Saturday, March 28, 2015

Wanting Time to Fly

This is a poem I wrote on May 24, 2011, and it's from the point of view of a speaker who is eagerly waiting for something, and wants the time to fly on by.


Sometimes it can be hard to wait
Especially for something that you anticipate
You wish that the time would just fly
And that the waiting would just pass on by


You might feel you're on the brink
Remember, waiting doesn't last as long as you think
Just take a deep breath and calm down
Someday, your peace is going to be found

Friday, March 27, 2015

Waiting

This is a poem I wrote on May 2, 2011, and it's from the point of view of a speaker who has to wait for something that they're really wanting.


Anticipating is running high
But the time seems to drag on by
I'll be glad when the wait is done
Because having to wait is just no fun


They say good things come to those who wait
But why does it feel so late?
What I wait for should be here soon
As I wait, I'll whistle another tune

Thursday, March 26, 2015

View From the Window

This is a poem I originally wrote in the early 1990s. When I re-read the poem a few years back, I wasn't happy with how it had turned out. I wrote this version of the poem on December 19, 2008, and it's told from the point of view of a speaker looking out the window during a trip in a car.


Sitting in the passenger's seat, as we drive down the road
I can get quite a view from the window
Of children playing, and couples walking hand in hand
And I can see the trees, the grass, and the houses whizzing by


Heading through downtown, I can see
Something else in the view from the window
I see a homeless man, holding a sign
That reads, "Out of work. Can you spare a dime?"


As we continue on our drive, I begin to notice
That the view from the window is changing
I see that we are leaving civilization behind
And are getting on the open highway to reach our destination

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Unwanted Cold

This is a poem I wrote on September 13, 2010, and I wrote it while I was suffering from a cold.


I'm feeling like crap today
My head hurts and my nose is plugged
I wish things had gone a different way
And all I can say is, "Ugh! Ugh! Ugh!"


I hope I get better soon
I don't know how much I can take
Load up on meds to feel brand new
I need to do something for my sake

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Unexpected Truth

This is a poem I wrote on April 11, 2011, and it's written from the point of view of a speaker who has learned that things were not as they seemed with someone that they know, even though they thought they knew this person.


I never thought I'd be so blindsided
Or rocked by things that I learn
This just seemed to come out of left field
And I just don't know how to deal


Things weren't as they seemed on the surface
The truth lay hidden below
Now that the fa├žade is starting to break
I can see how much was truly fake

Monday, March 23, 2015

Trying to Get Over

This is a poem I wrote on July 19, 2010, and it's from the point of view of someone trying to get over hurtful events from their past.


I'm trying hard not to turn back the hands of time
And to not relive past events in my mind
But I'm remembering things I want to forget
So I know I haven't gotten over this yet


They keep trying to tell me that time will heal
And I'll get over the pain that I feel
However, I know what they're saying isn't right
Because I know I'll relive it again tonight

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Springtime

This is a poem I wrote on March 24, 2011. It's a poem about the arrival of spring.


Believe it or not, springtime is here
Which means that new beginnings are near
More sunlight is here to brighten the days
With warmth coming from its rays


Flowers and trees are coming in bloom
Their colors chasing away the gloom
Winter will be a distant memory
Now it's time to be happy