Raging Fire

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Raging Fire by Teresa Smeigh January 2017

My heart desires love and you

But you could barely light the flame

Now and again a spark

Would shower us with heat

And grow into a raging fire

That suddenly blew out

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Dedicated to RF

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Three Word Wednesday 513 – Shadorma

3wordwednesdayby Teresa Smeigh December 2016

Hateful boys!

Tearing gaping holes!

Town’s gardens

Ravished now

Destroyed by non-thinking kids.

Incorrigible.

3 Words

Gaping, adjective: cavernous, yawning, wide, broad; vast, huge, enormous, immense, extensive.

Hateful, adjective: detestable, horrible, horrid, unpleasant, awful, nasty, disagreeable, despicable, objectionable, insufferable, revolting, loathsome, abhorrent, abominable, execrable, odious, disgusting, distasteful, obnoxious, offensive, vile, heinous, ghastly, beastly.

Incorrigible, adjective: inveterate, habitual, confirmed, hardened, dyed-in-the-wool, incurable, chronic, irredeemable, hopeless, beyond hope; impenitent, unrepentant, unapologetic, unashamed; bad, naughty, terrible.

 

 

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 511 – Shadorma

3wordwednesdayThe Jalopy

by Teresa Smeigh December 2016

Apathy,

Bashful, embarrassed.

My clunker,

A sore sight,

To everyone’s eyes, ears.

Banished from my sight!

  Three Word Wednesday.: 3WW Week No. 511

Apathy, noun: indifference, lack of interest, lack of enthusiasm, lack of concern, unconcern, uninterestedness, unresponsiveness, impassivity, dispassion, lethargy, languor, ennui.

Bashful, adjective: shy, reserved, diffident, inhibited, retiring, reticent, reluctant, shrinking; hesitant, timid, apprehensive, nervous, wary, demure, coy, blushing.

Clunker, noun: failure, flop, bust, dud, turkey, jalopy, lemon, rustbucket, bucket of bolts, hooptie, crate.

 

 

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 – My Lord

My Lord

by Teresa Smeigh December 2016

I trail thee my Lord.

I follow wherever you lead.

You are 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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Three Word Wednesday 510 – Shadorma

3wordwednesdayThe Dream by Teresa Smeigh December 2016

I’m wakeful.

Unacceptable

dreams scare me!

I dreamed I

was a vain woman in charge.

I rule this country.

3 Words

Unacceptable, adjective: intolerable, insufferable, unsatisfactory, inadmissible, inappropriate, unsuitable, undesirable, unreasonable, insupportable; offensive, obnoxious, disagreeable, disgraceful, deplorable, beyond the pale, bad; a bit much, too much, not on.

Vain, adjective: conceited, narcissistic, self-loving, in love with oneself, self-admiring, self-regarding, self-obsessed, egocentric, egotistic, egotistical; proud, arrogant, boastful, cocky, cocksure, immodest, swaggering; informal big-headed; literary vainglorious, futile, useless, pointless, to no purpose, hopeless, in vain; ineffective, ineffectual, inefficacious, impotent, unavailing, to no avail, fruitless, profitless, unrewarding, unproductive, unsuccessful, failed, abortive, for nothing; thwarted, frustrated, foiled.

Wakeful, adjective: awake, restless, restive, tossing and turning, alert, watchful, vigilant, on the lookout, on one’s guard, attentive, heedful, wary.

 

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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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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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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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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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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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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Three Word Wednesday 502 – Haiku

3wordwednesdayUnhinged by Teresa Smeigh October 2016

Symbolic message.

Robert had a tendency,

To have thoughts unhinged.

Words:

Symbolic, adjective: emblematic, representative, typical, characteristic, symptomatic, figurative, representative, illustrative, emblematic, metaphorical, allegorical, parabolic, allusive, suggestive; meaningful, significant.

Tendency, noun: propensity, proclivity, proneness, aptness, likelihood, inclination, disposition, predisposition, bent, leaning, penchant, predilection, susceptibility, liability; readiness; habit, trend, movement, drift, swing, gravitation, direction, course; orientation, bias.

Unhinged, adjective: deranged, demented, unbalanced, unglued, crazed, mad, insane, disturbed, out of one’s mind, out of one’s tree; informal crazy, mental, nutso, bonkers, batty, loopy, loco, postal, bananas, touched, batshit crazy.

 

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: Grouch

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100 Word Challenge: Grouch

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Grouch

by Teresa (Tessa) Smeigh

Copyright October 2016 – 100 words

I am a grouch. I hate the term, but it fits my mentality due to my mental health disorders. I have bipolar disorder for one and also borderline personality disorder. They affect my moods and most of the time I want to be left alone. I don’t want to be grouchy, but I have no control over it. It is, what it is.

My family and few friends know that I am grouchy most of the time. I can’t find a medicine that will help my moods change to happiness and perkiness. Thankfully my family and friends love me anyway.

 

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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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RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #117 Lark&Rush

By Teresa Smeigh October 2016

Bright and silver moon,

The hunter readied his shot!

Darkness fell quickly!

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 #4 Passion & Cheer

Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Prompt Challenge #4 Passion & Cheer

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Depression by Teresa Smeigh October 2016

I’ve lost my passion.

Where is my life full of cheer?

Why must I be sad?

Depression lowers spirit.

Go away depression.

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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Limerick Challenge Week 42: Homonyms

Limerick Challenge Week 42: Homonyms

Rules:

The prompt for this week is ‘Homonyms’.

 

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My good shoes I have but two.

I also have sneakers too.

I am usually barefoot!

I might walk through soot.

It depends on where I am walking to!

******

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

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Silver’s Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Prompt Challenge #3 Hope & Wait

Silver’s Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Prompt Challenge #3 Hope & Wait

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My Sweet Lover by Teresa Smeigh October 2016

I wait for my love.

Our hope brings us together.

Love is in the air.

Come to me, my sweet lover.

I have missed you so, dear one.

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Three Word Wednesday 501 – Shadorma

3wordwednesdayRhythm by Teresa Smeigh September 2016

Radiance!

Lights up the night time!

Rhythm plays,

Voices rasp.

Join in everyone now.

Voices in rhythm!

Three words:

Radiance, noun: light, brightness, brilliance, luminosity, beams, rays, illumination, blaze, glow, gleam, luster, glare; luminescence, incandescence, joy, elation, jubilance, ecstasy, rapture, euphoria, delirium, happiness, delight, pleasure.

Rasp, verb: scrape, rub, abrade, grate, grind, sand, file, scratch, scour, croak, squawk, caw, say hoarsely.

Rhythm, noun: beat, cadence, tempo, time, pulse, throb, swing, meter, measure, stress, accent, cadence, pattern, flow, tempo.

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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