Perseverance Of Freedom

Freedom defined is the power to act, speak, and think with out restraint. (

They say I have freedom
The right to make a choice
And that I can express thoughts
With my own voice.

So why stand around
And have this great fear
That I am slowly watching
My freedom disappear?

Therefore, I will speak my mind,
Into the corner I will not shrink
and let someone else try to govern
What I think!

I will stay strong
I will not be consumed by grief
I will not let anyone
Desecrate my beliefs!

I will not let
the lives lost be in vain
For my freedom
Many were slain!

I am an American
Freedom is my right
and until the very end
For this I will fight!!

This poem is dedicated to the soldiers of the past, present, and future who have, is and will continue fighting for the freedom I so love and enjoy!! Thanks to you and may God Bless You!! Stay Safe.

Written by: Jessica Lynn

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Old Bridge

This may not look like much but I came across this old bridge during a walk.  It reminded me of how time passes us by so fast. I can only hope to age as well as this old bridge has and perhaps not be forgotten as time ages me.oldbridge


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Human Nature

Why is it human nature not to think about the words spoken and the pain they may cause? Have we as humans truly reached the point that

we care for no one but ourselves? Do we really have to tear others down to make ourselves feel better? Why is it human nature to let words

spoken and actions rendered influence us so?

These are questions I wonder on a regular basis. I ponder these questions from the stand point of a mother, a friend, a care giver, and yes

as someone who has let others words or actions bring me down. I also view them from the stand point as a human who has spoken or

hurt someone with her words or actions. No, it is not my desire to hurt or bring others down. Sometimes as a human we do not think

about what we say or do and accidentally cause hurt to another. I am truly sorry to those I have hurt or may hurt. However, my apology or

my wrongs are not the purpose of this writing.

I have heard we hurt the ones closest to us the most. We hurt those we love the most. Is this true? Why would we hurt the ones we

hold dearest to our hearts the most? Why would we hurt anyone, even a stranger? Why would we choose to laugh or belittle another?

Why would we bully even as a child? Are we not all trying to make the most out of this thing called life? I am sure that my questions could be

answered by some of the most famous psychologists in the world or by some of the brightest scholars, but their answers are not what I

seek. Nor is their answers the reason behind this writing.

From the time we are born our personality starts developing. As infants, toddlers, and children we observe those around us and

sometimes mimic. Yes, even as adults we observe others and sometimes find something we like or want to try and mimic those around

us. As a mother, I have observed my toddlers mimicking my words or actions. How many of you have uttered a curse word only to

have your toddler repeat it? Then you scold them and tell them that is a naughty word not to be repeated. As a mother I have watched

my children come home from school and repeat an action or word that they learned from their friends. Were all of these things appropriate?

Where did their friends learn these things from? Who did they observe doing or saying these things?

I remember when my oldest was in first grade. He came home one day from school and sat in my lap to tell me about his day. He was

squirming around in my lap and as we all know children have the boniest bottoms. Anyway, I asked him if he would not squirm so much

because his bony bottom was digging into my leg. His response, ” Uh uh mommy, my bone is right here ” while he was patting the front

side of his pants. As a parent, I was furious. What first grader learns this? However, my memories are not the point of this writing.

At this point, I imagine you are questioning what the point is in all of my rambling if you have not figured it out yet. Before I divulge

that here are a few more things for you to ponder.

How many times in your life have looked upon another person and judged them? What? Are you shaking your head and saying that you

do not pass judgement on another human? I call your bluff. Even the nicest person you know has passed some sort of judgement even

if only in their thoughts. No we are not placed here as human beings to judge. What right do we have to say that another person

is more or less that we are? What right do we have to judge because of ethnicity or sex? What right do we have to judge based on

anothers beliefs or wealth? What right do we have to judge based on appearances? We all live and die. We all start as infants and those of

us fortunate enough will live long enough to reach old age. Those of us who are lucky enough will not let the words or actions of another

human torment us the rest of our lives.

As humans we experience many ups and downs. Most of them have some kind of connection to another human, whether it be

someone we love or someone we do not know. We hear people say all the time, Smile it could brighten someone else’s day. This is true.

You may be the only person who smiles at that person the whole day. How does it make you feel when someone smiles at you?

How does it make you feel when someone congratulates you or when they compliment you? How does it feel when you make someone

smile? How does it make you feel when you help another instead of hurting another? How about when someone is so down and you

brighten their day just by listening instead of criticizing?

Why not take the time in this already hard enough life to be someones light? Why not hold your head high and smile at the world?

Why not be someones light? Why not know that you are more than what someone tells you that you are? Why not do

your best to lift others instead of bring them down? Why be harder on yourself because other people want to criticize and hurt you?

Is this world not already complicated enough for us as humans? We all face our own demons and fight our own battles, the least we

could do is let others know that they are not alone.

If this writing has done anything, I hope it has not bored you as much as it has made you stop and think. That was the purpose of this

writing. It was to make you wonder ” Have I hurt someone with my words or actions ” or ” have I let someone know that they are

cared for”?  Have I been a blessing or a burden? ALWAYS ALWAYS think about your words and actions. NEVER be the reason for

someones depression. I do not know about you but I would rather be the reason for a smile then the reason someone said ” I give up”.

Written by: Jessica Lynn

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I have been writing since I was a teenager. Mostly poetry and my opinions or ideas on topics, however this is my first time blogging.  I am unsure where to begin with this or even where I want to take it. I imagine I will share my poetry, opinions, and perhaps random thoughts that run through my mind. I suppose though that perhaps I should introduce myself.  First thing first though, I will apologize in advance. My grammar/spelling may not be perfect. I sometimes catch myself using phrases and slang that is famous here in Kentucky and lets be honest spell check does not catch every misspelled word or typo. Don’t get me started on my inability to place proper punctuation either!  Now on to the introduction.

My name is Jessica (Jess). I am a 37 yr old mother, nurse, author, and photographer. No, my photography and writing pieces are not famous or even recognized on many sites but they are my pieces and I am proud of them. I have always dreamed of them reaching many people, which is why I have 3 facebook pages. My regular one. The Artistic Soul, for poetry and writings and then Artistic Soul Photography, the name self explanatory.  There is also twitter, snapchat, instagram, scriggler, and spillwords.

I am a mother of 4 beautiful children. A 16 yr old, 14 yr old, and a set of twins that are soon to be 7. I was married for 18yrs to their father, which is a whole different topic that I may blog about some time. My children are my reason for living.

I started out as a CNA ( Certified Nursing Assistant) what seems like many moons ago. Decided to go back to school and became a LPN in 2007.  Altogether I have been in healthcare roughly 17 to 18 years.  I began in geriatrics and a few years ago thought I wanted a change. I felt like I was experiencing ” Burn Out”, however after trying a couple other nursing fields I found myself back in geriatrics. Geriatrics is a challenge but my calling.

Anyway, there you go! There are a few boring details of who I am and what I do. Before I go though, I want to leave you with my favorite quote:

“To be nobody but yourself in a world
which is doing its best day and night to make you like everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting.”

E.E. Cummings


Have a blessed day!!

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Life is ever  changing yet there is always a kind of chaotic continuity to it.  You may never know what is going to happen

from one moment to the next but you can be certain that no matter what there will always be ups and downs.  You know

that there will be days you want to give up yet you keep trudging through because you know that there will be days that

you feel as if you are on top of the world.  Whatever is in that particular moment of your life, whether it be joy or sorrow,

know that life goes on and you will continue to experience setbacks and comebacks so long as you live. This is life.

The key to your emotional roller-coaster is to stay strong and live for that moment.  Giving up never allows one to

grow or change. Count your blessings.  In that particular moment of life I guarantee you someone is experiencing

something very similar or much much worse. Know that while you may plan for your life to be a straight road without

any bumps or curves, Gods plan for you is very different.  However whatever God brings you to he will bring you through.

God has your back and will be there for all of the ups and downs. If he brings you to your knees than you are in a good

position to pray. Keep your head up and keep riding the ups and downs because one day you will realize your life is

and was truly a blessing.  Take life and it’s beautiful chaos one moment at a time.



Dear Heavenly Father,


Today I thank you for my many failures. Without them I would not have understood

that you are my rock when I hit rock bottom.  I would not be as grateful for my

success when I succeed.

Please forgive me when I let my doubts and fears control me.  Help me to be strong

and overcome whatever hurdles are on my journey.

In your name I pray,



Written by: Jessica Lynn

The Roses

A delightful scent

The aroma fills the air

Dancing like little faires

Playing with your hair.

The roses bloom with

Such poise and grace

Swaying like women

In their finest lace.

The delicate petals

Never fail to impress

The lover who bestows upon it

The most gentle caress.

The roses beauty

Radiates a raw desire

A love filled with passion

And overcome with fire.

Picture_20160801_193349635Written by: Jessica Lynn Dedicated to anyone who has a love for roses. Dedicated to anyone who has a love. These are my feelings when casting my gaze upon a rose.

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