#BeReal – C. STREETLIGHTS

My #BeReal guest today is C. Streetlights. This lady comes to the series via Rachel Thompson.  I am so grateful to find myself among such a wonderful community of writers.   Today C. Streetlights has submitted this beautiful poem for the series. She is also being very real in that she has never showed her tattoo…

#BeReal – KARIN BOLE TUPPER

My #BeReal guest today is Karin Bole Tupper. I am very excited to share Karin’s poetry with you today.  May we take a few risks and enjoy the life we have. Thank you Karin for this amazing poem. NOTE: If you have poetry that fits the #BeReal theme link it up using the blue button…

#BeReal – SANDY RAMSEY

My #BeReal guest today is Sandy Ramsey. Please welcome this beautiful lady to the series.  Sandy has written about some very important and deep struggles. Somewhere between her stories I fell in love with her inner strength. When we realize perfection is a myth we can get on with being real. This is me. And…

I Don’t Know What it Means to be Real – GUNMETAL GEISHA

Note: To avoid confusion, please insert winks liberally. I don’t love hashtags. I’ll hashtag on Instagram because I have it in my head that it’ll get me followers. I also use it sparingly on Twitter to promote my blog. Wanting followers is something I can easily be real about. (Imagine a hashtag before “be real.”)…

POSSESSION

Leaping from cliffs That have no face Undulating ground Swallowing faith We sit and listen As the crows cry Through echoing throats The little demons In feathery cloaks Crawl undetected Into our mouths To make their nest Coated in profanity Coaxing out screams They spill us out Into turbulent seas Just as the sky itself…

#BeReal – JACQUELINE CIOFFA

My #BeReal guest today is Jacqueline Cioffa. I first noticed this lovely lady on the The Lithium Chronicles. She is another mental health advocate. It’s hard enough for most of us to piece together the real us but imagine being in the modeling industry. An industry dressing you up and asking you to portray their…

IT’S TIME TO FLY

I used to make hearts out of stars and turn crayons into prayers You’d whisk me away, troubles forgot taking a part of my soul with you I’d hide the pain you caused turning them into magical love songs I’d lie to the world, hiding every sin Our orchestra of bleeding violins Sometimes the memories spark and the…

#BeReal – LORRIE HELLCAT BAMFORD

My #BeReal guest today is Lorrie Hellcat Bamford. Lorrie is someone I met offline in a ClubFitz class.  ClubFitz is an amazing hip hop class with two incredible charismatic and energetic instructors who inspire the REAL in those who take their class.  I immediately fell in like with Lorrie and her demeanor.   She has…

#BeReal – JOE MEDLER

My #BeReal guest today is Joe Medler. I am very happy to have another male perspective on this topic.  Joe is a new acquaintance and I hope you give him a very warm welcome to this series. When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.” ― Donald…