Being Brandy



Sometimes my head is a huge jumbled up chaotic ball of sheer cray…when that happens sometimes all a girl can do is WRITE! For me writing is a safe way to purge the ole noggin of all those “feels” that you just can’t seem to articulate! So without further ado…


I run

I jump

I scream

I rage

With twisted gnarled hands I claw

The mask is cracking

Yet redemption remains elusive

Everlasting night

Dark and tumultuous

It engulfs me

Surrender is eminent

I’m pulled under

Barely breathing now

Here come the fear

Now the doubt

A cascade of hot wet tears thunder down

The head speaks “let go”

A pounding drum sits beneath my bosom

It rhythmically pleads “hold on”

Head above water

Somehow I holdfast

Another chance granted

Eyes open

A light emerges

My face is warmed

Breath returns



A sigh

And then it comes…Clarity.


(this poem was composed by me…Brandy Hairl…just sayin)

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Daily Prompt: Through the Window

Daily Prompt: Through the Window


Go to the nearest window. Look out for a full minute. Write about what you saw.



1991_4339733297508_691573439_nWhat most people would see is a gloomy, overcast, dead, dreary day. It rained earlier in the day so there is puddles and it being the end of January the trees and woods near my house are barren. There is dead crunchy leaves everywhere…



When you take a minute to look beyond what you immediately see there is so much to the world around you. What I really saw was our cats playing. Ginger, Bat Cat, and Henrietta are frolicking around the yard, chasing the leaves blowing on this windy day. I see the new baby shoots on my rose bush beginning to come out. I see the hint of green grass poking its bladed head out from under the leafy cover.  I see my strawberry plants starting to grow. I see the sun desperately attempting to win hide n seek with her friends the clouds. The whispering of spring is everywhere…


What I really see is HOPE, PROMISE, and RE-BIRTH on the horizon!







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Re-blogged: Day 23: My Mom…

Had to share this here too!!!

Brandy Being Grateful...A Gratitude Blog!


Today I am grateful and most blessed to have my mom in my life. I am thankful that I had the opportunity to spend the day with her, and especially for such a momentous day.

Here is a little about my mom…Rhonda, born in September of 53 is a rare gem. She is a what you see, is what you get Loud N Proud Carolina Girl! She doesn’t believe in bs’ing anyone…if she thinks it, you WILL hear it! She is loving, affectionate, and passionate about her beliefs and values. She has always believed in living life to the fullest, being happy with the cards you are dealt, and doing so without regret. She is strong, courageous, and fiercely loyal. She loves openly and selflessly. She is kind and generous, granted she is ferociously protective of what she deems “HERS” and will kick your ass if you mess with it!! My mom has always been colorful…

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