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Sideways, but well-intentioned, memoir (The Icing on the Cake) published author! Living a crazy life as a special education teacher, brai
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Write about something you have been accused of that wasn't true.
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Misnomer

When others discover I volunteer at a children's hospital

They say, "Oh, you're so kind, so giving"

When others discover I teach special education

They say, "Oh, what a patient, selfless living"

When others discover I'm a marathoner

They say, "Oh, you're so brave and courageous"

When others discover I've been married two decades

They say, "Oh, how wonderful you're monogamous"

When others discover I've endured 63 surgeries

They say, "Oh, you're still so positive and hopeful"

When others discover I'm raising a spirited teen

They say, "Oh, you're so good to not 'go postal'"

When others discover I work with non-verbal students

They say, "Oh, you must be so very tolerant"

When others discover I was valedictorian of my class

They say, "Oh, you're definitely not ignorant

Thank God- they don't truly know fallible me!!

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Write about something you have been accused of that wasn't true.
Written by jgonzalez5671
Misnomer
When others discover I volunteer at a children's hospital
They say, "Oh, you're so kind, so giving"
When others discover I teach special education
They say, "Oh, what a patient, selfless living"
When others discover I'm a marathoner
They say, "Oh, you're so brave and courageous"
When others discover I've been married two decades
They say, "Oh, how wonderful you're monogamous"
When others discover I've endured 63 surgeries
They say, "Oh, you're still so positive and hopeful"
When others discover I'm raising a spirited teen
They say, "Oh, you're so good to not 'go postal'"
When others discover I work with non-verbal students
They say, "Oh, you must be so very tolerant"
When others discover I was valedictorian of my class
They say, "Oh, you're definitely not ignorant
Thank God- they don't truly know fallible me!!


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As the spirit sat and watched the girl on the other side of the mirror, he felt such sadness. Despite being dead for only a short time, it felt like an eternity. He watched his wife with loving eyes and watched as she.......
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Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon

"As the spirit sat and watched the girl on the other side of the mirror, he felt such sadness.  Despite being dead for only a short time, it felt like an eternity.  He watched his wife with loving eyes and watched as she..."

... Bent toward the girl, afore-mentioned

Not knowing the girl's true intention

Thinking the girl had only just stumbled

On her father's accidental death, not crumbled

The poison powder in his tea requested

Now, unbeknownst to mom, daughter detested

Both parents, so soon mom'd be sent to join him

In the after-life, murdered by daughter's whim

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As the spirit sat and watched the girl on the other side of the mirror, he felt such sadness. Despite being dead for only a short time, it felt like an eternity. He watched his wife with loving eyes and watched as she.......
Written by jgonzalez5671
Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon
"As the spirit sat and watched the girl on the other side of the mirror, he felt such sadness.  Despite being dead for only a short time, it felt like an eternity.  He watched his wife with loving eyes and watched as she..."

... Bent toward the girl, afore-mentioned
Not knowing the girl's true intention
Thinking the girl had only just stumbled
On her father's accidental death, not crumbled
The poison powder in his tea requested
Now, unbeknownst to mom, daughter detested
Both parents, so soon mom'd be sent to join him
In the after-life, murdered by daughter's whim

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Long Week

Today we just hugged 

I didn't let go, but cried

To "why?', I just shrugged

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Long Week
Today we just hugged 
I didn't let go, but cried
To "why?', I just shrugged
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Do the double tanka with me! Two stanzas, five lines each, 5-7-5-7-7 syllable form each stanza (see my "Bonkers" for something of an example). Tag me, if you please! #doubletanka
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Mother's Milk

I nurtured her well

Still, to keep her safe I've failed

Bullied at her school

So, this girl must pay the price

For my inadequacy 

Yet, I could burn her

My daughter's bully, alive

Arson justified?

Turn the other cheek, I teach

While I grab the match, strike, light

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Do the double tanka with me! Two stanzas, five lines each, 5-7-5-7-7 syllable form each stanza (see my "Bonkers" for something of an example). Tag me, if you please! #doubletanka
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Mother's Milk
I nurtured her well
Still, to keep her safe I've failed
Bullied at her school
So, this girl must pay the price
For my inadequacy 

Yet, I could burn her
My daughter's bully, alive
Arson justified?
Turn the other cheek, I teach
While I grab the match, strike, light
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Write a poem about something you have no control over and how that lack of control makes you feel.
Written by jgonzalez5671 in portal Poetry & Free Verse

Spontaneous Combustion

Having birthed

A beautiful baby girl

I've gained immeasurable joy

And lost

All bladder control

So many reasons I embarrass 

My teen

Urination

Unbridled

Only one

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Write a poem about something you have no control over and how that lack of control makes you feel.
Written by jgonzalez5671 in portal Poetry & Free Verse
Spontaneous Combustion
Having birthed
A beautiful baby girl
I've gained immeasurable joy
And lost
All bladder control
So many reasons I embarrass 
My teen
Urination
Unbridled
Only one
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What Pep song(s) do you unapologetically listen to for a needed pick me up? Mine are Me Too by Megan Trainor and Hall of Fame by The Script. :)
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Shameless

When, many years

Ago, I ran

(ok, moved forward slightly faster

than most walk)

Cross country

Motivated to do so

By a cute boy

Who also ran (really, like-

Fast!) I sang

As there was ample time

To do

"Home" by

Simon and Garfunkel

Several

Several

Times

From start

To finish of the race

Never catching

That cute boy

But,

Carrying the tune

In my heart

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What Pep song(s) do you unapologetically listen to for a needed pick me up? Mine are Me Too by Megan Trainor and Hall of Fame by The Script. :)
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Shameless
When, many years
Ago, I ran
(ok, moved forward slightly faster
than most walk)
Cross country
Motivated to do so
By a cute boy
Who also ran (really, like-
Fast!) I sang
As there was ample time
To do
"Home" by
Simon and Garfunkel
Several
Several
Times
From start
To finish of the race
Never catching
That cute boy
But,
Carrying the tune
In my heart
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They say things look different in the morning. Write a story where you wake up in the morning and things look REALLY different.
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The Implausible Impossible

I woke to find my bed

A futon

Not on the second floor

As usual

But on the first

My 85 pound bed buddy dog

Was now a petite cat nestled

On the mattress corner

I ran to my daughter's room

To find she was a he!

And,

Most ridiculous of all,

The love in my husband's eyes

As he embraced me!

Crazy!!

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They say things look different in the morning. Write a story where you wake up in the morning and things look REALLY different.
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The Implausible Impossible
I woke to find my bed
A futon
Not on the second floor
As usual
But on the first
My 85 pound bed buddy dog
Was now a petite cat nestled
On the mattress corner
I ran to my daughter's room
To find she was a he!
And,
Most ridiculous of all,
The love in my husband's eyes
As he embraced me!
Crazy!!
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Challenge of the Week #55: Write a story of 200 words or more about a stranger. The most masterfully written piece, as voted and determined by the Prose team, will be crowned winner and receive $200. Quality beats quantity, always, but numbers make things easier for our judges, so share, share, share with friends, family, and connections. #ProseChallenge #getlit #itslit
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Solemn Vow

This stranger before me has shared

My bed for more than two decades

He has provided daughter's care

And gone without much accolade

When we met, we drank and partied

Went to bars, clubs, shows and pool halls

Did our share (more) of drugs sordid

Enjoyed many, many last calls

Now, though, I proudly boast of him

And his greatest victory yet

Cancer two times, life failed to claim

And, his biggest triumph as yet?

Sobriety, be a worthwhile goal

Booze so central, our history

Yet, my daughter's childhood it stole

It's foregone pleasures a mystery

He is true war hero, fighter

Liquor doesn't stand a chance, no

This warrior, husband, stranger

Kicks what has cemented us so

I bid goodbye to familiar

And pull the comforter down some

Make room for this familiar stranger

As he lays his new found clear dreams

Hope one day soon struggles reduce

So that he sees his battle won

And, maybe even can deduce

That I've been there fighting along

I've been punching and praying too

Not knowing if fighting or God

Would be most helpful to pray, do

Still, I cried, I sobbed and I bawled

I pledged to this stranger my love

Forever, come whatever may

To that vow, with help from above

I'll stay true- love this new stranger

Sober you

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Challenge of the Week #55: Write a story of 200 words or more about a stranger. The most masterfully written piece, as voted and determined by the Prose team, will be crowned winner and receive $200. Quality beats quantity, always, but numbers make things easier for our judges, so share, share, share with friends, family, and connections. #ProseChallenge #getlit #itslit
Written by jgonzalez5671
Solemn Vow
This stranger before me has shared
My bed for more than two decades
He has provided daughter's care
And gone without much accolade

When we met, we drank and partied
Went to bars, clubs, shows and pool halls
Did our share (more) of drugs sordid
Enjoyed many, many last calls

Now, though, I proudly boast of him
And his greatest victory yet
Cancer two times, life failed to claim
And, his biggest triumph as yet?

Sobriety, be a worthwhile goal
Booze so central, our history
Yet, my daughter's childhood it stole
It's foregone pleasures a mystery

He is true war hero, fighter
Liquor doesn't stand a chance, no
This warrior, husband, stranger
Kicks what has cemented us so

I bid goodbye to familiar
And pull the comforter down some
Make room for this familiar stranger
As he lays his new found clear dreams

Hope one day soon struggles reduce
So that he sees his battle won
And, maybe even can deduce
That I've been there fighting along

I've been punching and praying too
Not knowing if fighting or God
Would be most helpful to pray, do
Still, I cried, I sobbed and I bawled

I pledged to this stranger my love
Forever, come whatever may
To that vow, with help from above
I'll stay true- love this new stranger

Sober you
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Write a pair of haikus, one describing how each lover feels for the other.
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ME

Oh, Jennifer G.

How I do so much love thee

To thine self be true

Yet...

Self, I do so confess

AM Jennifer G., you guessed

To thine SELF be true

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ME
Oh, Jennifer G.
How I do so much love thee
To thine self be true

Yet...

Self, I do so confess
AM Jennifer G., you guessed
To thine SELF be true
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Whatever is the first word you think of, you must start typing about it.
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Relief

Tell me

Why is it that when

I'm finally done

With work

Assisting my daughter

With homework

Eating dinner

With my family

Cleaning the dishes

With soap

Folding the laundry

With care

I sit with laptop

With Prose.

And

Feel the nagging

Of

My

Long ignored

Bladder

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Whatever is the first word you think of, you must start typing about it.
Written by jgonzalez5671
Relief
Tell me
Why is it that when
I'm finally done
With work
Assisting my daughter
With homework
Eating dinner
With my family
Cleaning the dishes
With soap
Folding the laundry
With care
I sit with laptop
With Prose.
And
Feel the nagging
Of
My
Long ignored

Bladder
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