Thursday, July 30, 2015

Stressful Life

This is a poem I wrote on March 22, 2010, and it's about being stressed out and just wanting life to slow down.


I can't believe all of this stress
It almost makes me want to second guess
What it is I want out of my life
I just need to make it through this strife


I beg you, world, please slow down
So I can find a way to end this frown
To catch my breath and enjoy the day
And to have some time to work and play

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Sprout Your Wings and Fly

This is a poem I wrote on September 7, 2009. I wrote this poem a couple of days before my youngest child started going to preschool.


You're growing up so fast. baby girl
You're getting ready to head out into the world
Right now, you're about to start preschool
But before we know it, mom and dad will no longer be "cool"


And I'm trying so hard not to cry
But I know that you're going to sprout your wings and fly
And though your schooling has just begun
I know that you'll be making lots of new friends and having fun

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Soon This Will Pass

This is a poem I wrote on December 27, 2010. It's a poem where the speaker is reminding themselves that life isn't always bad, and that things will get better.


Step by step, the days start to get longer
Although there still seems to be a lot of darkness
I just have to hang in there
And realize that things will get better


And things aren't always as bad as they seem
I just have to keep on going and believing
The gloom won't last forever
And before I know it, spring will be here

Monday, July 27, 2015

Something New

This is a poem I wrote on February 8, 2010, and it's about trying something new.


Today, I'm going to try something new
And see if it's something that I like to do
Sometimes, you have to take the chance
To see if you can do the dance


Today, I'm going to try something new
Perhaps it's something only done by a few
And so, maybe then I will know
If it should stay or it should go

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Some Pondering

This is a poem I wrote on December 1, 2008, and it's from the point of view of a speaker trying to make sense of life.


I sit here, pondering curious things
Trying to make sense of the world
But no matter how hard I try
There are no answers that I can find


Is this wondering just a waste of time?
And is this the way it should be?
But I just wish that I could find
All the answers somewhere in my mind

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Sick

This is a poem I wrote on September 22, 2008, and I wrote it while I was sick with a cold.


I feel so miserable
Just want to hide under a table
This illness was an uninvited guest
Now I need to get some rest


Everyone, leave me alone
Because all I'll do is cough and moan
And I think it's best to follow my terms
I don't think you want to catch my germs

Friday, July 24, 2015

Shadows From the Past

This is a poem I wrote back in the early 1990s. It's from the point of view of a speaker trying to move on with their life after going through something tragic, but memories of the past come back to haunt them.


Shadows from the past have come back to haunt me
They flicker on the wall
They've come to remind me
Of what I used to be


Over the past year, my life's changed drastically
Since all the darkness came
A change came over me
Not who I used to be


Oh, how I wish these shadows would let me be
Don't want to remember
I'm now a whole new me
After the tragedy


Shadows from the past had come back to haunt me
They flickered on the wall
They came to remind me
Of who I used to be...