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Black and White Paw Print Bracelet by amalym Black and White Paw Print Bracelet :iconamalym:amalym 2 2 Fun Striped Peyote Bracelet by amalym Fun Striped Peyote Bracelet :iconamalym:amalym 1 0
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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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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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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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
( 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
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
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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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
The End 2 :iconamalym:amalym 6 2

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Hello, this is :iconFroweMinahild!
Because I'm a gothic and dark arts fan since a long time, my idea was it to feature my favorite images of this art cathegory from famous and not so much famous artists which I adore.
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Stock Resources September Theme: Dance
StockResources Presents:
:spotlight-left:  Monthly Themes:spotlight-right:
:bulletblue: September - Dance  :bulletblue:
Each month StockResources will be hosting a different theme. Each months theme will be announced in our journal, and for the whole month members may only submit stock/resources that fits with that theme.
Send a note to StockResources with the subject of "Joining StockResources" and GIVE US PERMISSION TO PLACE YOUR WORKS IN OUR GALLERY. Then watch this club and put a link to us in your journal (to do that type in :icon StockResources: but without the space)
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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 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!!

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



Amanda Lynne Murtagh


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PaintedOnMySoul Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017
:party:  I know I'm a bit early, but hoping you will have very HAPPY BIRTHDAY   :party:
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MJWilliam Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
JohnPatience Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2016
Thanks for the fave  :)
amalym Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016
You're very welcome John :)
Ellygator Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for your latest faves!
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