Etsy shop launching soon! *Update*

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#Etsy shop opening soon!

I’ve been gathering & sourcing materials for over a year, the idea to start my own greeting shop happened right around the time I left the Army after 15 long years (my body, mind & spirit were done). As much as I would have liked to made it to retirement age, I almost did! Most can’t live on retirement alone (or compensation pay). So I did Lyft/Uber/Subway/liquor store to try & make ends meet and it still wasn’t enough!

Owning my own business has been a dream for a very long time. It’s been scary starting over but I had no choice. But now I’m doing something I really love! And having an Ebay shop this year taught me alot about customer relations. I’m grateful for its success because it has brought me one step closer to where I want to be with my greeting card business.

I’m excited to share my journey with each of you. Psychology and writing is something I’m passionate about. I earned my Bachelor of Science in psychology in 2010. I worked as a medic from 2001 thru July 2007. I like people. I like writing. I really dig making cards.

I’d like other people to know that if you struggle with loneliness or depression it doesn’t make you worthless or invaluable. Surround yourself with people who know your worth. Dive into something you are passionate about. Surround yourself in that. Happiness has to be carefully crafted too. Give your time only to those who value it. I don’t have much more time to waste, I’m not fucking about. I did that long enough with the wrong people who I thought were my allies. It’s not too late to go no contact, quit the job that’s killing you, & start again. My depression might kill me, God knows it has killed alot of my battles. But I KNOW MY WORTH.

My Jeep is getting repossessed soon if it doesn’t get paid off. My mom is dying of cancer. My relationship with my daughter is estrained. I sacrificed many years with the wrong dudes. I know what nothing feels like. I’ve spent 40 years bathing in it despite every effort to stay afloat. I’m drowning. But I’m not going down without a fight. It’s all I know & have been trained for. My value didn’t end when I left the Army even though my bank account did. The struggle is wide!

Inviting in the dark

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You need to be careful of that, inviting in the dark
Less it be a longer journey for you to embark
He’s not a guest, wouldn’t make him your patriarch
And during the night is when he’s best dressed
He’ll gather in crowds with her I have guessed
His love is a curse, her soul won’t be blessed

#HappyHalloween2018 #PoeEternal

Traces of places by PoeEternal

Sometimes come around now & then
It’s hard to forget all the places that I’ve been
I’d rather face the crowd than live a life of pretends
Living an honest life are the roads few transcends
And we both know those aren’t the type of parties he attends
There’s plenty evil in the world for people to defend
And this is where our story must come to an end
But in the future please pick better friends

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Sun day by PoeEternal

VS1
Needed some time to clear the things he said
Too many demons were dancing under my bed
Sat around praying and wishing he was dead
I’d be lying to say he was not still inside my head

CHORUS
The river runs dry where there is blood
I missed him so much it always hurt
Went searching for Sun during a flood
It swallowed me down into the mud
That was his love

VS2
Not sure how long has passed I’m still no good
Been feeling so low and well misunderstood
My heart once soft now hard like wood
I know you don’t care though maybe you probably should

CHORUS
The river runs dry where there is blood
I missed him so much it always hurt
Went searching for Sun during a flood
It swallowed me down into the mud
That was his love

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Subterfuge by PoeEternal

Aside

The day that you’re dead will be the day that you died
And we both really know you never were alive inside
It won’t be the first time though you made another human cry
But I can promise that you won’t get a drop from these eyes
Some wonder why I’m now desensitized
With a calloused heart but such open lines
Well I took a chance with fate, whatever would betide
These others view, but who in them to confide?
All I do is speak the truth, you can’t read through his lies?
Is it not enough for you, you’re still not clarified
My side is always truth, I cannot lead the blind

#thisiswhatthetruthfeelslike #poeeternal #amwriting

Purgatory

Your marriage proposal wasn’t even legit
You were still married and I didn’t know it
When I discovered you lie, you threw a fit
So your drummer died, you think I give a shit?
You killed any heart I have to admit
But being a bitch requires no permit
You’ll be meeting him soon down in hells pit
Just another minion for Lu to evict

#purgatory #PoeEternal @PoetryforPeople

THE DEVIL DOESN’T WANT YOU

Womanizer

His words will always belie his truth
Underneath the charm a body uncouth
Notice how he’s always feeding on the youth?
Always with his nose sniffing like a sleuth
If you knew his heart you’d find he has no ruth

© Delia Ross. 2018

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Thanks for your support & love!

#poeeternal

Love ISN’T Real

Crossed the desert with the hand of a devil
Swore down the road I’d find something better
Pretended to lead when I wasn’t able
He knew we’d never be on the same level
Scolded me and gave me a deferral
4 years later we had to uncouple
For a moment I was lost in a fable
Said love is an illusion, not actual

© Delia Ross. 2018

@PoeEternal

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#brokenheartsclub #sleepingwiththedevil #gettingoveryou #depressionawarness #pain #illusion #heartache #loveisntreal

Intermission

INTERMISSION by @poeeternal / delia ross

You don’t always have to start at the beginning
Not everything is always about winning
And even your soul needs special innings
There’s too much strife not enough grinning
Right about now you could be imprinting
I hope it’s good energy you’re giving
Bandaging those wounds you’ve been bleeding
There’s no loss severing what’s already ending

-fin-

© Delia Ross. 2018

#PoeEternal #amwriting #poetry #inspirational motivational #intermission

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