I am honored by a miracle.

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Meredith Gibraltar writes a poem about being a grandmother.  Cheers!

I am honored by your presence.
A child of my child!
You fill me with joy and hope.
My heart soars with love.
I cherish your soul and your spirit.
You are a miracle!
The miracle of birth!
I know the science of it.
But you are also a soul and a spirit.
Something to be cherished.
Something to be protected.
I am in awe of your perfection.
Such a tiny thing.
A life made new!
A clean slate upon which only you can write!
Welcome Erik!
I am honored by your presence.

Thank you for 2017!

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Meredith Gibraltar wishes to thank everyone for their kind words and their likes.  It gives me courage to keep on writing poems and my book Martha.  Both are therapeutic!

I can’t begin to say how validating it is to post about my writing.  It encourages me to strive to be the best writing that I can be.  It also motivates me to write more.  The writing soothes my tattered soul.  A soul that greatly needs healing.  You help with that by liking and following my blog!  Thank you!

I also paint and draw.  I sell my art on my other website:  miriamsart.com.  Meredith Gibraltar is a pseudonym.  I also write about my healing journey.  I share my daily challenges coping with my anxiety.

So I take this time to reflect on 2017 and thank you all for your kind words and likes.  It is greatly appreciated.  Thank you!

The most liked poem of 2017…Courage!

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Meredith Gibraltar shares her most liked poem of 2017.  Thank you for liking my writing.  It gives me courage to keep on writing.  Your likes mean the world to me and warm my heart!  Thank you.  Cheers!  Happy 2018!

It takes all my courage

To face my fears.

Sometimes I just hold my breath

And do what I have to do.

Sometimes I bury that fear so deep

That I am not aware of it.

But I fear.  Daily I fear.

Now I trust in myself.

And I trust in God.

That trust runs deep.

No one is interested in me.

No one notices me.

What a relief!

It was all so real before.

But it was like a dream.

Not real.  Real is now.

Real is that no one is interested in me.

No one.  No one.

I am alone.

The plot thickens…

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Meredith Gibraltar writes about her first book Martha.  It’s cold out.  A good time to be indoors and writing.  The plot thickens in her novel titled Martha.

Martha has fallen in love with a retired policeman.  Someone she trusts completely.  However an escaped convict is now after him and possibly after Martha.  Daniel must drop everything to protect Martha.  Will this evil man find her?  Will he find Daniel?  The plot thickens….

And I find more to write about in my novel.  I thought it was the last chapter.  It’s going to be a long chapter I think.  The wheels in my mind keep on turning.


My heart breaks…a poem

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Meredith Gibraltar writes a poem for her book Martha.  Cheers!

Our tenderness.
Your gentleness.
We lay together.
It has been so long.
So long that I have felt a touch.
So long that my spirit has soured.
So long that I hear a sigh and a groan.
It is love.
But my heart breaks.
It has been too long.
Too long silent.
Too long alone.
With humility and love.
My heart breaks.
Your sighs and gentle touch heals it.
Once again I am whole.
I love you.  You love me.
It is right.

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My Writing Journey.

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Meredith Gibraltar writes of her writing journey.  She had found some new authors and is enjoying reading them.  She is developing the end of her book too.  Cheers!

I am reading a lot more of Colleen Hoover.  The last book I read of hers was part of the Slammed series.  I am reading it backwards which you shouldn’t do but it’s whats available at the library.  It’s a romance novel of a 21 year old man and an 18 year old girl.  Both have lost their parents and take care of a brother.  The books are very good and the poetry in them I found very good as well.  She is a good writer.  The book I am reading now is about a 17 year old girl.  At first I hesitated not wanting to read a romance of a girl so young but then I remembered that at one point I had thought of writing teen novels.  So I’ll read this book and see how I like it.

I am also reading a lot more of Jude Devereaux.  She had one excellent book about ghosts.  I believe in the paranormal and found the book interesting.  Jude Devereaux’s style is similar to Nora Roberts.  I have read almost all the Nora Roberts books at the library so now have been looking for new authors.  I also read Danielle Steel.  I love romantic novels.  Especially if there is some suspense involved.

My first book Martha is a fiction.  Although it reflects part of my life as I deal with anxiety it is also fiction.  So I am developing the end of the romance.  She falls in love with a man who is kind and compassionate.  An understanding man who understands and accepts her anxiety.  Will the book end with them marrying and living happily ever after?  I don’t think so.  But they will be a couple.  I think Martha will be braver facing the future having someone who cares about her and who she can talk to.


The echos of my soul…a poem.

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Meredith Gibraltar writes a poem about friends.  Cheers!

I stand alone.

I face my illness alone.

But no!  You are there my friend.

I can say to you things about every day happenings.

I can say to you what I can’t say to others.

I can reveal to you my deepest secrets.

Without bounds.  Without discretions.

Will I dare?

Even talking of the simplest things brings relief.

I converse with a fellow human being.

I converse and communicate.

I open the door and pull back.

Don’t flood her with information!

Stand back, only crack the door.

And let her hear the echos of your soul.

The echoes of your soul.

Friends…a poem.

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Meredith Gibraltar writes a poem about friends for her first book Martha.  Martha is needing a friend.  Slowly Martha is trusting again.  Slowly she heals.  Cheers!

Oh my friend I miss you.

Suddenly I need you more than ever.

My family is still important,

But I can’t tell them everything that I can tell you.

My old paranoia is back.

Who will you tell?  Can I trust you?

I have trusted you in the past.

You’ve always been there for me.

I open up even more.

I talk with you and heal slowly.

To open up is to heal. 

Thank you my friend.  Thank you.

Friends…a poem.

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Meredith Gibraltar writes a poem about friends.  It is for her book Martha.  Cheers!

I want to tell you everything.

But how can I friend?

I first have to know how you’ll react.

My secrets are so dark.

It will help me heal to tell you.

Do I dare?  Will you protect me when you know?

Will you keep my secret?

Do I dare?

I know you to be a compassionate person.

I know to trust you to a certain degree.

This will test out friendship.

Yes I dare.  In God I trust.

Yes I dare.  Please be worthy!

My writing journey…

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Meredith Gibraltar writes of her progress in her book Martha.  The main character has met an interesting man.  Only time will tell whether he will be important.  Slowly the book continues and is almost finished.

Martha meets James.  He is a retired policeman and knows about police procedure.  Finally Martha can ask him about whether the police would guide someone physically instead of putting them into witness protection.  Finally Martha can ask the question of someone.  She has wondered this for over ten years.  In addition James is a compassionate man…a man of worth.  Will they become friends?  Only time will tell.

I am writing the final chapter of the book.  I am a bit worried.  It is quite long.  But I just thought that I can make the final chapter about James instead of Martha.  Interesting.  I’ll have to think about that for a while.  The book is proceeding slowly.  But the end is near.  Then I have some major editing to do.  I will keep you posted.