brown and black snail crawling on wall

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My graveyard of regrets overflows with markers

The place I would go to bury my unfulfilled hope and dreams

They lie entombed, not as a result of lack of effort or desire

But due to circumstances beyond my control


I don’t like to visit this dreadful space – yet it remains outside my front door

So I have made a plan to transform this place

Planting colorful flowers on each grave

With a prayer that each unfulfilled wish

Will create a place much more beautiful than before.


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beautiful blooming blossom blur

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~ wendi, under the pen name Charlie, is the author of Frugal Seeds: 501 Ways to Make, Save, or Stretch a Dollar



61 thoughts on “graveyard

      • It is indeed “a constant battle to see and focus on the good”, and you, and others like you who deal with chronic illness, live with that challenge every day. So, when you show us the good in what you can see, it’s quite remarkable.

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      • ahhh……….thank you so very much for understanding this battle is constant and God bless you for seeing that I do my best to show the good. Your comments are extremely appreciated. πŸ™‚


    • Oh Alyssa, thank you so very much for stopping by today, i really appreciate it. it has been such a rough past couple of days pain wise which is going to require another dreaded trip to a doctor……BOO! πŸ™‚ I know you will understand that.
      thanks again my dear.


  1. We can transform, reshape, colour and heal those places where often so much sorrow is bound. I think you have already planted those blooms and you will soon see them grow, and open up in a wonderful array of colour. Not only will those blooms bring you your own rainbows, but all who pass your door will marvel at the transformation from within..
    LOVE and Light dear Wendi..
    I saw so much more within these words my friend, and even though the snail may take a while to scale the wall, it’s silver trail shows us just how far it has moved… Its progress may be slow, but it’s very sure..

    Love and Blessings.. and Much Love ❀

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    • Thank you so very much for the tears of joy your comments brought to me. You see all the small parts of this post that were so significant to me as I put it together and spoke from my heart. Bless you and may love fill your life as you have filled mine with hope.

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      • Sorry for the delay, Your replies unfortunately are not showing in my notifications column,, I thought it strange, and see you left me this comment several days ago…
        Sending Love and Blessings, and so long as those tears remain as JOY… cry away… ❀ lol.. MUCH LOVE to you ❀

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  2. That a girl! That’s the way to do it! Let those regrets go and instead give them beautiful flowers to bring JOY to them. I seem to be in the same position, as I let go, one by one, my regrets. I’m choosing JOY! It seems so are you! I am so proud of you!! (((HUGS))!!! πŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’ž

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    • thank you so very much AmyRose! I am so proud of you too………I have found it to be hard work……..but digging in the dirt makes you just that, dirty and tired. πŸ™‚ bless you!


  3. “My graveyard of regrets overflows with markers, the place I would go to bury my unfulfilled hope and dreams” – I have this same graveyard, too. It could definitely do with some flowers. This is such an interesting, beautiful piece, Wendi, I love it! xx

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  4. So love this piece you wrote! Well done…I can relate to your words on so many levels. One can live with chronic illness but it has a way of sucking the joy out of life…If we let it! Love the concept of your words and the flowers planted to combat the weight of chronic illness.Fight on!!! ….VK ❀

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