The Empath’s Journey

The Empath’s Journey

Always, on my life's journey, For as long as I can remember, The "other" has assigned me a role. The consummate friend. The submissive woman. The good Christian. The sacrificing mom. The helpful neighbor. The one to take the blame. The one to come to the rescue. I...

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Survivor

Survivor

What did I ask of you? Any of you? When I went through my dark night of the soul? Did I ask you to listen? While I vented and railed? Did I ask you to fix me? Help me? Save me? Did I ask you for anything? …Anything at all? Even though you looked at my pain, Just the...

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Parenting the Teen

Parenting the Teen

I know he makes you crazy I know she’s infuriating Hug him anyway Tell her you love her Battles will wage Time will pass Gray hairs emerge And wrinkles surface In the midst of anger Frustration and worry Hug her anyway Tell him you love him Laying awake at night...

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The Exhibit of Love

The Exhibit of Love

I used to fear you Your unwelcome arrival Long, unwanted stays I did not know your name So I called you “the nothing” You left me empty Stranded at sea Wandering the desert I twitched and paced Restless, loud The cage of my mind Carrying on I hated the scenery At the...

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The Color of a Bird

The Color of a Bird

I was contrivedWith a robust palateA rainbow psycheAnd contempt for castles Their wallsAnd barricadesDank airAnd yearly galas All masks and costumesA charade, a play What could they know of color-In a world of gray? They try to name it “this”Label it “that”Contain it...

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Welcome! Feel free to read a blog, leave a comment or learn about my published work. Bonnie Leonard

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