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Collections

Collections:  here’s where you can find a little chaos–a mix of this and that!  There are always opportunities to contribute to the following sections:

  • Free Verse:  Non-rhyming & quirky is always best but will consider other poems as well.
  • Gratitude 365:  Stories times when you felt extraordinarily grateful or events you may have witnessed.
  • Stand Up Be Seen:  Share a time(s) when you found your brave and stood up for yourself, something or someone important to you.

Email submissions to:  ksellers@mychaoticbrain.com  Please allow 2-3 business days for response/post.

A Simple Conversation

A Simple Conversation

A Simple Conversation is all that is needed but often we make it so difficult.  Sometimes, it seems easier to strike up a conversation with a stranger rather than having a conversation with those closest to us.  Silence between family members and friends can be the result of assumptions, hearsay, anger, hurt, confusion, misunderstandings and […]

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Finding Love

Finding Love

Finding love: Love is not all hearts and flowers although those things are nice Instead, love is work, commitment, loyalty, honesty; damn, loving can be hard Love is found in the wrinkle of a brow, the twinkle of the eye It’s found in the “be careful” or “call me when you get home” text Perhaps […]

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Angel or Pure Luck?

Angel or Pure Luck?

Angel or pure luck?  I’ll let you decide!  For this story, let’s go back to winter of 2005.  Picture in your mind the ground covered with 3-4 inches of fresh powdery snow.  It’s so new, nothing had been shoveled.  I pull into the gravel driveway to pick up my (almost 3-year-old) son from his sitter.  […]

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To the women in my life

To The Women in My Life

To the women in my life, I am grateful for each of you.  You have each touched my life in some way; sometimes joys, sometimes laughter, sometimes sadness, sometimes anger, but always lessons, blessings and inspiration. Steve Maraboli tells us, “You are a beautiful creation…perfectly imperfect…a work in progress…you have everything you need to fulfill […]

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Hugs

Hugs

Hugs There are a million beautiful places to be, but the space I am often most grateful for is the one between two caring arms of a friend, a family member, a lover…anyone who, for just a moment, shows their concern, comfort, support, strength, joy, passion or love by taking the time to embrace me […]

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My Wish For You

My Wish For You

My Wish For You Fifty three! That’s quite a few rotations around the sun, but I believe life just continues to get better with age.  It might have been my birthday yesterday, my wishes, however, are all about YOU! Wishes I hope this year brings you at least one thing that you have been longing […]

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Importance of Living in Gratitude

Importance of Living in Gratitude

The importance of living in gratitude cannot be underestimated.  “The benefits of practicing gratitude are nearly endless. People who regularly practice gratitude by taking time to notice and reflect upon the things they’re thankful for experience more positive emotions, feel more alive, sleep better, express more compassion and kindness, and even have stronger immune systems. […]

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Don’t Carry Hate in Your Heart

Don’t Carry Hate in Your Heart Don’t carry hate in your heart, Listen, learn, empathize, understand You don’t have to agree, it’s true, But I know you are hurting; melancholy blue. Things happen for reasons—we don’t always know why, Choices made to fill a void, take a risk; aching to fly. Decisions can backfire like […]

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The Perfect Gift

The Perfect Gift

The perfect gift is love—a gift we must give to ourselves first and then to the world in abundance.  Love liberates, gives courage and allows one to rise from mistakes and failures.  This gift brings joys and celebrations.  Love allows us to forgive and be forgiven. It clarifies our vision and permits us to see […]

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Next steps

Ladies & Gentlemen, What Are Our Next Steps?

The past few weeks have found this country rocked yet again: allegations of assault, dragging human beings through hell on both sides, the ever-increasing egotistical, power-driven, do whatever it takes to win, (no matter who gets harmed), money & greed fueled politicians and media…when and how does it stop?  How do we rise above better […]

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