Honie Briggs

Seriously!

I recently told someone in an interview that my humor meter goes from subtle wit to outright smart-ass. So, my attempts to be funny are often lost on even those who know me well.  

Laughter may have been my first emotional expression (I really don’t remember, but that’s what I like to think.) It certainly has served me better than the gluttonous time wasters, superstition and fear, of which I will have no part. I am no stranger to loss and I have shed my share of tears, but the worthless, most sinister impostor to which I have given more than enough of my precious time is guilt.

I must contradict Janis Joplin and say that freedom is NOT just another word for nothin’ left to lose. Freedom means everything to someone who is imprisoned by guilt and believes their own actions could have prevented the loss of someone they love. The key to happiness and freedom is forgiveness. Not just the ‘it’s okay that you stomped on my foot while we were line dancing’ kind of forgiveness, but also the ‘it’s okay to breathe without choking on the emotion I am experiencing because I think I must have done something to deserve this very crappy thing that has just happened,’ kind.

As I have said before, I am an over-thinker and I do believe, in my world, people and places are connected. So let’s hold the laughter in our hearts and be at peace with ourselves. There are other battles we must fortify ourselves to endure. This one is for you my friends, for I have seen your eyes. They speak the truth so loud and clear to block out all the lies.

Questions flowing

Cruel unknowing

Fury growing

Senseless taking

Sinews quaking

Endless aching

What were you thinking?

How long were you sinking?

If I had sent you the love I meant to,

would you have been captured by its glorious rapture?

Perhaps then your life would have been worth living.

Unforgiving!

 Endless aching

Sinews quaking

Senseless taking

Fury growing

Cruel unknowing

Questions flowing

 What is the bravest thing we can do?

Face the mirror and accept forgiveness. Its reflection is marvelous.

Cheri Lucas Rowlands

Editor and writer. Interested in tiny things, nineties nostalgia, old jungle mixtapes, my little homestead, and my cats. Not to be fed after midnight.

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple

Growing older is inevitable. Growing up is optional.

Swinged Cat

"South Dakota is a swinged cat, better than she looks."

fabricating fiction

Louise Jensen - Writer - www.louisejensen.co.uk

Granola Shotgun

Stories About Urbanism, Adaptation, and Resilience

Math with Bad Drawings

Lover of math. Bad at drawing.

I didn't have my glasses on....

A trip through life with fingers crossed and eternal optimism.

Björn Rudbergs writings

Poetry and fiction by a physicist from the dark side

TheDustSeason

All the Blogging That's Fit To Print

Amanda Mininger

Writer | Author

The Brown Road Chronicles

Stories about country living, old houses, dirt roads, fresh air and other amusing (and possibly even inspirational) anecdotes!

What's So Funny?

Russell Gayer, author speaker

Elan Mudrow

Smidgens

TALES FROM THE MOTHERLAND

Straight up with a twist– Because life is too short to be subtle!

This, that and the other thing

Looking at life through photography and words

ironwoodwind

Just another WordPress.com site

Midlife Crisis Crossover!

Viewing the non-geek world through geek lenses. And sometimes vice versa.

She's A Maineiac

just another plaid-wearin' java-sippin' girl

erinlearywrites

Writing for my life

patrickprinsloo

Wrought words and images

Broadside

Smart and surprising

Geometry & Silence

Photography by Quintin Lake

AmyReeseWrites

Stories, poems, photos and bumbles for the soul

QBG_Tilted Tiara

Philosophically Speaking the World in Motion

Georgette Sullins's Blog

My view of the cow parade

Meeka's Mind

the passions of a science fiction writer

rona black photography

occasional visual essays

Michael Lewis Glover | Fine Art Photography

Architectural, HDR, Nature, & Landscape Photography

the eff stop

Adventures of a shutterbug

S.W. Lothian | Books | Movies | Streaming

Author of YA thrillers and Teen Time Travel

The Blue Page Special

Savoring books and food

%d bloggers like this: