My Hopes, Memories and Dreams

I am not a pin cushion

pincushion01I am not a pin cushion

Though I’m soft

and pretty


A malleable pacifist

I may be…

My core is not filled

with stuffing

For you to sink 

your blunt end



Thanks to   Sara Fryd  for the inspiration from her poem,

An Only Daughter, published in What if…only one child remained ?


20 responses

  1. Yes! Love this shout out of truth!

    (gads, that makes three comments to you in one day… not stalking you or anything. Blush. I have been on the computer the last few hours creating a new blog and doing some research… I’m refocusing my energy, changing things up, and it feels good! Come on by when you have a chance. It’s pretty sparse right now, but will build up over time…) 🙂

    September 28, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    • Lol ! Happy to be hearing from you Belle ! I like your new blog very much ! It’s an addictive hobby isn’t it ? Sometimes I feel like my fingers are permanently attached to these keys and my eyebaolls fixed to the screen ! Much of my work involves reporting via the computer, I study part time …via the computer and I blog ! Just spent a day in the country side with no computer access and ended up checking my mail via phone !!!! I scare myself !

      October 1, 2009 at 9:26 am

  2. I thought this was about acupuncture. Now I wonder if it’s something more. O.o

    September 28, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    • Mmm…not quite acupuncture ! Acupuncture of the heart maybe ??? But thanks for stopping by and hope I’ve set your thoughts in motion somewhat ?

      October 1, 2009 at 9:27 am

  3. blissbait

    proclamation grand!
    let all close to you take note:
    touch softly, with love…

    Lovely, strong words. I’d say it’s Independence Day! Bring on the fireworks! 🙂

    Cheers All!

    September 29, 2009 at 12:05 am

  4. blissbait

    thought i’d say a more naked hello! i was one of your first visitors and the first person you put on your blogroll. had to dive out of blogland for a few weeks. am back finding different ground, but am still a fan! my arts all the same. you know me…..:)

    glad to see you’re going strong! Cheers!

    September 29, 2009 at 1:25 am

    • Hello there Blissbait ! You have had me scratching my head this morning and suddenly it’s dawned on me ! I like your new incarnation. Welcome back…we missed you !

      September 29, 2009 at 4:40 am

      • P.S.

        Added you happily to my Blog Roll again ! [Grins]

        September 29, 2009 at 8:09 am

  5. I like your way of telling
    someone off, Colleen.
    You told it like it is, and
    gave ’em a piece of your mind
    in such a warm and cozy fashion.

    Great line, that last one!

    I’m glad your not stuck-up. Wink!

    September 29, 2009 at 10:14 am

    • Thank you UT. I am really grateful for the inspirational words of Sara Fryd “I am not a pincushion”…that again have provided another solid affirmation for me to adopt !

      Definitely no pins up my…. !!!!

      October 1, 2009 at 9:30 am

  6. blissbait

    Sorry to boggle your mind! 🙂 I’m honoured, and you’re back on mine as well! So fun to be reading all of you again.

    Thank You and Cheers!

    September 29, 2009 at 11:32 pm

  7. Colleen,
    Have you submitted your blog here:


    September 30, 2009 at 3:58 am

  8. to be a pincushion in today’s crazy world.

    September 30, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    • Hmm….reassuring we can choose not to be isn’t it ?

      October 1, 2009 at 9:31 am

  9. i like your metaphor here. although some things that are soft inside are not all bad or necessary for poking blunt objects into. sometimes its just that indefinable charm of weakness… that makes a person want to hold you. m

    October 1, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    • Hi Charles…thanks for your contribution. I like to see the softness as a strength on the whole, but yes the shadow side of that softness can be weakness. Perhaps what’s needed is a protective shell capable of greater discernment regarding the intentions of other’s. I’m working on it !

      October 1, 2009 at 10:10 pm

  10. Well where have I been for 4 days? Thank you for the shout out. No you are definitely no longer a pin cushion! Good riddens of all those pins. I had no idea you live in such stunning surroundings. Public television had a show on alligators that live in the river in Northern Queensland and I kept waving at the TV “Hello Colleen.”

    October 5, 2009 at 6:46 am

    • Hello ! Yes it is a diverse wilderness that surrounds us…from reef to rainforest to outback ! Well Chloe and I went to the Sister Cities photography exhibition on Sunday and saw photos of the big “Welcome to Scotsdale” cowboy sign, a “trolley” or as we would say a “tram” !, the dog park and a lovely peaceful looking lake. We joked about seeing if we could spot “Sara” in any of the photos !!! The world can be such an intimate place …if you choose it to be. It’s such a tragedy that prejudice and hate gets in the way so often.

      October 5, 2009 at 6:54 am

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