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Looking Back   by Janice Tindle

I’d like go back to Before John Lennon was gunned down,  Before the Beatles broke up,  Before ticket prices were a days wage,  Before record stores went under,  And there was only one Main St.  I’d like to go back … Continue reading

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You Don’t Know Me     by Janice Tindle

Where were you when I cried out in pain? Where were you when the heartache began? When the world moved so fast that the images were just a mass of hues And the noise made my ears bleed? Where were … Continue reading

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Beyond Hope  by Janice Tindle 

In the dark, behind the presence of emotion, Absolute stillness and unrelenting silence, I am rhythmically breathing. I am not lost. Even though the darkness envelopes me, I am here. Believe me, your shame is not mine. I am steadfast. … Continue reading

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The Invisible Imprisonment    by Janice Tindle 

I lie in my bed, I can not feel it’s comfort. The iron bands, tightly wrap my forearms, My hands feel the head of the hammer. “Just lie still and remain calm.” “Breathe.” The reign of pain is on the … Continue reading

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A Message For Those Who Have A Life Changing Disability   by Janice Tindle

“I don’t think I’ll ever be happy again,” is the worst thing you can say to yourself. You WILL be happy again. Tell yourself that. You will. I promise. Maybe not all day long, but you’ll have moments. Everyday, do … Continue reading

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To Be Still                             by Janice Tindle 

Oh! To be still- To lay down and not feel the war within, The muscles, like revving engines,  Raring to go, ramping, ramping, and off!  Off into a race to nowhere.  The twists and turns, the dangerous road of pharma,  … Continue reading

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Dystonic Disaster          by Janice Tindle

Spasm rocks the chair That hits the wall That knocks down the picture  That hits the table That shatters the glass  That flips the coffee cup That crashes to the floor That stains the carpet In the house that Jack … Continue reading

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