Until………………..

Until you have lost a child, do not presume to understand the ways of someone who has.

Until you have lost a job and cannot find one, do not assume things about someone going through it.

Until you have been divorced, do not look down on people who have or think they are failures. Sometimes things just happen.

Until you have been knocked down over and over, do not think a person is weak who suffers from anxious thoughts or feelings. you might find yourself there one day.

Until you have lived in another’s heart, mind and soul, do not think you are above them because you do better. We all have issues, we all have secrets, we all have problems and we all are equal. In every single way. So, until you are perfect, do not condemn those who are not. Most of us don’t but sometimes people do not realize how critical they are of others. Let’s all try and be compassionate or at least agree to disagree.

Life and Me……………

An introvert, mom, writer, empath, yoga freak, prayer lover, artist, writer, animal activist.

Poet, photographer, a lover of nature, traveling by car to see everything I can, anxiety fighter.

A person who loves too deep, thinks too much, writes because I love it, feels others pains and emotions, struggles with Yoga but I have a love/hate relationship.

A person who believes Life can be good because we have it.

 

A Garden of Thoughts….

Just thinking of all that is in our World today. I find my mind overloaded….

Happy yet sad….

confused but trying to make sense…..

Loving everything I have and yet crying for those without anything….

Looking for solutions to problems I cannot solve….

Trying to smile in a World full of pain….

A garden of thoughts in my mind….

Planting the good seeds while trying to pull up the weedy growth…

Broken…. A Poem….

Too many tears, so many lies, mistrust is never far.
Lost empty fear which divides the heart.
Chains of wisdom and chains of fear bind so many.
As they struggle between trust, love and abandonment.
Trying to conquer the demons within
While looking through rose colored panes.
Sadness, rejection, hopeful, hopeless, blessed, feeling cursed, drained but determined.
Happy yet angry, loved and loving but crazy with despair.
Sun shines, rain falls, bleak hope while searching for that silver lining.
Love, hate, hurt, heal, tortures of the soul.
Broken again, Broken can heal, Broken can be stitched back together
But Broken will always shows the scars of the Journey.

Some Thoughts and quotes I have written over the years….

These are just some thoughts and quotes I would write during different times so I thought I would share with you… Hugs and have a great day/night fellow writers and bloggers, wherever you are! All rights reserved.

1. Love can life to a dying soul and water to a parched heart.

2. Sometimes the rope you are trying to break free from id the lifeline trying to save you.

3. The best way to teach forgiveness is to live it.

4. Always look past the outer shell to find the beauty within.

5. Although the mind numbs itself to pain, the heart never forgets.

We don’t understand……… Copyright 2020 L.S. Rockel

you don’t understand me
I don’t understand you.
You can never see…
What I’m goin through.
I can always try
to get us above it all
But I feel like we
Are backed against a wall.
Because no matter
how much we are going through,
I don’t understand me.
You don’t understand you. Copyright 2020 L.S. Rockel

A poem for my Daughter Nikki…I wish I had known…. In Memory 2-17-2007

I thought of you as I walked on the beach
Listening to the sounds you loved so much.
waves, as they rush onto the sand and soothe my soul.
I thought of you as the Holidays approached and how much you loved them.
Halloween where you loved those goofy movies. Christmas where we always drove around to see Christmas lights and you loved to stop at that store and get hot Cocoa.
I thought of the day you left me, three days after Valentines.
I never celebrate that day now. I can’t.
I went to your room and I sat on your bed.
I waited to see if maybe you would walk in
but I knew that was a fantasy that would never come true.
I went to the place where we placed you to rest
But to me it is empty and useless.
If I thought you would be here or I could feel you somehow
maybe I would come more often. But you aren’t and you will never be.
I look at your photo and I wish I could change that day and turn back the events so they never happened.
But I can’t.
Time does NOT heal all wounds. It only heals the ability to deal with it.
Love does not die. My love will always be there for you, secured in my heart.
I wish I had known so many things when you were here.
I wish I had known we have to cherish every day and every moment.
But I didn’t know.
I never realized or knew so many things that I know now but I only realized all of it.
When you were gone. I love you. always. Love, Mom. Copyright 2010 L.S.R.

Unenchanted Love… For those abused. Copyright L.S. R.

I feel as though I am trapped in a Fortress
Entangled by your rage, unable to escape.
The walls that surround me are your hatred
And the thorns at the top are each time
your bitter words have pierced my heart.
No flowers can ever grow here
Only weeds of destruction that are trying to choke
the last of what strength I have held on to survive.
Inside of me, where happiness tries to hang on
Your vines of anger wrap themselves and squeeze it out.

I hope to break free of this prison and learn how to smile again.
I want to wake each day without your dark shadow.
hanging over me to and to laugh without feeling the punishment
of your revenge.
I know, if I can walk away, one day I will be whole again.
Then I will discover that while you are still a choking weed
I will have become a beautiful blossoming rose.
L.S.R.

If Ever……. Poetry

Copyright 2017 L.S.R
If ever your heart should forget me, then poison not my own heart
by continuing to live an untold lie.
Leave me and take your new destiny with you.
Do not waste precious moments that I can use to sew up the stitches of my soul.
For every time a heart is broken it is the guilt of the betrayer
that causes the innocent heart to suffer.
Would I be broken? Yes. As only a heart in love could be but I can also pick of the ripped fabric of my being and sew it back together.
Never as fully whole as it was but able to mend the wound until it can heal.
As love is the very essence that drives us and motivates us,
It can also rush us into extreme thoughts and actions
feeling that without this one love we cannot go on.
But we CAN and we DO and we heal. Never unscarred but able to love again for rare is the heart that chooses to never love again.
Or maybe that heart was the only one that ever truly loved to begin with and maybe those stitches were just too deep to heal.

I know, my Poetry is off of the wall but it is mine. I like and write what I feel from my heart.
Have a great day fellow bloggers and friends!

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I know my post are all over the place but I share many aspects of my life. I am very diverse so I just share anything from my poetic thoughts to my art to my animals to my Yoga. I know I am supposed to stick to one certain thing to help my blog to grow but I just can’t. I have and love to share all the aspects of my life. Well not all or you would probably go insane. hahahahah. But I do love to share different things because I AM different. Have a great day!