Saturday, October 25, 2014

A Second Chance?

This is a poem I wrote on November 24, 2008. It's told from the point of view of a speaker who has seen a friendship fall apart and wishing they could start things over.

So here we stand, face to face
A different time, but in the same place
I wonder if you have really changed
Or if you still view the world as a stage

But after all of your lies
You told when you looked me in the eyes
You have so much that you have to prove
I can't help but question your every move

And why can't I turn back time?
Back to a point when it all was fine
By the time this is all at an end
I wish that somehow you could be my friend

Friday, October 24, 2014

A Reminder

This is a poem I wrote on November 15, 2010. It's from the point of view of a speaker who is in need of a reminder that life isn't always bad. These are words I definitely needed to hear back in high school; fortunately, I have a much better outlook on life now than I did as a teenager.

Sometimes I just need
A reminder of how things can be
To remember that life isn't always bad
And that I don't always have to be sad

I just need to hear
Sometimes the dark clouds will disappear
Try to hold on for a better tomorrow
And to know that life isn't full of sorrow

Thursday, October 23, 2014

A Love Meant to Be

This is a poem I wrote on December 15, 2008, and it's about being happy with the one you're with. This would have been written shortly after my husband and I celebrated our twelfth wedding anniversary. It's hard to believe that later this year, we will have been married for 18 years! The time sure goes by fast, and I wouldn't change any of that time for anything.

I know this poem is a short one, but some poems can easily be told in just a few words. To me, trying to make this poem any longer would have weakened it.

As we sit and snuggle by the fire
After spending twelve years together as man and wife
I realize how much you mean to me
And how ours is a love meant to be

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A Love Gone Wrong

This is a poem I originally wrote in the early 1990s, back when I was in high school. When I re-read this poem a few years back, I wasn't entirely happy with it, since it was written from the point of view of a teenager who hadn't experienced much of life at that point. I re-wrote this poem on December 11, 2008 from the point of view of a speaker who's learned the truth about their significant other. This wasn't written for any personal experience, though. Now that I'm older and know more about the world, I'm better able to put myself into the shoes of a character that's going through experiences that I personally haven't.

Once upon a time, not so long ago
Everything seemed to be so perfect
But then, something that I thought wasn't possible
Had happened to us

I heard rumors of infidelity
And I didn't want to believe it
But through some sleuthing, I discovered everything
Our love was a lie

I brought our relationship to an end
Our love was just a fairytale
I can't believe it's done, it's such a tragic end
To a love gone wrong

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A Different Kind of Love

This is a poem I originally wrote back in the early 1990s when I was in high school. I'm not sure what inspired me to write it at the time, but looking at it a little over 20 years later, I realize that it can see that there's a deeper message here than I ever would have envisioned back when I was a teenager. As an adult, I love the interpretations for this piece that I've discovered.

We have two minds that are intertwined
And two minds that work in sync
We have a love that's divine
But they say we have a "different" kind of love

But who's to say what "normal" love is?
What is "different" to them
Could just be "normal" for us
I'm waiting to hear some kind of explanation

Monday, October 20, 2014

Seasons Change

This is a poem that was originally written back in the early 1990s, back around my sophomore year of high school. At that time, it was titled, "Seasons Change (And So Do You)." When I was looking through my old poems several years ago, I came across this one and wasn't happy with how it had turned out. So I re-wrote it on October 19, 2009 and shortened the title down to "Seasons Change."

In this re-written version, it's a poem that examines life through the motif of the changing seasons.

It all starts in the spring of our lives
When we're just starting out in this world
We learn to crawl, we learn to walk
And we even learn how to talk

From kids, we grow into young adults
We enter the summer of our lives
Taking chances and carefree days
They feel like they're here to stay

Fall comes, and our priorities change
Careers and families come first
Wistfully thinking that someday
You'll have a lot of time to play

Your winter has come, your kids are grown
You know that soon, you will see the end
And then, the snow will start to fall
And shadows flicker on the wall

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Change Of Weather

This is a poem I wrote on August 16, 2010. The speaker is lamenting about overly warm weather, but they know that the seasons will be changing sooner rather than later.

I like it warm, but it's just too hot
Colder weather I'm wanting a lot
But I don't want the clouds, I want the sun
I want it just right to have some fun

But in a few months I will lament
And I'll wonder where all the warmth went
Just wait a few months, and the truth be told
I'll be complaining about the cold