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If I could get over this I’d jump as high as a mountain, up and over
If I could write it out of me, write a few lines and whisk away the pain
I’d smear ink, I’d chicken scratch years of scorn and mocked name calling
And I’d get over it.
If I could stand up and walk away
If I could just walk away I’d do so in a heart beat
But right now my heart beats to one slow tune
The sound of your voice telling me how much my pain burdens you.

Milwaukee, age 12
inside Morton's Pride
November 25th, 2006


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Tiny Bowl Cramped Fish

Is there a space big enough to contain my every worry or fear? Is there a container large enough to hold dreams with endless possibilities? Will there be a waterproof bowl that will count my tears as they fill, be careful to not let them overflow. Will there ever be a container, a house, a home to hold all of this together and still let me breathe a sigh of relief?


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A person in need of healing stands on the face of a broken clock knowing it is past time to heal, waiting is no longer an option.Copyright 2006 @ Sundrip Journals All rights reserved

The pocket watch is an old tarnished thing I've had for years but I keep it around because even time hasn't erased the symbolism. I no longer put in fresh batteries so it is frozen at exactly 10:30PM and 42 seconds. Although the arms have stopped moving and the watch mechanics have seized in place my pace towards healing has neither slowed nor come to a halt.

Version Two

My Time To Heal by F. Magdalene Austin

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Flowers and Cans: This is the original version the other two have stone effects on them. Click the images to make them larger. They look much better larger. With the compact view here they look darker but the dark you're seeing is actually the stone markings.
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Stone with frame.
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Art by: F. Magdalene

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After 5 days straight of Midwestern rain we finally got our rainbow.

Rainbow Child

Title: Rainbow Child
Media: Graphic art, chalk over charcoal
Primary colors:
Periwinkle blue, powder pink, soft yellow
floral greens, brown skin tone

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