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Reflection Of My Stupid Life
by Tinka Boukes

Friday, April 15, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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"I Guess I am is just not playing a fare game with me right now""


“Reflection Of My Stupid Life”


With heart and mind divorced from reality

She sits there silently


Hair hangs low down her back

Only white sand and cold wind embraced

With Colt 49 in her hand

Imprisoned by the cross-fires of life

Never knew what was coming next

The element of surprises

A place she never wants to return to

Heart and mind

Not comfortable

The target

None of them free to live

Whatever sense of God and hope

Now lost in memories of yesterday

Nature intruding the moment

With cold metal in her hand

She looked down…

Hesitates for a moment

She lift her head

With a big splash

A slap of cold water in her face

Brings her back

Heart and mind

No longer divorced from reality

A ray of sun breaks through

And down came

Pouring rain from her eyes

Time is passing fast

What difference does it make?

When the signs of day fades away

And makes place for night to stay!!

Just a reflection

Of my stupid life


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Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 5/7/2005
TinK-:) Don't talk like that, you silly Girl.... GET Past it!!! Draw on your STrenGth within... Do what you tell us in your writings. Get busy and do something Creative, since your filled w/creativity....
GET OUT and DO! your mind will always go with you,and more will come to YOu-as you do... MY Prayers are with you and beams of sTrenGth coming your way-Don't duck! :) HuGs-Lady,Sheee Thanks 4 sharing your feelings here in such an Awesome Poem-very touching...It's a KEEPer!:) Have a GREAT Inspiring Day ahead------->
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 4/21/2005
move over Tink, quite a few of us fit right here with you. The difference is some defy and others soak. The soakers get drenched and overloaded. The defiers fight a lost cause but live in a choice of happy and sad. They learn to laugh at their own stupidity and mistakes. In laughing the body reacts to the good chemicals and we feel better. No use dying twice or every second of the day. G
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 4/18/2005

With your brilliant literary talent, I wouldn't call it a "Stupid Life" ... time to shake it off and move on to bigger and better things!!

Blessings my friend,

Reviewed by Robert Montesino 4/18/2005
Wow! Awesome powerful soul felt poem Tinka! Nothing stupid here! Just a testament to a life lived fully!
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 4/17/2005
Suicide is not a good thought, especially when one is creative. There is still a lot to create.

Reviewed by Dave Harm 4/16/2005
The beginnings of new hopes and new dreams, begins when we are most vunerable. As human beings we all make mistakes - I could introduce you to dozens of people who'd say the stupidest thing they ever did was have me as a friend (during my drinking days.) What we need to remember is if we deal with the pain, a new life will begin... and it will be richer and more fulfilling because we didn't run from it... a sad, powerful, "open" poem
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 4/16/2005
A very sad, poignant write Tinka....just remember there is a light at the end of the tunnel...

Peace and hugs, Carole
Reviewed by George Jackson 4/16/2005
Tinka...I really like Dawn's idea about writing down the good stuff...I do it, and it helps. Hope you are doing well. Really liked the poem.
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 4/16/2005
ditto Sir Ace below. Feel this one, Tinka. These growing pains can be rough; and the fact that they won't cease until we do is sombering. At least our "vision" gets clarified in the process. Take very good care, Poetess. You are just getting stronger.
Reviewed by jude forese 4/16/2005
it's not stupidity to have a quest to seek higher ground ... time moves on quickly and we must relish in every moment ... at times, we all feel a little dopey anyway, it what makes us insightful ;)
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*® 4/16/2005
Too intense Tinka. Hope you're OK.

Reviewed by Ed Matlack 4/15/2005
And you think you are stupid or your life is, you have no idea young lady how one person can be SOOOOO stupid...and I have to say, I don't think anyones life is at all stupid, just sometimes it may look that way, but only till you sleep on it and get rid of that gun, that has nothing that can help you...cept' it may make life even worse...Ed
Reviewed by Sara Coslett 4/15/2005
Tinka, first off, the write is great. You have a very creative mind. I wish there were a way to take away your pain. But I don't think your life is stupid. And I don't think you are stupid. Your creativity is a testament to that. ~ Sara
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 4/15/2005
Dear Tinka. I can totally relate to a lot of what you express here. I have a hard time figuring out life. And yes, I do feel "stupid" for it at times. Those who have "spoken" before me here have a lot of good wisdom to share. Take care. Love and peace to you. Regis
Reviewed by Dawn Richerson 4/15/2005
neither you nor your life is stupid. would you do this one thing for me? tonight - whenever it's night where you are - light a candle and fill up an entire blank page with all there is that makes you beautiful... then fill another blank page with all there is that is remarkably wonder-ful about your life and this world (hint: there is a den, you have all these friends who love you). I only dare to give you this suggestion as it has helped put things in perspective for me and, in the long run, given me the strength and courage to take small actions to change what was holding me back / down. That's not to say it's easy, but... Oh yeah, and the poem is very good as is the overwhelming majority of your work. :) Dawn
Reviewed by Michelle Mills 4/15/2005
Tinka, I agree with Felix. This is one dark moment in a life full of light. Just know that your friends are here for you, loving you and believing in you and the worth that is you. Sending big hugs and lots of good wishes, Michelle
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/15/2005
Superb write Tinka though of course we all know there is nothing stupid about your life, oops, except your saying so, sis, so cut that out!!!got that!;-)

Reviewed by Peter Paton 4/15/2005
Written from the heart Tinka
Reviewed by Huda Orfali 4/15/2005
I agree with Paul, no life is a stupid life
we may have stupid deeds, stupid decisions
wonderful poem nontheless
love and peace
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 4/15/2005
poignant read
Reviewed by Paul Williams 4/15/2005
Tinka this is so dark and life is a stupid life, we may have mistakes but it is our battle to remain strong and come through...for even in the darkest depths there is still light.

Sorry your feeling like this Tinks, just remember your not alone, we are here for you.

Reviewed by William Bonilla 4/15/2005
a sad write to read
but you said it all there on your own
just make it through the night
the new day's rays of sun
will carry a second chance.

A Friend William .......peace & Love
Reviewed by George Carroll 4/15/2005
I liked the sunshine of your recent poems but this one casts a dark shadow that has enveloped you and caused you a great hurt. Tinka always bounces back.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 4/15/2005
Here, take a good long toke on this and mellow out, Tinka. Or, if you'd rather, I have some real good Tennessee whisjey. No? Drat. Okay, you'll deal with it the Tinka way, always have, always will. Get better.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 4/15/2005
Tinka, this is a melancholly write and I know it comes from your heart but only one tiny compartment of that big old heart of yours. In the other compartments is the joy, laughter, hope, caring and all the other emotions that make you a great writer. We all must empty that sad compartment once in a while though and your poetry is a good voice and your friends here on the den are great ears.

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 4/15/2005
oh, tinks; i am so sorry you are having a bad time of it! you are in my prayers!

but i have but one thing to say to you: you are NOT stupid! if you were you couldn't write such heartbreaking or beautiful poems! in fact, i would call you BRILLIANT!!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in america, karen lynn in texas. :( >tears <

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