5 Years Ago Today

To my mother!

Tessa Can Do It! Positivity is Catching!

Mom's Memorial Bench Taken by Teresa Dean Smeigh “Mom’s bench from dad”

A Mother’s Love by Tessa Smeigh October 2018

Mom, 5 years ago today

You went to a better place.

Although you’re sorely missed,

You will always be remembered with much love.

Tessa

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

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Dizzy

 

Dizzy by Teresa Smeigh August 2018

My mind is in a tizzy.

My thoughts make me dizzy.

 

Bipolar is part of my problem.

My thoughts, can’t contain them.

 

Need help regrouping.

Hate this stinking thinking.

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Getting a Sleep Study with Fibromyalgia or CFS

Getting a Sleep Study with Fibromyalgia or CFS

I have had several of these. They really aren’t a big deal despite knowing that someone was watching me sleep.

Tessa – advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com (this blog contains my old work), new work is on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

 

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New Plan For This Blog

Since I am still getting new followers here I am going to stop moving my work to my main blog. All new stuff will go to the main blog http://www.tessacandoit.com and if you are looking for something to read go to my old blog (this one still has almost 700 stories, poems, etc. on this blog) http://www.alwaysawriter.wordpress.com. I even have some serial stories on there written in parts.  Now I don’t have to move them.

WordPress won’t allow me to delete the original main blog without deleting my newer one which is the one I use all the time now.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com (main blog)

http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com (no longer canceling this blog, just not adding new work to it, sign up for http://www.tessacandoit.com for the new posts).

 

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Attention all followers, I am not going to update this blog, but no longer deleting and moving the older stuff.

So if you haven’t already subscribed to my number 1 blog http://www.tessacandoit.com, then now is the time to do it because that is where all of my new writing will be displayed from now on.

I will also be changing the name of the blog from Advocate for Mental Health back to “Tessa Can Do it!” Or something else if it strikes my fancy.

That way I don’t need to follow a certain way of posting things. It will contain everything from my life, my mental and physical ailments, my stories and poems, etc.

This one will be here since Word Press won’t allow me to delete this one as it is number one. If I delete it I will end up losing my “Tessa Can Do It” blog.

Feel free to wander around on this blog and read some of my older stuff. I think there are are still over 600 pieces on here.

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 537 – Haiku

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by Teresa Smeigh June 2017

the tent barely veiled

the unruly treatment of

the royal children

Treatment, noun: behavior toward, conduct toward; handling of, dealings with, management of, medical care, therapy, nursing, ministrations; medication, drugs, medicaments; cure, remedy, discussion, handling, investigation, exploration, consideration, study, analysis, critique; approach, methodology.

Unruly, adjective: disorderly, rowdy, wild, unmanageable, uncontrollable, disobedient, ill-behaved, disruptive, undisciplined, restive, wayward, willful, headstrong, irrepressible, obstreperous, difficult, intractable, out of hand, recalcitrant; rebellious, defiant; boisterous, lively, rambunctious, refractory.

Veiled, adjective: disguised, camouflaged, masked, covert, hidden, concealed, suppressed, underlying, implicit, implied, indirect; invisible, undetectable.

 

 

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 – Wheelchair or Walk?

My son says, “That if I don’t want to end up in a wheelchair, I must walk more.”

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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Susie’s Toys – Friday Fictioneers May 31, 2017

PHOTO PROMPT © Karuna

 

Susie looked at her poor toys. The three of them the firemen saved and threw outside. They were soaking wet from the firemen putting out the fire in her house and they hadn’t had time to dry yet.

As Susie gently dried her toys as best she could. Drops started and then there was a downpour soaking them again.

Susie said, “God is crying over our loss!”

A fireman said, “And he is helping us put out the rest of the fire. You’re blessed today, young lady.”

 

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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100 Word Challenge – Storm – May 31, 2017

Tara’s Thin Spiral Notebook – prompt weekly

The prompt is: storm

The sky was darkening quickly. Annie scrambled to gather her things and get inside before the rain started.

As she leaned against a tree, a knife slashed into the tree, by her head. She started to run and headed towards the trees hoping to lose whoever he or she was.

As she stopped to rest another knife landed in the tree next to her. They were still there.

She headed back to the house and wished she had her cellphone on her.

She was grabbed by the ponytail and a knife was brought to her neck. Then all went black…

 

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 Prompt #89

secret keeper

(5) Words: | SONG | RAYS | LEAD | TRACK| SCARE|

The Tracks – by Teresa Smeigh May 2017

The sun’s rays

Light up the train’s track.

I lead you

Cheerfully.

Up the tracks to the trestle

Frightfully singing.

 

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 301 – Haiku

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by Teresa Smeigh May 2017

violate the virgin

was an anticlimax to her

she bit him quite hard

Violate, verb: contravene, breach, , infringe, break, transgress, overstep, disobey, defy, flout; disregard, ignore, trample on, invade, trespass upon, encroach upon, intrude upon; disrespect, desecrate, profane, defile, degrade, debase; damage, vandalize, deface, destroy, rape, sexually assault, assault, force oneself on, abuse, attack, molest, interfere with.

Anticlimax, noun: letdown, disappointment, comedown, nonevent; bathos.

Bit, noun: piece, portion, segment, section, part; chunk, lump, hunk, slice; fragment, scrap, shred, crumb, grain, speck; spot, drop, pinch, dash, soupçon, modicum; morsel, mouthful, bite, sample; iota, jot, tittle, whit, atom, particle, trace, touch, suggestion, hint, tinge; snippet, snatch, smidgen, tad, moment, minute, second, (little) while.

 

 

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 #148-Fast and Plain

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RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #148-Fast and Plain

Haiku by Teresa Smeigh May 2017

You must eat it fast

Your plain shirt will have small spots

From the melting sun

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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Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge – Clean and Sharp

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Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge – Clean and Sharp

By Teresa Smeigh May 2017

Needles clean and sharp

Pierce the skin swiftly, less pain

I hate insulin

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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Pollinating

Pollinating

by Teresa E. Smeigh May 2017

A bee buzzed a pretty flower.

I walked by and it did not cower.

Buzzing gently from flower to flower.

Pollinating many during the hour.

 

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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Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge – Lead & Save

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Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge  – Lead & Save

By Teresa Smeigh April 2017

Lead pipe, pierce his heart!

Go now and get it over.

No one can save you.

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Three Word Wednesday 530 – Shadorma

3wordwednesday

by Teresa Smeigh May 2017

Seductive!

Tilt that pelvis down!

Push out chest!

Tuck rear in!

Seek as many men you can!

Share, don’t be greedy!

Seductive, adjective, tempting and attractive; enticing.

Tilt, verb: move or cause to move into a sloping position, change or cause to change in favor of one person or thing as opposed to another, engage in a contest with; noun: a sloping position or movement, an inclination or bias.

Urgent, adjective: (of a state or situation) requiring immediate action or attention, (of action or an event) done or arranged in response to a pressing or critical situation, (of a person or their manner) earnest and persistent in response to a pressing situation.

 

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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Lost Friends! (Shadorma)

Lost Friends by Teresa Dean Smeigh

May 2017

Lost friends found.

Happiness fills me.

Miss me friend?

I’ve missed you!

Glad you are back in my life.

Friends again we’ll 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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Love! (Haiku)

Love by Teresa Dean Smeigh

May 2017

My heart longs for thee.

Near, but oh so far away.

Glad you’re in my 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 “link” number 167

Haiku Horizons prompt “link”

Linkage- by Teresa Smeigh April 2017

A link is a link,

It will hold things together.

Do not break that link!

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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Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge # 31 – PEACE & TEAR

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Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge # 31 – PEACE & TEAR

By Teresa Smeigh April 2017

Peace settled slowly

Over the dark, war-torn lands.

Tears glistened in eyes.

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