Poetry Blog

I’ve been told I have a way with words… so, I made a poetry blog!

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-Becky

Words That Rhyme – Poetry Blog

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Some Days

Some days we’re off. Some days we’re on.
Some days we’re weak. Some days we’re strong.
Some days we’re happy. Some days we’re sad.
Some days we’re feeling, a little bit mad.
Some days we’re flexible. Some days we’re tight.
Some days we worry, with all of our might.
But always remember, that no matter the day,
You’re always the light, that will brighten my way.

-Becky

I wrote this because it can be interpreted in many ways. Your light could be your faith, your family, your spouse, your children, your friends or even your yoga practice.

Break Down The Wall

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What would you do if someone you loved was sick? I’m not talking about sneezing, coughing, runny nose with a fever kind of sick. I mean really sick.

This post will be a little different than my usual ones. I wanted to share with you something my family has gone through, and what we did to overcome and come through it all.

Just over three years ago, my Mommy went in for a physical. A routine, boring old physical. Her next appointment wasn’t nearly as boring. My Mommy was diagnosed with kidney cancer. They told her that the best option, was to have the infected kidney removed. So just months before my wedding (to my ex, back in 2010) she went in for a surgery that most people won’t ever have to think about.

The surgery went well, from my understanding. To be honest, I think some information regarding it all was hidden from me as I was a bride-to-be planning a wedding, and knowing my parents, they didn’t want to add any more to my plate. I think this because I remember not being concerned at all when she went in for the surgery. I remember thinking that it really wasn’t anything to be worried about, and I thank them for keeping it from me only because had I have known the extent of everything then, I may not have been so calm and collected all of the time.

So a year or so went by, maybe longer, I can’t actually remember. Some time went by though and she went in for her 6 month check up and the thing that we were told couldn’t possibly happen, happened. Doctors found a mass on her remaining kidney and believed it to be the same cancer. This time, I remember being more concerned. More aware. More everything. How could this already rare type of cancer, come back for a second round? Hadn’t she kicked it’s ass enough already?

Our family is a tough one. We fight, we taunt, we laugh and we love. We were all prepared to fight this out again, this time for the championship belt.

With the love, support and faith from family, friends and even strangers, my Mom overcame cancer again. She didn’t have to have her other kidney removed or go on dialysis and just a few months ago, they told her that any sign of the cancer had fled. Take that, cancer. You big stupid.

So again I ask, what would you do if someone you loved got sick? It’s not a bad thing to say that you have no idea, because if you were to ask me the same question years ago, I may not have been so quick to answer. Even now, the question for me is difficult to answer because every situation is different. There are others in my life who could potentially become sick. Some, who I love very deeply. All I know for sure is that if something like this or similar to this happens again to someone I love, I’ll never give up and I’ll always be there for them. Always.

Sickness in a loved one is like a brick wall. It starts off small, something you don’t really think too much about. But then the bricks of sickness begin to tower over you, to where eventually you just can’t see each other anymore.

This is why, like me, you should always carry a sledgehammer.

xoxo

Becky

(Love You. Miss You.)

 

xoxo

Owl Love You Sweetheart("Owwwaaalll!")

Owl Love You Sweetheart
(“Owwwaaalll!”)

I wrote this poem a while ago for my sweetheart, Mike.

The brightness in your eyes

Cast a light which never ends

Before our love was realized

We started out as friends

With friendship, came the courtship

Which then turned into love

The rain that once poured down on us

Has stopped from up above

Our dreams have seemed to come alive

Our fears have turned to dust

Holding you, I feel at home

For in your arms I trust

My heart has captured all of it

My eyes have froze in time

Fixated on the one I love

Blessed to call you mine

Our darkened rain has faded now

And in it’s place leaves light

A brightness only we can see

And there’s no end in sight

My love for you has strengthened me

And with our love brings light

For in each other, we found a future

On those lovely summer nights

He’s my everything. I love him more and more each day and I can’t really imagine my life without him.

Everyday, he tells me I’m beautiful. Everyday he makes me feel special. And everyday, he shows me how much he loves me. A love like that is so rare and I’m beyond blessed to have him in my life.

He and I have been through ups and downs, as every good and passionate relationship does, and through it all we’ve stuck by each other. We started out as friends and stayed that way for a couple of years. I went through a rather tough time in my own life, married at 24 and separated by 25. In my own eyes, I was an emotional disaster. Everyone tells me I’m the strongest person they know, but nobody knew the hurt I was feeling. The pain inside me was often masked with witty banter and sarcastic humor. But when I looked in the mirror, I had turned into someone I barely recognized. I was in love with the life that I thought I had. I thought I was happy, and for a while I was, but near the end of my marriage I realized that I had grown and needed to make a change or I would always be staring back at a stranger in the mirror.

It wasn’t until after being separated, that I truly saw the light. I realized that one of the people that was always there for me, was Mike. I also came to find out that he had always rather fancied me, and that he wished things were different so he and I could be together. He, of course, never told me that until much later. (One of his friends AND his Momsie also told me that.)

We realized quickly how much in common we really had and that we had something special between us. Something we had never experienced with someone else before. We had found our happy place, in one another. Almost two years later, and we’re still going strong. Everyday is a happy one and we both know how lucky and blessed we truly are.

I love him.

Always have. Always will.

xoxo

Becky

 

Little Black Dress

Ahh, the little black dress. I know you have at least one in your closet. I have a few. My favorite being my little Guess number with the cap sleeves and cute cut out back. I got it forever ago, I don’t even remember when! And that’s the wonderful thing about little black dresses, they never go out of style.

Look at Audrey Hepburns famous LBD in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. That is timeless. Even now I look at that movie and think to myself, wow I want to wear that dress on my next date night. Elbow high gloves included! That dress is cited as one of the most iconic items of clothing in the history of the twentieth century and perhaps the most famous LBD of all time. (Sorry I keep saying “lbd”. I’m normally not too lazy to write the whole thing, but I think I’m on to something here. I hope it catches on.)

The little black dress is one of those things that will always be in fashion and will always be a go-to piece of clothing for anyone wanting to exude style, sexiness and elegance. There are many variations of the LBD, and we all rock our own versions wonderfully. Here are a couple photos of myself (back in my brunette days) rocking my little lovely frock I mentioned earlier. On that particular day, when the photo was taken, I was going to a really good friends wedding and was giving one of the speeches so I wanted to look extra special and lovely. I paired it with a lace headband, cute printed tights & sexy little black heels. Classic.

Now, even though those photos were taken a couple of years ago, I know for a fact that I could go out tomorrow in the same outfit and get the same compliments I got the day I bought the dress.

So rock on, little black dress and don’t ever change 😉

xoxo

Becky

The Boy

Love you sweetie

(Written by: Me!)

Psst. Come a little closer

I have a secret I wanna share

There’s a boy I know, who I kind of adore

And I don’t even give a care

I don’t care that he’s a kid at heart

Or that he plays with toys

I don’t mind the fact that he buys whole pies

Yet takes just one slice to enjoy

I love his collection of Lego men

And that he wears his broken watch

I’m ok with how he makes the bed

And believes it to look oh so posh

I love the way he makes me laugh

Whether his jokes are a hit or miss

I love how we have a million catch phrases

Like “All the best things.” and “I don’t have time for this.”

I adore most everything about this boy

I’m such a lucky girl

To be able to say I’m in love with my best friend

Makes me the happiest person in the world

Peace, love & sarcasm,

Becky

Standing Still

(Written by: Me!)

Some people like to lead the way

Some people like to follow

Some of us, we just stand still

When we begin to feel hollow

It seems the longer you are still

The harder it becomes

The wait can feel endless

It can feel as though you’re numb

You used to be a leader

You used to feel at home

Now you feel as though you’re trapped

Now you feel alone

You watch the others pass you

With ease and with much peace

You know that will be you again

When those emotional shackles are off your feet

Peace, love & sarcasm,

Becky

Tea Time

I can always enjoy a lovely cup of tea

In my opinion, there are two types of people in this world. Those who can appreciate a good cup of tea, and those who can’t.

The people who can enjoy it, are calm. They try to not let alot of silly things get to them. They know when it’s time to relax. They try to find humor in things. They know to have alone time and they know how to enjoy their alone time. They choose their flavor with care. They would rather share their tea with others, than keep it all for themselves. They breathe in the scent. And they enjoy every last drop.

The people who never learned to appreciate it, are frazzled. They let even the smallest of things, ruin their day. They have a hard time relaxing. They would rather seek out the negative than the positive in things. They have no idea what to do with their alone time. They could care less about flavors and scents. They prefer to keep things to and for themselves, tea included. And they down the entire cup in a split moment.

Which one are you?

Peace, love & sarcasm,

Becky

 

Shine On

Shine through your darkest days

Omgosh! It’s been a while since I wrote a bloggy blog. Sorry folks & fans (I’m talking to you, Mom…). This feisty redhead has been neglecting her page for far too long. So here I am!

*pause for applause*

I recently read a wonderful little article on MindBodyGreen.com about not being afraid to let your light shine through. There was a great quote that referred to haters being “people intimidated by your greatness.” And I very much agree with that. I’ve talked before about not letting jealous people take away your sunshine, but I know that sometimes this can be hard to do. Sometimes, envy can make even the brightest day turn dark. It’s how we deal with these feelings and these people that partly defines us.

I’ve dealt with jealous people before. People who will try anything and everything to break you down in order to bring themselves up. It’s not a very attractive trait to have and I feel sorry for those that get off on trying to bring down others. These people need to focus more on themselves and less on others they have a jelly for.

In my opinion, one of the greatest traits one can have, is being able to shine through their darkest days.

Wondering how you can shine your brightest? Simple! Just be the best and happiest self you can be. I don’t mean to sound like a motivational speaker, but really, it’s as easy as that. I’m not saying at all to neglect our darker side, I’m just saying we should be focusing more on the lighter and brighter things in life. Don’t push down the sad or bad things happening in your life, but figure out a way to add some light to them. And if you can’t, don’t stress or get yourself down about it. Just know that everyone deals with everything in their own way. And always remember that everything happens for a reason.

We all go through ups and downs. That’s just life. But we have to learn how to ride the roller coaster with our eyes opened, our arms up and no fear. After all, that is the best way to ride any good roller coaster 😉

So go on, live life the brightest you can and shine on my lovely little doll faces.

Peace, love & sarcasm,

Becky

MindBodyGreen – Shine