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Dec.25.2013
December 25     Home Fires Burning   I have trouble living with myself that is why I live with you.  It takes my mind off the things I don’t wish to face.  What I can busy myself with in your service lightens the load of expectation heaped in my DNA by my Higher Power and...
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Dec.09.2013
December 9     It All Points to Joy   Can Love reweave the fabric which hate destroys?  Can Kindness resew the field torn through with disregard?  Can Beauty paint the world anew after so much ugliness has rained down upon us?  My heart believes these three can not...
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Nov.19.2013
November 19     Human Sacrifice   How much does it have to cost me in order for you to feel better?  Why is it that my suffering improves your mood?  Does it confirm for you that you are not alone when you are feeling scared?  Or does it give you the sense that at...
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Nov.18.2013
November 18     Who is the Parent?   There are more liars in my head than anywhere else and they will say the most errant nonsense, making it sound totally convincing.  First of all they use other people’s inventories to leverage me into believing that I am just what is needed...
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Nov.11.2013
November 11     Picture Window   When G-d sticks His face in my window it brightens my day.  What that shining face looks like in other windows I do not know, but I try to memorize the eyes, the brow, the winning smile before my time is up and the wind shifts.  The flash of...
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Nov.10.2013
November 10     Come What May   Inevitable things are very much like inedible things; you can’t quite swallow them yet they are hard to throw up.  It can’t seem to get here quick enough to comfort my fear nor will it pass with any speed once it has arrived.  I am like a boa...
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Nov.08.2013
I was delightedAs inner lamps lightedSome new thoughts emergedWhy should I not free self from cage? So far I was concernedFor tables to be turned In favor and swingThere was no other song to sing I prayed for well being To have all comforts as human beingNever thought of poor and down...
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Nov.08.2013
November 8     Uggs   This is a big hurdle until it becomes a little step.  I will struggle with it as long as it takes for me to see it as something I can conquer a bit at a time, then, often as if by magic, it will melt into curbside snow and I can slosh through it in my boots...
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Oct.30.2013
October 30     On a Half-shell in Front of Tiffany’s   Pretty petty pearls wait in oysters more perturbed than annoyed.  I string my tears for the sake of posterity leaving the dreams to fend for themselves.  I am nothing if not splendidly prepared for a life less steeped...
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Oct.19.2013
October 19     Earl Grey is not my Friend   Scabby knees is what I look for; I need to be with those who climb, not those who slide.  I hate to say it, but looking cool and sitting on the sidelines does nothing for me or my sobriety.  I have to build those calluses, require...