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Less Stress

less stress

more rest

feels best

Author's Notes/Comments: 

super short and to the point truth

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I MISS THE STARS AT NIGHT

We have the right

to see the stars at night

Your lights are way too bright

They take away our view

So we must start anew

always asking you

Please dim the lights

I miss the stars at night

 
Author's Notes/Comments: 

I remember my younger daze in Chicago I could see the stars at night. I guess I took it for granted. I knew the Big Dipper and Little Dipper and always looked for them and was always trying to learn new constellations. I loved looking up at the stars. As the years went by it was getting harder and harder to see the stars at night. At first I thought it was due to my vision problems but now know it is due to unnecessary light pollution. They make the street lights way too bright ...brighter than necessary and that blocks our view of the stars. All they have to do is use amber lighting and shield the lights. People have a right to see the stars. We need to stop light pollution. I miss the stars at night. Now all I can see is the moon. I suppose I am lucky to still be able to see that and occasionally when there is a nearby planet to the moon that looks like a star next to it is visible but I want to see the constellations. I want to see the Milky Way. We need to speak up about light pollution. Everyone deserves to see the stars at night.

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ONCE

ONCE IS ALL IT TAKES

PEOPLE MAKE MISTAKES

NEXT TIME HESITATE

BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE

Author's Notes/Comments: 

JUST THINKING ABOUT HOW ACTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES AND YOU SHOULD ALWAYS FOLLOW YOUR INTUITION INSTEAD OF DO WHAT OTHERS TELL YOU TO DO. IT'S YOUR LIFE AND YOU LIVE WITH THE CONSEQUENCES. I LOOK BACK WITH REGRET AT ALL THE TIMES I JUST TOOK A PRESCRIPTION BECAUSE A DOCTOR TOLD ME TO WITHOUT RESEARCHING IT MYSELF. YOU GO FOR HELP WITH A PROBLEM THEY GIVE YOU SOMETHING THAT IS SUPPOSED TO MAKE IT GO AWAY AND YOU END UP WITH MORE PROBLEMS AND THE ORIGINAL PROBLEM STILL NOT FIXED. THEN YOU TRY TO WARN OTHERS ABOUT IT SO THEY DON'T MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE YOU DID AND THEY DON'T LISTEN. I GUESS PEOPLE JUST NEED TO LEARN THE HARD WAY AND THEN IT'S TOO LATE...SUCH IS LIFE...LIVE AND LEARN.

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The Shadow People

The shadow people are watching me

I don't know what they want

They are often times hard to see

I'm not sure why they haunt

 

Maybe they're from another plane

but maybe they are not

Maybe I'm going insane

They freak me out a lot

 
Author's Notes/Comments: 

just popped into my head...

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Celery Juice

Celery juice in the morning

is like drinking in fresh morning dew

It is very rewarding

cuz its so good for you

Author's Notes/Comments: 

I love to drink celery juice in the morning. I know it is good to keep high blood pressure away among other healthy benefits and it is delicious. It truly does taste like fresh morning dew...delicious and good for you. https://www.feastingathome.com/celery-juice-recipe-and-10-benefits/   

top 10 benefits of celery juice:

There seems to be a lot of research and consensus about the healing benefits of celery – but as always, please do your own research and decide for yourself. You can always try it and see how you feel.

  1. Celery Juice contains powerful anti-oxidants and cancer-fighting compounds. Celery contains a flavonoid called apigenin, which has been shown to kill cancer cells. The polyacetylenes in celery interestingly contain chemo-protective compounds that help to reduce toxicity while boosting immunity and help slow the growth of mutated cells.
  2. Celery Juice heals and activates the gut by restoring hydrochloric acid which helps us digest things faster and more efficiently. Celery juice helps raise stomach acid, which is necessary to help break down food, especially protein.   Especially good for those on a high protein diet. If our stomach acid is low, the body has to use more resources to digest that food, often leaving us feeling tired and lethargic. Celery juice has the ability to significantly replenish depleted levels of gastric mucus that is needed in the stomach lining to heal and prevent ulcers and acid reflux.
  3. Celery Juice lowers cholesterol. Celery contains a compound called  3-n-butylphthalide (BuPh) that has been reported to have lipid-lowering action, reducing the bad cholesterol (LDL) in our bloodstream.
  4. Celery Juice is a natural anti-inflammatory. It contains Polyacetylene which reduces chronic joint pain, gout, and rheumatoid arthritis. Not only does it soothe the body, but it is also believed to soothe the nerves, with calming and relaxing properties.
  5. Celery lowers blood pressure. Research shows that celery helps lower high blood pressure by acting as a smooth muscle relaxant, improving the flow of calcium and potassium in cells, allowing blood vessels to expand and contract with greater ease.
  6. Celery juice aids the Liver. Celery juice improves liver function by increasing the production of enzymes. Studies show that celery helps reduce fat build-up in the liver. The nutrients in celery protect the liver, and actually, help the liver produce enzymes that help flush fat and toxins out.
  7. Celery juice improves digestion by increasing circulation in the intestines, getting things going and moving. It’s good for constipation, bloating, puffiness and water retention, acting as a gentle, mild, natural laxative and diuretic.
  8. Celery Juice reduces glucose levels Research shows that compounds found in celery can help reduce glucose levels with no increase in insulin.
  9. Celery Juice is alkalizing. Celery is one of the most alkaline foods you can eat! Research suggests that an alkaline diet lengthens life and prevents chronic diseases.
  10. Celery juice is highly nutritious. Celery is loaded with essential minerals and vitamins such as folate, potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin K and vitamin C.  A cocktail for the skin. The luteolin in celery protects skin from the inside and prevents UV-induced damage. Some swear by celery’s skin healing properties, saying that it helped clear up skin conditions like psoriasis and acne.
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Share Your Knowledge

People have different experiences

that change the way they choose to live

it's best to share the knowledge you gain

than to leave others to suffer your pain

If they listen or not is up to them

at least you tried to enlighten them

Author's Notes/Comments: 

I have unfortunately suffered quite a few side effects from prescription meds which caused me to be a lot more cautious and not just blindly follow doctor's orders who never even think about side effects even when you let them know you have them that is the last thing they are concerned about....so now I search for natural remedies without side effects. The more I learn about alternative ways to improve health the more I want to share it with others so they don't suffer the same fate. Sometimes people just can't benefit from your pain because they refuse to listen. I guess they just have to learn the hard way like I did but it won't stop me from trying to help someone out there that might actually listen and take my advice. There are so many of us that have things happen to us and try to share all the knowledge we have about it to help others not suffer the same fate and mostly just get criticized for trying to help. It is better to share knowledge than to keep it to ourselves. If it even helps just one other person that is great...if not at least we tried...better to try than be silent.

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Shining Very Bright

We all have a dark side

We all have a light

We really need to focus on

shining very bright

Author's Notes/Comments: 

We all have a dark side that contrasts with the light. I suppose opposites are necessary to compare but always strive towards the light...positive vibes,peace,love, higher vibrations....try to block out the negative dark stuff...that is the gist of this poem written a day early for the last day of #NationalPoetryMonth #NaPoMo #PoemADay #April2021 #Day30

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Moral Compass

Where is your moral compass

Do you follow it at all

Do you not have a conscience

It's simply criminal

Author's Notes/Comments: 

This was inspired reading about a juvenile that tied an electrical cord around a dog's neck and lit him on fire. This happened in Missouri and since they were under 12 they were not charged with any crime. So he is free to go out and do it again and harm who knows how many other innocent animals. Why do people do such horrible things? They said if he were older he would have been charged with a felony and got up to three years. The sentence does not fit the crime. They should be much harsher on animal abusers. They are living sentient beings and dogs with their unconditional love trusting humans for them to do such horrific things to them disgusts me. Do people not have a conscience anymore? Why do they do horrible things like this? I know I heard serial killers start out torturing animals and move up from there. Why they don't treat him psychiatrically at least so he never does something so horrible again is just wrong. Our system is broken and needs to be fixed. All life is precious. Live and let live. We need to protect those without a voice...innocent animals at the hands of psychos out there is really frightening. It needs to stop. Anyway, that is where this poem came from...I struggled with the title at first I called it Simply Criminal but I like Moral Compass better. #NaPoMo #NationalPoetryMonth #PoemADay #April2021 #Day29

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Lost Cause

The more I learn the less I know

so what's with know it alls

I think they think they run the show

but they are a lost cause

Author's Notes/Comments: 

I always say those who think they know it all know nothing at all and those who know they don't are the ones that really know...something like that...not sure if that is exactly how I wanna word it but is what is coming out now...just an observation...I think it's more like the ones who know they don't know are the smart ones and the ones who think they know it all have a lot to learn...that sounds right... for #Day28 #NaPoMo #NationalPoetryMonth #PoemADay #April2021

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