Love ‘n Hate

Money art "Love and Hate" by Dan Tague
Money art “Love and Hate” by Dan Tague

Love ‘n hate
love ‘n hate
two emotions
from the same plate.

You nourish me
then take from me.
All I do
is contemplate.

The future with,
the future without,
I cannot resolve
this debate.

I’m tied in knots.
I walk on shells.
Love ‘n hate.
Love ‘n hate.
Why must I wait
to learn my fate?

This month’s challenge at Memee’s Poetry Parties is Love’n Hate. I cannot win and I do not vote. I do always participate. It’s a good exercise for me. Besides I love all of the amazing work that comes from each of you.

Memee’s Poetry Parties is open to poets of all ages and languages. Each entrant is allowed one poem per month.  I encourage you to challenge your fellow bloggers and send your followers to read and vote for their favorite. The voting window opens on Thanksgiving Day and closes on the 30th so put the link to the punchbowl out on all your media platforms during that time.

Good luck!

#WCW…Who’s Confused?

#WCW... Who's Confused? | Memee's Musings

Confusion. It is such a part of our everyday lives. We are confused by our emotions. We are confused by other people’s actions. We are confused by internal conflicts over right and wrong as well as conflicting societal messages. Even those things with a steadfast, never changing result can confuse us.

Or is it just me?

If you wanna play #wcw with me, here's your badge!
If you wanna play #wcw with me, here’s your badge!

If you’d like to play along in Words Crush Wednesday (#wcw) just cut/paste and follow these simple rules:

(1) Pingback to the site you discovered #wcw on with every Words Crush Wednesday post. In this case, that’s me: memeesmusings.com! (you’ll want to switch out my name for yours)

(2) Use the badge they’ve created just for you – size doesn’t matter

(3) Tag your post #wcw so other players can find you

(4) Optional: When you are ready, create your own badge for those you inspire to play Words Crush Wednesday. If you do not create your own badge then your inspirees MUST use the badge from the blogger who inspired you, so be sure to make it easy for them to find.

That’s so super simple, you just might want to do it too!

* To see the badge I earned, visit my very first #WCW post. And, here’s my pingback: Rebirth of Lisa

Frightened But Not Alone

fear_and_confusionHer head was hurting. She tried to open her eyes, but her eyelids seemed so heavy. She could hear voices, like from afar. Her mouth was dry and she could not lift her arm. What had happened? Where was she? She couldn’t remember what she had been doing before she ended up here. She could hear alarm bells and whistles as they rang throughout her brain. She could feel the goosebumps emerge on her flesh as the hair on the back of her neck stood up. She felt sleepy and weak but she was determined to know what was happening to her. She did not know if she’d yelled at herself, but she did hear her words echoing through her mind, “Open, dammit, open!!” Continue reading