Novie

I’m so glad you came into my life, unexpectedly, in a time of need. You help me keep moving and keep off the couch. You warm my feet when they are cold and pester me when I’m feeling old. You are so happy and full of energy, creating joy for all you are around. With ears, four legs, and a tail you have made it possible for me to not worry about the future and enjoy the here and now. You helped me go from a dark point to a bright one. You showed me a way to connect and not feel small through your love for all.

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O’glorous sleep. You call to me but rarely come. You make me crave your peaceful embrace. Why do you continue to elude me? I feel you calling me in my tired bones and burning eyes. My body aches for your warm embrace. Why do you elude me? Why do you stay away? Don’t you know I need you so? If only you would come and wash over me with your sleep touch. Yet you continue to tease me almost every night. Letting me get close to you then pulling away. I’m begging you — come to me on this night. Oh, how I wish for you to alleviate my exhaustion with sweet dreams until the morning light.

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Adulting is difficult, that is true.

Harder yet on the parents of you.

We see you struggle and want to help

However, in the end it is no help.

You fight us, hate us, tell us we are wrong.

We love you so much, and we hope you will understand.

We come from love, experience, and time

To offer support, advice, and yes, even money at times.

Your need to Adult is difficult on us all.

We have reached a conclusion

We can help no more.

For you to Adult and make it on your own

You must face the challenges to learn and succeed on your own.

We love you but you must be brave.

Confront your fears and the challenges of the day.

You will succeed in your own way.

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If only if only

I could be free

to live and play as I see.

If only if only

the people would provide

me with food, shelter, and coin

I would be free

to live and play as I see.

To go where I want and do as I please

No job for me just the money please!

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Open up your sleepy eyes

It’s time to rise.

I know you hurt but

The sun is high

It’s time to face the day.

Take a shower, brush your teeth, and comb your hair.

Now sit down and take a rest in your favorite chair.

Do some stretches to loosen up

Walk the dog.

Make some lunch.

Now sit down and take a rest in your favorite chair.

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Rhea Wiles

Rhea Wiles

I am living with Fibromyalgia for 10+ years. Struggling to keep my humor about life and living within my boundaries.