A Monorhyme for Valentine
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Posted by Just Patty on February 14, 2017
First of all I want to apologize for being so late with accepting the awards you so kindly nominated me for.
But here they are lol! 🙂
Dear Kitty–> https://dearkitty1.wordpress.com/ has nominated me for the Real Neat Blog Award!
Thank you so much, I am honored!
The ‘rules’ of the Real Neat Blog Award are: (feel free not to act upon them if you don’t have time; or don’t accept awards; etc.):
The seven questions are:
Soccer and F1
Getting back an old friend
We Loved with a love that was more than Love (Edgar Allan Poe)
How to take my mask off and show more of my real emotions
My nominees are:
Horty (Doc) –>https://hrexach.wordpress.com
Sifra https://sifravos.wordpress.com/ has nominated me for the One Lovely Blog Award!
Thank you so much! I am so happy to receive this award from you!
Seven Facts about me:
Dear Kitty–> https://dearkitty1.wordpress.com/
You don’t have to accept, just know that you are appreciated!
Lots of Love,
Dedicated to the love of my life.
We are married for 9 years today and I am the luckiest woman in this world!
I love you Danny ❤
A one man army
I was lost
Roaming an empty life
My own mind
Just trying to survive
I was numb
Paralyzed by the past
A painful abyss
Living as an outcast
I was broken
Shattered to painful pieces
No man’s land
Burned to ashes
Along came you
Persistently searching for me
Touched my soul
Rescued by a one man army
Yay! April has ended!
Time for an update.
I managed to complete the NaPoWriMo challenge for the second time.
If you missed any of my poems, just type ‘NaPoWriMo 2015’ in the search box on my blog to check them out.
At the same time, I started to write my third fantasy novel in the Dutch Drägan Duma series. I am struggling with this a bit because my mind works faster than I can type lol. This will take me some time, so I will get back to my blogging schedule like it was before NaPoWriMo started:
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Unless I have something really important to tell you all of course!
Anyways, on to my goals for this month!
Did you have any goals set for this month?
Lots of Love,
As WordPress so kindly brought to my attention, it’s my second year of blogging this month.
Darn! Time really flies huh?
Another year of writing and sharing with you all…
So what did I do this year of blogging?
Well, it’s a lot as I think about it!
As of the end of this week, I’ll have published four books, two poetry books in English (which you can find HERE) and two Fantasy books in Dutch (which you can find HERE, sorry it’s in Dutch lol)
I also received an award for my first fantasy book and that still sweeps me of my feet! 🙂
Also got to know more awesome people and worked together with them on poems and stuff. Lots of fun! 🙂
Still working on dealing with my PTSD, healing from my last experience and trying to help others in the process. That’s why I started a new blog right HERE.
I couldn’t have done this all without you guys.
Thank you all so much for following me, your support and being my blogfriends! ❤
Lots of Love
In this world
Filled with disbelief
Pain and grief
Some will be able to find
Because they’re willing
Something truly beautiful
Hidden deep within
Love, friendship and
Kindness and caring
Making you stronger
And the world less
Dark and eerie
Changing a life
Now that is pure
Hey everyone! 🙂
Before I begin with my usual monthly update post, I would like to take a moment to review 2014.
This year has been a rollercoaster for me in every way!
I am beginning to understand that this year has changed me in ways so I can never go back to the person I was before. And that’s actually a good thing! I wasn’t myself for a lot of years, but I know that I am getting there…
April has always been an awful month to me. It’s the month that my PTSD tortures me the most.
But this April, two of my books got published and that, my friends, is a dream come true!
So, April was both a great and an awful month this year for me. Lol.
With the publication of books come some things I wasn’t fully prepared for.
Or maybe I should say, I wasn’t prepared for it at all! Lol!
Because of all that I have been through (jeez, that actually sounds kinda sad. I don’t mean it like that!) I have built some walls around myself. To defend and protect against more pain and suffering. Now, that isn’t that bad because it keeps you alive and helps you struggle through.
But after some time, those walls are so high and thick, they’re almost impossible to break down.
And when they break down, they don’t do this quietly…
My walls started to crumble ever since I started writing on this blog. But this last year, they fell more rapidly.
I was forced out of my comfort zone a lot of times this year. Like with the signing sessions for example. Speaking to people I don’t know. People taking pictures of me and wanting to shake my hand. I don’t like to be touched by strangers at all!
Or with the award I won for my Dutch fantasy novel. Being on stage, all eyes on me.
Those are the things that actually make me shiver!
Besides this, I learn more and more how to show my feelings. Not just through my writings, but also with my friends and family. This takes some real courage for me, because I am used to keep it all inside and always pretend to be ‘Fine’.
Telling someone that you are in fact not always ‘Fine’ or tell someone you miss or love them… Horror!!! But I do it. Even when it scares me to death, I do it.
The reason I decided to break down the walls (yes, this is in fact a decision you have to make) is because I want to grow. And I want to be me. The real me. I want to make my dreams come true. Life is too short to be trapped behind walls.
Yes, it’s a risk to take down those walls and let your true feelings show.
But I am starting to realize that it doesn’t matter. Even with the walls up, I still got hurt sometimes. So why not give it my all and enjoy life as much as I can?
And now, if I get hurt in the progress… I know I can take it. I survived worse and it only makes me stronger.
And so I will Love and Care and Show who I am! I will leave my comfort zone more and more. But gradually. I need time to adjust lol. 😉
So, don’t be scared my friends! Break out off your comfort zone and make 2015 the most magical year yet!
Anyways, on to my goals for this month!
2015 has begun guys! Let it be awesome!
Lots of Love,
Every week I want to share an amazing blogger with you all, so you can check out their blogs and maybe make some new friends!
All of these bloggers have amazed me with their art, kind heart, friendship and skills.
You ready? Here we go!
–> http://undergroundenergy.wordpress.com/ <–
A little about Lisa
My name is Lisa. I am a woman who is a wife, to Johnny Ojanpera, and a mother of four girls. The last pregnancy almost claimed my life. It ended in an emergency c-section and extensive nerve damage. I spent a year of my life learning to walk and talk again. My life was almost claimed again recently when a bad case of pneumonia turned into ARDS. This has drastically changed my outlook on life.
Often random, I will jump from poetry, op-eds, blogs or gonzo journalism. I speak the truth and offend without meaning to at times. Mainly, I give what I have to offer and I hope you enjoy my writing, art and photography.
My desire is to give out as much hope and encouragement as I can along this path of life that we all share.
Lisa is an awesome blogger and a very kind soul. She writes beautiful poetry but also blogs about other things as well.
One of my favorite poems by her:
We learned, oh how we learned
We learned of pain and sorrow
We learned of thickening our skin
We learned what jackyls really were
And we grieved, we grieved for life
We grieved for the desolation of the land
We grieved for the loss of intelligence
We grieved for the death of the muse
Then we dried our tears and sat in silence
And we listened and we heard it on the wind
And we grasped hands holding our breath
Then the light did shine and we laughed
And we felt it, we felt its warmth in the air
It was hope. And we danced and we lived
We lived life to the fullest be it dark or light
And we knew it was worth it to us brave few
Check out her page! 🙂
To me, Lisa is an awesome blogger because she touches your heart with her words and her sweet personality. She is honest and real, something I value very much!
Dear Lisa, this is for you!
Lots of Love
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