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I love you…

Everyday I realize

What a beautiful family we have

I look around

There is nothing there

Nothing to be jealous of

No one loves like we love

No one trusts like we trust

No one cares like we care

I can count on you

Count on you to be there

For me

For him

For her

For us

I have no complaints

None

I trust you

No doubts

No fears

Just love.

For that I

Thank you!

When good isn’t good enough

When Good isn’t Good Enough

I know when good isn’t good enough
I know when I try to do something for some people it will backfire
I am aware that I will never be good enough for them
I know my intentions
I know my truths
There are a lot of people who don’t understand me
Why would I go to so much trouble
What is in it for me

Proverbs says: Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.

I want this for my children
I want them to see good
I believe in this
I want them to see people going out of their way to help others
The problem is:
When people don’t feel the good
In their own way all they can see is evil
All they feel is the bad
Never opening up to feel the good
To accept the love

John 13:34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another

Ephesians 4:32 Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you

The wicked part
The sad part
It comes from family
The ones we should support the most
Love and trust the most

Proverbs 11:29 He who brings trouble on his family will inherit only wind, and the fool will be servant to the wise

How can we get that back
How can we bring back a family bond that has been demolished
Can we ensure this evil doesn’t spread to future generations
Can we kill the evil as it stands
Start to support each other
Start to love again
Forgive, forget and move on
For some that will be too hard
Some prefer to dwell in their own hate
I think they enjoy it
The sound of good falls on deaf ears
They will never understand good
It is so basic though
I prefer love
I prefer to dwell in love
Love of my family
Love of my children
Love of God
A good start might be a thank you
A good start might be a hug
Maybe you need to start smaller
Try a smile
Or a nod
Make a move
Let it go
I think I am going to try
For myself
For my family
For my children
Love

Weight

YOU CARRY THE WEIGHT
I WANT TO SHARE
I WANT TO HELP
I LOVE YOU WITH ALL THAT I AM
YES… I UNDERSTAND
I CAUSED A LOT OF THE WEIGHT
BUT WE ARE A TEAM
WE CAN DO THIS TOGETHER
LET ME HELP YOU
I LIKE BEING USEFUL TO YOU
I NEVER MIND HELPING WITH HER
SOMEDAY YOU WILL SEE MY WORLD
WITH BEAUTIFUL COLORS
LIGHT SHINING DOWN FROM ABOVE
LOVE
I CAN SEE LOVE
SOMEDAY YOUR EYES WILL OPEN UP TO THAT LOVE
I PROMISE TO HELP YOU
CARRY ALL THAT WEIGHT
PLEASE GIVE ME THAT
I AM STRONGER THAN YOU THINK
REMEMBER I HAVE UNICORNS CARRYING ME OVER THE RAINBOW
THE COLORS ARE BRIGHT HERE
THE TEARS ARE REAL
AND THEY ARE FOR YOU
THEY ARE LOVE

The Raft

This poem was written at least two years ago. At the time I was having a hard time in my marriage. So it was written out of the pain of that and a dream. The prelude to the poem was written at the time as well.

Last night I had a dream and in that dream I wrote a poem. It was a spectacular poem. I knew I should have gotten up right then and wrote it down but I was tired. I remember some of it. Here is what I remember. Just bear in mind… I wish I was a good poet. I am trying. Going out on a limb to do something I enjoy but maybe no one else likes. But it is all good for me.

The raft

How did I get here?
All alone.
Isolated.
In this raft floating in the middle of the sea.
I thought I was on a cruise ship
Surrounded by people that I love
People that love me
Yet, here I am
Companionless
Alone and drifting
It is a big raft
There is plenty of food
Plenty of water
I am taken care of
Hum… that feels good
But still… alone?
Wait… I see a light up ahead
Is that you?
With your hand outstretched
To pull me in?
To save me from being alone?
I see the light in your eyes.
I see your warm smile.
I am not going to be alone for long.
Wait… where are you going?
Why would you leave me here?
Come back!
My cries fall on deaf ears
Maybe he wasn’t there after all
Maybe I imagined his warm smile
Maybe I need to see him
Inside I am crying out to be with him again
But here I am… alone on my raft
Not hungry
Not cold
Well taken care of.

Psalm 147:3 “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”

Revelation 3:20 “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.”

P.S. My marriage is in a much better place now!!

Seething

Broken_Heart

 

I had another dream last night
A dream of deception and hate
I am the bad guy
Maybe because I have had
So much trouble letting go
Forgiving and Forgetting
That is a fairy tale for us
Because you can only forgive so many times before you soul
Remembers
It remembers the scars
The pain and the betrayal
It remembers the torture
The tears and the fear
Your name
Your face
Your voice
It doesn’t take much I feel my blood boil
A heat from within
I have heard it said that
You can’t hate what you have never loved
That is a bitter pill
Mostly because it is true
We were close
We were best of friends
We grew up doing everything together
I am not sure where it turned
I have an idea
Funny thing is
You would have a completely
Different story
We are worlds apart but in
Some ways we are stuck here together
For the last 5 years
We have been playing nice
Making others happy
Seeing each other on holidays
Family events
Faking a smile
I am done now
I am letting go
I am letting go of you
Letting go of us
hands letting go
Moving on to find a new peace
I don’t need to make anyone else happy
I have a beautiful family
And I have my faith
It is time to let go
So… goodbye
Goodbye drama
Goodbye hatred
I forgive… but I am moving on
bird flying

 

 

 

Happiness

This is another 2012 poem I wrote:
SUNSHINE
UNICORNS
RAINBOWS
DAISIES
GREEN GRASS
HAPPY TREES
BLOWING LEAVES
PURPLE
ARMS OPEN WIDE
GLOWING LOVE
CHOCOLATE
NAPS
BUTTERFLIES
BABIES
BABIES BREATHE ON MY CHEST
CUDDLING ON THE COUCH
GOOD EYE CONTACT
HOT SUDSY BATH
OUR CHILDREN SUCCEEDING
WARMTH OF MY STINKY
SPARKY PURRING ON MY CHEST
SPRING SHOWERS
BRAND NEW SOCKS
DATE NIGHT WITH YOU
GOOD BELT OUT LOUD JESUS MUSIC
TALKING TO MY CHILDREN
THE IDEA OF US ROCKING ON THE FRONT PORCH TOGETHER RETIRED
THINKING OF ROCKING OUR GRANDBABIES
A NEW HAIR CUT
AN ORGANIZED CLOSET
NEW TOWELS
SLOW KISSES
MASHED POTATOES WITH GRAVY
SLEEPING IN
PILLOW TALK
A COOL BREEZE IN THE MORNING
AN UNEXPECTED CARD IN THE MAIL
A COMPLIMENT (FROM THE HEART)
KNOWING I CAN COUNT ON YOU ALWAYS
A CLEAN SINK

…… JUST SOME OF THE THINGS THAT MAKE ME HAPPY

My Divine Beauty– A Poem

This is a poem I wrote back in January of 2012. It was inspired by my most amazing at the time 14 year old daughter. She is 16 now and even more beautiful and amazing every day!!

My Divine Beauty

I have an angel
Not the kind in heaven
The kind here on earth
I am in awe of her beauty
Just looking into those beautiful eyes is hypnotizing
Her smile is radiant
Her beauty is stunning
Her personality is strong
I taught her to speak her mind
I also taught her to speak the truth
To love
I encourage her to be everything her heart desires
I believe she will succeed
She will conquer
She will probably even conquer me
Strength is a gift I gave her
Not physical of course
Self-esteem
She should have ALL of it
Even if it isn’t tangible
But sadly…
Somehow she lacks this
I have seen the real her
She has no reason to doubt herself
Everyday she amazes me
It is hard to believe the miracles
That God trusts us with
That he shares with us
The beautiful souls
We don’t deserve
But I feel the blessing
Sadly for me…
Someday I will have to give her wings
To let her go
To succeed on her own
Maybe to have her own babies
Her own miracles
Love
Everlasting
My divine beauty.