Depression – Empty Feelings

Realization and admission of factors set me back – impossible move forward path.

Tired of all the bull-crap people peddle seems like each forgot wear rubber boots

before dancing in puddles. 

It’s hard to admit defeat – always thought continue the struggle – win – beat.

Tis not I consider self a failure; tis trying to do too much late in life alone well

competition difficult for one-man band.

I’ve read the posts written about events of people’s weeks – interesting some

complain while others embellish.

I’m onboard with knowledge of people prefer positivity over negativity only

a certain few need to get grips on own reality.  

Life seems easier for the rich – harder for the middle class.

Does that any longer actually exist?

I empathize with the minority folk extremely poor.

The percentage of humans suffering due to circumstances beyond their control

continues to grow – a first morning read facts untold.

Scrolled down to find a well-written article on the topic of the global

virus beginning to hit close to home in the states – no concern social status.

It’s truly scary – people worldwide panic-stricken – actual number of victims risen.

When shopping in recent days I’ve witnessed people wearing masks.

Try not overthink since reasons why crossed my mind be measure precautionary 

Versus someone been in close contact with infected person possibility.

Went on to read an article about a benign illness my own body had succumbed to

back in the 90s. Various thoughts ran thru my head due to words I read – really?

An actual patient educated with facts I was quite shocked to read some words

because I questioned those written facts.

Unbelievable but true: 

I actually was thankful when my computer malfunctioned – usual an occurrence

often dread.

Well I’ve blogged today – no prompts rather lots of random thoughts. 

With that I’ll leave you with a beautiful picture-perfect inspirational quote

which could be the front of a Hallmark card uncertain what occasion though

‘Thinking of You’ how nice: 


quote about life from unknown author





Case of Ruffled Feathers

Like my new spiked do
External stimuli fame
Distraction reading pleasure
Adolescence blog clique to blame

Persona shy – somewhat reserve
Usual quiet one within a group
Thus refrain from angry words
And memberships spill-your-guts soup

Preference speak less – focus inner strength
Reason(s) non-stop head chatter pinpoint
Stepped outside comfort zone – became self-aware
Shush –  idea reserve ‘n journalize morn’s irritants.


FOWC with Fandango — Reserve





Friend zone five years
Shared dates problems fears
Christmas time helped find display
Place on my oldest daughter's grave
Luncheon follow then the unexpected
Informed me 'bout your new love interest
Mixed feelings as wished you well
Realization future void messages phone calls
Spot on with regard personal gut feelings
Since home-cooked meals 'n intimacy to table she bring
Refrain apologize I be who I am ne'er compete 
Distance view happiness - our 'meantime' relationship complete.

© 2019 June Quintin




Writing Prompt – The Magnificent Me

Stripped of innocence 
Betrayed by loved ones
Face additional moral dilemma

Questions – answers deep in thought
Dinner dates translate intimate expectations
Few prospects like adhere words ‘not tonight’

Show respect (a given) – earn trust (loyalty)
Communicate desire for a true relationship
Otherwise say good-night another futile attempt 

Work in progress acceptance self-programmed
Continue be a nice person – not here to please everyone
Disallow any man ruin your day – be true to yourself motto.

© 2019 June Quintin

August Writing Prompts



Believe in Yourself !!

Hello Fellow Bloggers. . .

Today’s mood was on a spiral down until I read another’s blogger’s post with regard to expectations. 

For me, writing is a hobby as I am a retiree – an antique as I often quick-wit refer to myself.

Although writing wasn’t my profession, I often place undue pressure upon myself with regard to creation of what I consider an art – the formation of a masterpiece.  

Necessary chores completed I had yet to print out some requested forms. For fun I browsed through my stored collection of picture downloads and out of the blue as if the Good Lord knew what I needed to read I came across the following prayer.

I thought it would be a nice gesture to share it with others who may experience doubt on occasion and wonder if blogging is a sheer waste of  precious time. 

"The Knots Prayer"
Dear God, please untie the knots
that are in my mind, my heart
and my life.
Remove the have-nots, the can-nots
and the do-nots I have in my mind.

Erase the will-nots, may-nots,
might-nots that may find a home 
in my heart.

Release me from the could-nots,
would-nots and should-nots
that obstruct my life.

And most of all, 
Dear God, I ask that you 
remove from my mind, my heart
and my life all of the am-nots
that I have allowed to hold me back,
especially the thought,
that I am not good enough.

~~ Author Unknown ~~ 

Fandango’s Friday Flashback — September 6