Poetry Corner

the remnants of day

Streaks of life against the bitter night sky

Against the waning sky I see
A streak of light flash brilliantly.
Like a soldier preparing to fight,
Racing upwards to face the night.

Though hardships pepper my walk of life,
Still I smile and aim high.
The remnants of day may fade away,
But through it all I will stay brave.

For there is no better sight
In darkness than to find the light.
So I will be the light you see,
Shining until the sun flies free.

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Nature’s show

Where the grass is green and the water flows
Where the people stop you to say hello
Where the leaves change as summer goes
That’s where I see life aglow.


Race the moon

Racing the moon in a sea of lights
Strangers staring, side by side
Gripping the steering wheel so tight
Running from the remains of the night.

Caution: Strong Sap Lies Ahead

A lover’s nook

Sunlight filtering through the blinds
Gently effervescent
Our feet tangled in the sheets
Holding toes
Your hands lightly grasping mine
So sweetly
My back nestled up against your chest
Comfortably content
Your arms embracing me from behind
Safe.

And I realize the secret’s out
J’adore.

To the artist who colors my life

I’m no poet, but for you I’ll try
For you’ve given me wings to help me fly.
Like birds against the waning sky,
I can succeed with you by my side.

Don’t underestimate your self-worth,
There’s no one like you on this earth.
The right path for you may not be clear
But dear, you have nothing to fear.

Blessed with kindness, smarts and courage,
Your life is just beginning to flourish.
So, you didn’t live life by the book —
No great man ever could.

Upon the canvases of many lives
You’ve painted colors too brilliant to hide.
In art, there is no wrong or right.
However, you must always try.

Daily I grow to love you more,
Always excited for what’s in store
I will always believe in you,
But you have to promise to too.

Sweet Treats

You make my heart skip a beat
You sweep me right off my feet
Your love is oh so very sweet
Seeing you is my daily treat


Daydreams

It seems like lately all I can do
Is daydream all day long about you.
Please release me from your spell
Only you can make me well.

Oh, the feels!

You warm me up from inside out
Your gentle touch makes me melt
When I see what you do for me
I begin again to believe.

Loss

The debris of strife

Like two jet planes headed straight for each other
We crashed and exploded into one another
At first it was brilliant, the colors were bright
But then we burned and began to fight
Now your heart’s shattered and mine’s nowhere in sight
And all that’s left is the debris of strife.


Counting sheep in fleeting sleep

My mind is tired and my body weak.
But for some reason I cannot sleep.
For when my heart wants to weep,
The peace of sleep quickly flees.