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Unique Times

Where I share my jewels of wisdom of life

It’s a pleasure to share my poem The Gift of Loving Perfectly Imperfect with you today, published on MasticadoresUsa yesterday thanks to Editor, Barbara Leonhard and team.


The hair raises on the nape of my neck, my face squints into condescension, my stomach is twisted like a Navy Seals knot, sucker punched. My knees buckle, and I fall to the ground when I hear the news that I already knew but so hoped wasn’t true.

I’m carried to sea; lost, confused, sad and sickened on the turbulent waters where the dark knight circles with vultures, and waves crash against my body that once housed you.

I cautioned you from taking the crumbs and succumbing to leftovers, where scoundrels are vultures preying, but I couldn’t save you. Nor did you want to be saved. Or is it just me that needs to be saved?

My heart bleeds buckets that turn from red to black, magenta rose, tinged with stale perfume on my wrist. But save you from yourself I can’t, as you ride the crescent of a wave and scale the edge of the razor-sharp cliff where the jagged rocks lure you and circus clowns lead you to the plunge.

The promise of hope drains me as I realize all I ever wanted was for you to have a life you envisioned. Not one with holes in pockets of denim blue jeans, cheering others on while you ate leftovers at the finest restaurants, rolling the dice.

The earth falls from under my feet and the sea catches me. My head and arms move to the arctic ice, and my gut and my legs float to the cauldron of the geysers 110 degrees; sink or swim, freeze or burn, shelter found in neither place.

I weep and remember this feeling of being split in two the day you were born.

I would be so honored if you would go here to read the rest of my poem and support Masticadores by reading their work of so many gifted authors.

Thank you once again Barbara and the team at MasticadoresUsa, and and all of you for reading my poem.

Cindy

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gabychops
2 months ago

Thank you, Cindy, You are great! I love all your work, thank you.

Joanna

Timothy Price
Timothy Price
2 months ago

Congratulations, Cindy.

DEVANG UPADHYAYA
2 months ago

Perfect!!
Beautiful poem Ma’am. A powerful share.
Also, I hope you are fine.
Been a while since I saw you around.
Please take care.

DEVANG UPADHYAYA
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

Are you fine?? 😇

DEVANG UPADHYAYA
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

Happy to know that.
Best wishes ✨

DEVANG UPADHYAYA
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

I hope things get better soon for you.
Sending you so positivity.
Shine 🌞🔆

Dawn Pisturino
2 months ago

Wow! A powerful and fantastic poem, Cindy!

Phil
2 months ago

You rock, dear Cindy & Congratulations on having your lovely poem published on MasticadoresUsa 🌺✍💞

boundlessblessingsblog
2 months ago

Hearty congratulations dear Cindy you are always awesome with all your poems. They are the best. Thanks a lot 😊

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

You are always welcome dear Cindy you are always good with whatever you write and i love to read your works. All the best 💞💞💞💞

Kym Gordon Moore
2 months ago

Oh my Cindy, first of all CONGRATULATIONS dawwwlinkkkkkk! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 While reading your beautiful and heartwarming prose, I had to stop and drink in your words of protection and release. You are allowing your baby bird to fly on her own, even though you want to be that safety net to keep your bird from taking a nosedive and injuring herself in the process. 🦜🦉🐦 Yet, you find that you have to stand back because you could be injuring yourself by trying to navigate your baby’s life.

You have given us food for thought my friend. A big thank you to Barbara and the team at MasticadoresUsa for publishing this emotional piece you so eloquently penned. Hugs and smooches! 🥰💐😘🦋🤩💖🤗

Kym Gordon Moore
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

Oh girlfriend, you are so spot on. I get it. I felt your piece. I can envision you trying to intercede, but like you, I know we have to take a step back if we don’t want to feel the consequences and pain by getting in the way. You got this Mommy Nature and Mama Bear. I know you’re speaking from experience. While I don’t have biological children, I still have similar concerns. Yet, my precious friend, you must live your life, here and now!!! Big hugs and even bigger smooches coming your way! 🥰💐🤗💖🤩

Kym Gordon Moore
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

Awwww, I wish I were near you so that we can hug like there’s no tomorrow. 🤗💖😊 I love you so much my Energizer Mommy Nature Bunny! 💖🦋🥰 Yes dawwwwlinkkkkkk, life may hurt but we certainly know the type of medicine to soothe those boo-booo’ssss! 😲 Hail to you my queen mum!!! Girlfriend, we are just getting started. The harvest is here and the second wind is stirring outside! Time to spread our wings! You know what to do! 🦅🐱‍🏍🦋

Kym Gordon Moore
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

😂😝🤣😜😂 I LOVE IT!!! 😍💖😘💖🥰

ben Alexander
2 months ago

This is one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever read, Cindy

<3
David

~M
~M
2 months ago

Only a mother can truly understand a poem like this. Difficult to read as it hits close to home, but wonderfully worded Cindy. This might be your best one yet. ❤️

Peter Jumba.
2 months ago

Nice poem.

Jane Aguiar
2 months ago

Hi Cindy, Congratulations on publishing your beautiful poem on MasticadoresUsa! ❣️

Jane Aguiar
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

You are always welcome, Cindy!❣️

GraceoftheSun
2 months ago

Wow. This is amazing, Cindy. Congratulations. Love it.💕

GraceoftheSun
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

You are so welcome. I sure did, you truly are an amazing writer, my friend .💕🙏💕

GraceoftheSun
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

The feeling is so mutual.💕🙏💕

GraceoftheSun
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

💕🙏💕

Suzette Benjamin
2 months ago

Cindy, a powerful poem of a mother’s unending love, wishing to save but knowing it is not her gift to give to the one she bore. Soul wrenching piece, my friend. Much love. You are blessed!! Congratulations on the poem’s publication.💖💖

Suzette Benjamin
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

My pleasure. Thank You Cindy 💖

Sheereen
2 months ago

Congratulations Cindy!❤️

Frank @ Beach Walk Reflections
2 months ago

I went over and commented there! 🙂

Pooja G
2 months ago

So incredibly powerful, I always love these stream of consciousness type of posts 💕

Pooja G
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

You’re so welcome! 😊

Laleh Chini
2 months ago

Congratulations dear Cindy.❤️❤️❤️

Laleh Chini
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

My pleasure Cindy ❤️❤️❤️

salsaworldtraveler
2 months ago

Thanks for sharing your poem. You express your emotions so eloquently.🙏🌹💗

katiemiafrederick
2 months ago

Verily Many Mother’s Will Describe
Birth As Real Life Long Labor Dear

Cindy Similar to ‘Did You Know

Mary’ Much Sacrifice

Involved in Mother’s

Unconditional Love

No Matter Human Force

Of Love No Size
Or Matter of Form

The Fire Within Burns

The Love

Doesn’t
Go Out
No ‘Matter’ What…
Lovely Your Poem
Captures Fire Within Giving..:)

katiemiafrederick
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

Always A Pleasure
Dear Cindy With
SMiles❤️☺️🙏🏝

katiemiafrederick
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

❤️🤗🎁☺️🙏

Sadje
2 months ago

An amazing poem Cindy. Congratulations on publication.

Sadje
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

You’re most welcome my friend

Sadje
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

💖

Marsha
2 months ago

I’d write more but Nutter Butter has climbed on my desk to eat my popcorn!

Marsha
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

🙂

Vidah
2 months ago

Powerful poem, Cindy.
Congratulations!!

K.Hartless
2 months ago

Congratulations, Cindy. I will head over to read the rest. 💜

Grace
2 months ago

Awesome!

KK
KK
2 months ago

A very lovely and touching piece, Cindy! As usual, it drives home a point. Hearty congratulations for publication 🎉💐🌹💖

KK
KK
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

You’re more than welcome, Cindy 💖💐

Kelly
2 months ago

Wow magnificent a true work of art. Thank you for sharing this beautiful, wonderful gift. ❤❤❤😊

Eugenia
2 months ago

Congratulations on your beautiful and heartfelt piece, Cindy! 💖

Eugenia
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

My pleasure, Cindy! 💖

Mary J. McCoy-Dressel
2 months ago

Wow, Cindy. You touched on so many emotions here, and I felt them all. As I read, I saw bits and pieces of mothering moments with my own children, floating past my eyes. Your words touched my heart. Pats on the back to you!

ParentingIsFunny
2 months ago

Congrats, Cindy. That’s great! And what an honor. 🙂

Yaksh singh
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

It already reached dear!💕🌹✌

My Rollercoaster Journey
2 months ago

Oh wow

D. Wallace Peach
2 months ago

Wow, Cindy. So emotional and vivid. I’m heading over to read the rest.

D. Wallace Peach
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

You’re welcome!

Jacqui Murray
2 months ago

The title made me read (I had to untangle the meaning) and the words are perfect. I can see why it’s published.

Baydreamer - Lauren Scott
2 months ago

What a powerful and heartfelt poem, Cindy! And Congratulations! 💗

Yaksh singh
Reply to  Baydreamer - Lauren Scott
2 months ago

Really so true said dear Lauren. Glad to see you once again!💕😊👍

Yaksh singh
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

💞🤗

Yaksh singh
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

Ohh dear. I don’t know about you but yes, I’m following you. Stay happy and stay connected dear friend🤗💞😉

Ingrid
2 months ago

Sometimes, all we can do it love ❤️

A Star on the Forehead
2 months ago

Going right over to finish up! Great work so far Cindy, I have to see the rest.
Blessings!

Yaksh singh
2 months ago

Wonderful and so amazing share Dear Cindy. Your posts are literally so amazing dear friend💞🤗

Yaksh singh
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

Thank you ma’am. It’s always a pleasure for me to appreciate you and your blogs. By the way I also have my blog page so please do visit that also and share your regards with me so that I can also improve myself!😊💕😌🌹🙏

Yaksh singh
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

Ohh! That’s really so kind of you ma’am. By the way I have started following you and if you also want to connect so please feel free to do so..🤗🌹💕👍

SelmaMartin
2 months ago

Cindy. That “go here” link’s not working.

Mark Wisdom
2 months ago

Marvellous poem Cindy
Congratulations 👏🎉

Mark Wisdom
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

Thank you Cindy.

Chanthiya
2 months ago

Nice work , I loved it

Jeff Flesch
1 month ago

I love this poem. It’s my favorite of yours thus far. It breaks my heart, and heals it all at once. ❤️

Alnivar Asgali
1 month ago

aruna3
1 month ago

Most congratulation,dear Cindy!!Really you are a great writer.xxxx🥰❣️🥰❣️🙏🏻❣️

aruna3
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

Welcome ,my dear friend!!❤️🙏🏻❤️

aruna3
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

❣️🤗❣️

Bridgette
1 month ago

Congratulations! Such beautiful and heartfelt poem.

paeansunplugged
1 month ago

Amazing heartfelt words, Cindy! Congratulations. ❣️

Faseeh
1 month ago

Congratulations Cindy for the success of your poem The Gift of Loving Perfectly Imperfect.
This is really a nice composition.

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