Wasted Effort

December 3, 2009

Ha! You jumped back in,
or so you thought.
Too late, too little my “friend.”
Your efforts are for naught.
I left your tricks behind –
no more mind games for me.
Your mental claws were never kind.
Empty rings your empathy.
So take your narcissistic lust
and the card hid up your sleeve
– don’t bother with a trumped up fuss –
just take your [...]

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Greeting card for the unborn

November 1, 2009

Touched and untouched; parted, and never apart,
Slumbering within an inner earth.
Protectively cradled in an ancient union
Awaiting the dawn of birth.
Hands unseen shape this form,
Forever to be the mirror’s reflection.
What will those eyes someday see
In a lifetime of self-inspection?
Will the mirror show Mother’s smile
and reflect a stretching length?
Will this child be a daring one
Or one [...]

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Self defense story from e-book

August 19, 2009

This is one of the fictional stories I wrote for Think Like a Black Belt, Take Charge of Your Own Safety – my e-book on self defense for everyone.

Meg vs. the Giant
Meg’s cheerleading practice had been over for an hour, but her brother still hadn’t arrived to pick her up.
“Jerk” she said to herself, “probably [...]

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Self defense e-book launches!

July 2, 2009

Hey, I’m officially an author now!
My first book is an e-book – Think Like a Black Belt – Take Charge of Your Own Safety.
And check out some reviews:
This one is from Betsy Wuebker, written on her blog Passing Thru:
“Think Like a Black Belt – Take Charge of Your Own Safety is a comprehensive guide to [...]

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Toxic dance

July 2, 2009

Toxic Dance
Dance with the devil and feel the burn.
Make every word hurt with each twist and turn.
Put up the walls and never give in.
Put on the glare; stick out the chin.
Think only negative and never be nice.
Make him hurt deep, as he pays the price.
Keep the remarks cutting, right down to the core.
Never let real [...]

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I Fail at Twitter — the poem

June 19, 2009

I Fail at Twitter
Oh how fickle the Twitter fates be –
as they say, “Follow me, my friend!”
And yet I can’t unfail my whale
and know what words to send.
I read all the tips that go floating by,
like “be kindly and never be spammy.”
But try as I may, my tweets die fast –
are they stupid or just [...]

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My self defense blog is up and running!

June 5, 2009

Hear ye; hear ye!
My new blog is up and running at Think Like a Black Belt! I finally combine three passions of mine — the martial arts, teaching, and blogging. Articles and posts help readers discover tips, tricks, and techniques for physical, mental, and emotional self defense.
The latest posts are:

How would you face danger or [...]

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May 31, 2009

“I’m sure you don’t want to do that,” he said. “It really wouldn’t be helpful to the company.”
The parental tone rang subtle, but commanding, from a superior to a subordinate. But this time the fatherly smile he put on his face like makeup didn’t ring as true.
Damn, she thought, this was going to be a [...]

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May 7, 2009

The dusty halls ring silent
Where light and warmth have fled.
All is hushed in this abode
Where the living live as dead,
Where days and nights cry aloud
To an end of quietness
When no more a soul must shrink aback
From the touch of human kindness.
Oh to quit this house of masks
Through which a guarded heart peers.
Oh to run into [...]

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The Light

May 1, 2009

This poem came rushing out of me last year when I first explored the world of blogging. I posted it on SpaceAgeAge.com in response to many sad posts I read during a series of blog searches on personal growth and adversity.

The Light
The darkness called;
I followed, falling,
down into the underneath,
and lay ripped, shredded, torn.
In pain wracked, [...]

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