Mad Girl’s Love Song

I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead; 
I lift my lids and all is born again. 
(I think I made you up inside my head.) 

The stars go waltzing out in blue and red, 
And arbitrary blackness gallops in: 
I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead. 

I dreamed that you bewitched me into bed 
And sung me moon-struck, kissed me quite insane. 
(I think I made you up inside my head.) 

God topples from the sky, hell’s fires fade:
Exit seraphim and Satan’s men: 
I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead. 

I fancied you’d return the way you said, 
But I grow old and I forget your name. 
(I think I made you up inside my head.) 

I should have loved a thunderbird instead;
At least when spring comes they roar back again. 
I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead. 
(I think I made you up inside my head.) ‘

by Sylvia Plath

My part time obsession with Sylvia Plath began when someone in a poetry group compared my poetry to Plath’s.  She meant it in the best way possible. How was she to know I had heard Plath’s name during my lifetime but had never really read her work.  Of course, after being compared to a poet who is considered amazing,  I had to find out all I could.  Sadly, Plath’s suicide has made her famous and her writing tends to be overlooked.  It was a joy for me to buy The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath.  I am honored that anyone has read my poems and compared my writing to someone like Plath. Enjoy this poem.

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Hugh Hefner Laid to Rest in Private Ceremony

https://www.google.com/amp/people.com/tv/hugh-hefner-laid-to-rest-private-funeral/amp/

He lived an incredible life surrounded by beautiful women and even in death he is buried beside the gorgeous Marilyn Monroe. Marilyn Monroe was featured on the cover of the 1st issue of Playboy Magazine in 1953.

R.I.P.

Perfectly Posh – My Business 

 

The Ritual

I started selling Perfectly Posh back in April and I wanted to share about the product and my experience as a consultant so far. 

First, I absolutely love the products or I wouldn’t have became a consultant.  I tried Perfectly Posh for the 1st time in 2012.  They were offering The Ritual (the pink mask on my face above)  as a sample. Once the sample arrived, you used it, snapped a photo,  and then shared your photo on social media for a chance to win a prize and be featured in their new catalog. 

The Ritual is a consultant only product and I have been wanting to sale Perfectly Posh since that year. I finally just decided it was time.  This isn’t like your grandmother’s Avon or your aunt’s Mary Kay. 

In 2002, I was working a full time job, my daughter was 1 1/2 years old, and I become a Beauty Control Consultant.  This required a lot of in home parties, recruiting others, and was time consuming without much of a reward. I live in a small town so there were too many consultants and I didn’t know eenough people to separate my business from anyone else’s.  At this time, I had AOL Journal. There wasn’t My Space or Facebook. AOL Journals was my first experience in a blogging type community.  I left post about my daily life, some poetry, and things of that nature. I gained some loyal followers from different states and received a lot of different comments from helping me, encouraging me, and judging me. So most of my sales came from people out of state. 

Fast forward to now, Perfectly Posh is set up to utilize social medias. You have the option to run your business however you want; you can have in home parties but so far I’ve done well with Facebook parties.

Perfectly Posh products are made in the USA with natural based ingredients simply to pamper your skin. The products range from face washes/ mask to hair products. I love the BFF Face Wash especially using Love Me Do hydrating facial oil with it. They come in a collection but these two are what I’ve tried so far. There are lines of Big Fat Yummy Hand Creme and a line of Skin Sticks. There are body washes, body mask,  body scrubs, foot scrubs, lip balms,  and lip scrubs.  There are products for men such as Big Hairy Beast shave gel and aftershave.  

The products come with a list of ingredients used and what each ingredient is for. For example,  Totes Oats is a product for your face that helps with acne, poisin oak, and other skin problems. 

Perfectly Posh

On the business aspect,  Perfectly Posh is different from what I experienced with Beauty Control. Perfectly Posh has a training academy online that sets your goals in 15 days, 30 days, 60 days, and 90 days. As you go through the academy you learn everything you need to do to make the most out of your business. New consultants are titled Protégé.  After completing goals you can move up from Protégé to the rank title Pink. Then you can begin the Pink academy.  Perks are points posh gives you that can be used toward products and they have a system that will help you purchase your starter kit using Perks.  Customers that order begin getting Perks. If someone host a party for you they receive Perks. So not only does Perfectly Posh reward its consultants,  it also rewards customers. 

From online parties to vendor events,  Perfectly Posh offers different ways to build your business up. They pay their consultants through ProPay using a debit card and you can get paid every Wednesday depending on sales.  You start out earning 20% commission on sales and as you move up in rank, so does the percentage. 

Since this blog and writing are a huge part of my life, I wanted to share my experience with Posh so far. So far, my experience has been terrific.  

Right now my cousin in Georgia,  Chasity,  is hosting a Facebook party for me. This helps her and myself. She ordered from me when I began selling Perfectly Posh and she loved her products and agreed to host a party. Her party is going on now until June 12th and Tuesday June 6th at 7 p.m. is game night on her Facebook event.  It gives customers a chance to learn about the products, play games, and win products from the comfort of their own home. If anyone has any questions for me, please don’t hesitate to ask. 

You can visit my Perfectly Posh website to browse through products and place an order if you’d like at http://donettas.po.sh and if you place an order before the 12th, please select Girl’s Nite with Chasity and Posh at checkout to help my cousins first party become a success. Thank you in advance. 

Liars

There will always be 

my side,  your side , 

with the truth in between. 

 Oh, but the truth can be

manipulated.

Memories revised, facts unsaid,

minds that change.

It’s our lies that never falter.

Wrapping  us in comfort.

When all else falls apart,

 they cradle our heads,

lull us to sleep at night. 

When is enough ever enough? 

I hear you saying, 

“I can’t recall.”

No more. I am done.

I cannot accept 

your recollection 

when you claim forgetfulness.

I’m a liar.

So are you.

I can sleep with my fable.

Written for Yeah Write

Charles Bukowski

The Prompts:

1. Share a 10th grade memory.
2. Look into your archives. What were you blogging about a year ago around this time? Are you still dealing with the same thing? Your thoughts?
3. Write a blog post inspired by the word: falling.
4. Book review!
5. 10 things you love about Spring.
6. Share a quote you love.
7. Spring Cleaning! Share a before and after photo of a room you recently tackled.

 

“We are here to unlearn the teachings of the church, state,  and our educational system.  We are here to drink beer.   We are here to kill war.   We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.” 

          Charles Bukowski 

This is a link up to Mama Kat’s Writing Workshop.  Hop over there, choose a prompt, blog about it, share, and read other’s post. Easy Peasy!