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Written Words Never Die

The ship sets sail
From the pier she waves
What does she dwell on
Her sadness, he is gone
Or anticipation…
Of their reunion
Am I to dictate, how she should feel
….what her eyes reveal


Written by a wonderful friend, Eric Alagan ~ Written Words Never Die

Thank you Eric! This is such a beautiful piece.

You reminded me of a comment a friend once told me, “Christine, I say this with absolute and unshakable belief – you will meet your loved ones again, all of us will.”   Such peaceful advice!   Thank you  🙂 🙂



The Sole Beneath Your Path

They sit in the corner

Dusty and barren

Your path now exhausted

Fitting only our prayers to heaven

They traveled the earth

Bringing fragments home

Soles now worn off

Chilling my bones

Fading splatters of blood

Releasing your soul

Vanish to the new life

Clinging to memories of ole

When I glare at them

My heart swells afire

The fearless path my dearest took

I can only admire

Copyright @ Christine-Smith Johnson

Inspired by Landon

The Genuine Blogger Award From LostUpAbove

I have made a new friend who thinks I am genuine. Awww…  I am extremely touched.

I never knew when I first joined WordPress, I would fall in love with so many wonderful people. I had no idea if I would even meet another writer I could relate to. I was only here to write.

Well, that has majorly changed. I have learned so much from many inspiring authors, poets, and photographers. I have found the awesomest (it’s a word in my book!) friends here. I have learned it is okay to share the pain, the love, and the funny stuff.

I still cannot figure out where some get their inspiration from though. They make me feel as if I am suffering from a mind block when I read their poems. Some of them are able to express things I know I feel, but could never find the words for. Some think of things I have never even thought of. They amaze me!

As far as my articles, I have only begun. There is so much I want to write, and I will when I am able. Some are mentally hard to write about, as I am still fighting the government, on a closed case at that. It takes a lot out of me and I have to free my mind of it afterwards for a while, to avoid the heaviness of depression. All in due time…

Stephanie is very talented at choosing our great poets and their inspiring poems. They can make you feel as if you are in another era of time. You will enjoy reading her posts. She is truly a loving soul.

Thank you Steph for such a beautiful award! You are certainly Not Lost Down Under!! xoxo 

The beauty of this award is, there are no rules! 

I would like to pass this award on to Rana Armoush, a very genuine heart indeed. 

While you are here, I want to finish something I started before I received the many awards this week. 🙂

I had so much fun entering Aisha’s Picture Worth Your Words Contest, and I have run across other contests I would like to share with those who are interested. I think some of you will create brilliant pieces of work!  Holds a weekly contest, so when you are in the mood, it is always available. Has a poll on her site, for those interested. One picture to choose from. Finish her story.

I hope all of you are having a wonderful week!

Did I Cheat In Receiving These Awards?

I went to a fellow blogger’s site today to inform her of a contest that is held weekly and found out she won two new awards. I figured I would congratulate Parry on her many accomplishments, and what did I find?!

Before she even had a chance to message me of my nomination for not one award, but two…I saw my name on her list! You have no idea how excited I was. So many things were going through my mind. How could I win awards and two at the same time?

I was just telling my daughter this morning. on the way to school, I want the Candle Lighter Award. I have always thought it was the prettiest one. Don’t get me wrong, I love them all. The shock of it all, is that I am still thanking others from the last two awards, before the beauty has even worn off, if it ever will. Hasn’t yet! Then, I mysteriously find two more, and one is my favorite. Yay! Thank you Parry!

Did I cheat by finding her list, before she could tell me?      Hehe…  I’m still smiling!



Parry at Slice Of Life is an extremely talented writer that juggles her writing with exams.

Hats off to you Parry!   (Thank you for nominating me. I was in complete shock.)

There are no rules for these awards other than enjoying them.

I would like to nominate   Mrs. S 

Todd Grady  (Soul Influences)

Eitheory  (We have a doctor in the house!) 🙂



I am honored to also receive the Lovely Blogger Award from Parry at Slice Of Life 

Yes, I am still in shock!

There are also no rules for this award.

I would like to pass it on to Aslan Kanshaw aka Dark Zone.

He can express things that take most of us our entire lifetime to find the right words for.

Truly AMAZING Master Poet! (So are Steph, Eric, and FiveReflections  to name a few.)



AHHA!!  I DID IT AGAIN!!  I just went to Parry’s site and found another award from her!!!! …Before I got her message. LOL

I’m on to you Parry.   Hehe

Before I could publish this post, I got another one!  My daughter is telling me to calm down. Shush your mouth!! 🙂

Thank you Parry!  You are so kind and truly an amazing person. I am honored.

Rules of Acceptance:

          1. Thank the blogger who presented you with the award.
          2. Post a photo of the award.
          3. Share ten things about yourself readers don’t know.
          4. Choose six people to present this award to.
          5. Let the six bloggers know they have been awarded.



    Ten Things About Me

    1. I am taking my daughter for her driving test today. Please pray for me!

    2. I can be extremely clumsy sometimes. My children and I can all fall up the stairs. Just last week, we were trying to break up a cat-dog fight. I fell up the stairs, lost my shoe, and hurt my leg, when all of a sudden, my daughter comes to my rescue and lands on top of my back. My head was pushed into the door, my leg was on a brick, and the cat used my daughter’s back as a take-off pad. We were both just stuck there and could not get up. I think I was also on top of the dog. It was crazy!

    3. I have two cousins, on my daddy’s side, who must be my twins. We are just alike, act alike, look alike, and think alike. We can sense each other’s trouble, a state away.

    4. I went from being a dental assistant to working in the car industry. Complete career switch. I was the manager over 7 locations throughout two states. I had many titles, auditing, training, collections, repossession, hiring/firing, customer service, sales, financing, insurance, service department, and many other areas of the corporate role. I used to hit the alarm clock in the morning and say, “Who’d you get?”, thinking a repo was being called in. I have had car keys thrown at me, I have been called all kind of names, and then there were some who thought I hung the moon.  Now, I’m tired! 🙂 Please do not ever mention another car lot to me, as long as I live. Just Kidding! Sort of. I did work my butt off though. It got like Wall Street most days.

    5. I hate the corporate life. Some of it was exciting, the traveling, the pay, the company car, the credit card, the technology, the friends at each location, getting away from the day in and day out drama. The part I hated was the micro-managing, the gossip, the jealousy, the threat of company shut down, the long hours, the meetings, the back stabbing, small company jets (with windows that whistle and landing gear that breaks!), never being home, missing out on family and friends, and numerous other things.

    6. I have a very, very small tolerance of people who nit pick every time you talk to them. Life is too short.

    7. I want a funny mirror, for my home. Anytime, someone is in a bad mood, that’s it! Go to the mirror!    I love them!! Cheap entertainment.

    8. I found a hawk when I was little, that had a broken wing. We took him home and nursed him back to health, until he could fly away.

    9. I had a pet squirrel named Quincy. He would jump from my shoulder to my husband’s when we passed in the hall. He was spoiled rotten. My husband and his mom raised one for 12 years or more, that visited the dentist to have his teeth cleaned. ???

    10. An embarrassing moment that my nine-year old cousin, Canaan, will obviously always remember. He still, years later, reminds his mom of it, (she is the cousin I mentioned who is like my twin). I once took my truck through a car wash and I saw my daughter’s flip-flop fly out the back. At that time, she was serious about her flip-flops! You couldn’t borrow them, much less look at them. A five dollar pair of flip-flops! I got out, not thinking the car wash would be slippery. All I was thinking was oh crap, I have to get that, or I am going to hear about it for days. I stepped in with only two things in mind: get the flip-flop and dear God, please don’t let the car wash start up! First step, okay, second step, I SKIED HALF-WAY THROUGH THE CAR WASH! ON ONE FOOT, THE OTHER ONE WAS IN THE AIR! Yeah, soap and wax really do get slimy. When I finally fell, I slid under the bar your tire rides on, cut my foot, cuz I had on durn flip-flops, cut my hand, but I got that flip-flop! I could barely get up. When I finally got up, I wobbled out, my shoe and hers in hand, covered in soap and wax, and bleeding. I was laughing so hard, I was crying and could barely see to drive. The stupid things we do for our children…


    Now, for the nominees who I choose to receive the Kreative Blogger Award:

    1. A Piece Of My Mind
    2. Lesley Carter
    3. Diamond Thread
    4. Thy Polar Life
    5. Poetic Journey 251
    6. Channel Comfort

    There are so many more who deserve this award! Congratulations to you all. I hope you have a wonderful week!



    Liebster Blog Award


    I am so excited to have received another award. I never in a million years thought I would have gotten the first one, much less a second or third. Thank you so much Aisha for thinking of me and brightening my day.  I love it!!! WordPress bloggers are awesome! Well, some of you aren’t WordPress….you’re awesome to!! 🙂

    If you haven’t visited Aisha’s Scrapyard yet, she is a great poet and story-teller that puts you in the moment.  She also holds awesome contests. I am waiting on the next one already. 🙂

    The rules for this award are:

    1. Thank the fellow blogger who nominated you.
    2. List five blogs that has affected your writing in a positive manner, by virtue of comments, posts, inspirations etc.
    3. Leave comments on those blogs letting them know of the nominations
    4. Post the award in your blog.
    5. Bask in the love of fellow bloggers and spread joy and inculcate good karma.

    Wow, there are so many who have impacted me in many different ways. Five is definitely not enough. Some have stolen my heart the minute I met them, and that is very unusual for me.

    I think writer’s all share one huge soul or brain wave or something up there :), and it is easier for us to connect. If I had to choose Facebook or WordPress…well you see where I spend my time. I have enjoyed meeting every one of you and now cannot imagine life without your funny ways, your challenging posts, and your past you openly share.

    Some of you have made me laugh out loud when I forgot I had someone asleep beside me. Some of you have made me cry and walk around with a lump in my throat for hours. Some of you had me questioning things I have never thought about before and I enjoyed every minute of them all. Thank you everyone I know on here, for all your wisdom and your love.

    Ready? Hold on to your hearts, they stole mine!

    1. ThyPolarLife

    2. RanaArmoush

    3. PoeticJourney251

    4. FromTheBungalow

    5. DearDarl

    Congratulations! You all deserve it.

    When An Angel Cries

    When An Angel Cries

    To see another entry of the Picture Worth Your Words contest please visit When An Angel Cries by Rana Armoush. It is a beautiful short story that gives a twist at the end. I love her creativity and thought it was worth sharing with you. Amazingly bone chilling!

    It’s Not Your Time

    Picture Worth Your Words Contest   Picture Prompt # 1

    Baby, It’s Not Your Time

    by Christine Smith-Johnson

    Baby, I am here

    Can’t you feel me this time

    I am here with you

    Always with you

    You have to believe

    You have to know

    I feel your heart beating

    Every second of every day

    I hear your mind racing

    When you think of me

    I dry your tears when they spill

    I have anger to

    I feel your weakness

    Let me comfort you

    Can’t you feel me push you back

    Do not do this

    You are strong

    You’re not ready to come home

    Baby, I am here

    Do you know I am here

    Tell me you know I am here

    You have to hold on

    I know you long to be with me

    I am not really gone

    Baby, it’s not your time

    I know you love me

    You know I love you

    You are my very soul

    Stop this madness

    Stop looking up

    Look at me

    Can’t you see me with your heart

    Feel me with your heart

    You have to feel me

    I know you died with me

    Everything changed

    You are not alone

    I am here, baby

    I am always here

    I know you hurt

    I feel your pain

    I have mine to

    But these are not my tears

    It’s only rain

    Do you hear when I whisper to you

    My heart was ripped out to

    I see you cry

    I hear your sighs

    I would give anything to come back for you

    I am lost without you

    I miss you to

    I will come back for you

    When it’s your time

    I am still your love

    You are still my life

    I will NEVER stop thinking of you

    I will NEVER stop helping you

    Please wait a while longer

    I am waiting for you

    I will always wait for you

    Stop rushing this

    Please take your time

    Baby, It’s Not Your Time!

    It was mine…

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