Paralyzed

living in constant panic
living in constant fear
Always fighting off the manic
Always hiding the tear

living day to day on pills to control emotion
This is permanently a cripple life
My head floods in waves like the ocean
Yet I rather play chess with greiff.

Sanity keeps slipping away
Feels like nothing will sway
My tears turn against me
Stinging like the salty red sea

Today is not my day
I can’t keep the PTSD at bay
My name is depression and anxiety
Thus my body has become a snack variety

Will I be up or will I be down
All it takes is a startling sound
Just take me to be sterilized
yet Here I am paralyzed

©2020 By Mary Robbins

Insomnias Slave

Eyes open as I lay here
Only in the darkness I stare
My mind streaming at a strange pace
Thoughts in a fast race

Caught in this vicious loop
Thoughts scattering as chickens in a coop
I want to scream yet I do not want to wake others
Here I am out from the covers

Into the other room to think,
Jotting down plans with permanent ink
Waiting for my evil mind to shut down
I don’t want the burden of this heavy gown

Let’s go sandman give me the dust
Before my body starts to rust
I feel as if I have one foot in the grave
All because I’m insomnias slave

© 2020 By Mary Robbins

 

Clouds Of Grey

Society of Chaos and Plight
People Of Militia Ready To Fight
While others rather take Flight
This year seems to be out of sight

Civil War in the near horizon
As the POTUS sets the poison
He Rallies the supremacists
Not realizing they’re self-destructed catalysts

The real Americans shall not be defeated
And his wall will not be completed
He will try to become deep-seated
Yet his allies are depleted

We must persevere in the dark hour
No matter the height of his tower
We the people can not cower
Let them chant 4 more years we can counter

He goes down in history as a traitor
While bubba becomes his neighbor
Behind those bars of steel and slate
He knows it’s too late

Winds of change and fate sets
A reminder for them to limit bets
As the new dawn sets on this day
Under the smoking clouds of Grey

©2019 by Mary Robbins

Melting Hot

Here it hits with global warming
While scientists kept on warning
The world keeps on turning
Yet a breeze we keep yearning

Never-ending sunlit blaze
All while people are in a heated daze
Mueller Meetings held in the important house
While POTUS continues to act like a louse

Still, it goes on like the never-ending story
And people have been known to worry
Yet still, the Earth seems like it’s on fire
As it tries to reset before the big retire

Here I think why people are not living in fear
It’s a bit unfathomably queer
The heat beating down on you
Take the time to get a clue

We are in a stew pot
And yes climate change is real
Can you not feel the unusual weather
As all skin is turning into leather
Call upon nature to make a deal
Because It’s seriously melting hot

©2019 By Mary Robbins

When Does It End

Chaotic spiral out of control in frontal view
Lies and alternative facts he continues to spew
This nation built upon lies and war
Everything is tainted and rotten to the core

There’s no cure or hope for humanity
Sticks and Stones plus words break sanity
Doesn’t matter the political party when all is a calamity.
Whilst you scream for God with your fake Christianity.

Lords name taken times ten in vain
Repeating the history of Able and Cain
All humans do is leave a blood stain
All I can do is shake my head in shame

As I watch the world break and bend
As I wonder how people can pretend
Watching greedy people collect and spend
All I want to know is when will it end.

© 2019 By M. Robbins
Photo Credit – Daveed Benito

Little Life Hacks – Moms Superpowers

So as we enter the toddler phase. We have had some bumpy ride times. I have learned a couple of tricks on the way to save the day.

One of which was during the first couple of months while he was on the bottle. Most bottles are not worth it. Specifically, because a majority of them do not cut out the Colic or air/bubbling. Which is where I turned to the awesomeness of Doc Brown bottles. They helped prevent Colic and gas. It also helped with the tongue tie issue. It May be a bit pricey yet worth it to see the baby happy and fed with no issues.

Then there was the cradle cap issue. (Dry scalp). Surprisingly, a bit of virgin olive oil goes a long way. Apply gently, before bath time with a soft toothbrush. Let sit for 4 to 5 minutes and in just a couple of days. It’s gone.

However, if it is a stubborn case, see your pediatrician.

Recently, however, we went through the Bath time break down. Where he would scream his little head off. Doctors said it’s a sensory issue, well, if that were the case he would have still screamed with the bubbles. That’s right, sometimes you just have to add bubbles! Be sure it’s tear free and baby friendly.

However, if they still scream with the bubble bath going. Early intervention and your pediatrician will be best suited to diagnose.

I was lucky enough to have my mother give advice on this. Grandma knows what was what. (disliked baths).

The screaming child in the store bit. Hasn’t really happened as often. Yet – I’ve learned to avoid areas of attention-grabbing. Such as ”toys” or bright shiny colored objects. And if you can’t avoid – always bring something that they absolutely love with you. Keep them preoccupied -because of the 9 times out of 10 they scream for something they want!

For the younger babies – Feed them before you go shopping. It will help prevent some of the screamies.

All in all, I am still learning as well as having the adventure with our little guy. Additionally, I thought It would be a little change to share things that worked for us with others who may be needing some guidance or ideas.

Happy Easter 🐰 everyone!

Quotes

Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.

Roads less travelled often bring new adventure.
We often overlook the beauty in nature, for the modernization of Man made possession. Look what we’re missing.

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