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Weekly Haiku Prompt Challenge – 7 – Earthquake & Ruins

Weekly Haiku Prompt Challenge – 7 – Earthquake & Ruins 

Using the words “earthquake & ruins” or just one or the other, write a Haiku poem.


The Earthquake by Teresa Smeigh September 2017

all lay in ruins

the earthquake did its damage

clean-up commences

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems (moving posts to other blog and will be deleting this one.


Grabbing for my blog(s).

One of the suggestions I received was to combine the 2 blogs into one. Make it easier on myself. One blog and have it contain everything. That way my writing of stories and poems can also be enjoyed by others and not have to follow 2 blogs and I will only have to write one blog.

I don’t know if it is possible to have Word Press combine the 2 somehow or if I will have to hand move over what I want to keep. I left them a question in the help section, but not getting too excited that they will actually help any.

It is almost time to renew that domain for the story blog so had to write to them to ask them to take it off auto-renew because I think I will go for the one blog for everything so no use spending that money for the time it takes me to move things over.

I have quite a bit of work ahead of me if I move the posts from the other blog over. I don’t want to lose them. The only place I have them is on my blog.

I wonder how many posts one blog can hold.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

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This is so true. Going through it now myself.

All About Healthy Choices

Publication6cropped350Nearly 70% of the U. S. population suffers from overweight or obesity. When people finally decide the road to ongoing weight gain must change, they focus their attention on food plans designed for weight loss. Although this seems to be a logical approach, it fails to achieve LONG TERM results greater than 95% of the time. With this fact known, human behavior typically chooses to follow the path of failure anyway!


Publication2cropped400“It’ll be different this time!” Frequently, the individual justifies a dietary plan they’ve previously used and “successfully” lost weight with. The problem for 95% of the people using this strategy, however, is not the ability to lose weight, but rather the ability to maintain weight loss.

It’ll be different this time, because I know where I went wrong last time.

It won’t be different (for a large majority of people) because LONG TERM weight loss (and…

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Dear Blahpolar…In Memory Of — Take a Ride on My Mood Swing

I could prattle on about my baggage but…That’s for another day. This post is not about me, even if it does revolve around the bipolar/depression theme. Around a year ago, our wordpress tribe lost the person who was essentially, our ‘leader’. And not in an alien “Take me to your leader” way. She really was […]

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Teeth Filling Canceled

I got to the dentist and they started to put the numbing stuff on.

The dentist started to tell me that he still wasn’t sure it was a cavity and it was in an impossible place and would possibly cause more problems. I already knew that. And I am not prone to cavities either.

He checked my old xrays and it was there too. No one had been inclined to do anything back in 2009 the first time I had gone there. It isn’t hurting and I didn’t want to stir up trouble that isn’t necessary at this point so he decided not to do anything.


Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

I’m Going To Be Changing Things Up a Bit and I’ll Need Your Help — Dream Big, Dream Often

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I am going to be focusing my YouTube channel on my fight against multiple sclerosis. My plan is to help provide support, perspective, information, etc. to those who fight against chronic pain, illness or multiple sclerosis, etc. I want to spread the word far and wide and drive subscribers to my YouTube channel. In order […]

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