Author Archives: Tessa

About Tessa

Teresa (Tessa) Smeigh is now in her 60's and still going strong despite her disabilities affecting both physical and mental abilities. She has bipolar disorder (mental), Fibromyalgia (nerves), degenerative disc disease (spine), and arthritis (joints). Despite that she is active in Mental Health Advocating, writing for www.IBPF.org (volunteer for non-profit) and has 5 blog posts already published by them. She is also working on 2 fiction books (mysteries). She keeps her blog filled with useful content, daily devotionals (She is a Christian), stories and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. She has also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. She has 3 blogs so far http://www.tessacandoit.com and http://www.finallyawriter.com and http://www.sunnythoughtsandprayers.wordpress.com She is from Deptford, NJ. Her family and blogs keep her busy.

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

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 … Continue reading

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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! *******************   High/low is the story of my life. See I have Bipolar Disorder … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Weekly Writing Prompt #95

(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 … Continue reading

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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

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, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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

  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 … Continue reading

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Weekly Smile Week 74 – Silver Sneakers

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Weekly Smile Week 73 – free health membership at local gym

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 … Continue reading

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Weekly Writing Prompt #89

(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.   … Continue reading

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One liner Wednesday – The Marines

The 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

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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge – Clean and Sharp

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 … Continue reading

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