Normal Kelsie Beaton
kelsie_rae11 Standing in this dark gym
I had to will myself to walk in
My heads filled with trains at full speed
Or morning coffee in bed

And even now
I want to fall to my knees

What happened to who we were
Touches and smiles and adventures
Did it happen to us
Did we do it to ourselves

Just when I think I'm a little better
Something grabs me and holds me under
Like swings at night by the rolling sea
Or a few bars of a song

And even now
I want to fall to my knees *Picture of swings found via google images
*Guitar tabs from www.ultimate-guitar.com
*Song is 'Girl In The War' by Josh Ritter
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kelsie_rae11 Things you learn as you grow up. #lifelessons #truth 6d

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kelsie_rae11 Fairytale forests do exist. #NewEngland #coastline in #Portsmouth (Believe it or not this was taken in the same spot as all the others.) 1w

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kelsie_rae11 Sometimes you've gotta look past what's in front of you. #NewEngland #coastline in #Portsmouth 1w

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kelsie_rae11 When you go off the beaten path you find beautiful things that may have otherwise been hidden. #NewEngland #coastline in #Portsmouth 1w
  •   iamjak_com awesome! let me know if youd like to order a custom wood art piece. 1w

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kelsie_rae11 There really isn't anything like the #NewEngland #coastline 1w

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kelsie_rae11 These images should never be ok to look at. I know they won't be for me. But I look anyway. Because to not may lead to forgetting. Not completely, but in the way old photographs become faded and wrinkled and old memories become jumbled and hazy. I won't let that happen. It's not a matter of hate or revenge, it's about respect for all the lives given - both civilian and military - in response to this horrible day. #NeverForget #911 1w

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kelsie_rae11 I don't usually take naps well and for this reason I don't really like them. But when you take one on your front porch swing on a gloriously beautiful day, they're a wonderful thing.
#NH #frontporchswing #lazysunday #naps #blueskies #sunshine #coolbreezes #endofsummerafternoons
2w

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kelsie_rae11 #flashbackfriday I watched part of my childhood get taken away a few weeks ago. I helped my Dad build that was I was little. Hammering nails. Holding shingles. Use a tape measure and chalk line and level.
To pretty much everyone else but my family that just looks like a shed. And I get it. But before there were walls on it, it was my shooting post.

If I would have been able to look inside I'd have seen faded hash marks and tallies from when I was learning to shoot the bb gun and wanted to know how many out of 10 or 20 (usually) bb's hit my target.
I spent so much time out there as a kid - before being able to hold a shotgun.
It's long been used for anything of purpose, though it did hold many over the years. It's funny what objects; however big or small or inanimate hold such strong memories.

To most people this just looks like a shed. But to me it was part of some of my fondest memories and so many more have been created, like webs of invisible thread from the past, because of this simple shed.

Life certainly was simpler then.
2w

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kelsie_rae11 Part 2

Just when you think the day has lost
She gives one last breathtaking glimpse
Before laying to rest for a time
Life is meant for these moments
Stunningly beautiful and simple by design
But don't you worry -
Even with this constant struggle
There is always light

#writingwednesday #poetry #nature #inspiration #pixlr #NH #frontporchview
2w

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kelsie_rae11 Part 1

There is a light
There is is a silver lining
In those fleeting moments of twilight
In the struggle between
Sun and moon
But don't you worry -
Even with this constant struggle
There is always light

#writingwednesday #poetry #nature #inspiration #pixlr #NH #frontporchview
2w

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kelsie_rae11 Nature & Life #2

Whatever happened to you my dear friend
It's been a long time
I know the scars have healed but the wounds still run deep

What have you seen my dear friend
I can't begin to imagine
Between summer breezes and raging storms
Lots of raging storms

If you feel so inclined - please do not forget
I am hear to quell the demons
You can whisper like you would to the trees
Or scream like you would to the seas
If you feel so inclined - please do not forget
I am here
#writingwednesday #nature #wood #inspiration #poetry #pixlr
2w

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kelsie_rae11 Nature & Life #1

Sometimes it's the most delicate, beautiful traps that lure us in.
That grab a hold of us and keep us mesmorized, coming back for more.
Sometimes it's the most delicate, beautiful traps
That are the most dangerous.
#writingwednesday #nature #cobweb #morningdew #backstairs #inspiration #poetry #pixlr
2w

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kelsie_rae11 I don't know how long I'm going to be in NH. A few weeks, a few months, a year. But at least the essentials are coming along...
•Records and record player
•TV and Blu-ray player
•Mini fridge - currently being stocked
•Dvds - still in a big box
Just need to move a couch in here and we have ourselves a makeshift man cave.
#necessities #cableseverywhere #boxeseverywhere #unfinished #makeitwork #mancave #yesthatsabobblehead #duckdynasty
2w
  •   zlapshot66 Missin contents... Donuts, bacon, exercise bands in case you need a quick pump 2w
  •   kelsie_rae11 I don't even know where bands would be in this house. Prob in the basement with what little gym equipment we have. As for the bacon - this room is an addition on my parents main house where there's always bacon. And there's no good place to get donuts up here though. 2w
  •   zlapshot66 Gotta get on that donut game th 2w

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kelsie_rae11 Sometimes I listen to Disney channels on #Pandora and I get really excited when songs like this come on.
Don't judge you'd sing along too. And think about how you wanted to be in charge of everything as a kid. #childatheart #Disney #TheLionKing #kingsdontneedadvicefromlittlehornbills
3w

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kelsie_rae11 Let's be honest. I love the city, but this is a better view out my window than the green line.
(And birds and crickets sound better than the green line too.)
#NH #home #greentrees #blueksies #nature
3w

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