Author Archives: janieleeds

Cacophony

As I started writing this post, I began with a poem, then erased it.  Then a blurb on the cacophony that occurs when there’s a divorce.  But, I erased that because at the end of the second attempt at a … Continue reading

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Dropping The Weight

I saw a friend who I haven’t seen in 3 years.  When we last saw each other, my marriage was beginning to unravel.  Since she was divorced, it was easy to talk with her and to hear advice from someone … Continue reading

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I Release You

I release you, and your relationship with our kids. That is your business, not mine. My relationship with them is on me. Yours is on you. I will hug them and dry their tears when needed. I will always be … Continue reading

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I Want To See You Be Brave

This song touches me every time I hear it.  I could write you all the lyrics here because to me, they are all so meaningful in different ways during certain passages in my life with people.  But that would be … Continue reading

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Risky

I’ve learned that it’s risky, to show myself to the world.  Risky to wear my heart on my sleeve and to be vulnerable.  But that’s how I’m made innately.  I know that it’s risky to show your cards and wait … Continue reading

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Ascend

  Ascend in euphoria, gratitude swirling misty air. Love’s shining beacon sparkles with golden stardust raining from the sky. Sated soul with peaceful stillness, quiet mind, heartbeat, eyes closed, sleep. ♥  

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Last Night I Succumbed

I succumbed last night to the treachery. I’m not proud of the display which I performed. I let out some of your secrets to our unsuspecting kids. Rattled by the wool you and your family herd have packed onto them. … Continue reading

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