Just sayin'...

Just sayin'...

A Poem by Frieda P

having a little fun scribble after all the heavy stuff


My marriage is over, kids are grown
seen death, addiction, abuse & affliction
no doubt, if not for poetry & Leonard Cohen,
                 I'd be effing bat shyte crazy

There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in.

Leonard Cohen

© 2014 Frieda P

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No 'bad review' here Mrs.R, I'd be giggling like a schoolgirl if I were not sitting in my mother's living room...you know I absolutely adore this...I wish I had a quote to counter with but I'm still languishing in what you've offered here...the kind of cool, what more can one say? ;)

Posted 3 Years Ago

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3 Years Ago

Haha I'll be toasting you again before too long love, and not with 'Darkness' ;)
Frieda P

3 Years Ago

Oi, you did it again! :)

3 Years Ago

Haha I just have to go get some orange juice soon ;)


Haha! I always enjoy a fun write! Bat shyte crazy--lol!!:))

Posted 3 Years Ago

grand tribute here...don't know what I would do without poetry ...just as batty I suppose,
love the last line...cool write!

Posted 3 Years Ago

lovin' on ya Frieda! i am touched by your street savvy, raw to the bones poetry ..and thank you for the Cohen .. lovin' on ya .. can ya feel it


Posted 3 Years Ago

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Fantastic...I smiled through tears as I read and related to your words, then the last line had me laugh so loud, I think I traumatised the neighbours.....Bravo Frieda............Dee.

Posted 3 Years Ago

Frieda this was just fantastic and I'm guessing will have meaning to many of us here on WC. Been there and seen it all my dear. I fund WC at the right tie in my life. Still quite misunderstood but I'm learning how to be me and if it wasn't for poetry and Frieda P I think I would have gone shyte crazy too....

The very bottom line under the picture bears so much meaning Frieda. No matter what darkness we are in there are always cracks...it just depends at the time how much light we wish to allow in. The mo the better I say.

Superb my dear friend.


Posted 3 Years Ago

Great tribute dear. Life is hard, and it just keeps getting harder, so we need something to get ourselves through it.

Posted 3 Years Ago

ok... ma'am... who says you aren't?.... (just saying...)... you know I couldn't resist... but hey! so am I, so welcome to the dark side..

love the playful tone of the raw, real, honest reality... can shake my head in agreement and say ditto.. writing is my outlet.. without it, who knows where I would be.. ((hugs)) girl..

Posted 3 Years Ago

Well said, and well done. I can only counter with some Neil Young. "Flying Mother Nature's silver seed..."

Posted 3 Years Ago

Beautiful. Leonard Cohen in one of my all time faves. I love his early days, the man was sexy as f...
Beautiful words, turned to beautiful songs. Music has pulled me out if the darkness on more than one occasion.

Posted 3 Years Ago

What exactly are you saying? LOL

I know music and the written word have gotten me through some very tough times.

Posted 3 Years Ago

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Added on August 23, 2014
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Frieda P
Frieda P


If you want to know me, read my poetry, it's all in there. I am a mother of three sons (my finest moments) a sister, a survivor and a little bit crazy. I lost my beloved sister to suicide, so you'll.. more..


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