Dear Melted Cheese,

i have to resist the urge to squeal with joy every time we meet.

you’re so delicious, i wish i could eat a ton of you and not get nauseous.
i like you best a little burnt – sometimes i provoke this particular consistency just by putting a slice of you in the microwave.
the outcome… a feast for my senses. mmmh.

you are awesome.
stay as you are… and be sure, you will have a devoted fan – as long as my cholesterol allows it.

thank you,
an admirer

Overwhelmed…

I don’t like to reblog things other people wrote.
However, I will make (kind of) an exception today.

Someone created something beautiful.
Something very beautiful… and it would be a shame if I didn’t share this.

Adam S. wrote an enticing, powerful story… raw emotion, brilliantly written. Go and devour it… Part 1 to 4.
I did.

The Conductor of an Aggressive Symphony

I hope it will leave you as speechless and amazingly overwhelmed as it left me.
Enjoy… You’re in for a treat!
Such a beautiful, beautiful piece.

Dear Past,

you have haunted me for quite a while now.

this morning, i woke up feeling something… extraordinary.

the anger was gone.
just gone.
poof.

i have no idea how long it has been.
it feels like a lifetime.
i always figured i would feel somewhat naked without it, but i don’t. it just feels… lighter somehow. i like it.
so, after receiving such a great gift, i stepped up and took the newfound opportunity.
i wrote something.
to someone.
i got rid of the last few scraps of hurt still floating around in my mind. it felt… good. those words out there, no longer sharpened and shaped by anger… i have to admit i was a bit proud of myself.
i said what i wanted to say. what needed to be said.
i paved the road for someone… and what that someone makes of it… no longer up to me.
i removed a burden not meant for me to carry. sweet relief.

my dear past, i want to thank you.

thank you for finally letting me slip out of your grasp… for letting me see, that there is something else waiting for me. something different from painful memories. it is such a good feeling to start blinking again.

thank you for letting me wake up today… feeling like this.
thank you for letting go of me.

forever grateful,
the former fist of anger

To Make Peace

anger left,
too sudden for a parting gift.
his scent will not
linger…
not anymore.

gratitude will stay;
the hot-blooded companion
made the sting of wounds
less painful.

i owe you…
much.
i owe you…
my sanity.

i will never forget
how your power
fueled my will
to survive.

now, i may float
and enjoy the peace
of shallower, safer waters.

because of you, my companion…
all
because
of you.

Accepting A(aww)wards (yes, i cheated!)

well, i put this off for a long while… and i think it’s finally time to do this. my conscience says so – i better listen.
i will not do the usual survey thing as expected (i know, i’m a cheater!)… i just want to thank the ones who nominated me.

first and foremost, i use this blog (and my other one) to sort through the sometimes organized, sometimes overwhelming chaos in my head. it is a great feeling to let go… and i love it when it’s not so crowded up there.
it is still a little hard to believe that you guys actually like what i have to say – you surprise me… and i am very thankful. (go ahead and picture my red ears! be sure they are glowing right now.)


keep your youth forever gave me this pretty one. thank you very much! check out her blog kookyclara.wordpress.com – a ton of beautiful poetry and prose can be found there.


the mysterious “☮♥☆” from betweenpoles.wordpress.com sent me this one. thank you so much, i appreciate your kindness. a brilliant mind and great poet.


last but not least, i will cheat again and post this here while i’m at it.
for my second blog Life and other Tales (no grandma-blanket or rocking chair action will be found there – that’s a promise) Adam S. gave me this great award… i will not post the link to his blog here – he will be mentioned again further down. thanks, man!

i decided not to answer the bunch of questions and requests that come along with these awards (yep, lazy… that’s me) – i wrote this to show the people who were so thoughtful to think of me that i DO care.
i will, however, list the Top 3 of my favorite blogs… great writers, great stuff – i hope you will enjoy their writing as much as i do.

1. Right To Bitch by Adam S.
he slays me.
every. time.
if i could tie him down in his chair to write 24/7, i would! he’s got talent, wits, charm, humor and a sharp tongue… what more can you ask for?! i am addicted – and i admit it.
just a piece of advice: no beverages while you read what he has to say. you will be spraying your keyboard and screen.

2. David’s wonderful blog One Mere Mortal.
to describe his work in one word: brilliant.
his inspiring, thought-provoking poetry has left me speechless countless times. go check it out!

3. Bruce’s blog Brain Jar
… has me wanting more every day. such an amazing writer and poet – hats off to him! i am so happy i found his words… and i am sure, you will love them, too.

this is it for now… there are so many more wonderful and inspiring blogs out there deserving to be mentioned here, but you all know it… the agony of choice. had to pick. argh!

i hope you don’t mind that i cheated a little… i asked myself if i was allowed to and found ‘the lump’ attached to the end of my neck nodding. blame ‘the lump’ for this if you want… heh.

thanks to you all for taking the time to read what i have to say… you are awesome.

Train of Thought

fingers itch to write
but the
keyboard’s sound
is empty.
does it mean
i have nothing left to say?
or did i simply
have a day
where nothing went wrong?
unfamiliar.
i will be
wondering tomorrow
and just
enjoy the silence
today.

Dear Medical Tape,

oh, i am sure i look ridiculous right now… but honestly, i don’t care.

i am happy you could join me today – and i appreciate your help.
i’ve been stuck with this stupid frown on my face all day, and with your help, i could make it go away.
finally.
yay.

you’re really strong, i can’t even attempt to form another frown, if i tried, it would not work… good job! my muscles are thankful – though i am sure, my mirror is not.

thank you for providing a slight (and slightly weird) relief for me today. i will keep the excellent results in mind and may fall back on your services in the future.
…who says you can’t turn (well, rather force in this case) a frown upside down?!

thank you,
the girl who kind of looks like Spock right now

Adolescent Playground

get out of here.
i see
your “sand castles”
were built
with sticks and mud.
that’s cheating.

no warmth
resides there.

take
your charades and schemes,
your subtle manipulation,
your precious aloofness
and go, play in the dirt.
it seems to be
what you crave.

just go…
and take
your sticky, self-pity-crusted fingers
out of my sandbox.

Dear Weight,

today, i forced you off my shoulders.

i have to admit that my stomach got a bit queasy before i took action, but that was to be expected – after such a long time.
i was so used to you… and it did not cross my mind that i was carrying all this extra weight over the past couple of years… and not just my own.
i am happy i finally found out.

i would advise you not to cling to anyone else – it is not a nice move, and – to be honest – you won’t make many friends this way.
maybe you should diet a little to make yourself lighter… oh, and don’t forget to tell your true owner i said ‘hi’.
i am just tired of you making my back hurt – it’s not gonna happen anymore.

so please, stay gone. i never want to see you again. knowing you wasn’t as nice as i thought… you should really work on your people skills.

sincerely,
the former weight lifter