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I am 58, married for 40 years. I am a mom, and a grandma. I love gardening and cooking. Writing is my therapy.

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  • shegram 2w

    This is a quadruple Haiku,(probably has a different name)lol
    I have been losing time, and sometimes I can't complete a full sentence,
    and on other days, simple words elude me!
    This is kind of what I feel as my family looks at me, like I could disappear at any second!
    Some days I don't remember that their looks scare me!

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    @john_solomon, @lovenotes_from_carolyn, @captainfatimahabiba

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    Do you know me?

    I feel beautiful
    Count today as a good day
    Most memories fade

    Step out of my skin
    Hover and watch my movements
    Strangers all around

    Who is this person
    Speaking of other person's
    Looks to be most kind

    I feel beautiful
    Count today as a bad day
    My memories gone
    ©shegram

  • shegram 5w

    #cees_cw_chall
    Call of the Wild, challenge
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    My imagination, runs rampant,
    Creative juices start to flow,
    The inner beast, growls so loud
    A strength, no doubt, not just for show
    This part of me, knows no fear, but...
    In fact, runs toward the broken
    My strength, and my catlike prowl
    Are enough, not one word spoken
    She lays in wait, purring oh so softly
    Luring those that prey on the weak
    She will pounce, with playful intent,
    Then, destroy you before you speak
    While the urges to run and hunt, seem
    Natural in the wild,
    I can't help but think, that somewhere
    Deep down, is just my frightened,
    Inner child
    There lies her bravery, running free,
    She gathers strength
    Her stealth and prowess, assures
    The conquest, the win,... at any length
    ©shegram

  • shegram 6w

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    Fight or flight

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    The shadows were replaced with shimmering lights
    My confusion, and disbelief, apparent
    Nothing was ordinary on this night, of all nights
    I would welcome, very much, a deterrent
    Something to distract me from the horrors I have seen
    Taking my thoughts to a better place
    I'm going to take a trip, somewhere, calm and serene
    Somewhere, I'm not ashamed to show my face
    Solitude, and self reflection, allow me to see
    Where mistakes were made, promises broken
    Time to beg for forgiveness, hear my plea
    Or.....we move on, leaving harsh words unspoken

  • shegram 8w

    Happy bIrThDaY!
    Aarya


    Help me wish my very special friend, Aarya, a Happy birthday!
    It has been a tough year, but this young lady always manages
    to find the good in every situation! She is the coolest chick I know!

    Aarya, don't ever change
    You are that bright light
    In a dark and troubling world
    You bring love and compassion
    In a time when we are all flailing
    I admire your strength and focus,
    You are the future, and I feel hopeful
    Any world with you in it, is a place
    I want to be!
    You make me smile, every time we
    chat! I want you to see yourself thru my eyes,
    I believe in my heart that you will make a
    Huge contribution to this ever changing
    world!
    You are beautiful, thoughtful, and a very kind
    human being!
    I am so proud to say you are my friend!
    I hope you had a wonderful birthday
    Just be you,..........cause I think you are perfect,
    Just the way you are!

  • shegram 12w

    And.......just like that, another Christmas squeaks by
    This year from hell, has been torture, I cannot tell a lie

    The heavy frost has branches bowing down, as if to pray
    Grateful for the moisture, mother earth's welcome display

    While boxing up tree ornaments, I take a trip down memory lane
    Sat looking at the treasures, from my boys, let me explain

    The crafts they made in school each year, are dated, and well kept
    It takes me back to the beginnings where I hardly even slept

    Hanging all their handmade ornaments made our tree, a welcome sight
    Then the icicles were thrown in clumps, to be rehung by me that night

    All the memories attached to these priceless works of art
    Come with the added joy that just melts, this mama's heart

    There's a story for each ornament, and the boys are quick to recall
    Now the Christmas photos in the album, I can't tell them apart at all!

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    Heartmade

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  • shegram 14w

    I dedicate this to my inner little girl


    I have been dancing the same steps, all my life
    Two steps forward, three steps back
    Eating my feelings at a young age, became the norm
    Not being able to process situations, no life tools
    No matter the tune, it was the same dance
    I want to learn new dance steps, (coping mechanism's)
    Change that Texas two step to a tango, or spicy samba
    I want to dance my way into a happier, healthier, me
    It's time to evaluate and discard the old dance steps, &
    Venture into new genre's and enjoy the dance of life,
    while creating new steps that build my confidence, and
    Shaping a new me from inside out! I am worthy of love
    And forgiveness. I'm going to put the new dances into
    Effect and steadily increase the speed and exuberance,
    To match my inner survivor.
    Armed with new thoughts, self confidence , and awesome
    Dance moves, to shake things up, and waltz me into the
    New Year!

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    Changing my tune!
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  • shegram 21w

    There is a chill in the air......only I can feel
    I know you think I'm crazy.......but This Is Real
    I've felt the bony fingers with claw like nails
    Trace a familiar pattern on my neck, my color pales
    I feel my heart beat faster, my breathing is sporadic
    As I make my way quietly, I reach the ladder for the attic
    I should turn and run, never to look back
    But I need to face this demon, my souls under attack
    I will fight with all that is in me, I'll stand up, and curse
    your name
    You'll no longer have my power, I Am Done!......you're to blame!

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    Paralyzed by
    Doubt and Fear
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  • shegram 21w

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    Spiced apple cider, & a slice of pumpkin bread
    A perfect autumn snack, before you go to bed
    The spices dull your senses, the bread, a tummy tease,
    You'll be a happy camper, as you rest and get some zzz's
    This time of year is magic, as we watch the scenery change
    Singing songs around the bonfire, like, "Home on the Range."
    ©shegram

  • shegram 26w

    [this is a poem I wrote for a friend that sells jewelry, silly but fun!]



    See me sparkle, see me shine
    So many choices, each divine
    Choose one of my treasures, or
    purchase them all
    Five dollars a pop, the cost is so
    small
    Whether flashy or bold, hues of
    silver and gold,
    Their is something for everyone,
    Five dollars, $OLD!

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    Phylicia's
    Pretties


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  • shegram 26w

    For Mary Sue and Steve

    Be still my child, and listen for my voice
    Where the whitecaps in the ocean meet
    the sky of blue, you will find me
    You are never alone, for I am always with
    you!
    You need only whisper, for I know your
    heart and I abide there to comfort and rebuild
    your strength to fight another day.
    I know your hurt and struggle, I have not left
    you, to make these decisions alone!
    Put your fears and concerns into my hands, and
    trust that I will guide you, and lay the path that
    will lead you by the still waters that sooth your
    soul!
    ©shegram