November 21st, 2018


Hard Things

Life is full of things which are hard or tedious or otherwise unpleasant that need doing anyhow. They help make the world go 'round, they improve skills, and they boost your sense of self-respect. But doing them still kinda sucks. It's all the more difficult to do those things when nobody appreciates it. Happily, blogging allows us to share our accomplishments and pat each other on the back.

What are some of the hard things you've done recently? What are some hard things you haven't gotten to yet, but need to do? Is there anything your online friends could do to make your hard things a little easier?

Poem: "You Can Only Go Forward"

This poem is spillover from the October 2, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] pantha. It also fills the "Home" square in my 9-30-18 card for the Fall Bingo fest and the "Lean on Me" square in my 2-1-17 Love Songs card in the Valentines Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the Calliope thread of the Polychrome Heroics series. It follows "A Double-Edged Sword," so read that first or this will make no sense.

Warning: This poem contains intense and controversial topics. Highlight to read the warnings, some of which are spoilers. It features a hangover from heavy-duty energy work, bond consequences including shortened distance and energy backlashes, awkward interactions, different food preferences, superpower revelations, exploring new options for therapy, self-loathing, and other angst. If these are sensitive issues for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward.

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