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Black and White Paw Print Bracelet by amalym Black and White Paw Print Bracelet :iconamalym:amalym 2 1 Fun Striped Peyote Bracelet by amalym Fun Striped Peyote Bracelet :iconamalym:amalym 1 0
Literature
The Life of a Customer Service Representative
Unedited from August 31st, 2004
Don't yell at me!
I'm just like you -
tired, troubled and busy too.
Yet you find it fit
to blame me
for your fatigue and stupidity.
If I could yell back - I would!
I'd tell you that I'm human,
that life isn't easy for me.
Caught up in societies claw
I take your anger as my job.
Am I happy?
Would you be if you were me?
I'd yell right back,
and blame you for
a computer's lack of simplicity.
Yet here we are,
you yelling at me,
as I try to solve your problems.
But you're still not happy!
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Literature
My Biggest Regrets
My biggest regrets
are always for myself.
Those times I knew I should
walkaway but I didn't.
The times I knew it wasn't right
but I kept trying.
I blame other's for the
choices they made, but
my biggest regrets are mine.
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Literature
Just Not Ready
Every time I think of you I feel happy.
When I see you I feel comfortable.
But when I hold you I feel safe.
When I hold you I cry, I smile, I remember.
My whole life you have never let me down.
Family threw me away but you stood your ground.
When I was angry, sad or happy you stuck around.
Never judging me you were always ready for hugs, tears and secrets.
Oh my teddy, my best friend, I'm still not  ready to let you go!
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Literature
Book Review Emotional Fitness
Title: Emotional Fitness: Discovering our Natural Healing Power
Author: Janice Berger and Harry Hall
Genre: Self Help
ISBN: 0-14-305557-7
The author of Emotional Fitness seems to have made it into more than just a publication. She has made cds, hosts workshops and seminars and counsels people through their own healing. Her website
(http://www.janiceberger.com/) has wonderful information about the process to healing ourselves. Janice Berger is considered to be a pioneer off Deep Emotional Therapy and has been counselling for over 30 years.
Janice Berger co-authored Emotional Healing with Harry Hall who has been practicing Deep Emotional Therapy for over 20 years. Harry trained in the psychiatric practice of the late Dr. L. Macintosh here in Toronto.
To best review this book I began looking at the sections. The introduction to this book is filled with powerful emotions. The author has openly shared her pain with the reader in order to allow them feel more comfortable with their own past
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Texturized Down Town Toronto by amalym Texturized Down Town Toronto :iconamalym:amalym 4 0 I'm sick mommy by amalym I'm sick mommy :iconamalym:amalym 9 17 Don't make me go without you by amalym Don't make me go without you :iconamalym:amalym 4 2 blueberries in fall by amalym blueberries in fall :iconamalym:amalym 2 2
Literature
Anger
Bubbling, boiling anger
Pushing at the brim
Ready to burst over
Blistering skin
Wreaking havoc
To all's chagrin
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My Groundhog by amalym My Groundhog :iconamalym:amalym 8 38
Literature
Silent or Not?
Is silence truly the answer?
Some say that silence is strength.
Some believe it is weakness.
To be silent and feared,
or to be silent and walked on?
Which seems more likely?
I keep silent and am lost in concerns.
I keep silent and am abused.
I keep silent and die inside from my pain.
I speak up and stand tall.
I speak up and am known.
I speak up and am seen.
I am silent and no one knows me.
I am silent and everyone fears me.
I am silent and no one remembers me.
I say my piece and am considered.
I speak my mind and am liberated.
I share my emotions and I am freed.
To be silent and feared
or silent and abused?
To speak and be hated
or speak and be heard?
To be me or to please
others who think they know best?
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Literature
No Notes?
You sad I left no notes
But did you read my poetry?
I had tried to tell you,
How, when and where I'd be going.
Instead you ignored me.
You claimed I would be fine.
You never understood,
I already was gone.
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Mature content
The Plea for The End :iconamalym:amalym 5 10
Mature content
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Journal
Writers to Read: Charles Bukowski

"Genius might be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way."
Germany-born Charles Bukowski is popular among younger poets for his straightforward, unequivocal style of writing. Ironically, he didn't start writing poetry prolifically until he was 35, after ten years of near-silence following the publication of his short story, Aftermath of a Lengthy Rejection Slip, in Story, and his time in the hospital treating an ulcer.
Growing up in Los Angeles, Bukowski often alienated himself from his peers due to the terrible acne that pockmarked his face. Add in the physical abuse from his father and working menial jobs as an adult, such as at the post office, his writing often features the challenges facing those inhabiting skid row, drunkenness, women, and times at the horse track. the suicide kid details his time at bars, starting with "I went to
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Journal
Daily Literature Deviations - March 24th, 2009
Daily Lit Deviations for March 24th, 2009
Here are today's daily literature deviations! Don't hesitate to comment or :+fav: the artists for their hard work!
Daily Literature Deviations is a group dedicated to promoting the work of Literature artists here on deviantArt.
We watch the literature categories tirelessly searching for underexposed works. We strongly believe that literature is indeed art, and should be treated as such and get just as much exposure as all other art forms.
deviantArt gives out 30 Daily Deviations every day, and works of literature are rare on that list. We see this as an injustice. All literature should be open to as much critique and exposure as any other form of art.
We feature several pieces of literature every day, and publish them in our journal and a news article. We hope this will expose these works among deviantArt. This way literature artists are able to improve and do not get discouraged from writing.
We hope you enjoy the daily literature devia
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Journal
Be Inspired, Part 4 : Reading and Research
Be Inspired, Part One: Collecting Inspiration
Be Inspired, Part Two: Setting Goals
Be Inspired, Part Three : Finding Inspiration
The most important part of writing, besides writing itself, is reading.  You wouldn’t take an artist seriously if they never looked at pictures or visited museums and galleries, and no one’s going to take you seriously as a writer unless you read.  Instead of museums and galleries, visit libraries and bookstores.
If you’re going to be a good writer, you need to read a variety of works from a variety of time periods, so you know what has been done and what some of the possibilities of literature are, and so you can figure out what literature is from looking at different kinds of good writing.  Poets should read novels as well as poetry and look to learn  from them (think ideas about human nature, symbolism, style, rhythm, beauty of language, etc).  Playwrights may find inspiration in biographies.
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Journal
50 sites to find free stock images
The delightful Cat-in-the-Stock pointed this out to me and we thought we'd share - our own little stock gallery is mentioned too!
[http://www.catswhocode.com/blog/50-sites-to-find-free-stock-images]
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I have been so increasingly busy that I have not given DA my time. But with the launch of a new creative brand and a giveaway I didn't want anyone here who watches me to miss out.

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This is just the first giveaway. This week I am launching the bead store and will likely have another giveaway in August.

If you are a beader, crafter and/or a creative Canadian this all may be of interest to you. All prices are in Canadian Dollars and I am striving to get the same great low prices the US shops have (before conversion of course).

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Black and White Paw Print Bracelet
My first attempt at two drop peyote so I chose a simple pattern. As an animal lover it had been on my to do list for awhile.

It's now for sale on my etsy shop at psychecreations.etsy.com and miyuki delicas will be available in my shop at psychecreations.ca in August.
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Fun Striped Peyote Bracelet
This was just a simple pattern I had practiced with and wanted to make again with miyuki delicas.

This piece is for sale at psychecreations.etsy.com and miyuki delicas will be added to my shop at psychecreations.ca in August.
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I have been so increasingly busy that I have not given DA my time. But with the launch of a new creative brand and a giveaway I didn't want anyone here who watches me to miss out.

Those who sign up for my newsletter on psychecreations.ca between July 1st and 12am Eastern on July 14th will be entered in to a draw to win one of 4 $25 Amazon gift certificates.

This is just the first giveaway. This week I am launching the bead store and will likely have another giveaway in August.

If you are a beader, crafter and/or a creative Canadian this all may be of interest to you. All prices are in Canadian Dollars and I am striving to get the same great low prices the US shops have (before conversion of course).

If you know any one who is interested they are welcome to come enter and start building the Canadian craft scene with me at psychecreations.ca!!

I will also be making more time to be involved with DeviantArt again so I look forward to seeing more of your work and hey, you never know, you may be a feature through my social media or in a blog post :D

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:party:  I know I'm a bit early, but hoping you will have very HAPPY BIRTHDAY   :party:
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JohnPatience Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2016
Thanks for the fave  :)
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amalym Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016
You're very welcome John :)
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Thank you for your latest faves!
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