Dream, Love Will Get You Through

There is nothing more powerful, amazing, priceless than love

It is forever changing, evolving, growing, unconditional

It is there for you, when you are in need

It is one of the few things you can count on

Though it is taken for granted, and broken from time to time

It is amazing to me that your heart can survive

Though it takes time, the hurt fades and you are only left with memories

Memories from a life that you couldn’t possibly have lived

Trying to save something that has turned to deceit

There may be tears from the enormity of it all

But the tracks fade away and loneliness will fall

That’s when you begin to realize

You are worth more than that, you shouldn’t settle for less

The epiphany strikes when you aren’t looking

You deserve better; loyalty, kindness, compassion, honesty, and above all love

You are love

As love is you

Journey of the Dragonfly

As they drip down in unison, who will win the race?

Leaving a trace that signifies your broken heart

Welling up from your soul

Sorrow is playing in your mind

Though you have forgotten him, he will never truly cross your mind

Perhaps, in a nightmare that interrupts your dreams

Eyes wide open, now you can truly see

Life has a way of hitting you when you’re down

Makes you stumble, even fall

But I will dig deep down, find the strength I need to fair through it all

To keep my eyes open, learn to heal and grow once again

I have lived a life that I was not meant for

Losing my identity, me

Ready to love again, to give it freely

Without strings and falsehoods, truth spoken loud and clear

Never will I settle again, never will I salvage what is lost

I am like a dragonfly, my soul zipping through the air

Warming rays of light, shining down upon me

I am truly grateful, now that I can see

That I am now me, and not someone I was not meant to be

The Sun, Soul Searching, and Life

Everything is as it should be, no regrets

That’s what they tell you in a flat, monotone way

It reverberates into your bones, into your brain

But as always your heart says “No!”

“This isn’t the way life should be!”

Never should you tolerate settling, “Never!”

Not for the deceit, not for the absence of love, not for the lack of physical affection, “You are worth more than that”

Freedom never looked so good on you

You find yourself hearing your heart speak the words, though you have heard it before

“You are love, soul shining bright, beautiful heart, let love in, you are worth it”

You are the only one that has the control to take it into your being or deny what you truly know

Tides of Change

I wish I could escape upon the gentle breeze
I wish I could skim my fingers upon the waters shallow

To feel the way I used to
To feel whole, not separated

I have been blessed
I have been tested

The norm has changed, and changed once again
The tensions rise, but we are steadfast

We are alone though our cries gather, unite us
We are brothers and sisters, though we do not engage

Our hearts beat and our blood sings as we rise above
Our differences and our prejudices dissolve as we conjoin

We will not let fear make us blind, when we can clearly see
We will not give up because it is strenuous, when you feel like you nothing more to give

I wish I could sit under a willow tree and read the day away
I wish I could dance in the rain and sing along with you…

A New World

So, here I stand at my local UPS store, and the sign next to the door reads, “For Health – Maximum 5 Guests At A Time.” This is our new reality, it happened so fast, it’s daunting, scary, and insane! A tiny word COVID-19 could transform our existence into this. The overall tone of the country has changed, we all used to be our old opinionated, sarcastic, politically correct selves. We as a whole, it matters not your sexual orientation, religious beliefs, political party, or views on life really, have been hit with something that we were not ready to handle.

What started and continues to be a blame game on who’s fault this is, frankly, that is not important. It’s pulling together to get the things we need to protect all of our brave healthcare, public servants, and anyone that has their business open to provide us with care, basic necessities, and anything essential to living day by day.

Have we lost our common decency in light of this horrifying panic we are in? What happened to the niceties that were given because any less was considered wrong? I have seen and been on the receiving end of some of the vilest, mean, and frightening words or actions of people who are in the same boat as we all are.

There is nothing more terrifying than a mob mentality when it comes to making sure you provide the food needed to help your family survive. They actually had toilet paper and paper towels when I was at the store, and so many people tried to buy more than the allotted amount and got mad when they were stopped. There were almost zero cleaning products, and there was no kleenex to be had at all. I’m in disbelief how little there is to buy or how people have lost their common decency and tried to buy the things they think will be in demand and sell them on eBay for almost quadruple the amount or more. Don’t they see they are helping the panic and stupidity spread faster?

I am just as scared and concerned for my family as you are concerned about yours. I wish everyone good health and happiness, because without those things, what good is anything else?

I want to thank everyone for their part in helping us weather this terrible storm, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I know we will get through this as one of our founding fathers said –

“By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall!” Found Father John Dickinson

Thank you for reading this, and please take care.

Stephanie Lynn Comello

It has been way too long…

Hello everyone!

It has been a very long time since I have posted anything, life has been so crazy as of late, and I finally have my groove back. I am one of the lucky people that are blessed enough to work from home. I can’t imagine how terrible it must be for the millions of people that have lost their job due to this awful pandemic.

Life has been a blur of working, cooking, cleaning, sleep, and repeat. I finally decided it was time for me to make room for writing and blogging, which I have missed dearly. That also includes my podcast, which I am working on a new one right now! YAY!

I hope everyone is staying healthy and happy in this crazy time. I would like to personally thank everyone, starting with my cousin Alicia, she is a nurse working on the front lines of this terrible epidemic, my prayers and thoughts are with you and everyone that works during these dangerous times. That also includes all of the garbage collectors, mail people, delivery drivers, grocery store workers, restaurant staff, as well as anyone else that are unsung heroes. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, without you, where would we be.

I promise there will be many more posts to come until then stay safe and healthy.

Stephanie Lynn Comello

It’s strange to think…

Last year I got divorced, and I’m back home in California living with my family. Never in a million years, I would have thought that it was a blessing in disguise.

If my marriage didn’t end, I would have felt cut off from them, so alone that it breaks my heart to even think about it. So as it goes – life has a mysterious way of guiding you to where you should be; I am truly blessed.

So on my way home from the store, driving with my mask and gloves on. I see the large kiosk, but the words have changed from the road construction up ahead, to COVID-19 go back to your homes. And as I pull into my driveway, I see a woman talking on the phone walking down the street with no mask on. Why wouldn’t you even try to protect yourself and your family? It’s not the most comfortable thing, especially when you wear glasses because the fog up if you breathe too hard.

So as I was taking out the garbage cans, I see a man walking his dogs, and he sees me in my mask, and we wave at each other in a kind of awkward way. And I wondered if he was thinking the same thing I was. I know how you feel, and it made me smile.

Normal never seemed so perfect until now. You never know how good it is until things change drastically one day, and you can’t exactly remember what that normalcy feels like.

This is my rant for the day, I hope you and your family (friends) are happy and healthy.

Stephanie Lynn Comello

 

Photo by聽Suganth聽on聽Unsplash (Thank you!)

This is truly mind-blowing.

So I went to make a grocery run for my family, and I was met with a line that wrapped around almost the entire Sam’s Club building, and people were in line waiting. The insane thing was they weren’t six feet apart, the only distance was the cart between them. I turned around and went to StaterBrothers, they are one of the only stores that you can actually go into and find most of the things that you need. Everyone that works they are so kind and helpful, which is why when I saw a man yell at the young man that worked the meat counter because they didn’t have numbers. I was utterly speechless, but he handled it with dignity and respect, that is how people should be in when faced with rude people.

The photo above is the toilet paper aisle, they were thoroughly cleaned out of everything, including all kleenex and Clorox products. It’s like when COVID-19 hit, everyone lost their mind and decided to stock up on it.

So again, I would like to thank my neighborhood StaterBrothers for being so amazing!

Stephanie Lynn Comello 馃檪

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To my heart I will be true, said the girl to her empty soul
And when you open up again, will he fill it, keep it full?

To touch, to feel, gaze into your eyes, think of the possibilities
Maybe your soul will find it鈥檚 way back home, with a familiarity

Her heart is healed, though the scars remain hidden deep within
Longing for what her parents have love forever sent

Strong, fierce, loyal till the end, she found herself again
Only wanting to find her missing half, finally to become whole

But she is happy, completely free
The only thing she needs to do is finally take the leap

Wishing for only happiness, she rises up like the phoenix she is
Her soul鈥檚 a shining beacon shining from within