I still will check in from time to time, but do not be alarmed if no one sees me on the boards posting for a while. I have decided that it would be in my best interests to take a break from writing.. especially writing poetry. I find I have been writing so much, that it has ended up having the opposite effect lately on me than the one I wanted. I used to write to release my feelings that were bottled inside. Both good and bad. Now I find my writing only brings forward feelings, thoughts, and memories that have been painful for me to deal with. Looking at what I have been writing, I am seeing a trend of it becoming more filled with sadness, pain and hate. Something that I do not need to dwell on. So for that reason alone, I am just going to take a break from posting threads on poetry. I will probably only be gone from this site for a week or two, if even that long. After that, hopefully I will be in a better frame of mind, and able to post poems other than ones focusing on suffering. You people are great. I will try to come on and comment from time to time when and if I feel up to it. HUGS!