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“My Mistake” Poem of the Day (2022)

"My Mistake" By Ashley O'Hare I make a mistake. Today I stepped outside to rake and everything changed. Without my security blanket, oxygen was free to dive into my lungs- the air is sweet. My pessimism disappeared with a gust of wind, tagging along with the dandelions in search of a new place to begin.… Continue reading “My Mistake” Poem of the Day (2022)

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“Out Of Whack” Poem of the Day (2022)

"Out Of Whack" By Ashley O'Hare Nobody prepares you for going far. We are taught how to get by- how to barely survive. If you decide you want to thrive, you must abandon the hive. Wanting more is out of whack. Movement forward threatens the paved track. When you make it to the moon, set… Continue reading “Out Of Whack” Poem of the Day (2022)

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“Mother Nature” Poem of the Day (2022)

"Mother Nature" By Ashley O'Hare When the summer rain drums against my windshield, I turn down the music and allow myself to feel. How fascinating are human emotions? We self inflict more pain than a villain's potions. If only my brain could better protect itself. If only Mother Nature could lend a hand to help.… Continue reading “Mother Nature” Poem of the Day (2022)

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“Future Changes” Poem of the Day (2022)

"Future Changes" By Ashley O'Hare My future has changed a hundred times since my sweet sixteen. I've seen it all. The million frames flash across my brain, rubbing my wounds with salt. If only I hadn't changed. The story of my life could use a new author-- one to make me a future mother and… Continue reading “Future Changes” Poem of the Day (2022)

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“Missed Days” Poem of the Day (2022)

"Missed Days" By Ashley O'Hare A decade brings more changes than the number of candles flickering on my birthday cake. I now look at my future with a frown on my face- how could I let the sunshine fade? Each year passes with an ache in my bones- I do not want to stay alone.… Continue reading “Missed Days” Poem of the Day (2022)

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“My Mind’s Games” Poem of the Day (2022)

"My Mind's Games" By Ashley O'Hare My mind must truly try to torture every existing cell centered within myself. Why else would your face flash before my eyes when I am feeling down? Surely I did not need to remember that the last time I saw you, everything fell apart. Maybe it wasn't your fault-… Continue reading “My Mind’s Games” Poem of the Day (2022)

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“Fallen Facade” Poem of the Day (2022)

"Fallen Facade" By Ashley O'Hare That shimmer in your eyeshadow will never compare to your unique soul. Long eyelashes may look elegant, but they will never beat your soft eyes- finding beauty through cracks and dents. You cannot manufacture your natural beauty. You cannot hide your wild spirit. You cannot package yourself into a bottle.… Continue reading “Fallen Facade” Poem of the Day (2022)

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“Small Town Clique” Poem of the Day (2022)

"Small Town Clique" By Ashley O'Hare It's funny how fitting in never ends up working out even in small towns. I tried daily to contort myself, but ultimately I failed. I was never taught to lie well. So I keep my heart buried deep inside; my face turned down until I can run and hide.… Continue reading “Small Town Clique” Poem of the Day (2022)

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“Your Words Are Mine” Poem of the Day (2022)

"Your Words Are Mine" By Ashley O'Hare Your words will never be worse than mine. Go ahead-- waste your energy trying to knock me down. Anything you say I can guarantee I have told myself one hundred times now. Don't show me sympathy. Don't look at me with disgust. Don't give me anything. There is… Continue reading “Your Words Are Mine” Poem of the Day (2022)

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“Driving” Poem of the Day (2022)

"Driving" By Ashley O'Hare Driving in circles waiting for my exit to appear on the freeway. Driving myself crazy because I know this won't end my way. The tank steadily draining my neck is craning for a final dash of hope. My heart is craving the path that will bring me home. I'm weighed down… Continue reading “Driving” Poem of the Day (2022)