Story Time Friday: More poetry from @thysilverdoe

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poetry by Linda M. Crate

little white ghost

i don’t know why
the memory
of you
haunts me
when you ghosted me
i thought there
was something
wrong with me,
but normal people don’t go
crashing through people’s hearts
like wrecking balls
simply for sport;
i realized that there was nothing
wrong with me
even if i am broken
because i am full of love and light
and i am worthy of
being loved in the way that i love and care
which is fully
you threw away a ruby for the pursuit of marbles,
and i hope you like those games you play
because one day you’re going to
be played too;
and i hope you feel as bad as i did and realized
that your crap does smell.

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i will achieve

resistance is futile,
i’ve heard,
but i will continue to fight
against reality
until i have conquered it
and my dreams
reign supreme over my life becoming
the very thing people told me they couldn’t
be: real—
i know i have a purpose
a glorious and beautiful future awaits me
i have seen it in my dreams,
and so i will work hard
until it is mine;
then i will fabricate more dreams in this tapestry
of life and achieve them, too;
i have come too far
to simply swallow all my hopes and aspirations—
i have doubt and i have fear,
but i will brave them both and slay every negative
monster in myself until only the positive

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About the Author:

Linda M. Crate is a Pennsylvanian native born in Pittsburgh yet raised in the rural town of Conneautville. Her poetry, short stories, articles, and reviews have been published in a myriad of magazines both online and in print. She has three published chapbooks A Mermaid Crashing Into Dawn (Fowlpox Press – June 2013), Less Than A Man (The Camel Saloon – January 2014), and If Tomorrow Never Comes (Scars Publications, August 2016). Her fantasy novel Blood & Magic was published in March 2015. The second novel of this series Dragons & Magic was published in October 2015. The third of the seven book series Centaurs & Magic was published November 2016. Her novel Corvids & Magic was published March 2017. Her novel Phoenix Tears is forthcoming.

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How to Submit:

For those who wish to be part of Story Time Friday in the near future, you can send submissions to the email address that I formerly used for review requests (but don’t anymore since I’m retired . . . don’t try to be clever and slip one in 😛 ): Be sure to use the subject “Story Time Friday Submission” and send your piece as an attachment (.doc/.docx would be best). Any other questions, feel free to comment here or contact me through the blog’s contact form.

Hope to hear from some writers soon!

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