Me and my boyfriend contracted COVID. I contractes the virus first, with being a nurse and caring for patients with the virus. Then my boyfriend ended up with it, since we did share saliva and the same bed.

We kept isolated from the world. The thing that really upsets me…


By Zaina Starr

"Where ever you are, be all there."-

Jim Elliot

Life gets hard. It's not meant to be easy. It reminds me of an old curvy country gravel road. It shakes you up along the way while you navigate your way to be prepared for every sharp turn…


By Zaina Starr

I remember when,

I received the call,

The call that changed my life.

I remember when,

I saw the nurse,

Hands grasped, tightly,

Around an ambu bag.

I, hurriedly,

Grabbed my phone,

And began phone tag.

I remember when,

The ambulance rushed south,

Doctor said,

"Her brain…


By Zaina Starr

What do women want? I can not speak for all women. I am a woman and I can speak for myself. I do know what I want. It's every man I've already had, I do not want. I didn't choose them and they didn't me. At thirty…


By Zaina Starr

A good person. What is that? Who is that? Not anyone I know. People are never who they say they are. People never make things better for anyone. They always make your life worse. People lie to get what they want.
People are never who they say they…


"Let us dare to write about those things we think but do not say, or avoid thinking about entirely."

By Zaina Starr

When songs are played, they move us to respond a certain way by the emotions they bring out of us. Those emotions are triggered by a memory we have attached to the song. Some memories are good and some sad or bad.
All the memories allow us…


By Zaina Starr

“The worst part of mansplaining is that when you’re busy telling a woman all about her business, you’re missing out on the opportunity to learn something from her.
-Shaunta Grimes, Medium An Urgent Message for Mansplainers Everywhere

Mansplaining, what all men are highly intelligent at. Telling a…


By Zaina Starr

“We go back and forth between second thoughts and second chances.”
-Poem Heaven, Twitter

Our second thoughts are the second chances. That is all it should ever be, is second thoughts. There should never be second chances with an ex spouse. No one should never go backwards…


By Zaina Starr

“Sometimes people are beautiful, not in looks, not in what they say, just in what they are.”

There are many people that society can count on that still demonstrate those random actions of kindness. Those people are chained to the melody of paying it forward. That’s the…

Suzanne Marie Punch, aka "Zaina Starr

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