Beauty... A thing everyone see's
But in who...beauty in me?
Real beauty is not seen
But real beauty is the goodness that you feel.
Beauty...all about looks nowadays
But real beauty is in what you say.
Beauty...a strong word to say
But we all have it in a way...
Copyright © Elena Pisani | Year Posted 2016
Won’t you consider adopting a word or two?If you’re from Delaware, Maryland, or Virginia and think having shat fall from your pinetrees is abnormal, then we have news for you: you are among the many Americans losing touch with your historical regional dialect. And let’s be frank: can our language, our literature really afford to lose…
via Endangered American Slang Needs Your Help — Electric Literature – Medium
A grove of black pines shrouds the moon
So the weathered barn blends into the darkness.
Painful shrieks on Halloween remind the elders
It should be ripped down
But fear holds them in abeyance.
A chain won’t protect the innocent from evil
On Hallow’s Eve.
An owl hides and townspeople lock themselves in,
Dueling with nightmares til dawn.
Moans lapse into screeches.
Nothing can save those caught in the demon’s barn
On Hallow’s Eve.
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Kyle was one of the engaging young men I had the joy to transport on my school bus all those years ago. He has created a successful business in Portland. Maine called Catalyst For Change Wear. I am very proud of him.
I am sharing a cause that he believes in strongly with you today. I’ve shared his thinking with you below. Please help him raise awareness!
“Today we launch our third installment of our Suicide Awareness campaign with the sale of our semicolon hoodie. With each sale of these hoodies, we donate 25% profit directly to one of our beneficiaries One More Day Suicide Prevention. This money will help Katy Coffin continue to share her message and help those in need in Bangor. Katy first bought our suicide awareness hoodie in 2014 and told her story of survival wearing it. Suicide has affected so many over the years, and for me, it has been a personal experience over the past few years. Everyone from time to time doesn’t feel OK, or like they’re good enough. You are good enough. Make sure you tell someone if you ever feel that way, and if you’re a friend check in on your peers to make sure they are doing OK. Sometimes that’s all someone wants to hear. For those, we have lost, for those seeking help and for those in need. This is our semicolon hoodie. Let this be a flag for conversation.
Available now at www.cfcwear.com
These hoodies are made in the USA, poly fleece and limited. They are pre-order so at the end of each week, the sales will be tallied, printed, and shipped out. At the end of the month, the sale will close until next year. Let’s try to make an even bigger impact than before.
With Love, Kyle”
Additional Facts About Suicide in the US
- The annual age-adjusted suicide rate is 12.93 per 100,000 individuals.
- Men die by suicide 3.5x more often than women.
- On average, there are 117 suicides per day.
- White males accounted for 7 of 10 suicides in 2014.
- Firearms account for almost 50% of all suicides.
Have you ever considered how many ways violence occurs in our society? Occasionally, the media discusses a new incidence that occurs, a brief glance and once again it is out of sight, out of mind unless it is happening directly to you. Victims of abuse live in the moment 24/7, for them it doesn’t flash across a screen and then disappear. I know this all too well.
Thankfully, the media has raised awareness of the physical and emotional scars that linger long after the abuse ends. But did you realize that for years after it can affect victims financially, too!
Their confidence levels are impacted as a result of the abuse and hence their career choices are affected. Low self-esteem ‘s hard to overcome.
My personal experiences shared in my writing reflect many of the issues women face daily trying to reclaim their lives. It is not easy to begin again. The key is knowing you are not alone and you are stronger than you think. I found my voice in poetry, you can find yours too! Just dare to dream…