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Notice: Overdue
by Elizabeth A. Price
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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Over the last several months, I have periodically been absent from AD. Here was where I was...

 

Notice: Overdue
 
Time blurred as days slid back
And forth over each other
The friction sent signals
Of mental distress and smoldered
With synaptic junctions crossed
 and hot wired
 
My bed, the coffin of my missing life
Lying horizontal, felt dusty
I opened blood shot eyes
Misty sprinkles on the lashes
From the sting of sunny light
 
Warmth and a sense of life
Returned to my fingertips,
My womanhood, my lips
Shackles of the irrational fell away
As I stood and swayed
 
My stomach grumbled and wondered
When the last time it had been fed
In the loss of my soul from the journey
Through the mangled jungle of my mind
Laughter erupted from my neglected belly
 
Alert and upright
My spirit freed from the negativity
Back with the living, breathing in reality
Found a warning from a loved one or two
Notice: Return to life long overdue

                         

 
 
 
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Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 5/13/2008
What I like about your writing...you pull no punches...you tell it as it is. Excellent.
Reviewed by Lois Christensen 5/8/2008
You escaped a while , but came back. So did I from Nov 03 til March 04, shock treatments and all. Don't remember Christmas or my family and left my schizo hubby home alone, but he survived with friends help and waited for me. I could of lost him if he had been a normal person and did not understand me. Lost him in death 2007 anyway.
Reviewed by Charlie 4/8/2008
My best friend suffers from clinical depression... this reminds me of those times when... glad you're up and about. Welcome home! --Charlie
Reviewed by Larry Lounsbury 4/4/2008
Great to see you back. God bless
Reviewed by Mary Coe 3/19/2008
Thanks for sharing this with us. This is a very touching write. A beautiful write. Nice to have you share your talent with us.
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 3/17/2008
This is a blessed write - blessed in the sense that you can look back and put things into some kind of perspective and realise that, yes, that WAS yesterday and now today has turned the page. Often we don't realise that we're "going through it" until we're out the other side. Many of us can relate to that hungry, rumbling soul-belly even whilst seemingly feasting on the finest of fare... in which case, will we ever wake up to the blessedness of the new dawn?! Thank God your return to life is embraced fully in the knowledge and understanding of where you've hitherto been. Go forth and enjoy... Only you can feel it, only you can speak it, only you can KNOW it! This is more to be celebrated than fine gold. Bless you and thank you for allowing us to share this understanding with you. Kate xx
Reviewed by Cryssa C 3/14/2008
Glad that you have been able to fight those demons off and were able to feel the love of those around you who wanted you to return...

Cryssa
Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader) 3/12/2008
Love how you tell it like it is...and glad you have that strong woman energy back! Love Holly
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 3/12/2008
Well hell, Elizabeth, when you get down with the business of telling it like it is, you are unique . . . There are so many good lines in the moody piece it is hard to find just one to highlight, but it has to be this one . . . "My bed, the coffin of my missing life" . . . It does NOT get any more descriptive that this . . . This is a slice of unnatural life . . .
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 3/11/2008
Liz,
Since first 'meeting' you, I've often wished there was a sure cure for this enslaving condition. Thank you for sharing this. You may not feel like you are a strong woman but you really are! Love and Hugs~
Sheila
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 3/11/2008
Oh ,I am so glad you are back sweet lady,missed ya..stay safe and well,wonderful pen....Hugsssssss
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 3/11/2008
Oh you sweet thing, God was surely watching over you and brought you back to the living. You have been missed....

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/11/2008
Sweet the way you found the source of life and reason to go on. Just my take on your verses. Thank you. Love and best wishes to you, Liz.

Regis
Reviewed by Sara Coslett 3/11/2008
Oh, I know how this feels. Sometimes you feel like you are standing in quick sand and time is still, if only either would move then you could escape. Good to know your loved ones were able to reach into you and help. ~ Sara
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 3/11/2008
Elizabeth,

Welcome back, welcome home. You've been missed. You take the reader by the hand and lead them to where you've been, and where you are: hopefully, doing better. Excellent.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 3/11/2008
I still don't understand what bi polar disorder is. Enlighten me. Still, a good write about living with the disorder; well penned!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :(
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 3/11/2008
Bi Polar disorder, or anything similar, is like fighting the devil and yourself all at the same time, still you had the strengths to open the curtain and let in the sunlight, wonderful courages story, Bless you! Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by E T Waldron 3/11/2008
Oh my Liz, whatever the problem I can relate to the condition! My heart goes out to you for your sufferring, and now for your victory over it! Brava!Please stay well! We need you haere!

Love,
Eileen
Reviewed by Felix Perry 3/11/2008
I so easily related to this write as if we had shared soul secrets an you had written them down as if we were co authours. Sometimes we just need time to escape.
hugs
Fee



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