONE OF THOSE JERKS!

Cuz all it is… is a shift in thought.

Somethin so simple that we’ve ALL been taught!

So I’m gonna say now to every boy and girl…

All we gotta do is CHANGE THE WORLD!!

I SAID LET’S CHANGE THE WORLD!!FEET

~Just stop!~ stop whatever you’re doin!

I might sound like I’ve got the crazies a brewin…

and YES I just might be crazy… but what you have to know is we’ll be pushin up daisies…

if we don’t change something real fast!

I’ll tell ya right now we won’t survive the BLAST! ~NO!!~

No I don’t know why some people still don’t see ~NO!~ Nobody has to live in this poverty!!

~SO!~ what’s on my¬†mind¬†and devouring my thoughts?

Somethin so simple that we’ve¬†ALL been taught!!

All we gotta do is CHANGE THE WORLD!!

I SAID LET’S CHANGE THE WORLD!!

I SAID LET’S CHANGE THE WORLD!!