Where problems seem apparent,
May not mean it’s all relative
If for a second you feel the need to seek help don’t give it a 2nd thought
I’ll take your hand, I’ll pull you back up
If we both stretch and still I cannot reach worry not for I’ll find you a branch
It rarely is as hard as it may seem, especially if we work as a team
Brother, sister, friend you’re of the same worth to me
I’ll do everything in my power to make your wish my will
I’ll catch you falling right out of the sky or just out of this family tree
Whomever, whatever it is you seek you will always find faith in me
I’ll fight fire with water from your “Dark Sea”
Fear will be all that drowns today
I will help you to see it can’t continue on this way
Even if I have to carry you I promise you we will make it thru to a new day
The first 30 people to donate here
and email me their mailing address here
A REAL 4 LEAF CLOVER
that I personally picked on St. Patty’s day this year and have since dried in one of my writing books! Not all 30 were picked at the same time, so those ones will go to the most generous donations, the rest have been picked throughout the last year from All Over the Map, see I find Clovers All Over, but I also have Clovers All Over Me!
Lieland is 3 years old and suffers from epilepsy, his Mother (my friend and ex co-worker) Sheena suffers from SSMS: Struggling Single Mom Syndrome. In all seriousness she is having a very hard time not only coping with the diagnosis of her son, but now the actual act of getting him to and from the hospital for MRI scans and specialist appointments.
She lives over an hour drive from said hospital. The worst part for her is now depending on others to get herself and her children safely there and back. Sheena is a very independent person, who generally won’t let anything stand in her way of remaining so. She could walk or bus where ever she needed to get with her boys until now. There is a fine she couldn’t afford to pay off a couple of years ago due to the SSMS. She had almost completely forgotten it existed.
Now the insurance company has piled on mass amounts of interest to the already too expensive fee she already has to pay! She has been paying it off for 7 months and the amount owed has only gone down $800. She still owes over $2000 so as you can see at this rate it won’t be paid off for almost 3 years!
She was given a day notice that her son was scheduled for an MRI March 22nd. She got a ride with a family member there, when they arrived tho Leiland had a seizure forcing them to put the MRI off and almost meaning they had to spend the night in the hospital. When they were finally given the ok to go home Sheena called her friend who was going to pick her up earlier without realizing said friend had to work, she was planning to pick them up, drop them off then head straight to work. Sheena and her boys then waited for their ride at the hospital for 5 Hours!
For those of you who saw my previous post on the same topic, thank you for yet again reading this one. I have no job no money at all, I can’t offer much help in that respect. What I do have is my blog, my Google+, Tumblr, my Facebook Page and Group, as well as a Facebook Group I just started for Sheena, my Twitter account, my website with her Gofundme account link to share on every one!
If you can’t afford to donate you can still help,
PLEASE Like, Share, Re-blog, Re-post, Re-Tweet, Join the page and invite others, whatever it takes to get the people who can help to see it!
^^The link to donate^^
^^The Facebook group^^
I wanted to personally thank D.J. Whisenant from thesewordsiwrite2012.wordpress.com for the one and only share I am aware of from my last post via Twitter, tho I believe he has now shut that account down in hopes to have a more personal connection with people or I would share the link to that as well. I do like the idea tho of more personal connections so good on him!
Thanks everyone and God bless!
Down by the river pickin’ up some heart rocks
No music, just a few friends, even fewer talks
Serenity sensationally silencing, surprisingly
Lost in awe, thoughts contained, far from drained
Energy in fact picking up with the winds whim
Worries turn to wonders
While the wisdom washes away all cares
Nothing like the feeling of the crisp morning air
Chills to the bone like ripples around the crashing waves
Almost reminiscent of more youthful days
Soft soothing sloshing sounds slowly seeping in subconsciously
Finding myself reminding myself not to listen too intently
So easily I can get lost in my own thoughts
The mind almost begging for the change in the air to rub off
Hours can pass as quickly as the clouds
If I get caught in a daze
Sometimes it’s hard to see thru the misty morning haze
Even on some of the clearest days
©2014 Shavon Taylor @ Cloversallover.com
Let this sun brighten your thoughts today and every day
Let him brighten not just your thoughts but also the words you say
Always remember no matter how dark your day may seem,
All it takes is the smallest ray shining through your nightmares to turn them to dreams
If you invite him in when ever you feel lost even in the dead of the night
From this day forward he will help you in your fight
Please know this too:
All you have to do is ask and I too will join in that fight right beside you
©2014 Shavon Taylor
“Together We Choose to Lose”
I get so incredibly frustrated because it feels like I’m running out of time
That and the fact that no matter how I try, I just can’t keep you off my mind
I’ve said I’ve let you go, but can’t bring myself to actually do it
You say you have no feelings for me, but I truly believe there’s much more to it
Driving me crazy as even the smallest sings you refuse to acknowledge
It’s so hard for me, living life precariously teetering on the edge
Mere moments from my next break, never knowing if it will be down or through
Funny thing is no matter which way I lean, it seems I’m always leanin’ on you
The one person who believed in me when no one else would
The only one to try to help me escape a world that you just never could
I’m not sure what you want from me, if anything at all
The one thing I do know is, you’re always there to help me up after every single fall
I can’t thank you enough for all you helped me through
I just wish there was a single thing in this world I wanted, more than I desire you
© 2013 Shavon Taylor CloversAllOver
So easily I lose sight
Suddenly so weary from the fight
Forcing myself to carry on thru all the hurt and pain
Trying to prove to no one but myself, I really am sane
The crazy is merely my surroundings, it can’t actually be me
This whirlwind you all claim to see, the one you say I choose to be
There’s so much good I could gain if I could only gain control
Instead I keep taking on more and more adding to my plate that’s already too full
No one sees all that I take on every second of every day
I continue to help others as I fall, I don’t know how but I always find a way
Refusing to let them see my struggle, I try so hard to hide
That’s okay tho helping others never messes with my flow
I’ve got all the time in the world, so I’ll take my time to grow
©2013 Shavon Taylor
1. No matter what the situation or the opposition you are ALWAYS on your friend’s side
1b. Even if you are completely aware they are lying/wrong 1c. You can always find out their reasoning later 1d. If the opposition happens to be your significant other please refer to one of the following clauses "Chicks before d*cks" or "Bros before h*es"
2. If you hear one of my pretendafriends talkin’ negatively behind my back and you say nothing then or to me, you are now in the pretendafriend category and if I do hear it from a true friend you will be treated as such
3. If you can’t laugh with me, don’t laugh at me
4. If we haven’t talked in a while and it’s been even longer since we have seen each other, that does not lessen our bond, in fact I believe it only makes it stronger
5. If I look/sound like a complete idiot tell me so I can fix it don’t let me make it worse
5a. Please refer to #3
6. At any point in time if you feel you need me CALL ME, No matter where I am, who I’m with, what I’m doing (or suposed to be doing) I will be there for you NO MATTER WHAT
6a.I won’t say I expect te same from you (Expect nothing and you will never be disappointed)
6b.I will say real friends will not even bother aknowledging 6a. because we both know that’s for the pretendafriends
7. IF YOU CAN’T TAKE OR MAKE A JOKE GTFO!!
❤ You guys, no need for shout outs, if you find your self wondring if your name would be among the unmentioned list, maybe you should consider why you are unsure, then LET ME KNOW so we can work on our…
ILOVE THAT SH*T
©2013 Shavon Taylor
Meet Shane Walkem of Amityville Ink the most amazing tattoo artist I have EVER met, not only does he have an amazing artistic ability but he’s a genuine, down to earth, honest, guy with a great sense of humor (Thank God!) I tend to go a wee bit over board with my humor and some people just can’t take it! Shane by far is not one of those people, in fact he’s quite the opposite. A truly rare gem these days to be honest!
Anyway let’s get back to the Art of the body, I personally have 3 pieces Shane not only tattooed but literally brought to life! When you get a tattoo you generally (well most people at least) have an idea of what they want and usually the picture of it is pretty clear in their minds. (I will touch back on this, funny story so just keep reading).
The first time I went to see Shane this was exactly the case for me I wanted a tattoo and I wanted it NOW (a few of mine were quite spontaneous decisions, still I regret none!) more specifically I wanted a music note with the bottom bubble part in the shape of a heart on my wrist with some meaningful words to me at the time inside, the trick was I wanted the wording to be my skin not the tattoo (basically colored around the words instead). He kindly pointed out the flaws in my plan, it would need to be much larger than I had planned or the ink would just finish filling it in for me eventually, yes probably not for years but “A tattoo is for life, the design should be too!”
I was amazed, I mean I know there are a lot of people out there who wouldn’t tell me this in fear of losing a client. With Shane he really would rather not have a client than to have an unsatisfied client! I really wish more companies, even people were as sincere and honest! He even pointed out the fact that the way I wanted it was actually backwards. LOL! That part really didn’t bother me so much, I wanted it to “go with the flow of my body” I had said.
What he came up with is SOOOOO much better than the image I had in my head, he called it “shading” at the time. Coincidentally it looks like (to me at least) crashing waves with mountains and storm clouds in the background. Which is me 100% that’s all I’ll say about that for now, if you have read some of my poems you already probably understand. This post tho isn’t really about me….well at least I don’t want the MAIN focus to be on me.
My second piece I wanted a ladybug behind my ear with its wings open. This time tho Shane had a lil bit of time to actually design it, well go figure just seconds before he is about to show me what he’s come up with I decided it would be wicked if he can make it in the shape of a heart! No problem a couple more minutes and I have a few of his ideas mapped out in full color and amazingly accurate! The winner was a simple choice tho and the funny part is he had thought that would be the one I wanted too! I love it!!! The process was great too, call me crazy but I actually really enjoyed it! So much so that I decided my next piece would go behind my other ear.
This is the funny story mentioned in the beginning, I ran into Shane Walkem at a mutual friends house on my payday! “Oh what luck” I had thought, “I want another tattoo!!” Well I could see he was in the middle of his artistic process on a guy who didn’t seem to be having the same awesome experience I did. (I have heard women are built to endure pain a lil better than men, considering they give birth I have a feeling that is a somewhat accurate statement.) I won’t say getting ink doesn’t hurt, tho I will say for ME it really is almost the exact opposite! Now I realize I am extremely terrible with money, so I asked Shane Walkem if I could possibly pre-pay him for my next tattoo, his obvious next question “of what?” My ridiculous answer? ” I don’t know yet, something behind my ear!” and the “wittiest response of all time” award goes to….Shane Walkem “Oh ya, I’ll put something behind your ear no problem” 😉
Please keep in mind Shane behaves in an extremely proffessional manner when with clients, to be completely fair, I definitely was the instigator behind the way we now interact, and I love it! I don’t only consider him my amazingly talented body artist but a close friend, whom I am very thankful to have met! Now I thinnk it’s time I share him with the world! Enjoy!
Here are some truly beautiful examples of his original body art:
Find him at any of the links above or this one here –> Amityville Ink by Shane Walkem These are some examples of his Cover Ups:
I hate seeing those rain clouds hanging above your head
Swimming with thoughts and feelings unsaid
I can feel your pain wash over me
Suddenly I’m right beside you drowning in that dark sea
How do I keep your head above the surface while those thoughts weigh you down like lead?
I’ve been waiting for your flood to subside, keeping all my advice inside
To just listen, just be there
I only wish all your troubles could be taken away with the tide
Unfortunately it’s not that simple, it never really is
I may be able to offer support, or comfort, even a place to keep you dry temporarily
Just know you will work your way thru it
We both know you can do it
Just as sure there will always be pain, every once in a while it has to rain
It’s what comes after the rain that makes it worthwhile to weather
Everything is so fresh and renewed
You will go back out there and fight while growing so incredibly strong
Until again one day you find yourself sinking in that dark sea
Worry not, for you know exactly where you will find me
©2013 Shavon Taylor CloversAllOver
The people who are lucky enough to have you in their lives are blessed!
Believe me it’s true, even if they don’t show it.
It’s only because they just don’t know it yet,
Possibly a few some how just forget.
I am so happy for you a beautiful wife and mother,
A friend like no other.
I always knew if I ever needed you, you’d be right there.
You have overcome so much, your parents must be so proud!
We are two of a kind you and I
We’ve always stood out from the crowd
Never doing things the conventional way,
Often too our kind caring hearts would lead us astray
Now seeing all you have accomplished gives me a bit of hope
One day you decided enough was enough, and you left before your sanity broke
You knew you deserved so much better and that happiness would soon find you
One day soon I know I will do the same, and get it together too.
©2013 Shavon Taylor