Friday, October 20, 2017


Howdy folks! 

"Sticks and stones may break our bones,
But like new, they'll mend and heal.
Words can break our hearts and spirits,
Leaving wounds beyond repeal."

"Words as weapons carve wounds deep, 
Leaving scars behind to always keep."
~ Artsieladie Quotes 

Poetry by Artsieladie
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"Sticks and stones may break our bones,
But like new, they'll mend and heal.
Words can break our hearts and spirits,
Leaving wounds beyond repeal."

Remember, use some thought and care
Before thy swords unsheathe;
Review thy weapons carefully
Before you thrust, bequeath.

Words can so elate us,
Bring joys without measure,
Cradling us in Love and kindness,
Become our cherished treasure.

But words can epitomize
Deep chasms of despair,
Chisel away our hearts and souls,
Causing pain we cannot bear.

So, let's remember this.
For the targets that we seek,
Choose our words more wisely
And think before we speak.

"The careless aim of a thoughtless tongue
Can deeply wound an innocent one."

💗 Have a blessed day! 💗
Poem/quotes by Artsieladie /Artsieladie Sharon Donnelly 
©2007-03-26 All rights reserved.
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Thursday, October 19, 2017


Howdy folks! 

This poem I wrote along with creating artwork to go with it back in October, 2007 as entries in the Halloween art and poetry competitions used to have. Unfortunately, Elftown has become a virtual ghost town now, barely able to maintain a hundred active members, when it used to have many thousands of active members. 

I have many great memories from the days when Elftown was a lot of fun to be on, with many great, talented artists and writers. To say I once loved the site and supported it immensely would be a profoundly gross under statement. Some who I became friends with, I am still friends with today. 

But I also have many horrible memories brought on in a nutshell because of one, high ranking person's obsession on the site and another on the site with a high ranking position who was consumed with resentful, bitter jealousy over the obsession that only time has provided me with the vital information connecting the dots. Harbouring and feeding an obsession is seldom if ever good or healthy. Jealousy is a VERY destructive trait to feed and nurture and so, both are traits I choose to starve, steer clear of.

First, I'm posting my latest version of the artwork, a remake with a much better monitor to work with along with much more experience creating digitally, and then the second image is the original. I've also learned since that the PNG format is the much better format for saving art as. The poem is as I wrote it in 2007 and it was a winning entry in Elftown's Halloween Poetry Competition. 

"Three Halloween Guests"
(second, newest version)
Halloween art/poetry by Artsieladie
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The Halloween bash has begun.
Most of the guests have come.
There's ghosts and goblins, witches, too.
They've gathered around their boiling brew.
Somehow, the party seems incomplete,
Even though, there's a variety of feet.

Then, the door opens and there stands three.
Three unknowns, who might they be?

The first is dressed in fleece, a sheep.
Silenced are all, not even a peep.
The second walks in, a pig for sure.
Grunts escape, as he leans on the door.
The third, the last, wearing a crimson hood,
Everyone's eyeing, in the entrance he stood.

The party resumes with ghoulish fun.
Some tricks are played on more than one.
No one's concerned with the three let in,
Nor to the fact, they're not even of kin.

The striking of twelve has long since passed. 
The brew is cold, the scene aghast.
Where are the guests? No laughing or screaming,
'Cept the three, sleeping and dreaming,
With paws on their bellies, they're snoring loud,
They've really enjoyed, eating the crowd!

~ Original version ~
Halloween art (original) by Artsieladie

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🎃 Happy Halloween! 🎃
💗 Have a blessed day! 💗
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Saturday, October 14, 2017


Howdy folks! 

With Halloween just around the corner... 

"Spirits' Summons"
~ Newer/remake version ~
Halloween art/poetry by Artsieladie
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Stirring, stirring...

Dellaroo stands, smiling over her pot,
Stirring up a potion, bubbling hot.
"Come one, come all!
It's time for a spiritual ball!"
She spews forth a chant, repeated in three.
She dances with joy, tickled with glee.
As the vapors rise, forms appear.
Her summons' been heard, far and near.
A wicked grin creeps across her face,
An assortment of spirits all over the place. 
"Spirits come forth! Arise! Arise!
Come! Come! Reveal thyselves before my eyes!
Ghosts! Ghosts! Condense your matter.
Your chains create a melodic clatter.
Goblins and ghouls, conspire, contrive.
The hunt begins when you all arrive." 

Stirring, stirring...

Dellaroo looks around, her heart aglee.
Piercing the veil of darkness she doth see.
So many eyes of perilous demise,
Each in their own unique disguise.
"Is everyone here? Practice your gloom.
Perfect your craft. The darkness consume.
The instillment of fright has begun,
As this haunting commences, bring on the fun!" 

Stirring, stirring...

”The hour of twelve, ready, set, prowl.
The wolves, awakened, are starting to howl.
Go forth now. Frighten your best.
Many souls await you in your quest.
Utilize those closets and beds, underneath,
Perfect places to rattle and chatter your teeth.
Add some wailing moans, but don't call it quits,
‘Til you've scared all the living out of their wits!" 

Stirring, stirring...

~ Original/first version ~
Halloween Art by Artsieladie
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🎃 Happy Halloween! 🎃
💗 Have a blessed day! 💗
Art/Poem by Artsieladie /Artsieladie Sharon Donnelly 
Poem - ©2006
Art - ©2006 (original) - ©2013 (remake)
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Sunday, October 8, 2017


Howdy folks! 

I think this poem speaks well for itself. 

"Behind the Gun"
(image pending)

Guns are just objects all on their own;
They know not whether to oppose or condone.
They have no mind to think, judge, or rate.
Hence, blaming them rests with a human trait.

Humans can't accept accountability,
Because the human ego defies humility.
So anything we can, we humans like to blame
Because our ego can't accept feeling any shame.

So when a drunk driver gets behind the wheel,
Gets into a crash and another's life does steal,
It must be the car's fault, such an awful deed,
So banning of cars should then be decreed?

Bombs put themselves together and detonate;
Humans play no role in causing such a fate.
Vehicles drive themselves, plow into a crowd;
Such awful things, why are they allowed!?

Now let's address the topic of the dreadful gun,
Such heinous crimes they have all ALONE done.
First they snatch bullets, in the chamber pop,
And then, the trigger pulling we humans cannot stop!

Guns have such evil minds, how they love to kill!
Humans are so helpless against a gun's will!
Is it any wonder why humans want to confiscate
All these evil guns, consumed of such hate?

If all this seems ridiculous, then made is the point
That humans shift the blame, objects with, anoint.
Meanwhile, the human ego is preserved and protected
From accountability and blame can be rejected.

When humans face the fact our ego is at fault,
And learn to subdue it, only then we will halt
What's causing and behind many problems we face,
Thus we learn the true enemy of the human race.

Ego rebukes blame because ego's always right;
Excuses it supplies to feel not contrite.
Ego serves the self only, thrives on deception,
Paints fake as real, a believable perception.

Ego is demanding, will lie and deceive
To get what it wants; will steal to retrieve.
When the ego is denied what the ego seeks,
With belligerence and force, ego then speaks.

Ego condones dishonesty, exploits the human traits
Of the humans' darker side that humility negates.
Ego is unyielding, promotes a narrow mind,
Sees only for itself; for others it is blind.

When ego's given the upper hand, is allowed control,
It's vile tendencies infect the host's heart and soul
And so allows one to host, promote, and perpetuate
All of humans' darkest traits, the vileness of hate.

Since so many humans have their ego in control,
It should be no surprise we are reaping the toll.
Guns aren't doing the killing, handing us our fate;
It's the human ego condoning the vileness of hate. 

Only when we humans wake up and realise,
Humility is needed to remove the disguise,
So we can see our ego in its true light
And for Love instead of hate, we can then fight.

"When ego's in control, is the holder of the gun,
Allowing hate to pull the trigger, killing will be done."

💗 Have a blessed day! 💗
Poem by Artsieladie /Artsieladie Sharon Donnelly 
©2017-10-08 11:16:00 (EST)
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Thursday, October 5, 2017


Howdy folks! 

Humanity's greatest weakness is the human ego. At the root of our problems is the human ego. The greatest hindrance with solving our problems is the human ego. We're divided because of human ego. We attack and violate others, we infringe on others, we demean, harass and bully others, we steal from others, we impose on others, we lie to and cheat others, we blame others, we hate others, etc., etc., because we elect to please and appeal to our ego, because denying our ego power requires strength, courage, and effort and humans by default seek the easiest route that calls for the least amount of effort.

We can't grasp the true essence and power of Love to enable us to apply the Elements of Love with and towards each other, because the human ego gets in the way. The human ego is humanity's greatest flaw and yet, we give it power that eventually the human ego will lead humanity to its own demise.

"Ego Destroys Peace"
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Peace is in our hands, but peace can't ever be,
Until the human ego surrenders to humility.
As long as the ego controls our heart and mind,
Peace will be out of reach; peace we'll never find.

Ego serves the self, justifies the human need
To satisfy selfish ways of lust, power, and greed.
Ego provides excuses for humans to lie and cheat,
Making accountability unnecessary, and so, obsolete.

Ego allows lesser traits to take center stage,
Eroding the human character, as good traits disengage.
Evidence of the human ego is around us everywhere
With the lack of empathy and the dishonesty to spare.

To bring us all together, technology should be the tool
To unite all humans worldwide, but lost is the Golden Rule.
It appears human intelligence isn't all it's cracked up to be,
Because human arrogance rules, giving ignorance more relevancy.

With the human ego in control, promoting hate behind the gun,
Causing killing and destruction, the war on hate cannot be won.
As long as there is hatred in human hearts still living,
Peace will elude us, until we choose to Love and be forgiving.

The human ego is not at all our comrade, buddy, or our friend,
Breeding arrogance within us to keep division without an end.
Division makes us weak and the more we divide and separate,
We turn against each other, betray Love for the sake of hate.

Humility breeds good character, being considerate with compassion;
Ego breeds just the opposite, self serving as the stylish fashion.
If we were to ever become one and a humble, human race,
Love could then flourish for peace to, upon us all, grace.

💗 Have a blessed day! 💗
Poem by Artsieladie /Artsieladie Sharon Donnelly 
©2017-10-05 10:09:00 (EST)
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As your day begins, throughout, and when your day is done."
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Tuesday, September 19, 2017


Ahoy folks! 

Fer celebratin' Talk Like a Pirate Day, I be givin' this post a 'pirate' flavour. Hope ye all 'ave a fun day! 

"Th' Shadowed Heart"
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Ye hide in th' shadows,
But I always know ye're thar.
Ye play pretend, an impostor,
'Cause ye do nah dare
T' show yer true face,
Th' real that's in ye.
Ye play yer silly games
That I can see right through ye.

But even in yer fake,
I can see yer real fer,
Despite all yer efforts,
Yer pretend cannot pilfer.
'Cause I clearly see ye
Nah through or wit' me eyes,
But wit' me lovin' heart,
Whence ye can nah disguise.

I do nah understand why
Ye feel this needs t' hide,
When thar's so much beauty
Within ye deep inside.
Why do ye insist upon
Th' dimmin' o' yer Light,
When it really wants t' shine,
Luminously 'n bright?

I wish that ye could see
Yer heart from me perspective,
Ye would know then yer beauty.
Ye'd change yer whole objective. 
I get angry 'n so frustrated
From all th' thin's do ye,
'Cause ye insist on hidin'
Th' real 'n best o' ye.

💗 Have a blessed day! 💗
Poem by Artsieladie /Artsieladie Sharon Donnelly 
©2014-03-16 13:07:00 (EST)
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"'ave a blessed day; count yer blessin's, every one,
As yer day begins, throughout, 'n when yer day be done."
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Thursday, September 14, 2017


Howdy folks! 

This poem resulted from experiencing one too many times another person playing their head/mind games. Those who play head/mind games, do they think they're funny, cute, intelligent? I don't mind having a little fun, kidding around, and whatnot, but never to cause another harm, stress, or duress, because then it's not something enjoyable any longer. It's anything but.

Playing head games to torment someone is cruel, heartless, and so immature. No respectable person does such. So, what exactly does a player expect to reap? What exactly are they trying to prove and why? What for? Attention are they seeking? If they feel they have to prove something to others and/or even themselves, they're insecure, because a secure person knows who they are and likes who they are and therefore, has respect for themselves and so, secure people don't do stupid or silly actions that will make them lesser people. Children behave sometimes to gain/attract attention, but children are in their most formidable years and so, are learning. Some people need to grow up, I guess. *sigh*

I believe firmly in 'communication' that is honest, upfront, and clear. There's less room for misunderstandings and less chance for confusion as well as wrong assumptions to be made.

"Saying what you mean and meaning what you say
Makes everything easier and much better this way."
~ Artsieladie Quote 

(image pending)

People who play their head games, I wonder why they do,
For their lack of maturity clearly shows through.
A child is expected to, such silly games, play,
But an adult who's mature, puts childish games away.

To eliminate guesswork mature people know
Honest communication is the only way to go.
Hence, head games, the mature do not wish to play,
For they say what they mean and mean what they say.

Players, on the other hand, what do they wish to gain?
Certainly not respect for they'll likely get disdain. 
Respectable individuals do not appreciate
Head and mind games the Players like to instigate.

Beating around the bush, expecting others to guess;
Deliberately misleading but refusing to confess,
Is a player who won't choose to take a firm stand,
Since both sides of the fence on, they want to land.

Keeping avenues open so they never have to choose,
So they can tell themselves they don't ever lose,
Is the coward's way of living, feeding ego's pride,
Because they know they have not a backbone inside.

Through subtle, vague hints, the groundwork is laid,
Looking for, inviting, assumptions to be made,
So they can then declare the assumptions are all wrong,
Claim the fault and blame with others only does belong.

Presenting themselves as right and without error,
While making another of all the shame, the bearer,
In their childish minds, this is to them a score,
That in their shallow world, they aspire for.

Causing others to look and feel like they are jerks,
Is what Players think of life, are the prime perks.
If they can rally others to support their stupid games,
They can feel superior to then boast about, make claims.

Unfortunately, for Players, who they choose to be,
Their arrogance and ignorance inhibits them to see,
They are the fools; make themselves a laughing stock.
Ironically, it is they, who themselves, mock.

Players remain elusive while painting an illusion
Of sincerity and honesty, resenting a conclusion
Made by those who become wise to their petty games;
Who then alert others of a player's cunning aims.

Never trust Players, their intentions aren't pure;
For themselves only they seek, desire to secure,
What pleases them alone, often at others' expense,
Reaping all they can from both sides of the fence.

Since they keep their options open, Players won't commit,
Making their word meaningless, a pile of worthless sh**,
Which they try to change the smell of with perfume of lies,
But the fragrance of their dung, they can't for long disguise.

Since they prove to others, deception they keep sleeved,
Players can't be trusted, taken seriously, or believed.
Like the little boy who cried "Wolf"; too many times, played,
A player's honest plea others see as another game crusade.

There are many Players, but their goals are all the same,
To manipulate, exasperate; self serving is their game.
Parasitic creatures, who can't find solace in their being
Look to steal from others what within they aren't seeing.

The cruelest among the Players with others' feelings, toy,
Reeling in hearts through conning to trample and destroy;
To satisfy their arrogant ego, soothe an inner, empty feeling,
While their own happiness they prime for Karma to be stealing.

One with self respect wants no player as a lover or a friend,
As no one wants in their life a player with, they must contend.
Players may at first be successful with the games they play,
But as more see them clearly, their fake fortress falls away.

In the end the Players lose, when eventually they will learn,
When left with mirrors only of themselves, who also play to burn.
By living a life of playing games, causing others pain and grief,
Their own true happiness is stolen, of which they are the thief!

Karma has a way of getting even, equaling the score,
But Players fail to calculate what Karma holds in store.
All that's dished out must then one day be returned
And those who burn others, one day will find themselves burned.

💗 Have a blessed day! 💗
Poem by Artsieladie /Artsieladie Sharon Donnelly 
©2017-09-11 02:58:00 (EST)
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Howdy folks! 

Each one of us is either on the side of solution or on the side of the problem. There is no middle ground or in between. Therefore, if our actions and behaviour aren't helping to contribute to, aren't geared towards, making improvements, making corrections, making things better and so forth, that then cumulatively is beneficial for all of us on the whole in some way 'selfLESSly', then we are contributing to the problem side.

Many think that doing nothing is okay, that by doing nothing, they aren't adding to the problem side. These people think it's not up to 'them'; it's up to everyone else, BUT them, to do their part in making things better. If how so many behave on the Internet is any indication, then apparently far too many are thinking this way. News flash! To make things better, all must add something positive so collectively, positive changes can be made. Nothing, doing nothing, is a 'negative' NOT a positive. Bullying, insulting, attacking others and shooting them down, etc. is definitely NOT a positive and IS definitely, part of the problem.

Also, when we learn of, thus know about wrongdoing going on, and we choose to do nothing, say nothing, we are then part of the problem because we "enable" the wrongdoing to continue; we offer NO resistance and hence, we therefore "provide assistance" to/for the wrongdoer and their wrongdoing. Doing nothing, saying nothing, works 'in favour of' the wrongdoer.

"There's a time for silence
And a time to speak;

We all should learn when
And which to seek."
~ Artsieladie Quote

But, I also think many people believe they can't make a difference by themselves and so, believing their efforts would be futile, they resign themselves to doing nothing. There's no one of us 'on our own' who can save the world. Impossible! But if we each do a little, collectively, cumulatively, we could, would change the world for the better. Altogether then, we become not only 'part of the solution' as individuals but we collectively become "the solution".

One would tend to think, we humans would have learned this by now with all of the disasters and catastrophes that have occurred all over the world for centuries. Whenever has it been 'just one person' making the recoveries of a disaster possible? There are no cases of such I know of. It's always a collective effort with all those contributing setting aside differences to help, who are therefore individually a part of the solution and collectively, become the solution. So, why aren't we realising this and doing likewise across the board with all aspects of our lives; with all the problems we encounter?

Love is humanity's Greatest Gift. When a disaster occurs, we see and hear about countless examples of Love through all the caring, kindness, helping/giving, empathy, compassion, etc.. We witness the magic! So, we KNOW Love is within us! But instead of us humans continuing to keep paying the Love forward, applying the magic, so many slam on the brakes and resort back to petty bickering and all else the absence of Love perpetuates.

Love is the true essence of humanity. With all the catastrophic events we've been through and still, the lesson of Love we are NOT learning! In spite of having the lesson taught to us a gazillion times, we are flunking the course! Intelligent species!? Humans on the whole can't even learn the simple lessons of Love; that Love IS and holds the key, the answers to world-wide peace and harmony! Instead, we carry on with wars and violence and killing and destruction; stealing, conniving, insulting, imposing, and the list goes on and on! Regardless of what religion or not, humans are NOT getting the message! Thousands and thousands and thousands of years and humans still appear to be absolutely clueless! Are humans really this stupid?

An intelligent person is one who's gained/absorbed a wealth of knowledge. Wisdom is one who has also but the difference is, a person of wisdom applies the knowledge in a way that's beneficial to others besides themselves, since in addition to intelligence and by utilizing that intelligence, they learn the human ego is nothing more than an illusion, a fallacy, and wise people deal with real not fake, superficial, or fallacies. Hence, 'on the whole' humans may be an intelligent species, but 'on the whole' humans aren't very wise. Add arrogance (ego in control) to this, and well, the picture speaks for itself. I'm speaking about humans here 'on the whole' because we all know there are and have been throughout time, some amazing humans. I know and have known a few myself.

Lasting, sustainable solutions are found through applying characteristics of Love, especially humility, because in the presence of humility being cultivated is the absence of ego's influence, since these two traits can't co-exist in the same capacity. The ego causes problems and inhibits solutions, since ego is all about self: thinking of and promoting self. So, invariably, by allowing our ego to control us, thus define us, we then also allow our ego to confine us, rewarding us with closed minds, closed hearts, incapable then of understanding or even wanting to understand from any perspective other than our own, making us rigid and unyielding, as well as unwilling to see and acknowledge our shortcomings and mistakes, and should we feel forced to, we then become belligerent, even obnoxious, as we then just resort to insulting and fault finding of the other side. We can't tackle and resolve a problem, if we're more preoccupied with tackling, attacking each other. ..And on the larger scale involving countries, more specifically those running countries, THIS results in wars. Totally unproductive and definitely destructive! 

We all have shortcomings and we all make mistakes, but those who are controlled by their ego, this fact they don't want to acknowledge, much less, accept and definitely not do they want to have these pointed out to them. Then when you have ego on both sides, you have an undeniable impasse, an absolute deadlock, making a solution, a resolving of differences, completely impossible.

I dare say the human ego is going to be the one contributing factor that's going to destroy humanity because it's our ego that's behind so many of the negative traits so many are feeding and thus projecting. Bullying, bashing, insulting, imposing, harassing, etc. are ego based. All sorts of crimes committed against others, like infringing on the rights of others, stealing, assaulting, and even murder and rape, the ego has involvement with, since ego is not about accountability. Ego is about justification, providing the host of with excuses and since ego is deceptive, ego condones lying and deception, even deceiving the person it's controlling. Therefore, humility, truth and honesty are not only foreign concepts to ego, they are seen as enemies. Since ego is all about self, self promotion, self gratification, and anything and everything for self, the ego supports and promotes such traits as greed/lust, power hunger, and superiority.

Ego, as are all the other traits both positive and negative, is within each of us, whether we like it or not. But we are all also given 'free will' to choose for ourselves, which and what we allow to be predominant or recessive. The secret to having integrity, virtue, and an overall character of excellence is not the absence of negative traits nor denying their presence, but rather cultivating an awareness of their existence within us and then keeping them in check while empowering the positive traits, and in so doing, we cultivate humility. As long as we cultivate humility, we control our ego, since by being humble, we recognise and accept that we are not perfect or infallible, that we do make mistakes and we do have shortcomings, all of which are repulsive to the ego, as are the positive traits, humility promotes, especially when we show caring and compassion for and understanding of others, since ego is all about and promotes self.

So, back to being part of the solution or part of the problem. So many aren't part of the solution and therefore, inadvertently, are part of the problem. What's the inhibitor? Being part of the solution does not mean we have to do some sort of super, over-the-top deed. Although money can certainly help in devastating events, there's something much more important and substantial that we ALL can do, and will cost us nothing in our wallets nor will this cost us a large amount of our precious time. It's very simple, yet with profound effects, especially when many participate and especially since it's contagious. But it will require us to subdue our ego. 

Perhaps then, it's our ego inhibiting us. Hence, the bit lengthy, aforementioned subject matter. The ego is very touchy. Do we dare address our ego to allow the essence of humanity to flow from us? ..To spread among us? ..To connect us? ..To unite us? Aren't we capable of being nice, caring, kind, compassionate, considerate, thoughtful, etc. or are we humans on the whole too attached, too chained to our egos? Being still a believer in with hope for humanity and the tremendous power of the human spirit, most especially collectively, I certainly hope not.

"Solution OR Problem"
(image pending)

Part of the problem or of the solution
Depends upon one's contribution.
There's only two sides, no middle ground,
No place in between can there be found.

To be part of the solution, one must be
Doing SOMEthing for and productively
To resolve, correct, counteract,
In SOME way doing a selfLESS act.

If part of the solution, one is not,
Then to the problem they add, allot.
Since they provide no resistance,
To the problem they give assistance. 

Those who do nothing either way,
Are part of the problem anyway.
For those who do nothing, they enable,
Thus fit and wear the problem label.

Those who do wrong of various kinds,
Regardless what type that undermines,
Violates another's rights and space,
Are the problem; are a disgrace.

Such individuals destroy our peace,
Create problems for stress increase
And if we do nothing, then we are too,
Part of the problem with blame due.

So many think, seem to perceive
That doing nothing will relieve
Them of their duty and obligation,
But instead, they join the causation.

To all those of you who are doing wrong,
Knowingly, willingly, then you belong
With being branded not just the part,
But of the problem, you're at the heart.

Part of the problem or of the solution
Depends on for which, your contribution.
Those doing nothing and/or doing wrong
ARE the problems and help them along.

So, I ask, on which side are you;
Which side do you contribute to?
On the side of solution OR the other side
Do you choose to be, do you decide?

"Solution OR problem; no middle ground,
One side OR the other, we each are found.
We cannot be on both or in between;
Solution OR problem, we choose which scene."

💗 Have a blessed day! 💗
Poem by Artsieladie /Artsieladie Sharon Donnelly 
©2017-09-13 22:37:00 (EST)
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Friday, September 8, 2017


Howdy folks! 

Having experienced a tremendous loss, losing my beloved Mother, this poem touches on the effects/repercussions of a great loss and the resulting grief. People will say, "It will get easier with time."

It's been over ten years since I lost my Mom. She was my rock, my mentor, my hero, my inspiration, my motivation, a best friend whom I could trust her with anything and I could always rely on her to speak to me honestly even when I didn't necessarily want to hear the truth. She was a lady, modest, with strong convictions and principles, which she lived by. She had a very strong faith in God, which she relied and depended upon to get her through her struggles in life, and she had many hardships and heartaches to bear. My Mom's life was never easy, but even so, she never lost her sense of humour and her laugh was hearty and contagious. My Mom was a very strong woman of integrity and virtue and I will always be eternally grateful that God blessed me with a Mom who provided me with a wonderful example for me to aspire to live my life as she did. God couldn't have given me a better example.

But in regards to the 'getting easier' part of missing her, an unfillable void doesn't get easier. You just make adjustments to be able to bear the pain and grief of the loss better, pushing it deeper inside you so you can conceal the pain from others, because very few want to hear or know about it. Smile and the whole world will smile with you, but cry and you'll cry alone. People love to label others' pain as 'drama' until it's 'their' pain. Then it becomes 'real' to them and so, a much different scenario, no longer labeled as 'drama'.

"Drama is labeled 'just drama' when it's someone else's pain
And doesn't become a real crisis until it hits one's home domain."

~ Artsieladie Quote 

"There's no pain greater than the pain within,
Deeply concealed behind a smile, a grin."
~ Artsieladie Quote 

"The loss of a beloved creates an empty space
That NO other can ever fill or ever replace."
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"When pain is fresh and raw, others will extend
Sympathy to soothe a bit but sympathy has an end.
Meanwhile, the pain lingers on, absent of relief,
And sympathy fades away but not so, the Grief."

Time may lessen the rawness and the shock, remove,
But time can't undo a loss, an empty space improve.
Memories we have made must then us, console,
But memories cannot replace the missing of a soul.

Such a void cannot be filled, no matter how we try;
Questions can't be answered, especially those of why.
Still, we must carry on as usual, as we did before,
Expected to be again okay; our former selves, restore.

Thankfully, most pain in life that we must endure,
Time helps to heal and provides us with a cure.
But then there are the pains that time cannot relieve;
That we cannot escape from, always we will grieve.

Learning to live again and function as we should
Is a task unpleasant with guilt when we feel good.
But we must come to grips with, though of us, it's part;
We must find a way to cope with a new hole in our heart.

Moving on is tough when feeling like you're standing still,
While others carry on with life and happiness they till.
In the quicksand of Grief, it's a struggle to get free,
Especially when you're left alone, others cannot see.

It's vital to remember that when it comes to Grief,
There is no specific time frame nor is the time brief.
Yes, we must live our lives but remember to extend
Our empathy to those who's Grief may never end.

The reality of a loss often comes with a period of delay
And doesn't settle in until all others have gone away.
When alone, the Grief stricken experience for real
The greatness of their loss, profoundly and surreal.

It's easy to get caught up in life, forget those in need,
Especially those who seem okay, offer not a plead,
But there is no greater pain than of the Grief within,
Masked behind the visible by careful discipline.

Though sympathy fades away, the Grief still remains
Long after the condolences, lingers still, the pains. 
We must not expect others to handle as we would,
Their Grief and pain, as we think they should.

Folks handle Grief differently for reasons to abate.
Sometimes we can't understand how they do equate.
But agreement is not paramount for to take place,
Compassion and empathy, done so with grace.

Words like, "I'm so sorry", don't really solace bring;
To one grieving from a loss, they don't really mean a thing.
For such words can't bring back a cherished Loved one, dear;
While listening helps a griever to release their pain, severe.

It's best to be kind to others because we never know,
What inside they're suffering with but doesn't show.
If we try always to treat others as we would like to be,
Those with Grief suffering, we won't add to their misery.

"Remember the Golden Rule,
'Tis golden for a reason;
'Tis never out of style
Nor ever out of season."

💗 Have a blessed day! 💗
Poem/art/quotes by Artsieladie /Artsieladie Sharon Donnelly 
©2017-02-01 23:45:00 (EST)
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