Marathon Runners

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Life is a marathon, not a sprint

Full of ups and downs that take your breath away

You won’t reach the finish line in one night

But you can definitely start toward it today

Marathon

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Soaring Wings

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Someday, I’ll have the wings to fly,

High above the clouds

But for now I am firmly grounded,

A mortal being,

Of flesh, blood, and bone

Someday

Share Your World 2016 Week #47

What are you grateful for in regard to:

Your home life?

My home life is very peaceful and cooperative. No fighting or voice raising. We mostly stick to doing our own thing.

Your family?

Great family but can be a bit unorthodox and strange especially when dealing with strangers.

Your blogging community?

The community has been largely supportive of me over the years contributing with all the likes and comments. It could be way better though but I am grateful that at least a handful of people care about my work.

I’ve slipped up a bit on blogging connections and lost a ton of readership and site traffic. Hopefully I can get things going again once I get a new burst of energy or maybe I shouldn’t make a big deal about it. Blogging for over three years has a way of making you lose focus because it seems to be a means to an end with no definite goal in sight.

Your city or immediate area in which you live?

That it is mostly small and quiet and easy to live in. Working class people going on about their normal, average lives.greenland

The regional area in which you live?

There is lots of farmland and vegetative land. Manufacturing is a big industry around here. I’m grateful that jobs are starting to pick up again.

The country where you live?

The United States is one of the greatest places to live but we are not without our problems including debt and racial hatred.

You?

I’m grateful that I am such a nice person and one who easily forgives others for their mistakes.

Share Your World 2016 Week 47

My Own Private Hell

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It seems like most days I am stuck in a state of confusion,boredom, and sameness. I can’t escape this prison that is my life right now, because there is no where else to go. At times, I feel so vulnerable, so invisible. I try as I might but I am trapped in my head, unable to find the answer. I’m sorry but I can’t be that insane crazy funny guy everyday like the world seems to think everyone should be. Some people can just turn on the switch instantaneously and act like nothing is wrong. I just can’t keep up with that.

Being in a constant state of peace that comes from retreating to being by myself is something I enjoy. I find that the more I hang around others, the more tired I get because I can’t keep up with the constant energy. Being in a constant state of peace is great because it means I don’t have to feel sad all the time.

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Some people don’t understand depression

When I find that even ground and can feel happy and not depressed, I am okay. But I do get depressed a lot because I feel as if my life is moving way too slow and isn’t really getting anywhere. It helps that I get a disability check every month now, mostly because I am unable to drive a car and find an actual job.That’s what it’s all come to, my life, taking advantage of the Internet’s vast resources to make my life that much more fulfilling. I want to have a voice in this day and age, to stand up for the people that otherwise have a tough time speaking for their selves.

flat·ter·y: 
noun
  1. excessive and insincere praise, especially that given to further one’s own interests.

It’s very flattering when I get compliments from others on here and elsewhere. I feel less lonely and apart of a much bigger group.

I just want someone to love. That’s all. I know it is sometimes hard for me to express myself and when others have much louder voices than I do, I get drowned out easily. I want to be the best version of myself I can be. I want to own up to my ultimate potential, want to be able to do everything I can in this life.

 

Flattery

Cheated 

I’ve been cheated out of life

Lost so many damn chances

Dealt with this stinking hand

And thrown to the curb

And stepped on like a wad of gum

But I get back up and fight again

Because that is what fighters do

And throwing in the white flag is

A surrenderous defeat

A pathetic end

A premature disposition

Cheat

Show Me The Selfie

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I posed with a Slurpee on 7/11/16, extending my other arm with the phone out to take this. My phone only has a rear facing camera so I couldn’t view my face on the screen in the process, which leads to numerous bad shots that are off center or blurry. It looks like I have brown eyes in this picture but they are actually electric blue.

I don’t take too many selfies anymore because I am tired of being self-absorbed in my own appearance. I occasionally post selfies on Instagram and then delete then if they receive zero likes because I’ve got OCD.

This is for the Shameless Selfie Challenge (unofficially named).

I guess I’ll be the second after this one:

Selfies in Seattle Challenge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carefree Words

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I live the carefree life, no worries for me

Just living out my time, writing so poetically

Not going to fret, my life is here to stay

Give me some lemons, I’m here all day

Carefree