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Using my Words February 14, 2014 Blogging Challenge

Today’s post is a writing challenge. This is how it works: participating bloggers picked 4 – 6 words or short phrases for someone else to craft into a post. All words must be used at least once and all the posts will be unique as each writer has received their own set of words. That’s the challenge, here’s a fun twist; no one who’s participating knows who got their words and in what direction the writer will take them. Until now.

 At the end of this post you’ll find links to the other blogs featuring this challenge. Check them all out, see what words they got and how they used them. 

I’m using: Crush, Moonlight, Soul, Beach.               
They were submitted by:  

I spent many nights at the beach.
Letting the moonlight drench my soul.
Letting my worries drift away.
Gazing at the stars and letting my mind wander.
I tried so hard, night after night, to get over you.
To forget the crush I had on you. 
To forget the way you made my heart skip beats.
To forget the way you made me smile.
To forget the way your mouth tasted so sweet.
I tried to let the memories melt in the hot summer heat.
They wouldn't, or maybe they couldn't. 
They remain to this day.
All my memories of you.
My memories of us.
Of days spent cuddling on the beach.
Days spent watching waves crash onto the sand.
Days spent falling for you.
Memories so sweet and yet so sour.
Memories of our time together, right down to our last hour.
I try to block it all out.
From our best moments, to our worst.
That moment when you walked away.
Leaving me behind.
That moment when my world turned gray.
That moment when my happiness seemed to turn to dismay.
A permanent dismay.
I am finally better now.
All these months later, I have finally found my smile again. 
I still think of you often. 
I find myself wondering what could have been.
What would have been, had you not left.
Had you not gone on a quest to be a better man.
Had you realized that you were a great man already.
Had you just been satisfied with me. With us.
If only I had been enough.
I wasn't. I'm not.
You're gone. I'm here.
I sit here in the moonlight, letting my soul soak it in.
I find myself wondering where you are. 
What you are doing.
Are you too soaking in the moonlight?
Perhaps you are also on a beach.
Maybe you are even thinking of me.
Do you think of me?
Do you still have memories of us?
Do you even miss me?
Do you ever wonder how I am?
Are you finally a better man?
The man you wanted to be.
Is that now you?
Or you now he?
What about me?

Well, there you go. I hope you enjoyed it. They were fabulous words, and this is what my brain did with them! Now do yourself a favor and wander on over to all the other fabulous posts involved in this writing challenge!

Links to the other “Use Your Words” posts:                   Baking In A Tornado                 Just A Little Nutty             Battered Hope
http://www.          Juicebox Confession      Black Sheep Mom   Stacy Sews and Schools     Confessions of a part time working mom         Spatulas on Parade            Searching for Sanity             The Bergham’s Life Chronicles                      FBX Adventures (In Parenting)                     Healing Tomato                Dates 2 Diapers 2               Follow me home . . .                       Outmanned


  1. Wow, hauntingly beautiful. Love lost is something i can certainly relate to, but i could never voice it in such a poignant way.

    1. Thank you!!! I'm honored you feel this way!!! I have full faith in your writing skills. I'm certain you could!!!

  2. So beautifully expressed.
    Very descriptive but at the same time evokes such heavy stirring passionate feelings that we all have experienced.

    1. Thank you so very much! I'm glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for taking the time to read it. :)

  3. Jules, my heart ached reading this. Beautiful words. I hope this experience is behind you and that you are smiling today.

    1. I'm honored that you were moved by my poem. I write my poetry from a very personal place within my soul. This one came from my mind, inspired by the wonderful words I was assigned. I never actually experienced this. Though, I do love spending time at the beach, and a beach romance seems like it'd be wonderful. I have experienced heartache though. It has led me to firmly believe... "It is better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all". Thank you for taking the time to read this. I'm happy that I stepped outside of my comfort zone, and decided to publicly share a poem!

  4. I can't stop crying. I love, love, love what you did with my words.
    Thank you, Jules ❤

    1. I'm giving you a huge virtual hug!!! I'm very honored that you approve. They were fabulous words. Thank you! I'm very private with my writing. I've written several books and many poems. I never share them. To write this poem and then share it publicly, was a huge step for me. Thank you for coming up with such inspirational words. Your words created this poem. ♡

  5. Wow! That is very soulful and breathtaking. I Like your talent of writing poetry type stuff. You are very crafty with your writing. So, if there is a future challenge, I hope to get words you submitted. :)

    1. Thank you!!! I was lucky. I was assigned great words, that inspired me. I'm glad you enjoyed it! I look forward to doing future challenges with you all. I'm so honored that you all have welcomed my participation so warmly. Fingers crossed that you get my words, and that they inspire you! Thank you for reading my post!

  6. Wow! You are one talented chica! Amazing :)

    1. Thank you very much! I was given fabulous words!

  7. Very well done. Moving and inspiring. Thank you

    1. Thank you!! I'm glad you liked it!!


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