Posted in Poetry

Desires

I justify
what my heart
desires

The anticipation,
an aphrodisiac

Your scent,
intoxicating

Drunk with yearning
You tempt me

again
and again

Not forbidden
but remorse
pangs me

As your sweetness
passes my lips

Angel and demon,

Chocolate,
You have taken
me
yet again.

Copyright (C) 2018 Penny Wilson

I know that this is a repeat, but I just couldn’t resist!  I hope you enjoyed. 🙂

Posted in depression

REBLOG: Mental health: A look at stress, distractions & help

This is a REBLOG from Audrey’s blog at Minnesota Prairie Roots.  Please be sure to visit her lovely blog and enjoy this important piece. 

Minnesota Prairie Roots

Part of the sculpture, “Waist Deep” themed to mental health. and outside the Northfield Public Library. Minnesota Prairie Roots file photo 2019.

I REACHED UNDER THE SINK, pulled out the garbage container and dumped the flour mixture into the trash. The morning prior, I’d tossed overcooked wild rice.

It’s not like me to waste food. But I’ve been stressed and distracted this week, causing me to lose focus. When preparing Blueberry-Banana Bread this morning, I couldn’t recall whether I’d added baking powder. So into the garbage the flour mix went. On Thursday I was similarly distracted and, while I heard the timer alert me to the rice being done, the grains needed a bit more cooking. Except I forgot. Lucky for me the rice didn’t burn to the point of a smoke alarm sounding.

STRESS & DISTRACTIONS

What’s the point of sharing this? My experiences, minor in comparison to US…

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Posted in Life

Share Our Pain…

Image by Luisella Planeta Leoni from Pixabay 

“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.”

— Henri Nouwen

Posted in Poetry

We Are As One — Walt’s Writings

This is a REBLOG from Walt’s Writings. Please enjoy this beautiful piece and be sure to visit Walt’s blog for more gorgeous poetry!

We Are As One We are as one I belong to you you belong to me We are the ink in my poetry I need your love now and forever keep your arms around me like a wedding band nobody makes me feel like you do let’s fly to the sky and ride the stars […]

We Are As One — Walt’s Writings
Posted in Poetry

Living With the Wind

Image by Engin Akyurt from Pixabay
She loved living 
with the wind
 
Her feet on the ground 
and her head in the clouds 

The wind took her 
by the hand and
she followed

Like a kite 
not meant to be 
earthbound 
 
She bestowed her love 
with abandon 
but her attentions 
were brief

For the wind
would call to her

Yet, like a fragrance 
you can't quite name...

for a few, 
she lingered
 
For those, 
she left longing 
in the night
never to be forgotten

And those few
whispered her name

Seeking the girl
living with the wind

  
Copyright (C) 2021 Penny Wilson
*Inspired by the poem by Charles Lindholm "She Had a Gypsy Heart" 

Posted in Life

Hope, help & tragedy in Faribault — Minnesota Prairie Roots

THIS IS A REBLOG FROM MY FRIEND AUDREY’S BLOG AT MINNESOTA PRAIRIE ROOTS. PLEASE VISIT HER WONDERFUL BLOG!

I photographed this woman’s shirt at a public event in Northfield. The message refers to struggles with mental illness. Minnesota Prairie Roots file photo. IF YOU’VE FOLLOWED my writing long enough, you understand my dedication to increasing awareness on two important issues—domestic violence and mental health. This week, both made headlines in my community. I […]

Hope, help & tragedy in Faribault — Minnesota Prairie Roots