Early morning

Early morning by Suzanne Allen We brought you here 6 years ago.I was nervous to let you grow. You’ve had adventure and lots of fun.Under the hot Texas sun. College gave you perspective and taught you well.You grew tall as a person but my baby girl still. I am so proud of the person you became.Now it’s time to bring

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Family

January 3, 2021 Just a quick post. I created this short video compilation of my daughter’s recent visit. We realized it had been a year since I saw her in person, the Christmas before in 2019. As they grow up and build their own lives the opportunity to visit in person will become more and more spaced out. This was

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Burden by Suzanne Allen

Felt positive, sure, and moving.Put on the mask of happiness.Always a burden. Opened heart bared not hardened.Thought people actually cared.Always a burden. Tears come easy and often.The quiet of being alone is deafening.Always a burden. Soul is tired of hurting.Just wanted a life to call my own.Always a burden. This wasn’t eden the garden.It was a facade full of loopholes.Always

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17 years, 28 months, 22 days

“I have…begun to realize that men don’t necessarily know what they want either despite this patriarchal society we live in…They… have developed the rules we live by but also fail by those same rules…always …there is a balance between male and female that is a part of nature. We can’t get away from it and why would we? We are meant to balance one another not fight against it…”

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Monday thoughts

I’ve been contemplating a lot lately and considering what I want as far as a relationship goes. I realized that all the previous ones involved me giving all my time and energy into trying to make it work. It should have never been that way. Going forward the person that wants my attention will have to put forth more effort

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Small milestones

August 16, 2020 Wow, a small milestone. 🤔😮💁🏽‍♀️🙂I have had this blog for many years and it has helped me so much. The ability to verbalize and communicate what I’m feeling is cathartic in this safe space. 200 posts over a 5 year period is approximately 3 posts a month on average. I was shooting for at minimum 1 post

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Loss

July 5, 2020 Loss. 😔*Just got word of a very young relatives passing.*A parent should never have to endure the unimaginable pain of that loss. There isn’t even a word to describe it.*Things are not guaranteed in life.*We go through each day in a hurry when we should enjoy each moment.*Waking each morning to a new day and a new

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Independence Day 2020

July 4th 2020 I woke up this morning with thoughts about what does The Declaration of Independence mean to me? Being a retired veteran who also happens to be a person of color. I am an indigenous person of the United States. Today being the Fourth of July and the celebration of this country’s Declaration of Independence. I have all

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