Wednesday, September 22, 2010

my pen, my sword

this is a tale of
unrequited love
& a girl trapped
in the body of
a lonely woman
waiting for the
phone to, jingle
because her husband
paid scant attention
& the kids were
growing & busy
she was so lonely
waiting for the
phone to, jingle
so she went online
and tried to find
love in the blog of
a handsome young poet
who was married, while she
waited for the
phone to, jingle
the more he ignored
she became more daring
commenting & emails
making unsolicited
advances, even after 'no'
waiting on the
phone to, jingle
until one day he
called her out, but
did not share her name
as long as she agreed
to stay away
waiting on the
phone to, jingle
then just last week
she got bold enough
to leave a comment
innocent enough
but still a violation
waiting on the
phone to, jingle
so he wrote a little
poem to remind her
& hoped she would
read and just
go away again &
wait for her
phone to, jingle...

thank you to those of you that really encouraged me the last couple days. i was close to calling it quits, but you gave me strength.

123 comments:

otin said...

Never let one person drive you away from what you love to do!!

Rene/ Not The Rockefellers said...

Brian, If you would have quit that would have been a great loss...I am glad you decided to stay. Your constant encouragement gives me reason to keep going.

sharp, pointy poem.
barbed actually.

Rene

HisFireFly said...

Praying that all remains well now.. can't let the enemy shut down your words..

and to have to change blogs and hide would be a royal pain..

Stranger said...

Brian, I am having similar problems. I almost quit blogging over a person who stalks my blog and writes me unwelcome comments. I confess I blog a lot less now because of him. Thanks for sharing this poem.

Titanium said...

Brian, you are courageous for calling her out (yet again) and refusing to let the stalking and unwanted advances drive you into silence.

I am proud of you. Exceedingly proud of you. It takes serious GUTS to type this kind of poem and put it out there for the world to see, to hear, to read and know.

UnSilencing is the best way to bring sunlight and oxygen to the dark, mold-infested world of a stalker who refuses to go away.

I've got your back, man. I've got a zero tolerance for the immoral, illegal and completely abhorrent behavior she's inflicted on you.

Please don't let the jingling cacophony drown out the voices of your friends, much less your own voice. You have a gift- one that you've shared generously with the world. It's not hers to take or to own.

william said...

omg is this still going on? after the last time?? I cant believe this... maybe a name and shame is in order, perhaps the person doing this will stop and maybe the readers of their blog will realize what they are dealing with?

anyway on a lighter note u better not leave us you are too talented, besides I have just promoted your onestop blog lol, www.williamm51.blogspot.com

keep smilin mate, great post...

Myrna R. said...

Sorry this happened to you Brian. But so glad you will not quit. I had no idea this kind of thing could happen.

I hope your pen, your sword is effective.

Unknown Mami said...

I'm sorry that I was not around to provide support, but I am happy that you have not called it quits.

I also want to thank you for the support you have provided to me. It is very appreciated.

Please don't let this person make you go away.

Carrie Burtt said...

Brian you have been such a wonderful encourager to so many other blogs....your pen is your sword and paint brush to a world of art in words...keep on blogging!
You have a wonderful talent!
:-)

Eva Gallant said...

Please don't let her drive you away for blogging. We so look forward to your writings!

Caty said...

I'm glad you decided to keep blogging! I always look forward to your next write =)

Becky said...

Hmmm.. I must of missed something along the way but Brian im glad your still here.

Khakjaan Wessington said...

The first half is fine, but the second half repeats. Better to have taken a flight of fancy imo. You kept the images & concepts limited enough, you could have totally tacked on another layer of symbolism. Rewrite?

Titanium said...

@Khakjaan: you've missed the point entirely. This one isn't about flights of fancy, unless you're referring to his stalker's view of the world.

moondustwriter said...

I would say the person that started this ridiculous fiasco should consider the rewrite and public apology

Please Visit One Stop Poetry tomorrow for a way to diffuse this kind of thing in Social media networking

Brian you know I and all your One Shot Team support you!!

Moonie smiles

Hilary said...

This is so incredibly well written...I had to go back and read it again. You are so incredibly talented.
I, too, missed what happened, but obviously someone was way out of line. I hope they stop bothering you, and if not, that you find some other way of dealing with it other than quitting.....we would all miss you.

fancypants said...

Wow that's crazy- I am sorry this person has done this to you. I am glad you haven't stopped writing. I don't always get to comment- but I love reading your stuff.

Monkey Man said...

Blog stalkers. Find happiness within. Mrs. MM stopped blogging due to male blog stalkers. A shame. She is a talented writer.

Pauline said...

There will always be flies in the ointment. You have to swat them sometimes.

Me said...

Wow, Brian...I didn't realize that you were so close to shutting down. So glad that you've picked up your "sword" instead...it's positively shameful that someone - anyone - can ever feel the right to step over the line.

Steven Anthony said...

Brian,

I hope its ok I call youby your first name. I dont know the entire story, but I do know how CRAZY people can be. I am happy beyond words you did not stop...I for one depend on your presence in blog land, your words and suport have helped me through many a dark time...you my friend are a true insperation for this weary traveler, searching to find myself after yrs of thinking I knew who I was...so thank you. thank you. thank you.

Stand strong . :)

Arts Web Show said...

Glad you decided to stay.
Youtube calls them internet trolls.
Not to be taken serously

C.M. Jackson said...

brian--I agree with Otin!You are a talented writer and an inspiration to all of us-don't let one person stop you! peace to you and yours!

THE BEATY said...

wow man sounds awful. still you kept with it. Just wondering what kind of weird person would do it...probably the same person who plagerizes mahas stuff or spams all my cartoonist freinds. anyway thank you for contiuing

Bonnie said...

We would have to all band together to stop this selfish woman from interfering with your creative expression.

Perhaps a petition signed by us all, to her husband asking him to jingle something for his desperate wife.

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JeffScape said...

Dude, I know I'm not supposed to, but I'm laughing my ass off.

I LOVE that you did this. Word.

signed...bkm said...

I agree do not leave us Brian...you have been an amazing supporter of blog poetry...and bring so much to the table...I do not know what happened either...but really it would be such a loss to not see your name for receive your comments....blessings...bkm

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Jen said...

I would have missed you. I'm glad you decided to stay.

Cindybrown said...

I do not know what happened, but I am glad you are standing strong, I love reading your work and I look forward to your comments on mine. You are very,very talented!!! HANG TOUGH!! Much love, Cindy

al3x said...

awww i know exactly what she feels being so alone and hope u dont call it quits love reading your poems and want to keep reading them
):)(:(

Brian Miller said...

thanks or the love and support everyone...and jeff, somedays yes...most of you that include and email i dropped a msg back that way...

steven, cal me what you want...one of the things i get skitish about going public with this is scaring anyone...i want this to be a place that is open to anyone...but when people abuse it, adressing it hopefull makes it more open for everyone...now if you start sending me emails about things you want to do to me, we may need to have a talk...

Miss Nikki said...

YOU? Considered quitting writing? YOU? Has your phone not jingled while you sat by it waiting?

I love these short lines that inspire a fast paced reading. Don't quit, I'd miss reading you...

Lori said...

I am so sorry to hear this has continued on. I am so thankful that you have chosen to not let it stop you from doing something you love and are so good at. Like I've said before, anyone that reads here knows without a doubt how much you love and adore your wife. I know you hold your wife and kids to the highest esteem and want nothing to hurt or affect them. XX

Reflections said...

Brian, Sorry that anyone could create a hesitation for you in writing, or at least in sharing it with others. Though I must admit, for me, it was one of the reasons that it took me a long time to decide to join this world, due to past difficult situations...

I don't know if it would aid in a resolution for you, but I have noticed, many blogs that I comment on, now wait to post for the authors approval...

Loved the poem! Very poignant!

G-Man said...

BRAVO!!!!!!!!!!

TALON said...

Brian, I remember you having this problem before and I hate that you had to continue to deal with such an invasion. I really hope they got the message. It would be a shame to let one rotten apple spoil a whole bunch. And it would be really sad not to read your wonderful work. It's a highlight of my blogging time!

secret agent woman said...

The bog world has its share of stalkers, as does any world. I had one particularly nasty one, and just banned him permanently. I guess I'd have been less angered by unrequited infatuation.

Slamdunk said...

Brian: Sorry you are having to deal with this, and I hope the situation becomes a forgotten issue quickly.

Your posts are always excellent reads.

Victoria said...

You have such a gift to share. This is an incredibly powerful poem. Thank you.

Marla said...

Listen up, handsome young poet,

You have too much to offer the world through your writing to ever quit over a sad soul harassing you. Do what you must to make her stop but don't ever quit using your gift.

We love ya, Brian....just not in a stalker sort of way. :-)

emily wierenga said...

i'm sorry to hear that you nearly called it quits, but i understand too... i'm learning to find moderation... and that my number one ministry is my family... it's hard, when writing is such a lure... keep following Him, friend, and all else will fall into place. i do appreciate you. e.

Katherine said...

So pleased you've not let her steal away your voice Brian because a gift like yours is one to be shared. Being able to put into words your thoughts, just as you have in this post, would be sorely missed by all your readers.
I hope that this situation resolves & you can do what you do so well without this kind of concern.

Pat said...

Words can cut like a knife. :)

Here's hoping it works.

Don't ever leave us.

We love you!

Claudia said...

you have no idea how glad i am to read this!
and your pen IS your sword - though you didn't kill her with your words (what you could've done easily) but found the most amazing words for a serious thing like this to deal with

Scott said...

It's one of those "had me on the edge of my" seat kind of pieces. Really. I was thinking "what's she going to go next?" Very clever with the pace of the poem.

Kaylen said...

Whoa-you can't quit! You are an amazing writer/poem.
You bring such joy to the internet with your magical words. :)

Joanna Jenkins said...

@#$%^&! I am so sorry you are dealing with this again. I hope it's resolved once and for all now. You don't deserve this so all I can say is shame on her.

And if you want to call her out-- We've all got your back.

jj

n. davis rosback said...

so many people feeling lonely these days.

i know how it can get a hold of a person and take over. it blinds a person and makes them do very selfish things and call it love.

we are all so needy and broken.
but, we must respect the "no" of another person. no matter the feelings we have.

Mmm said...

I am so with Rene here--it woudl have been a HUGE loss in blogland. I am sorry for this episode you;ve been through--ugh, but, you know, you are indeed an encourager. I love to go to other peep's blogs and, sure enough, find a thoughtful comment from Brian miller. You give and give and deserve to be given back to. thank you for enriching our lives with your blog, with your spirit, with th elove you have in your home. It touches us no edn.

Zuzana said...

I am so sorry Brian, that this has been so difficult for you...
And I would have missed you dearly, your posts are the highlights of my every morning, as I settle down for some quiet time with my coffee...
I had no idea this was still continuing actually - and I hope this can be resolved somehow so you can get on with what you love and what you do so very well.
Much love,
Zuzana

Pete Marshall said...

See......you would have been a great loss....i for one am so thankful for your friendship, help and standards that you set for us all to follow...Over at One Shot we have done a special today about bullying which happens both in the real world and the cyber world..there is no place for it and you must stand up to them..take care my friend, pete

Valerie said...

You can't quit so put that RIGHT out of your mind. I'm so pleased you called her out AGAIN, only trouble is people like that don't listen. Indirect 'name and shame' is sometimes the only way. Perhaps you remember my blogging experience?

Candie Bracci said...

I didn't know you were harassed!This is terrible.Please don't quit for someone,never.If you have to do something,do it for yourself.Speak up always.Courage.

Susan Deborah said...

Glad you're around. Just BE.

Joy always,
Susan

adeeyoyo said...

I'm sure you know better than to quit, Brian. She obviously needs help, but not yours, lol! You have always struck me as being really sensible, so do what you have to do, just don't stop writing. Remember we all love and support you!

JStar said...

Brian, this was brilliant. This happens sooo often on the internet. What people dont get at home they search for in other places...

Quit...I never again want to hear such foul language out of your mouth...Thats nonsense...I would be lost without yours words. I look forward daily to what is going to come out of that mind of yours....

5thsister said...

Brian...I had no idea. I have been so encapsulated in my own tiny little world lately. I feel obligated to tell you that Waystation One is one of my very necessary stops of the day. I don't always comment but to think that one person could have taken this away from you (and by proxy, from all of us) makes me very sad. Hopefully this will be the end of it...if not, maybe legal action is your next step?

Syd said...

Whoa, I am backtracking on your posts. I am sorry that you were even contemplating quitting. Stay and share your talent and words of life. And don't be driven away from what you love by anyone or anything.

Birdie said...

Brian, omg, is this the same person or you have someone else stalking you again? This is crazy! I hope that the person will leave you and your family alone. And you made it pretty clear in your posts that you do love your family, how can someone not understand that? I'm happy to hear that you are not leaving because you make so many people happy with your poetry and writings! I hope everything goes back to 'normal' for you soon!!

Goofball said...

I'm so sorry that she has not stopped yet. I'd hate it if you quite because of her, but I would understand.

Take care, I hope she understood this time.

Just Be Real said...

Brian glad you continued on..... blessings to you dear one.

Daniel said...

If you disappeared from this venue, I would definitely feel the loss. Thinking of you today.

Stacy Uncorked said...

Oh Brian! Is this a repeat offender or someone new? I'm so sorry people have to be that way! ((HUGZ!!))

the walking man said...

Quit what? Pshaw! Never happen. Rules may change along with IP's but quit hahahahahahaha you'd be without breath in a week.

frayedges said...

I am glad you didn't quit. What a great poem. I love that line, "waiting on the phone to, jingle." Beautiful! If she sees this, I hope she gets the message.

Cindybrown said...

Hey Brian, go to my blog I have something for you :)

Lorraine said...

You can't quit, you bring too much, you've been generous and fair and discrete, but if she makes you want to quit, then WE miss out, so WE can take her, warn her one last time, another contact and you OUT her, and then we will take her on gently...and persistently

Cheryl said...

A great use of your sword. Sad that you had to pull it out and I'm glad you did. The 'sphere wouldn't be same without you.

Kate Hanley said...

So sorry about the stalker. Glad you decided the keep going. The poem was fantastic. The repeat of the line "waiting for the phone to jingle" really haunting.

BLOGitse said...

oh woman...
I'm sorry. She must be lonely, desperate. You'll get over this - see how many supportive readers you have!

Kathleen Overby said...

Lord, help this woman at the well feel your all consuming passion for her. Give her a drink of THAT water.

Brian Miller said...

it is the same one as at the start of the summer, yes.

Vicki Lane said...

What an annoying thing! You could delete her comments -- or do you?

Vicki Lane said...

What an annoying thing! You could delete her comments -- or do you?

Bing (PinkLady) said...

i've been told a hundred times to heed my gut when it tells me something.. but sometimes i forget. been having weird feelings about it but.. i ignored. just knew something was not right. in the end, instinct was right.

brian, if it doesn't feel right then something is really wrong. this is brave of you to do. when it comes to guarding your family, nothing should be compromised. some people should just realize that not everyone who blogs is lonely and desperate. some of us have a "life" and we need this space respected. for most of us, blogging is our private space to express our creativity. people who mean well are welcome to leave nice comments and make us feel good about our work. but a line must be drawn somewhere. an "invasion" is an invasion, period. yes, you have all the right to use your pen as a sword to put a stop on any further invasion of your privacy.

i don't know the entire story here and i'm not going to judge anyone. but believe me, i know where you're coming from and you earned my respect all the more. your wife and your kids are quite blessed to have you in their lives.

i hope that after this post of yours, peace will reign again on your page. don't let anyone stop you from writing your beautiful creations. it's a God-given talent that ought to be shared.

more blessings to you and your family! {{{hugsss}}}

bing

Travel & Dive Girl said...

"Never give up, never surrender"! You have a great talent and should not let one person spoil that for the rest of us. *smiles*

TechnoBabe said...

When someone does not respect the word NO that someone deserves to be outed. Not your problem if someone is not able to manage their own life. That is not license to disrupt yours.

annell said...

What an imagination you have my dear! You never see-se to amaze! You pull the rabbit from the hat, with ease.

annell said...

After reading the other comments, I realized I had to comment again. I had no idea, thought you were just writing one of your imaginative pieces. Just tell her to go away, you don't want her comments. Wouldn't that work? To say you would quit would make be sad.

woih said...

good writing Brian. I hope you stick around.

annell said...

Went back and reread and realized I missed, that you had already said no. OK, does Blogspot have anyway, you can block a person from making a comment? If not they should. You never know what funny things people have going on in their minds? Don't stop!

Tracy said...

QUIT? OMG, don't be a quitter, Brian. There are those of us who love you, too, in the right way and we are a selfish bunch - would hate to see you go. Also, I have a feeling the beautiful muse inside you would be very lonely, too.

AmyLK said...

I hope you are able to resolve this problem. I would hate for you to leave us! Your writing is just wonderful and your love for it shows.

Alan Burnett said...

This strange blog-world we inhabit would be a less attractive place without you and your talent.

ladyfi said...

Don't let that one person win! You are much loved here. And how compassionate not to reveal her name. She must indeed be a sad and lonely person.

The Bug said...

How annoying! And scary too.

Last night Dr. M was lecturing at his university on the underground railroad in Ohio. I decided to go (they think his wife is mythical because I work so far away & can't come to many things). There was a student there - in her late twenties? - who kept giving me the evil eye. I guess she was annoyed that she had to share Dr. M with me. I was pretty amused - but what if it becomes more serious? Scary!

unprecedentedintellectual said...

we love your writing and hope you find solace in your pen. I wish you the best always, and thank you for your support.

arspoetica said...

sharp and pointed; one can only hope that point reaches its intended. nice writing.

Laura said...

wow, brian, so much courage to continue writing in the midst of being stalked...so sad for this woman too. May she find peace in her own life...and leave you the *&%$#@!!!! alone already.

Thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting this morning....for taking a moment to see the dawn through my eyes and my softly smudged window. The world is a much more beautiful place when we take the time to see through the eyes and listen through the hearts of others.

gentle steps

Kelly Langner Sauer said...

I had a commenter like this once. I created a filter in my Gmail account that would skip my inbox and delete anything that came from his email account. If he comments or contacts me, I don't know it, and I really don't care. I've not had to think about him in over a year.

drybottomgirl said...

I too am glad that you have decided to stay. Your writing often goes to spots that I wouldn't necessarily let myself go to. You touch on subjects that at times can be painful and this has been a great help in my recovery. I allow myself to feel pain, or realization, or happiness etc. through many of your works. As someone who has avoided feelings her whole life these little glimpses help my growth a lot. I too hope this person leaves you alone. I don't want her to spoil it for the rest of us who admire your talent, the love for your wife and boys, and simply enjoy your blog....

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Linda said...

Oh my...I don't know what to say Brian except I'm glad you chose to stay.

Jodi said...

Brian, thanks for the heads-up on the broken link. Sorry for your troubles. For so many people, deep down inside it's God's love they are searching for, but don't know it.

ladynimue said...

Never say quit !!! My weeks are bit more satisfying since i read you :) always food for thought and stunning words for imagery :)

Take care :)

Fragrant Liar said...

Brian, glad you're hanging in there.

Girlfriend, please get a life.

Mighty M said...

So glad you are going to stay!! I would truly miss your posts!!

Nessa said...

I hope this was enough of a reminder to make her go away and stay away.

Jannie Funster said...

I didn't know all this crap was going on, Brian.

Glad you're still here!

Sophia said...

So glad that you did not quit. You are a wonderful bloggie friend that has made a SUPER and positive impact to many, many people in the blog world. So glad you were able to rise above and move forward, regardless. Hats off to you as I humbly bow before a wonderful human being.

PattiKen said...

Not again. Geez, Brian.

Good for you for standing up and shouting out. And never quit blogging because of her. If you need any positive reinforcement, go read the words of encouragement (in the first comment) offered to me back in July by a very dear friend.

JamieDedes said...

Brian, if you left, she would have won. You know that.

It would have been our loss and yours.

Hang in there ...
This is the third such thing I've read about in the past two days. Is it an epidemic ...??

Sad though. Where are such people in their minds that they feel compelled to do this?

Deborah said...

I only started writing and blogging about 8 weeks ago, but the thought of being driven away would be awful, I'm so glad you spoke up and stayed :o)

Scott said...

having just become somewhat acquainted with you, I'd hate to lose touch already... glad you're sticking 'round. interesting piece you've written here.

mairmusic said...

wow. You are surrounded by friends, and as far as I can tell there is no chink in your armor, so-- no fear. I do understand the chill wind that stalking carries, having been dealt that particular card on occasion. It is a downside of being a public person. But you can't let it shut you down. Writing is your soul and in a perfect world you should be able to present your thoughts free from trepidation. But in any case, they need to be said. Remember, there's a delete button, and you have done nothing wrong. And now we all know. Peace and hugs my friend, and thanks for all the wonderful words.

Who Is Afraid of Alfred Hitchcock? said...

Hi! Brian...
All I can say is..."Wow!"
I have to agreed with each and everyone of your commenter.

Brian, please don't leave your blog and give up doing what you are so good at...expressing your feeling through ..."words."

Just like another commenter mentioned...I didn't know that this was occurring in your life.

Brian, I truly think that you are heading in the right direction by dealing with the issue. (Of course, you have to deal with issue (s) whenever you (all of us really...)
are offline as well as when you (we) are online too!

Therefore, Brian, all I can say is...hang in there!

DeeDee ;-D

Who Is Afraid of Alfred Hitchcock? said...

"Therefore, Brian, all I can say is...hang in there!"
I know, I know, easier said, than done!

˙·٠•●❤Sh@KiR@ ❤●•٠·˙ said...

Brian, I just came from G-Man's blog ..I am kind of back ...I needed a break too from the same person. She is TRULY CONSUMING.

BRAVO for what you are trying to do and as a friend, I have your BACK too.

You are giving her so much for CREDIT than she will ever deserve. You are truly a compassionate person.

She does WHATEVER she is DOING to you and even I because SHE THINKS SHE CAN.

Whatever you need to do, let me know how I can help.

love to you and your family,
shakira

ethelmaepotter! said...

Brian,

I've been away for a couple of weeks; laptop died, and I was LOST. So when I stopped by your place, as usual I was captivated and had to read all the way down the page. This post truly shocked me. I had no idea you were living a real-life Hitchcock tale.

The stalker is truly one to be pitied, for her loneliness has brought her to the point where she almost destroyed that with upon which she has become dependent - your blog. For without your blog, she would have no access to your innermost thoughts, your poetry, your serenity, and your incredibly sensitive view of life.

We are all the richer for your decision to carry on, and we will all be here to encourage and support you in whatever ways you may need.

Ethelmae

P.S. Coincidence? I just heard of a book called Anonymous, a thriller about a blogger with a follower who gets a little too up close and personal...

Ed Pilolla said...

very glad you're not calling it quits.

Lovely Annie said...

such courage to be so open and authentic. Using poetry as your conduit brought forth truth and beauty without inflicting harm on the individual. I am glad you are still here for today...You are one of those people that I'm always wondering if and what comment will be posted on a new poem I post...I dig your style...across the board.

later skater!!

Annie

Belinda Munoz + The Halfway Point said...

Brian, I admire how you use your poetic talents to address this publicly. And thank you for reminding us that this type of behavior is just as creepy when the victim is a male.

Peace

transparentnow? said...

I've been so busy lately and missing my blog world. Horrified to read you would even consider giving up. So glad you didn't b/c your blog is one I can always count on to find something to enjoy. Write on brother! Slay the dragon that threatens to make you hide your gifts!

Dianne said...

Good job, Brian,
I had a creepy feeling
whenever I heard that phone Jingle.

On the flip side, I'm struggling with lack of creativity, and having my contacts in the blog keeps me enriched and encouraged. It can be an amazing place, one you represent.
supportive,Dianne

She Writes said...

WOW!!! What can I say? WOW! Good for you, Brian. Wish I could do the same.

The Empress said...

Brian: this makes my stomach hurt a little.

For 2 big reasons:

someone almost making us lose you

and the thought of losing your blog presence.

I'm so sad...your comments mean so much, and your kindness and support for me when times have been hard.

I can't even speak right now, I'm so sad.

And so sad that there are people like this that could move you to leave us.

Like I said, my stomach hurts a little.

Thank you for staying.

I hope you know how deeply all of your commenters feel when I say, "thank you for staying."

steveroni said...

Sept 27. Late I am, but hopefully the problem you describe is now history. After reading every single comment, I would like to add.....

WAIT!....the phone is ringing....

(Sorry, Brian, I could not hold back. The devil made me write that!)

The Retired One said...

I am behind in reading blogs, so I had no idea you were troubled by this kind of person...how awful.
But you are right to be strong and not quit.
Besides, what would we do if you quit> that would be AWFUL.
You must keep writing,it is a gift from the angels that you must do!

Hilary said...

Trying to catch up and reading back a bit. So sorry you're still being troubled by this person. I can't imagine how uncomfortable that would make you feel. I hope you've managed to get her out of your space once and for all. She has no right to take you out of ours.. I'm glad you're staying.

Thom said...

Brian I just came across this and I applaud you a great deal my friend. We don't follow each other's blogs, sadly, but I know enough about you from 55 that you are one hell of a guy, family man, husband, father and friend. I'm glad you did this as I would have missed your blog and your comments and that Awesome writing you do. Always I feel to say what you want, when you want and be true to yourself first and foremost. Family and friends all fall into place and become a part of that so easily when you do it. Bravo my friend.

Fireblossom said...

most lovely written sentiments!

don't forget my anime bunny poetry party!