Poems

A Poem: A Box of Christmas Memories

A tree stands in a room filled with lights and trinkets of the past Ornaments on display refresh our memory of glitter and glue Gifts of first graders proudly offered to mothers everywhere Intermingled with shiny objects collected at vacation gift … Continue reading

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A Poem: Happy Anniversary

I held your hand tight on that first day of school The little girl that filled our circle with life and love Sharing you for the first time with a world beyond our door Who knew what magic would unfold in … Continue reading

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A Poem: The Fragile Earth

I offer this place for your use and nourishment. What do I ask in return? I spin for your comfort, providing day and night. What do I ask in return? I fill your lungs with life, deep breathes to sustain. … Continue reading

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A Poem: The broken revolution

I stepped over the line drawn by a world that created norms of a society I no longer accepted, if I expressed an opinion, held a sign over my head, standing alone on the steps of your institutions, would I … Continue reading

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A Poem: The Pattern

I find myself in the same steps, simply a different day and time Only the temperature fluctuates as does the sunlight and the night I expect change, a new beginning with a different conclusion But the drab meets the monotonous, … Continue reading

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A Poem: The Road Beyond

Here is where I start, where my feet touch the earth A distances unmeasured that disappears in the curves of life The horizon beckons, tempting me to continue, to journey on But I stop here to rest, to catch my breath, and review the perils … Continue reading

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A Poem: Let the sun rest on my face

An early morning sky, A blue to match her eyes, With streaks of blond blowing gently, Through an autumn wind of old, Orange leaves except their fate, Finding refuge on the ground below, A rake will seal their destiny, In a pile … Continue reading

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A Poem: An angry verse

I am tired, tired of the anger in our voices Tired of the anger in our actions, actions that bare seeds of hate Weapons of words and bullets cause the same destruction Though one leaves us battered and bruised, While … Continue reading

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A Poem: From the beginning to the end

I expected more from this short expanse of time Time seemed liked all I had once to fill this space Space that I had reserved for endeavors of the heart Heart that I offered too many only accepted by some Some … Continue reading

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A Poem: Shadow of Fall

The Summer heat bends me like dry grass in a field, brown and broken Taking shelter from the sun’s rays of cruelty and disdain for all that venture forth I count the days in degrees, a human measure of intolerance and humidity … Continue reading

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A Poem: Simon says

Simon says stand up straight Simon says don’t be late Simon says the end is near Simon says live without fear Simon says grow old and die Simon says stay young ask why Simon says God is real Simon says you … Continue reading

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A Poem: Water

There is no life without me, I was here in the beginning I bring grace and destruction in the same breath My motion carves mountains into pebbles, While quenching the thirst of all creation I am time, in liquid seconds, I … Continue reading

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A Poem: A picture in the past

I saw your picture today, a young love long forgotten The years have washed over the youthful face I remember Time has not been kind to you, and there is more time ahead The crisp blue eyes that captivated me once no … Continue reading

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A Poem: Let me balance

Let me balance on this earth, with arms cast like wings in the wind, spreading my legs for a firm grip, on rocks held high in the sky. Let me balance on this earth, through pain and joy, with people who … Continue reading

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A Poem: I am the Rain

Clear and bright, blue and light White turns dim, dark draws near Feel the air change, a cool refresh I am the Rain Mellow and smooth, a sweet dance Short and calm over a parched earth Withdraw, move-on to another field I … Continue reading

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A Poem: The creation to create

In the beginning there was a space A place in need of joy and love Blackness engulfed the whole Hearts harden by an icy past Shadows cast a distant memory There had been light once, Though none was allowed to penetrate Rooms of forms … Continue reading

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A Poem: Ride through the pain

The light is in front me, a distances hard to judge I recognize the colors that have bathed my being before Others accompany me on this journey, though I won’t ask for favors Pride prevents me from grasping their hand, sincere gestures … Continue reading

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A Poem: Alone through ten

One- the empty space in her heart Two- bodies that filled her bed Three- a couples pity on a Friday night Four- chairs shared before three Five- dates when you knew Six- years joined as one Seven- a scratch he itched Eight- miles away from her Nine- … Continue reading

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A Poem: It is just a day

It is just a day, count each with a gracious heart There are those who would trade theirs for yours Treasure the days you have no matter how dark There is light in everyday but never the promise of clarity … Continue reading

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A Poem: These roads

I travel a road paved with moments Sheltered with shades of tomorrows and yesterday A journey smoothed with rocky edges and rough beginnings I have passed through light only to end in darkness Decisions of moving forward or traveling back through past … Continue reading

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A Poem: A wind is blowing

The air is ancient, swirling molecules of past generations Recycled and recharged by an atmosphere moving through time A breeze that blew on the face of my grandmother, Tousled the hair of a little girl, my mother That lifted a kite on a … Continue reading

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A Poem: A Sister’s Love

Your mother put you in matching dresses Pink bows with your bangs cut straight Two different souls in colors hued as one The search for togetherness captured in a still I stare at this picture, two smiling young girls Daughters of mine Remembering moments …Continue reading

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A Poem: A full moon dancing in the night

The night was still, while the fan churned overhead Blinds pulled tight, to keep the world from intruding Sleep was the task on this bed my body aches for each evening Seven hours broken into three segments of equal distance So this old man can stumble …Continue reading

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A Poem-The space of love

If I drew a line from here to you And the lust between us was real Are you the image I wake up too An image that won’t fade with time The risk are high, the risk are true Are you the one, can … Continue reading

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A Poem – My Light

Her face reflects an image An image carried through generations Flesh and bones of others behind them A smile I have seen before A shade of blue, a strand of hair Recaptured from moments past We each travel back in time … Continue reading

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A Poem-The Face of Hate

How are we to see through the eyes to the soul Beyond the skin which covers their hearts Where the seeds of hate are hidden How are we to know which ones to fear By the color of their of … Continue reading

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A Poem – Busy work

I am busy, busy with the work of living It doesn’t look real, or is it make believe Faking the action sells the story Faking the effort tells the story The work isn’t serious, there is no cure for cancer There … Continue reading

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A Poem – See Me

I am here, under the bridge, you know I exist On this corner, with the cardboard sign, pass me by Talking to myself, standing in the rain, my life in a plastic bag Baking in the sun, shivering in the … Continue reading

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A Poem – Simple rhyme

I have had enough of complicated, only looking for easy times Let the rats run their race, just leave some cheese and me behind There is no more room for treasures, only space will ease my mind I will take … Continue reading

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A Poem – Journey Forward

Moving through space, through shadows and light Faces are familiar while becoming faint moments of the past I turn and face south, the sun in my eyes of where I have been The road beckons north, shorter, straighter but no less … Continue reading

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A Poem – I knew this day would come

On the day you were born, I prayed this day would come When I held you in my arms, I knew this day would come On your first day of school, I knew this day would come Passing your driving … Continue reading

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A Poem –The Thin Line

The line is thin, no wider than your thoughts The line is short, no longer than your years The line is twisted, no straighter than your values Wealth won’t lengthen it nor make it broader Beauty may ease the journey, But … Continue reading

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A Poem – Space

This space, this hole I fill It’s mine to share but not to give My imprint began fresh, grew straight, but wanes with each passing of the sun I divide my space, my soul, giving love freely to daughters and … Continue reading

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A Poem – She is leaving home

Crawl to steps, steps to skips, walk to run She is leaving home We gave her a beginning, but beginnings have ends Seen now from this distance, a distance I only imagined Though here it stands, as she stands, in … Continue reading

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A Poem: Before the bloom

As the cold winter rain weaves its way into the soil Life slows as growth rest for the waiting sun Months pass with holidays in their wake A season of celebration with bows never as beautiful as those to come … Continue reading

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