Just Jot It January: Sane


Today 10th  January  is  Sane. The  prompt  is  from  John W. Howell at Fiction Favorites





 All depends on the  amount of pain

To decide if you are quite sane

Are  the  nightmares that  you hide

That which keeps  your eyes wide

Dark shadows creep near

Sanity or fear

Black dog here

I am




29 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. sheridegrom - From the literary and legislative trenches.
    Jan 10, 2016 @ 08:05:45

    I said, ‘WOW’ and then I shuddered. You are good!


  2. Judy Martin
    Jan 10, 2016 @ 08:57:39

    I can really relate to that. Great poem Willow.


  3. lindamartinandersen
    Jan 10, 2016 @ 10:28:21

    How do we keep our sanity at times? Writing helps get me out of a funk. How about you?


  4. Lori Carlson
    Jan 10, 2016 @ 11:41:42

    Amazing poem, Willow! Love it 🙂


  5. Lisa
    Jan 10, 2016 @ 14:13:54

    I tell myself that the feeling is just temporary and that it will pass.


    • willowdot21
      Jan 10, 2016 @ 14:37:14

      That’s a good coping system!


      • Lisa
        Jan 10, 2016 @ 14:43:45

        Self talk. Lol. I’ve been doing it for two years since the hospital. I woke up last night and Emma had turned the heater up. I couldn’t breathe. It felt like invisible hands were choking me. This time of year is so scary for me. I think if I can just make it through the winter…

      • willowdot21
        Jan 10, 2016 @ 14:51:59

        Hun, you can make it through any time of year you are strong . I feel similar to you at times when my back is bad and I fear it might crumble. If you need to talk I am here!

      • Lisa
        Jan 10, 2016 @ 14:53:26

        Thank you. I’m ok. It’s the same process now. (Which you know) just a matter of trudging through and seeing if the body will respond. I don’t tell you enough how thankful I am for you.

      • willowdot21
        Jan 10, 2016 @ 16:20:16

        Yes keep trudging, and I don’t say enough how grateful I am for you too. Bless the day we connected. xxxxx

      • Lisa
        Jan 10, 2016 @ 16:23:44

        Definitely. xxxx

      • willowdot21
        Jan 10, 2016 @ 17:29:39


  6. Lynz Real Cooking
    Jan 10, 2016 @ 15:19:32

    I love this willow!


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