"Trying to engage brain before opening mouth."
Willmar, MN, USA
divorced, 2 children
Joined May 11, 2013
What I Want to Do:
Label GMO foods,
Stop pollution of land-air-water,
esp Big Cats,
rights for the elderly,
Equality in all things for all people,
Get rid of GOP/TP in Congress and SCOTUS,
Stop mining pollu
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When you fight with monsters, be careful lest you become a monster.
And if you gaze longÂ into the abyss, be careful lest the abyss will gaze back at you.
Michele Bardsley, paranormal romance author:
We are the sum total of our experiences.Â Sometimes I felt more subtracted from than added to.
Laurell K Hamilton, Flirt:
Revolutions start from the bottom up, rarely top down.
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few are to be chewed and digested.
All books can be indecent, though recent books are bolder.
For filth, I'm glad to say, is in the mind of the beholder.
When correctly viewed, everything is lewd.
I could tell you things about Peter Pan,
And the Wizard of Oz, there's a dirty old man!
Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.
The Uncounted Woman
The Uncounted Woman brings sadness to my soul,
A feeling of something undone.
Where is her anthem? Will no banner unfurl?
She's our sister - the heroine unknown.
Feelings of frustration, understanding and grief
Fall over me each time I see her.
The simple plaque on a red wooden form,
Standing tall, but alone, at the end of the line.
Alone, in the quiet darkness of night,
where was I when she whispered her plea?
When did she finally give up the fight?
Are there others who mourn her, or just me?
Isn't it time we take up the fight,
Not let her death be in vain?
The survivors, her sisters,
Walking hand in hand, standing tall,
Let our voices be heard across the land...
No More! No More! No More!
In 1990-1 I went to a rally for abused women at our state capital, in St Paul, MN. At the top of the steps were plain wooden forms in the shape of women. Painted red with small plaques, each naming a woman who had died at the hands of her abuser...the last one had no name. She represented all the women who deaths were misdiagnosed, Jane Does in some morgue, or those who just disappeared.
That woman haunted me for a very long time, until I finally sat down to write this poem, hoping I could get my feelings out. It's not a perfect poem, many here could probably do better...but it's the way I have felt since seeing her that sunny day in MN.
||Small Town, MN
||Opinionated, tech-challenged senior
||Introduce yourself to GGmaSheila
None now...in apt
Non-fanatic Christian (?),
Evolving into ??
Trying for Non-GMO,
Learning to change my life style
|Wild Fact About Me
||Adore those alpha heroes in my romance books
In the 70s a girlfriend and myself were asked to leave a strip joint because we were harassing the strippers...
||My idea of camping is a Holiday Inn, with a spa.
|What Gives Me Hope
||To see that maybe I can make a small difference in someone's life;
One signature can tip the balance;
The compassionate C2 members
|If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
||Not certain I'd want the job, but bringing honesty back to politics would be a good thing. Equal Rights for everyone.
No fracking, mining, drilling on my town's/city's land.
Bring back MN Nice.
All at once!
|What/who changed my life and why
||My children changed my life because I learned how to love unconditionally, to say I'm sorry and admit I don't know everything.
|What Bugs Me
C2 Bullies and Trolls!,
Liars and Cheats,
People who snap their gum,
Abusers of ANY living soul,
Over-Loud bass from vehicles,
People who bathe in cologne/perfume
Where do I start??
Innocence of Children,
Cats - large and small,
the beauty of nature
|What Scares Me
The current SCOTUS,
fracking and blowing up mtns,
War - Cruelty - Greed - Indifference,
Mass Wildlife extinctions,
Fanatics and Extremists,
The Tea Party
Unnamed animal rescuers around the world,
||Many people walk through our lives, but only a few leave footprints on our hearts - fortune cookie...also think this is paraphrasing a Native American saying
No man is an island unto himself...
Crocheting afghans and misc. other craft
The Carpathians - Christeen Feehan,
Black Dagger Brotherhood - JR Ward,
Eve Dallas series - J D Robb,
The Hollows - Kim Harrison,
The Argeneau Vampires - Lynsay Sands,
Stephanie Plum series - Janet Evanovich,
The Cynsters - Stephanie Laurens,
Anita Blake series-
These are just a few:,
R J Dio,
80s Classic Rock - Metal,
70s Classic Rock incl CCR,
60s Classic - incl Janis,
Some country classics
LOTR trilogy Ultimate Edition,
Old WWII Movies,
Apocalypto fantastic movie,
The Mummy old and new,
Sherlock Holmes oldies,
The Longest Day,
The Three Musketeers any version,
The 13th Warrior
TV died 3-4 yrs ago - then,
Thrown off 3rd flr balcony,
Don't miss it
Anything with Peaches,
Anywhere my family is
|Can't Live Without
||Introduce yourself to GGmaSheila