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To Self Be True

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I need a reprieve from life, as a mother and a wife
Things are tough and just so damn rough
Slow down, smell a rose or touch sand with my toes
Or see a sunset as tears make my face wet

Alas I am a mom and wife, for this indeed is my life
So I go on with my days, for them always
First to be as they need, while insides beg and pleed
Can such selfishness hold any happiness?

Along the way I decided to be all of me, undivided
Giving in to what I feel, helps me to heal
It’s okay to have these times, we need to sometimes
I found to be content, I will need to vent

If you’re a spouse or a parent, no need to feel errant
Don’t allow guilt when life makes you wilt
Connect with emotions each day as you find the way
The strength is in you, to yourself be true©

by Mac

 

 

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You Anchor Me

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Anchor Me© by Mac

I was adrift and had been lost at sea
Then you came along and rescued me
Winds were blowing and sails were torn
To be honest, I had given up and was worn
You threw me a rope and brought me to shore
Assured me waves could not harm me anymore
I had a tattered life, was just a broken, ugly vessel
Giving up, no longer with life did I wish to wrestle
But your love, like a lighthouse, showed the way
Leading me safely and guiding me into the bay
Wouldn’t let me give up, such a big supporter
Taught me to trust and how to drop anchor
Now I can sail and enjoy life on the ocean
All because of your amazing devotion©

by Mac

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Will Love Win?

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A blatant disregard for emotion, love and devotion
This is how you see me, and that all I want is to be free
Look into my eyes and know, I really have no desire to go
If being apart is your need, nothing left but to beg and plead
Holding on to all we have built, but I’m left with so much guilt
Times we’ve spent, the care you’ve shown, don’t want to be alone
But aparently it’s not enough, because life is cruel and world is tough
And if we aren’t in it through thick and thin, then the darkness will win
But hope is strong and I believe love can prevail, or perhaps it is to no avail
So, if we go our seperate ways, just know, you’ll be in my heart for all my days©

by Mac

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World Is My Stage

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The world is my stage and life is my trick
A magician’s hat and a magic wand stick
The wave of my hand, blink of thee eyes
Then I appear in this perfect of disguise

Cannot see my true face or how I appear
Don’t want you to know what it is I fear
My life is a farce, nothing is as it seems
Nothing is perfect or existing in dreams

But curtain’s pulled back, I am exposed
Nightmare unleashed, everyone knows
Smoke, mirrors and sleight of hands too
But nothing covers what I am from you

I stand on the stage, acting out my feat
My audience observes, sees this deceit
Heckles and boos, tells me I’m a fraud
Reaffirming to me that I am so flawed

Cannot hide who I am or how I suffer
Depression is hard, know I’m tougher
Won’t play a part, I put down my cape
No chains keep me, I know I’ll escape

I call for volunteers, come to the stage
The first is patience to counteract rage
And second is humor, helps me to cope
Finally, love when I need to find hope©

by Mac

May is Mental Illness Month.
If you or someone you know battles mental illness,
there are many great resources here.  

Other articles:
Mental Illness May#1
Speaking The Language
Helping My Children
Life With Anxiety

Dear Agony
Breaking Free
After The Storm


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It’s The Best

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The love of a child is the best feeling
Coming to mom when they need healing
With opened arms taking them in an embrace
Remember the day you first looked on their face
The need that they have, to know you’re their mom
All of the firsts, a roll and a crawl, a hand in your palm
With tears in your eyes or wiping away some of theirs too
But most of all, it’s the best, the first time they say “I love you”©

by Mac

Happy Mother’s Day to all of those who have the honor of being a mom!

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She Danced

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She danced to the tune of her own song
Always one who needed to be so strong
Yet she loved this life with great fervor
Learning the steps not just an observer

She circled her days on the tip of her toes
Never gave up when others would oppose
Sometimes she’d trip, losing balance, fall
Picked herself up, wouldn’t give up at all

She would have days that were very dark
But others came to help give her a spark
Held her up and joined her hand to hand
They knew dancing makes many a demand

She also had days she’d fly through the air
Was light as a feather and had no despair
These were the times she held onto tight
Giving her confidence to keep up the fight

She knew that when the last dance played
Dance card full, she had even just swayed
Journey so brief and dance shoes all worn
She’d enjoyed each step, don’t you mourn©

by Mac

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Roaming Free

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Do I control my mind or does it take charge of me
Often can’t tell the difference when I let it roam free

Images of explorations and places that I’d like to go
Dreaming in my mind of the people I’d like to know

Lands of many colors and foods that taste quite rare
Foothills and mountains, country sides and ocean air

Take along my camera and voyage to the Taj Mahal
Then next snap some photos of the great China wall

All around Europe, so many parts that I want to see
Perhaps even drop in on the Queen for mid-day tea

Around the land of Scotland and maybe the Loch Ness
And I want to get to India to buy a beautiful silk dress

On to Greece, begin to check off my list I’ve unfurled
As I start to count to the Seven Wonders of the World

Ah, Paris and Africa, have so many things I’d like to do
Espresso by the Eiffel Tower and then off to Timbuktu

There are a multitude of destinations my mind can see
Often can’t tell the difference when I let it roam free©

by Mac

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