Photo by Melissa R. Bickel


She looked up. So sure that she will reach the top with ease.

She had her life perfectly mapped out four years ago. She thought she only need to do step 1, then step 2, then 3…

She didn’t foresee the storm coming. She had been looking up and only saw a clear sky.

She thought storms only build up from above, not from the corners of the home.

“What’s wrong with the power lines?”

“Nothing is wrong. Just a storm coming. I guess.”

Lies swung her back and forth from wall to wall. Real painful each time the soul hit the hard cold surface.

She was unprepared to hear the insults which made her want to dig the floor with her bare trembling hands and stay underneath forever.

She thought that coloring the blackberry blue is odd enough but not until someone colored her skin blue and black.

The door. She had to reach the door and run while she could. She couldn’t stay and be beaten to death. What would the kiddos get out of a dead mama?

She never remembered running any faster than that day. Suffering, more than tired, she looked up to see her clear sky.

“The storm is here.”


For Bluebells Books – Thursday Short Story Slam.





 Walls to protect me

To keep the devils away

But there’s one within.

I need a Fortress

Beyond solid structure

Where I can be free.

For Jingle Poetry on Fortresses, Castles, Palaces, and Royal Houses

For us — Be Strong.

A girl dreamt of being a princess

Rescued by a mighty prince charming

And living happily ever after in the castle up the hill.

She woke up a warrior

Fought the foolish prince with sword of faith

And living hopefully ever after for the kingdom beyond the hill.


For the warrior in you — I salute.


Dear Mary


Dear Mary,

In 23 days you’ll give birth to baby Jesus. I know your worries since this is the first time you’ll be giving birth. I remember the first time I gave birth, I screamed a lot in pain and fear! The public hospital rejected me because they have an apprehension if they can handle me and my baby’s safety. So I have to gave birth in a clinic.

For the succeeding babies it became easier to give birth or should I say I knew better to tolerate the pains rather than scream! It might have gone easier but the pain in my heart got heavier each time. I have been trying to accept that for each truckload of joy there seemingly came with it a bundle of pain. Oops where I am now? Back to you Mary.

What I am trying to say is thank you for bearing all the pains so that we can have our Savior! Thank you for being an inspiration. When I feel so weak and in pain, I think of you. Of how strong and blessed you are because you know God is with you. With me too, right?

Take care now and I will be celebrating with you — with your mamahood!

Blessed too,


For Deb.

For Theresa.

For Linda.

For Jay.

For Maggie.

For Eileen.

For Amy.

For Ann.

For Judy.

For Lynda.

For Jamie.

For Tisha.

For Pat.

For Maricel.

For Stef.

For Treasure.

For Sibyl.

For Juliet.

For my Mama.

For all the Mamas who read this.

For all the women who know.

Oh God, I love these women 🙂

I Am A Woman


I am a woman.

No matter how much I scamper

I will end up to where I need to be.

Regardless how complicated

the labyrinth my feet wander

I will pay homage

to the One who truly loves me.

It doesn’t mean much who I am,

as to whose am I.


and YOU, YOU and YOU!








How could she be so kind

and forbearing

in a thorny life.

Maybe she saw roses

and unknowingly

she taught me

how to see too.


Do you see your roses?

What color?


Presenting Linda!



Wonder Woman - thanks google!


Not Wonder Woman Lynda Carter but the WONDERFUL Lindas whom I’m honored to meet here in blogosphere!

1st, Linda Kruschke. She’s a lawyer. No I’m not saying that because, “You have the right to remain silent…” I just want to say that I like her because she’s not judgmental but God committal. You know you want to read her Legal, Social, and Absolute Tolerance and other posts with in-depth analysis. Read it and be blessed!

2nd, Linda Hewett of Positive Spin. She’s a Confidence Coach and Writer. She wants to try to solve your problems so go tell her, it’s free! But first you would want to check her posts which are inspiring, enlightening, interesting, amazing and all positive INGS you can think of. Psst, please smile back at her and see how good it feels.

3rd, Linda Lewis of Lulu’s Musings. She’s a collage, a creator, a dreamer, an optimist and so many things! How could I not like her when most of her interests are mine too.  I love checking her place because there is so much energy and creativity in there. And one more thing, I love her hair!

4th, Lynda Roberts of Echostains. Yes she’s not Linda but still she’s wonderful! I couldn’t forget the fun I had when she invited me to join her Van Gogh poetry challenge – I had a very good laugh with my Ugh Van Gogh. Her place is full of art – sculptures, paintings, designs, and even typewriter art. Go check her place and delight your heART!

This is about Wonder Woman after all. Mama, you’re not included in here because your name isn’t Linda but you are a Wonder Woman!

Any Wonder Woman in your life that you want to share? Yes, the name need not be Linda.



This post is an acceptance to SuperGoddess Me invitation for a game of tag. Once tagged, I am supposed to answer 8 given questions and tag 8 people, afterwards.

But I really want to know 8 more things from everyone reading this. Please join the fun by either answering the 8 questions on your site or in the comments portion. You will all make my day I am sure of that!

So here are the questions with my most sincere answers:

1. If you could have any superpower, which one would you have and why?

The power to grant 1 wish each for everyone!

SO WHAT’S YOUR WISH? Don’t forget to thank me once granted. Ok?

2. Who is your style icon?

No one. That explains why I’m styleLESSh.

3. What is your favorite quote?

“Today you are YOU, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than YOU.” by Dr. Seuss

4. What is the best compliment you’ve ever received?

Those sincerely given are always the best for me. Now, how would I know that?          I simply trust and APPRECIATE. Here’s one from my son:

Mother 100%

5. What playlist/cd is in your CD player/iPod right now?

Mostly Christian songs and meditation music. Here is SOMETHING beautiful.

6. Are you a night owl or a morning person?

I am a night owl who tries hard in the morning to open my eyes. hoot hootZZZZ

7. Do you prefer dogs or cats?

Dog. It looks BETTER in chain while walking. Meow!

8. What is the meaning behind your blog name?

Bite-size servings from imperfect BEING.