Weekly Smile Week 48 – 2nd anti-depressant slowly working

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Weekly Smile Week 48 – 2nd anti-depressant slowly working

Got my new medicare program to go with my medical package. On my 2nd anti-biotic  and it is starting to work. I hope this one takes this illness away.

 

 

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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TJ’s Household Haiku – Water lilies

by Teresa Smeigh – December 2016

Water Lilies drift

colorfully across the pond.

Lovely drenched in rain.

TJ’s Household Haiku

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Haiku Horizons prompt “safe” number 146

Haiku Horizons prompt “safe” number 146

by Teresa Smeigh December 2016

Lurking about the safe,

Combination in their hands,

The alarms sound off.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Oct. 22/16

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “sh.” Find a word that begins with the letters “sh” and base your post on it. Bonus points if you start your post with those letters. Enjoy!

Shadows skitter across the room. Romping with the cartoon figures of my mind. Between the shadows and other real look-a-like figures I am afraid of the dark. I have to sleep with the light on.

I have done this all my sucky life, but I am still afraid and the last time sent me to the hospital. I now have psychosis added to my bipolar disorder.

 

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The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Oct. 22/16

You’re reading this either because you are a follower of my blog or you’re a follower of Linda G Hill’s “Stream of Consciousness Saturday.” It doesn’t matter which, the point is you are following it. You  might even want to write your own post on this prompt which comes out as a reminder every Friday.

If ever my prompts inspire you to look for or use a piece of art, for instance, to write a post about, go right ahead!

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Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

 

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The Baby is due today…Oh no it isn’t…Is…Isn’t (Non-fiction)

My first 2 children were born in a North Carolina military base. At that time the OB was downstairs in the offices and at night they rolled the charts upstairs for any overnight births.

With my 2nd baby she was due October 6 and it was currently after midnight and technically October 6. This was my second baby and she was in a rush.

The nurse asked when I was due. I said today, right now. I got a lot of “honey that is impossible, babies never come on their due dates.” I was starting to get really upset. I was in labor, terrible pain and starting to scream at the nurse.

She patronized me with “let’s get our chart and check.” Day shift forgot to bring them up so someone went down for them. I was close by then.

She pulled my chart and saw the big red October 6 on the front page. She started the “honey” crap again. In the meantime I was closer to birth. They gowned me and set me on the table and my water immediately broke. Started that process over and freshly gowned I was prepared to give birth,

We were 2-3 hours in labor and she was delivered in 4 hours.

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3rd baby something similar happened. I knew the date I conceived. It was the only day we had sex. He was planned though. It just took one time. I am fertile myrtle.

Doctors in a civilian hospital this time argued with me. They used their chart, I used a pregnancy book and counted it myself. Right on the day. 2 babies born on their birth dates, but that isn’t possible???????????????????????????

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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What am I?

By Teresa Smeigh December 2016

The eyes so dark and mystifying.

The mouth red and smoothing telling.

Two breasts bouncing.

Two hips sexily swaying.

Two legs everyone is watching.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 19 – Earth & Nature

Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 19 – Earth & Nature

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Nature by Teresa Smeigh September 2016

Earth dries around me.

Slowly drying up oceans.

Water drying up.

Mother Nature’ lost control,

A planet dying.

Rules:

Simple Guidelines.

Take the two words “earth and nature” and write a Tanka Poem.

English tanka poetry consists of five units, usually with the following pattern of    5-7-5-7-7 which is syllables.

  1. You can use the picture above, or your own or no picture at all.

Copy and paste the link of your finished Tanka to the owner’s comments below (see link), I will acknowledge them the following week, also share on Social Networks.

Tanka consists of five units, usually with the following pattern of    5-7-5-7-7 which is syllables.

This is for the readers that haven’t tried writing a Tanka and don’t understand how to write one.

Line 1 – 5 syllables, Line 2 – 7 syllables, Line 3 – 5 syllables, Line 4 – 7 syllables, Line 5 – 7 syllables.

What is a syllable?

  1. a unit of pronunciation having one vowel sound, with or without surrounding consonants, forming the whole or a part of a word; for example, there are two syllables in water and three in inferno.
  2. You can use the picture above.

Copy and paste the link of your finished tanka in the owner’s comments.

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Three Word Wednesday 506 – Haiku

3wordwednesdayIdiotic Sue by Teresa Smeigh October 2016

Lacadaisical,

Idiotic Sue was known

For her harebrained schemes.

Words:

Harebrained, adjective: ill-judged, rash, foolish, foolhardy, reckless, madcap, wild, silly, stupid, ridiculous, absurd, idiotic, asinine, imprudent, impracticable, unworkable, unrealistic, unconsidered, half-baked, ill-thought-out, ill-advised, ill-conceived, crackpot, cockeyed, crazy, daft, foolish, silly, idiotic, unintelligent, empty-headed, scatterbrained, featherbrained, birdbrained, pea-brained, brainless, giddy; informal dippy, dizzy, flaky, dopey, dotty, airheaded.

Idiotic, adjective: stupid, silly, foolish, witless, brainless, mindless, thoughtless, unintelligent; imprudent, unwise, ill-advised, ill-considered, half-baked, harebrained, foolhardy; absurd, senseless, pointless, nonsensical, inane, fatuous, ridiculous, dumb, dim, dimwitted, half-witted, dopey, pea-brained, wooden-headed, thickheaded, dumb-ass.

Lackadaisical, adjective: lethargic, apathetic, listless, sluggish, spiritless, passionless; careless, lazy, lax, unenthusiastic, halfhearted, lukewarm, indifferent, unconcerned, casual, offhand, blasé, insouciant, relaxed; informal laid-back, easygoing, couldn’t-care-less.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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Haiku Horizons prompt “Row” number 143

Haiku Horizons prompt “Row” number 143

 by Teresa Smeigh September 2016

Rows and rows of chairs

Set out to hold the people

Watching the concert.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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One-Liner Wednesday – Wedding

One Liner Wednesday

1-liner Wednesday

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When the pastor asked if there were any objections to Mark and Jenny getting married, I threw my flowers on the ground and shouted, “Yes, because I love him more than Jenny does!”

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Weekly Smile Week 45 – got computer back, smile — Trump elected, not smiling, tears

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Weekly Smile Week 45 – got computer back, smile — Trump elected, not smiling, tears

I smiled when I got my computer back after 5 days, but the election made me mad, no smiles there. I don’t trust that guy and have never liked him.

 

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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Weekly Writing Challenge #62

secret keeper

 

Age by Teresa Smeigh October 2016

Age changes us all.

We have to pause between movements.

Our strength slows us down.

We tend to overdo it!

The pain can last forever.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #122 Power&Race

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The Race by Teresa Smeigh August 2016

The power race starts.

Otto gets warmed up quickly.

Otto stubs his toe.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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Weekly Writing Challenge #61

secret keeper

 

The Judge by Teresa Smeigh October 2016

Judge’s Story

Broke news that Sunday.

Bridge in lake.

Can’t cross it!

The Judge was sitting drinking,

Proud as he could be.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #121 Creep&Race

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by Teresa Smeigh October 2016

Creep along there boy,

This is no race for candy,

Running for your life.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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Haiku Horizons prompt “Trick” number 141

Haiku Horizons prompt “Trick” number 141

Trick or Treat by Teresa Smeigh September 2016

Trick or treat loved ones.

Choose a costume that you like,

Fill your bag with treats..

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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#WeekendCoffeeShare: antibiotic use

#WeekendCoffeeShare: antibiotic use

Thank you for stopping by for coffee or tea. I haven’t been sick in a long time, many years, but my throat, ears, teeth and sinuses have it in for me. I caught it early so hopefully it won’t be bad as I usually get it. I don’t get sick often, but when I do, it is usually a double whammy. I am surprised there is no pnemonia this time. At least not yet.

I went to the ER with my daughter Monday night. She has cysts on her ovaries one of which has already burst. Now the pain is on the other side hopefully that one doesn’t burst as well.

I just found out my 84 year old dad has a hernia and needs surgery.

Physically we are all starting to have problems at once.

Have a great week and God bless everyone.

 

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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Three Word Wednesday 503 – Haiku

3wordwednesdayThe Circus by Teresa Smeigh October 2016

The vapid showgirl

shared a tent unwillingly

with the bouncy clown!

3 Words

Vapid, adjective: insipid, uninspired, colorless, uninteresting, feeble, flat, dull, boring, tedious, tired, unexciting, uninspiring, unimaginative, uninvolving, lifeless, tame, vacuous, bland, trite, jejune.

Adjoining, adjective: connecting, connected, interconnecting, adjacent, ensuite, neighboring, bordering, next-door; contiguous, proximate; attached, touching.

Bouncy, adjective: bumpy, jolting, jerky, jumpy, jarring, rough, lively, energetic, perky, frisky, jaunty, dynamic, vital, vigorous, vibrant, animated, spirited, buoyant, bubbly, sparkling, vivacious; enthusiastic, ebullient, upbeat.

 

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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Silver’s Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Prompt Challenge #5 SHAPES & HEART

Silver’s Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Prompt Challenge #5 SHAPES & HEART

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“Pleasing to My Eyes” by Teresa Smeigh October 2016

Shapes everywhere,

Pleasing to the heart and eyes.

Your mind absorbs them.

Pleasing shapes available.

For all to enjoy always.

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Haiku Horizons prompt “shift” number 140

Haiku Horizons prompt “shift” number 140

by Teresa Smeigh September 2016

I hate first shift jobs.

I’ve always been a night owl.

I am up all night.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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