Writing Prompt – Skulls and Shackles

Irksome uninvitees
Pesky fruit flies 
Wish share morn cup tea

Curse handcuffs of emotions
Tackle additional problem
Hopeful discover correct stratagem

Rid apartment fruit flies extreme fast 
Remedies combo vinegar quick fixes best 
Desire not be amid colony pests solo outcast

Skulled feelings exasperation
Struggle continue keep sterling reputation
Attempts overcome shackles anxiety 'n depression

~ JAQ
August Writing Prompts 







Stream of Consciousness Saturday – “Where” – Sitting Alone

Where do I begin
Older divorcee wish fit in
Joiner numerous senior groups
Friendly new acquaintance maker
Wisher for a place to hide
Whenever others speak of their wonderful lives
I know what it’s like to have-it-all for decades
Follow was death – deceit – divorce newfound fears
Combatted feelings best I could in spite of heightened anxiety
Imperative time make final preparations should become ill
Desire options available old gal wind up place other than nowhere.

~ JAQ

NOTE: This post is part of SoCS 

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS August 10/19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Picture Search – Found Myself

Rarely do I complain; I’d rather be a positive supporter. 

I’ve had my share (more than some less than others) of unfortunate life’s circumstances.

Social media networking has been quite therapeutic for me as well as writing for a hobby.

Today I found a good description of myself in the above picture – gal who has yet to manage putting the puzzle pieces together.

Losing someone you love dearly is difficult – losing one or more of your children far worse.

Listed below is a partial list of symptoms of grief I deal with to this day / night.

  •  Segmented sleep pattern
  •  Appetite changes 
  •  Difficulty concentrating for extended periods 
  •  Crying versus bothered and upset yet numbed out
  •  Social isolation  (fought this) 
  •  Anxiety attacks out of nowhere
  •  Depression – off and on
  •  Nightmares 
  •  List goes on

Inspirational messages and shared affirmations are definitely nice – momentarily only though as when alone one can sink into a pit of despair. 

I’ve no idea why some people have so much strength while others complain about the most trivial matters. 

If I could change places I’d opt out of being a Mother who lost children. It’s grief that never goes away.

Mental Health: Acrostic Poem

M isunderstood illnesses show
E arly warning signs sadly
N eglected way too often although
T reatable with professional diagnosis
A cceptance reality by patient necessary
L ife's quality limitations become non-existence

H elpful individual follows plan treatment
E ccentric behavioral patterns soon disappear
A nxiety attacks chronic and acute no longer fear 
L imited socialization trade-off new acquaintances
T rust issues previous replacement be green light 
H appiness emotional restoration patients' facial glow.

© 2019 June Quintin

Few Know The Struggle Within

Alone sits with grief
Stares in space disbelief
Lost place consider home
Commence again self alone
Unknown exact path turn
Remembrances forevermore yearn
Comparisons generate depression
Positives accept – disallow dat culprit win
Dismiss numerous intrusive sad thoughts
Countless shreds happiness future straightaway sought.

© 2019 June Quintin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Would You Feel the Same Way – Question

Daily beautiful wishes she submits
Positive quotes full happiness emits

Good vibes certain not misunderstood
Decades grief-stricken similar words heard

Some days to friend gal sends nice reply
Others she reads proceeds pass posts by

Similar lives both be characterized genuine
Question why Lord place one in Hell other in Heaven

Multitude difficult years address same sweet person 
Told ignore another's happiness - dismiss comparison

Distraught wonder how she'd feel attitude dismay
Unfortunate life thrown basketful lemons her way

Few know depth true pain one experiences within
Gossip cheap thus refuse share feelings chagrin

Hard lessons learned maintain one's dignity
Additional follows wonder whereby retain sanity

Wishful thinking positive vibes exact lie ahead
Smiles, good times please no more absolute dreads

Blink of an eye - several moments in time
Entire world upside down creation 'ugh' slime

Discovery peoples' promises ne'er worth a damn
Affirmations broken friendships newfound clams

Whenever another wonders asks questions the 'whys'
Reveal little - caution inquisitives be like spies

Always willing to listen to others' tales of woes
Far from sight 'n sound friendship garden ne'er grow

Beauty surrounds couples amidst griever's life frozen
Loyalty, trust, shaken faith combination fake poison

How should one act - chosen words for world role play
When shocked suffer loss after loss gray cloud dismay

Smile for awhile works - keep up fake persona
Retreat behind four walls - a homebody - a loner 

Read countless inspirational messages social media
Repetitive 'how tos' - 'what tos' feedback encyclopedia

Refusal blame self for unrequited love guilt
Divorce imminent barred lifetime teamwork built

Occasionally wonder others feel walk in same shoes
To date ACOA rebuff self-medicate drink offers booze

Numerous questions - handful answers - total trues
Think what would you do same hideous fate bestow you.

© 2019 June Quintin

  






 

Cemented Memories

Sometimes darkness night
PTSD recurs, dreams fright

Ghastly ghosts ferment
Stories, turmoil, torment

Night pattern familiar
Sights bizarre, peculiar

E'erlast prediction doom
Switchover kick-ass gloom

Insomniac heartless witch
Costume designer lover stitch

Mood capable reverse
Positivity skills rehearse

Mornin' meet attendee
Necessity anxiety free

Breathing techniques
Calmness overcome thee

Underneath covers cower
Await daylight, pleasant tomorrow.

© 2018 June Quintin
Time blown in the zap zone