Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge # 45 – #Haiku #Haibun or #Tanka: Hate & Pride

Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge # 45 – #Haiku #Haibun or #Tanka: Hate & Pride

Confidence – by Teresa Dean Smeigh August 2017

I am confident

that my life will change for good –

my pride will make it

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Weekly Smile Week 83 – lowering my blood sugar levels

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Weekly Smile Week 83 – lowering my blood sugar levels

I have been struggling with my blood sugars and trying to bring them down. I have come down considerably although I am now using insulin. I smile each time my BS level is lower than 100.

 

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 Aug. 5/17

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “high/low.” Use one, use both, bonus points for starting and finishing with one or both. Have fun!

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High/low is the story of my life. See I have Bipolar Disorder and my moods rise up and down like a roller coaster. Having recently come off a high (mania, hypo-mania) I am now sinking into a low.

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 The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Aug. 5/17

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.

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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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Heaven (Haiku)

Heaven by Teresa Dean Smeigh July 2017

angels sing sweetly

love abounds everywhere

this they call heaven

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 July 15/17

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “book title.” Take the title of the book you’re currently reading or the one sitting closest to you when you’re ready to write your SoCS post and base your post on the title only. I’m not asking for a book review or a synopsis, just whatever the title itself brings to mind. For example, Gone Girl makes me remember the first time I left home to live by myself. Or Lord of the Rings makes me think of all the rings I’ve owned in my life. Enjoy!

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The book nearest me is called Miracles. That fits into my life right now as I do believe in miracles and have had my own set of miracles happen throughout my life. I am also reading about the Law of Attraction. That book is also near me right now. I am immersing myself in its teachings again. It has worked for me before and will again. I have to retrain my brain and stop dwelling on the bad things and bring the good things back into my life.

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 The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS July 15/17

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.

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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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My Savior (poetry)

Posted this one year ago today. It fits my current feelings again. Trying to knock the negativity out of my life.

My Savior

By Teresa Smeigh July 2016

The dark is creeping along within.

I cannot stop it or push it out.

The sunshine has long gone in.

I am left with plenty of doubt.

 

I know it is part of God’s plan.

Part of his reasoning for me.

I just wish he would let me in

Why must it be secrecy.

 

I must fight the darkness.

Not let my beliefs waver.

God is my life, my Father.

God is my savior.

 

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 #95

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(5) Words: | SICK | BITTER | FIGHT | SMILE | FAME|

 by Teresa Smeigh June 2017

Bitter fight!

A sick claim to fame.

A smile forms

On my face

As I picture my ex-friend’s

Newly deformed face.

 

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 “mirror” number 174

Haiku Horizons prompt “mirror” number 174

Reality- by Teresa Smeigh June 2017

mirror’s reflection

shows the opposite to us

not reality

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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16th Birthday – prompt by Light and Shade Challenge – June 4, 2017

Image from WikiCommons, taken by dave7 and used under the Creative Commons Agreement

16th Birthday by Teresa Smeigh – June 4, 2017

 

 

All Johnny’s friends were getting new cars for their 16th birthdays. Johnny wasn’t sure what he was getting for his. His parents had been quiet.

Just as Johnny got tired of hearing all his friends bragging, his parents mentioned he was getting a car too.

Johnny started dreaming about a bright yellow mustang. He had mentioned it to his parents many times. He couldn’t wait to see it sitting in the driveway.

He started to count down the days to his 16th birthday. The morning had arrived and he sat at the window keeping a watch on the driveway. No yellow mustangs or other new cars went past and backed into his driveway.

Around noon a beat up red sedan pulled into the driveway. His dad and mom got out and wished him happy birthday.

Johnny just stared…

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This story is for the Light and Shade Challenge.

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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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Weekly Smile Week 74 – Silver Sneakers

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Weekly Smile Week 74 – Silver Sneakers

I found out my medicare advantage program offers Silver Sneakers which in most cases is a free health program at some local gyms. It is set up for those of us with health problems and problems working out.

I smiled when I called and my health insurance carries it and it is free and I found a gym that is also free and holds classes and lets you use most of their gym equipment and it has an indoor track as well.

 

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 Smile Week 73 – free health membership at local gym

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Weekly Smile Week 73 – free health membership at local gym

I smiled today when I finally took advantage of the free membership to Silver Sneakers a gym membership for us over the the hill non-movers.

 

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

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(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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One liner Wednesday – The Marines

1-liner WednesdayThe few, the proud, recruited!

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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