Terry Bradshaw

May 1

 

 

Terry Bradshaw

 

When someone wants to take the easy way out I condemn them for wanting ease and fail to register that they want out.  I hear a whine when in fact it’s a cry.  A challenge is rarely passed up by the able bodied, but must be foregone by the injured.  Carried from the field is no personal victory, not a goal for sure.  When I would rather watch than play I need to check for wounds not inflict them.  It is not natural for me to sit in the stands, but accusation is never the way to get me on the field.  Suit up when I’m whole and hide when I’m not.  Absence is a fallback position for the fallen; I have to help myself to get back up.

 

 

 

 

Recognize friends as art

 

 

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PIGS

Talking to a chrysalis about flight

Is like talking to a fetus about dry land.

Descriptions of future events

And possibility are lost in the translation.

To the uninitiated these realities sound like gibberish

And flight of fancy or foolish dogma

Yet I am drawn to talk of these things

Imagine and describe them.

I am changed by this procedure

I am transformed in the details

When I can accurately depict it

I am taking the stride into living it

I am my own pig

I have taught myself to sing

And have wasted no time at all.

 

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About Sherrie Theriault

Sherrie Theriault, writer and outsider artist lives in northwest New Jersey where she writes villain-free fiction for children and young adults, creates coloring books for all ages, writes daily inspiration books for the recovery community and has other works of collected poetry; also adult fiction. Books available on Amazon.com include the following: Cala Mae The Deep Dark Day In The Congenial Chronicles The Holland’s Adventure Fill Me In Fill Me In, Too Filled In Sober on the Way to Sane More Sober on the Way to Sane Lines from My Life More Lines from My Life On-Liners to Live By My Sponsor Said… Elissa: Queen of Carthage Was Love Lost Order of Protection The Story Precedes the Question Can You See? What the Birdies Told Me about You What the Birdies Told Me about You Coloring book The Enchanting Dog Sherrie’s books are available at Blue Stockings, Manhattan, NY, The Clinton Book Shoppe, Clinton, New Jersey, Giovanni’s Room, Philadelphia, PA, Easy Does It in Long Beach, CA and The Latest Thing in Costa Mesa, Ca. You can find Sherrie’s art work at Hang-Ups Gallery in Allentown, PA or online at: SerendipitousGallery.com Please feel free to contact her there if you have any questions.
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2 Responses to Terry Bradshaw

  1. rbhexem says:

    “recognize friends as art”. New way looking at friends; new way looking at art. Old and new coming together in friendship, in the form of art.

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