Broken Communication

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“I think that social media has really empowered bullies because you get to do it from the comfort of your own home, completely anonymous, with no ramifications.” – Maysoon Zayid

You tell me to leave

I have a right to be here

You tell me I am unwanted

Others may feel different

You talk like I am in the wrong

When all I did was express an opinion

You talk like I am an idiot

When I just pointed out a fact

You say I’m uneducated

Maybe I made a mistake

You say I’m ugly

I am no pageant queen

You called me stupid

I didn’t do the best in school

You called me a fat ass

I am over weight





Waste of space…

Maybe you can shame me into silence

But I will be damned if you will break my spirit

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – ramifications


“Wait a minute.  Just let me stash these groceries away and then I will come in there.”  Molly began emptying the grocery sacks.

Jake was in the office and he hollered back to her, “Okay honey.  This is just so funny you have to see it.”

Molly put the last of the groceries into the cupboard and began to head out of the kitchen when her phone rang.  “Hello?”

“Is this Molly Jensen?” the voice on the other end asked.

“Yes, this is.”

“This is Phyllis from Com-Tech Services, your computer is ready to be picked up.”

Molly thought to herself, why couldn’t they have called before I got home?  “Alright, I will swing in this afternoon to pick it up.”  She hung up the phone and sighed.  Heading towards the office she said, “Jake I have to run out again, the computer is ready.  Want to come with?”

“No thanks.  I am on a roll with clearing out my email, I hate to stop now,” Jake said as he opened a window on the computer.  “This is what I wanted to show you Molly.”

My fault

“I think this would be great for John in California… get him back for all those horrible tornado and blizzard jokes he sends us.”

Molly chuckled a little and said, “That is really bad… the way he loves puns though, you’re right it would be perfect for him.”


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – stash

A to Z Challenge – Technology

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T is for technology

I will admit I struggled a little with what word to write about. I do however rely a lot on technology.  I spend a lot of the day on my laptop reading posts and posting on WordPress.  I connect with friends and family on Facebook and I try to keep up with my email.

There is also my phone.  A smart phone that lets me take and edit pictures, there are games to play, I can access WordPress and email if I am away from my laptop, I have access to all the internet offers, and oh yeah, I can call and text people.

I stream movies on Netflix and watch a little digital TV.  Oh and there is the WiFi that I use for both my laptop and phone.  I have a few ebooks and audio books I “read” during the day.  And music… it is available in so many forms.  As I write this I have Pink Floyd’s The Wall in my ear from the millions of videos on YouTube.

I am one who has fully embraced the computer age and wanders through the maze of the internet.  Who would have thought it all started with an Atari (yes, Atari) computer my Dad bought when I was a teenager?  Are you plugged in a lot too?


Follow my A to Z challenge:


What Ails You

Fever, headache and a cough

I don’t feel well at all

I know it’s more than the flu

So searching I will go

Enter my symptoms

Hit the diagnosis button

And oh my god I knew it

My brain is hemorrhaging

This could be it

Or congestive heart failure

This list goes on and on

… don’t panic

Maybe I should be more specific

Add another symptom or two

Now its surely something horrible

Keep scrolling down

The truth is there somewhere

By later tonight I might die

From a computer diagnosis

Instead of planning my funeral

I guess I will give the doctor a chance

A chance to save me

And give a second opinion

Because even a sliver can look like death

If it is entered right

On a symptom checker


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – symptom

Happy and Grateful – Day 295

The month of October is upon us.  Fall is in full swing with the leaves gathering on the lawn… maybe a pile or two to run through even.  The evenings are getting dark earlier as the days grow shorter.  And a few of us look forward to a good scare with Halloween coming this month.  Everyday has at least some small portion of good in it.  I am looking for that good with this challenge to find my happiness and gratitude every day.  Join in with the challenge by commenting or writing your own blog… let’s find some goodness today.

Had a rough day with my depression.  I did however feel a little less “alone” this evening when I found a program on public television called “It is ‘Just’ Anxiety” obviously about anxiety.  It had about 5 or 6 different people dealing with different forms of anxiety and talking about how they felt.  It was like it was my life a couple of them were talking about.  The show made me cry more than once.  But it also showed these people were doing things to get better and that gave me a little hope that some day my anxiety may be further back in my mind.  So even though it made me cry it made me happy in other ways, mainly I am not the only one who feels this way.

I was grateful to have my computer tonight to help me write out some of my bad thoughts.  I wrote to my doctor and did some poetry.  I tried real hard to make something upbeat for the word prompt of the day.  But no matter how I started out, it always turned the corner back to negative so I decided not to fight it finally.  Not a great poem, but it is where my head was at.

I need to close my laptop and my eyes and hopefully find a little peace in my sleep.  I will do all I can to try to be a little more positive tomorrow.  I just take it minute by minute if I have to.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a good night/day.