Listen & Write; Unwritten

Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield

Aniela lay on her bed looking up at the chandelier.  Graduation was tomorrow; everything she had worked for would be accomplished.  Her grades weren’t perfect, but they were as good as she could manage.  She didn’t want to go to college, not when she didn’t have a goal, something to be working toward.  The eggshell ceiling above her was like a blank page, her future unwritten.  Even though she did not want to be Queen, she envied Theodore; he had always known what he was working toward.

Unable to lay still any longer, Aniela ran outside.  She needed to move, needed to run, needed to do something.  She gasped as the rain smacked into her, coming down almost horizontally.  Pulling the sleeves of her sweater over her her fingers, she ran.  Unconventional? Sure, but it was something.  It was movement; it wasn’t staying in the same place, treading water until she could no longer stay above the surface.  She wasn’t sure what she was running toward, she just needed to run.

-Eliabeth Hawthorne

Tuesday’s Quote From The Dalai Lama

Monday’s Quote From Ralph Waldo Emerson


A Facade?

Vivacious – A-Z Alphabet Challenge; V-Archives

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Vivacious was she

at home in her own skin with



Teresa Marie  1/28/12 ©




Peccadilloes – A-Z Challenge; P-Archives

Yes, I
have a few 

are kept
out of view

are seen
that’s very true

accepted them
how about you?

Teresa Marie  1/22/12 ©

Reflection – Hay(na)ku


definition of

our self inspection.

Teresa Marie  1/9/12 ©

It’s When You’re Content

For it’s when you’re content
in this life to simply be
as what was God‘s intent
when first He fashioned thee

From who you truly are
to how yourself you see 
let not the ‘tween be far
with no room for the enemy

You need not ever compare
nor even try to compete
for in His love you share
what the devil cannot defeat

In this you gain power
 more than what you’d expect
with confidence you won’t cower
and others will gain respect

Everything comes from the Father
the One Who created you
in His love you won’t bother
over what others say about you!

Teresa Marie  6/29/11