Thursday, September 3, 2015

Trying to Go On

This is a poem I wrote in the mid-1990s. It's from the point of view of a speaker who's trying to move on with their life after ending a relationship, but the other person keeps trying to come back into the speaker's life.


Here you come once again into my life
Walking in and out like a revolving door
Don't you know it cuts me like a knife?
Please don't do it anymore


You seem to think you have me on a string
You seem to think I'm your personal yo-yo
I don't want any part of this thing
So I ask you to let go


Don't you know that you're driving me crazy
And that you're no longer any good for me?
Is there any way that you can see?
I ask you to let me be


I only want to go on with my life
And to put our relationship in the past
I want to make it through all this strife
Can't you see our time has passed?

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Trying to Bounce Back

This is a poem I wrote on August 9, 2010. The speaker has been going through some rough times, but the speaker is trying to remain optimistic and bounce back.


Recently, I've been dealt some setbacks
Wondering if I can ever truly bounce back
Even though there are times I want to cry
I never give up wanting to try


Don't want it to rain on my parade
Life hands me lemons, I try making lemonade
I try to face the world with a smile
And I'll keep trying for a while

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

First Day of School

This is a poem I wrote on August 31, 2009, and it's obvious from the title of the poem that it's about kids going to the first day of school.


Summer vacation has come and gone
And now it's time to focus upon
Going back to school for another year
And that time is coming near


With your hair and clothes, you make a fuss
As you get ready to catch the bus
Eat breakfast until you can eat no more
And then you head out the door


You go to school and join the masses
And you work hard to find your classes
And you know that by the end of the day
You'll want to go your own way

Monday, August 31, 2015

Traveling in the Unknown

This is a poem I wrote on March 15, 2010, and it's about facing the unknown.


When you're traveling in the unknown
It's so easy for a heart to turn to stone
But if you remember the things that you hold dear
They can help to keep your heart crystal clear


It's easy to live your life in fear
Especially if you don't keep your friends near
But if you have the strength, the courage, and the might
Everything will turn out to be all right

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Trapped

This is a poem I wrote on January 25, 2010. It's about people who feel trapped in their lives.


The silent try to cry out
But no one can hear their voice
So they are left with a sense of doubt
And they end up living in fear


Trapped and have nowhere to go
All they can see is darkness
And they just hope that someone will know
That they are trapped and they need help

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Too Much to Lose

This is a poem I wrote on November 30, 2009. The speaker wonders whether or not to walk away from a relationship they had cultivated over a period of time.


You've invested a lot of time to this life
Along with the blood, sweat and tears
You thought the two of you would have a lot of years
But now the time has come to choose


And you've wondered if you can regain the trust
Or if you should just walk away
In the end, you decide that it's better to stay
Because there's just too much to lose

Friday, August 28, 2015

Too Busy

This is a poem I wrote on June 15, 2009. The speaker of this poem is lamenting their busy and stressful life.


Why does it seem
That there's so much to do
But not enough time to do it?
Does this ever happen to you?


So why do I
Always get this busy
And I end up feeling stressed out?
Do you think I'm going crazy?


Someone help me
Before I go insane
Please help me figure out how I
Can find the way to calmer days