Thursday, November 14, 2019

Positive Energy

By, Ian Sawicki, Guest Contributor

One thousand, five hundred and thirty one
hours wave their seconds across this fine mind,
I cling to their atmosphere, memory
licks poetic imagination's smiles
while fractured moments rush ruffled feathers.
So many words which flutter from these thoughts,
gather inside structured stanzas: free verse too,
soft adjectives climb nouns as verbs mingle
poet's pages in the search of spirits.

Fingers a blur; positive energy,
stuttered wisps of vision in coloured dreams,
wings of prose touch delicate artwork's face
and raucous laughter grips the heart's cool beats.
Dark times also, whispering solemn sighs
through sections of multiplexed emotions,
but it is all good, slithers of challenge
that merge into the whole essence of me.

Minutes flap from the tail of duration,
fourteen sweet little moderate measures,
quietly patient they wait to be sewn
to the fabric of this vast universe
where I roam friendship's possibility.

Copyrighted 2019

Monday, November 4, 2019

Carved into an Emotional Stone...

By, Crystal S. Kauffman

Don’t trust anyone with what you truly feel,
Even when you believe that they are real.
Remember to never let him see you cry,
Hold your composure; get up girl and just try.

Padlocked heart that has grown so damn cold,
Missing any part of him has just become old.
No matter what, don’t stop moving or he might see,
The emotional storm that is swirling inside or me.

Listen girl, you just need to straighten up and smile, 
You won’t die, just because he eliminated his mile.
Let him see the emotional stone that he is carving,
Because now your entire body is completely starving.

Lacking the emotional touch that you never knew,
Can anything he promised be really true?
Empty heart syndrome is what you are feeling tonight,
Shape up girl, because you know what is right.

Keep everyone at arm's length and bury the key,
Don’t ever break your silence girl or bend the knee.
Let the demons give chase from time to time,
Never feeling emotions is what caused this rhyme.

Repeating on a loop in my head as the music plays,
A gentle voice reminds me to forget what he says.
Watch his actions and tune in to his energy to know.
The truth in the feelings that he continues not to show.

Hearing that sweet voice getting louder inside my head,
“Stop girl, just walk away, because he is emotionally dead.”
Time cannot heal, what I never had a hand in breaking,
It is not my job or place to just allow someone to keep taking.

Stolen moments is all I will ever really be able to get.
Love with truth behind it, is something I can forget.
The voice is screaming, “Did I raise you to even care?”
Walking away from the pitiful occasional glare.

Copyright 2019


Friday, November 1, 2019

Dancing With Silence No More

Did you mean to touch my heart this way?
Your silence speaks volumes every day.
Didn’t believe it would go so wrong,
You and I are singing a different song.

Asking myself every day why should I fall?
For someone who believes they know it all.
Caring too much about this dance the way I do,
When, I know that I don’t matter to you.

Needing more than you are willing to give,
Just continue to build a dream, as I fight to live.
I know that I deserve something that is real,
Not stolen moments that make me regret how I feel.

Like a fool, because I let you touch my soul,
Today, I am numb because this dance is old.
When you decide to just push me aside?
My feelings are washing away with the tide.

Every day, I spend the day and nights alone,
Not even communication by the phone.
So, with this poem I will say a special good night,
I hope you chose to always follow the light.

Copyright 2019

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Creating a Plan for Aging Loved Ones

Image Copyrighted 2014

By, Crystal S. Kauffman

Families should be the first choice in caring for an aging loved one, since the loved one will recuperate better in familiar surroundings. The entire family should be given a voice, on whether he or she will become a full-time caregiver. However, a reality is that some families are unable or unfit, so the hospital would be the proper choice in these circumstances. If a family is willing to care for their loved one, the aging member actually benefits for the closeness of the family unit.

Create a Plan

First, the entire family should discuss their aging loved ones health care and make a plan, which can be instituted once it is needed. One family member may become the fulltime caregiver, while other family members come by and help as needed. This will give the fulltime caregiver a break, as well as peace of mind knowing their loved one is safe while they run errands. The entire family will transition into their new roles, by discussing and creating the plan before the emergency.

Thinking about Pets

Most aging loved ones have pets, which cannot be brought to the nursing home with him or her. Instead, he or she can keep the beloved pet at home or even at a relative’s home, instead of having to give away another piece of his or her life. Sometimes, the relative may have a pet that he or she can become attached to as well. Fortunately, pets can help keep him or her from becoming depressed with the new circumstances that they are faced with.
Teenagers and Small Children

Be sure to let teenagers and small children help out in different ways like reading a book to singing with their loved one. In addition, the child can take him or her for a walk or help clean up the room as needed. Children are usually welcomed by the aging loved one, since children can make them laugh and give them someone to chat with. Sometimes, they may not be in the mood to deal with a small child, so families should judge her or her mood first. 

Choosing a Nursing Home

Not all families can provide around-the-clock care for an aging loved one and this may put the loved ones life at risk. Unfortunately, there are also family members who are unfit to care for an aging loved one. In these situations, the family will need to find a good nursing home that will care for his or her aging loved one in the proper way. They should investigate and ask other patients about the facility or its nurses, as well as visit often to detour any possible abuse.


In conclusion, a family should be given the option of caring for their aging loved one, before a nursing home is consulted. The entire family should develop a plan before their loved one gets ill, in order to take the stress out of this transition and role reversal. Additionally, Pets and children can help an aging loved one, by keeping them from getting depressed and by also keeping them moving. However, if a nursing home is chosen, the family should make sure it is an abuse-free facility by investigating it before their loved one moves in the home.   

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Help Bring Miss Sadie Home

Jacksonville, Florida Area (Westside) 


Our shop doggy has gotten loose! She was able to escape our backyard on Cassat Ave. (not to from our shop) 

We want our furbaby to come home immediately. She is microchipped and could haves traveled pretty far by now or has become friendly with another family. She has distinctive eyes and is I have added pictures to Identify her. 

We are offering a $500 reward to whoever will bring Miss Sadie home safe to us! She is not just a dog, because she means everything to me. My family, the staff, our customers and many more are missing this sweet girl. 

Please share and help us bring her home.

Please call or text (904) 651-3310

Thank you for reading and helping us in our search for Miss Sadie.

What Does “Princess Crystal Says” Mean?

By, Crystal S. Kauffman

After I became a Christian, I adopted the name “God’s Imperfect Princess” and I used that name for my very first blog. I loved writing and sharing my work that I posted on other networks that I wrote for over the years. About six years ago, I chose “Princess Crystal Says” as my official brand for my blogging content and writing career. 

I hope you will continue to stop by and let me know how I am doing, because I love reading my comments. I am currently writing a novel in the fantasy genre, but I enjoy blogging and building websites/blogs daily for myself and clients. I love knowing that I am a princess waiting to be in God’s kingdom one day, but I don’t push my beliefs on others. I love animals and kids, but mostly I work a lot on my blogs or on my novels.

I look forward to meeting new people and helping them create their websites or blogs, as well as completing any writing project that is needed. I do believe that I write about things that most people will enjoy, but I consider my blog as a lifestyle blog. I post poetry, my thoughts, my support group information, maybe an article or two, as well as pictures that may be of interest to others. 

Thank you for stopping by my blog and enjoy the posts that you have selected to read. Please stop by my “Princess Crystal Says” blog and let me know how I am doing there as well.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

My Little Brother’s Special Day

Image Copyrighted 2019 by Crystal S. Kauffman

By, Crystal S. Kauffman

This week, I called my little brother and asked him for a ride to the grocery store. He agreed to take me which was awesome because that meant I get to spend time with him. We don’t see each other, as often as I would like too because of his family obligations and I currently don’t have a car.

So, I was very excited to see him that day! See, on Labor Day, my little brother and his family was in a minor car wreck and thank God they are okay. Banged up; but alive! Honestly, I really needed to see him and I wanted bless him with something small, since he has been out of work since the wreck due to his injuries.

Additionally, I secretly called our momma to tell her about what I was planning to do. She wanted to also bless him also, which required me talking him into getting him to go see her as well. So, I asked my little brother, if he wanted to go see mom since we don’t see her that often either.

We decided to head to momma’s nursing home and visit with her before we go to the grocery store. When we got there my mom also blessed him and we visited for a bit, since we had a little time to kill. We finally went to the grocery store and I bought some stuff he needed for his  daughter who is three.

On the way, back to my place, I treated him to lunch and we were offer free drinks. I had an amazing day hanging with my little brother and it felt good to bless him. My little brother has never asked for help from me, because he knows I am struggling too. However, helping him made me happy, since I know he will be able to buy the immediate needs for his family. 

He still need help, but I am limited o ways that I can help him. So, I am praying he will receive a miracle soon. His bills are piling up and he need a financial blessing. Can you pray with me?

Image Copyrighted 2019 by Crystal S. Kauffman

“Family Over Everything”