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Safe May 13, 2014

Filed under: poetry — jerzygirl45 @ 9:52 am
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i get frightened

in small, dark spaces

 

there was the closet

    that one time

 

and that window bench,

    the other

 

but i don’t have to worry about that,

    anymore

 

now he’s in a small dark place

    where no one can find him

   

 

When is it better to be sorry than safe? April 4, 2011

Filed under: Confessional,postaday2011 — jerzygirl45 @ 9:04 pm
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I have sooo been slacking on my commitment to this WordPress PostADay2011 thing. So I’m searching through my prompt folder for ideas and this is one I decided to tackle.

 

When I first saw this prompt in the beginning of March I saved it but didn’t really understand how there would be any situation where you would not prefer to be safe. Personally I love the safety of staying in my own little hermit cave – it’s warm, and comfy. My computer and all my books are here and I have indoor plumbing. But in looking at this I suddenly, kind of ‘got it’.

 

So, back to the original question:

When is it better to be sorry than safe?

 

When being “safe” means you hide in the shadows; existing but not actually living. I don’t, by any means, advocate being absolutely reckless but you have to do the things that scare you a bit and may cause some pain. There’s no other way to achieve growth, and knowledge and maturity. And, oh yeah – FUN!!

 

Physical pain is uncomfortable but the idea of emotional pain and vulnerability is utterly terrifying. You want to connect, but then when you do and your trust is betrayed you become skittish and drag the rock back in front of the cave. The longer you stay in there the harder it is to try – anything – again. You doubt your ability to judge character, your own worth, and this whole “having a real life” thing.

 

On the days you feel like curling up into a ball I say – go ahead, indulge yourself. Briefly. But staying in the wallow should not be a permanent thing. You have to find a way to take a step outside of it. The step you take may be meaningless to someone else but as long as you recognize it as a forward progression that’s okay. Only you can decide what is truly living for you, it can’t be based on anyone else’s expectations or steps.

 

Of course if you end up suicidal, with broken bones, concussions, and wanted by the fuzz you may want to take things a little slower in your quest for living. But still –

 

 

TAKE THE STEP

 

#MilitaryMonday #SOT January 3, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — jerzygirl45 @ 5:53 pm
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Chrisette Michele, on domestic violence … December 6, 2010

 

Day of Thanks November 25, 2010

 

Happy Thanksgiving

 


Doodle by Ina Garten

(Courtesy of Google)

 

 

I hope everyone is happy and healthy on this day of giving thanks.  During the holidaze just send some good thoughts out to the men and women serving in the military and their families and pray for a safe return.

 

Please be safe this Labor Day Weekend September 4, 2010

Filed under: Found Objects — jerzygirl45 @ 9:14 pm
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Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)

 

July 2, 2010

Filed under: Confessional,Found Objects — jerzygirl45 @ 2:20 am
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