View Larger Image Hot Flashes Hot flashes Warm flashes Tears held inside Emotions fragile Menopause is a bitch But this bitch can handle it Related Kitt O'Malley2016-09-03T23:03:09+00:00September 3rd, 2016|Categories: Grief, Health, Poetry|Tags: emotional fragility, hormones, Hot flashes, menopause|16 Comments Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! facebooktwitterlinkedintumblrpinterestEmail About the Author: Kitt O'Malley Bipolar Writer & Mental Health Advocate Related Posts Grieving, Not Writing Gallery Grieving, Not Writing Balancing Act Self-Published to Amazon Kindle for Now Gallery Balancing Act Self-Published to Amazon Kindle for Now Bipolar Kicks My Ass Gallery Bipolar Kicks My Ass My Eulogy to Grandma Gallery My Eulogy to Grandma Small Steps Gallery Small Steps 16 Comments Berni September 5, 2016 at 12:11 am - Reply We can’t beat ourselves into doing something positive. Self-respect is an essential ingredient of success. On the other hand, nothing is evil. If we thank God, it is good for us, even if it harms us. If we don’t thank God for it, it’s harmful, even when we believe otherwise. That’s one thing I learned from the story of Joseph, son of Israel. Besides, we men can’t love God or Jesus Christ so I preach “Worship of God & Women”. I can’t preach “Worship of God & Bitches”, can I? My ex-father sent me to clean His ladder. It’s women who are our ladder to heaven (story of Israel). God has put Cherubim to guard the way to the Tree of Life (Holy Spirit) lest a man eats from it and live forever. Isn’t God funny? He gave women, the most humble servants, the greatest throne. And He let Church leaders (and followers) not know His secrets. In the movie Titanic, they only save women & children and I like that. tmezpoetry September 4, 2016 at 2:50 pm - Reply haha Midwestern Plant Girl September 4, 2016 at 9:03 am - Reply According to my hormones, I’m not in menopause… my body thinks otherwise with being hot, migraine (visuals, no pain… yet), moody and pessimistic 😂 I try to hide it tho!! 😇 Kitt O'Malley September 4, 2016 at 11:48 am - Reply You know, I haven’t had my hormones checked. I’m 53, so I figure it’s about time. Plus, I don’t recall the last menses I had… So, yeah, must be happening. Leslie September 4, 2016 at 8:36 am - Reply It is a bitch! dyane September 4, 2016 at 8:30 am - Reply Your timing is uncanny in publishing this post. I think I’m finally starting perimenopause. Night sweats. Losing lots of hair. Holding tears inside. And more. Not sure if it’s finally comin’ round, but I hope so, because I want to get it over with! I’m scared about how it will affect my bipolar disorder…. p.s. I particularly LOVED the last two lines! Bitch is such a powerful word when used by a powerful gal such as the great Kitt O’Malley! Kitt O'Malley September 4, 2016 at 11:43 am - Reply Thanks. You can discuss with your pdoc and gyn. Honestly, my symptoms are fairly mild. Some have it much worse. Berni September 4, 2016 at 8:17 am - Reply It’s positive but I didn’t like the curse word. dyane September 4, 2016 at 8:30 am - Reply That’s the best part! Kitt O'Malley September 4, 2016 at 11:44 am - Reply LOL. I wrote the poem in July and added the last lines last night. I agree. Decided to start taking draft material and publishing it. Paladin September 4, 2016 at 7:13 am - Reply Remember responding to your “Thoughts Intrude” (https://kittomalley.com/2016/06/21/thoughts-intrude-2/) Post on 21 June, 2016 which previously dealt with menopause from your “Leave Me Alone” Post of 3 May, 2015. It was as follows: “Some woman never know they even went through menopause, but your description sounds like a severe El Nino. On the + side there does not seem to be any mention of migraines and absolutely no procrastination. Hope you are better now.” Enjoyed your geeky reply, Kitt. Hope you do not mind me adding another + observation now. There did not seem to be any “Delusions of Grandeur” either. Hope you celebrated a great 52 last month, youngster. God Bless + Namaste. Kitt O'Malley September 4, 2016 at 11:41 am - Reply Actually, I’ve procrastinating video recording and posting my In Our Own Voice presentation. I have the text typed up on cards (but the margins are all wrong). Now I need to set up a camera and read from the cards… vanbytheriver September 4, 2016 at 3:48 am - Reply You can handle this. Yes. Yes, you can. 💕 Stevie Turner September 4, 2016 at 1:14 am - Reply Even this will pass… mihrank September 3, 2016 at 11:43 pm - Reply amazing words… Kitt O'Malley September 3, 2016 at 11:59 pm - Reply Thank you! Join the conversation. Leave a comment. Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.