Commodity 

Another day, 

Just like the 

one before. 

Freedom a lie, 

In the land of 

the free. 
Stolen from life, 

Forced to live 

this strife. 

No longer human, 

A bought toy

Forced to endure. 
No one sees

What is left of me. 

Nothing remaining 

Except a commodity. 
(Just a note) 

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http://www.truckersagainsttrafficking.org

planning and prompted writing

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I have been writing more lately.  This is a good thing.  my poetry is flowing. And the stories are trying to do the same. this is where my issue is.  I am not a planner when I write.  So when I have a dozen stories vying for space in my mind and am only one person…. well it means that I get so far in a story and lose track of where it should go. which is entirely frustrating. Planning the story only causes me to loose focus quicker. I am not saying this to whine.  it is just the way that I am.

So I am feeling that frustration with my current story and I set a deadline with my editor.  What that means is something ends up being forgotten in my struggle to make the story fall into line. For me… I am sorry to say… it has been this blog. I wanted to apologize for this.  I will likely be lax in posting until I am finished with this one and sent to the editor. I hope that you understand and return to see me after the 27th.

Next Time You See Me

The next time you see me
I will have changed,
Even if it is only a day
In between.

The next time you see me
My views of the world
Will have taken me
Down places that I may not
Even be able to explain.

The next time
you see me
Wish me well,
As I will you…
For you can never know
When the next time
You see me will
Be our last.

Saved

I wrote it all down,
All the hate,  anger,
All the pain,  emotional drain.
I wrote in ink on paper,
As if that made it less real.
I included the ecstasy,
And all the joy.

Then I folded it as small
As I possibly could,
So it would take less space.
I hid it in a box,
Away in some forgotten place.

The paper keeps the memory
That I was unable to truly bear,
Stored away from having to care.

Favoritism

You claim love equality,

With words that

match nothing

Of reality.

You still fail to understand,

I want nothing given from

A hesitant hand.

Tis not material

Items I desire,

Nor any attachments

Grand of wealth.

Reach for me just once

And tell me honestly,

That you are interested

To learn who I am,

Truthfully.

 

Parenting isn’t about

wealth or greed,

Or the material

That you can give.

Knowing one well,

Ignoring the other is

Just seriously unkind.

For those looking to buy

This is what’s out for all editions.

Will post for each as i finish them.  

 

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A Pocketful of Poetry 

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mobi – http://www.amazon.com/Pocketful-Poetry-Patricia-Harris-ebook/dp/B009XG5FKW/ref=la_B012U5ZRD2_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1448293762&sr=1-5

 

Epub – http://www.barnesandnoble.com/mobile/w/pocketful-of-poetry-patricia-lynn-harris/1122477976?ean=2940157783174

 

paperback – http://www.amazon.com/Pocketful-Poetry-Patricia-Lynn-Harris/dp/1515266451/ref=la_B012U5ZRD2_1_5_twi_pap_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1448293762&sr=1-5

 

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Creative Juices 

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mobi – http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00JY0FSTA/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1448768721&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX110_SY165&keywords=creative+juices+patricia+harris

 

Epub –  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/mobile/w/creative-juices-patricia-lynn-harris/1122497501?ean=2940158075551

 

paperback – http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/1516812573/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1448768721&sr=8-1

 

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Castle Truth (a novella) 

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mobi – http://www.amazon.com/Castle-Truth-Patricia-Harris-ebook/dp/B00ATTA1RO/ref=la_B012U5ZRD2_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1449767867&sr=1-2

 

Epub – http://www.barnesandnoble.com/mobile/w/castle-truth-patricia-lynn-harris/1122485886?ean=2940158076152

 

paperback – http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/1515362396/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1449767867&sr=1-2

 

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word play 

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mobi – http://www.amazon.com/Word-Play-Patricia-Harris-ebook/dp/B0196XVPTQ/ref=la_B012U5ZRD2_1_6_twi_kin_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1451694114&sr=1-6

 

Epub – http://www.barnesandnoble.com/mobile/w/word-play-patricia-lynn-harris/1123137433?ean=2940157688929

 

paperback. – http://www.amazon.com/Word-Play-Patricia-Lynn-Harris/dp/1519794983/ref=la_B012U5ZRD2_1_6_twi_pap_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1451694114&sr=1-6

 

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Sacks of Wit

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mobi – http://www.amazon.com/Sacks-wit-Patricia-Harris-ebook/dp/B010RXNR8G/ref=la_B012U5ZRD2_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1451694114&sr=1-1

 

paperback – http://www.amazon.com/Sacks-Wit-Patricia-Lynn-Harris/dp/1516894332/ref=la_B012U5ZRD2_1_1_twi_pap_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1451694114&sr=1-1

 

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Pip the Pup

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mobi – http://www.amazon.com/Pip-Pup-Patricia-Harris-ebook/dp/B009KS4U4U/ref=la_B012U5ZRD2_1_4_twi_kin_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1451694114&sr=1-4

 

Epub- http://www.barnesandnoble.com/mobile/w/pip-the-pup-patricia-harris/1123533878?ean=2940157717315

 

paperback – http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/1516920694/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1451694114&sr=1-4

 

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 Bedtime Tales I: 

 The Teddy Bear Picnic 

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Mobi – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CZK88NS

 

Epub – http://www.barnesandnoble.com/mobile/w/bedtime-tales-the-teddy-bear-picnic-patricia-harris/1123533868?ean=2940157717261

 

Paperback – https://www.createspace.com/6142704

 

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Bedtime Tales II: The Princess Lost

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Mobi – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M4G8PJL

 

Paperback – https://www.amazon.com/Bedtime-Tales-Princess-Lost-2/dp/1539455718/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1478895558&sr=8-1

 

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Life Drops

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Mobi – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KGIK8G6

 

Paperback – https://www.createspace.com/6502919

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Wayward Dreams 

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Mobi – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MTTIJEP

 

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Or visit my author page and I will post it on there as soon as any new ones are available!

Got inspired

So my sister pointed out some nanowrimo sprints on Twitter.  And I was tickled and inspired by one of the prompts..  It was three words to work in the current section of your writing.  GREATEST,  BRAINWASH, HAMPSTER.

I found them delightful.  So I wrote this poem…

The greatest thing
To clear the mind,
Leave all worry,
Work and woe behind.

Brainwash yourself
To enjoy all the simple things.
Sitting in a swing,
Enjoying the night air.
Forgetting for a while
That you even care.

Stop acting the hamster,
Running the wheel.
Expending all your energy,
Getting no where real.