Saturday, November 22, 2014

Faithful Forever

This is a poem I originally wrote back in the 1990s. When I re-read the poem a few years ago, I wasn’t entirely happy with how it turned out. I wrote this version of the poem on March 9, 2009, and it's about being faithful to the one you love. I've been married for almost 18 years now, and I'm proud to say that I've remained faithful to my husband for all these years. :) I’m looking forward to spending even more years together with him. :)


Since we first met
I've been faithful
And true to you
If you should ever doubt
I want you to know
And I want you to remember
That I will always be true
And that I will be faithful forever

Friday, November 21, 2014

Faces in the Moonlight

This is a poem I originally wrote in the early 1990s, back when I was in high school. When I re-read it a few years back, I wasn't happy with how it turned out. I wrote this version of the poem on February 23, 2009, and it's about being haunted by the memories of those who have gone. I'd already lost some people that I knew at the time I wrote this version of the poem, and in the intervening five years, I've lost even more.  :(


Sometimes, when I lie awake at night
And look up at the ceiling
I think I can see the faces
Of those who have gone
But it's only a trick
Of the moonlight
Shining through my window
And I wish that these faces in the moonlight
Would quit haunting me

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Eyes of a Child

This is a poem I originally wrote in the early 1990s, back when I was in high school. When I re-read it a few years back, I wasn't happy with how it turned out. I wrote this version on February 6, 2009, and it's about innocence and purity fading away into nothingness. Fortunately, I've been able to continue seeing through the eyes of a child thanks to my children. :)


When you see the world
Through the eyes of a child
Everything seems so pure
And so innocent
And when you see life
Through the eyes of a child
It seems that happiness
Will last forever
But when you stop looking
Through the eyes of a child
The innocence and purity
Fade away into nothingness...

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Enchantment

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 happy with how it had turned out. I wrote this version of the poem on February 2, 2009. It's from the point of view of someone who's fallen in love but wonders if the other person feels the same way about them.


Is it just me
Or do you feel something in the air?
I only seem to feel it
When you're around
It seems as if
You've put a spell on me
And enchanted my heart and mind


Is it just me
Or do you feel the same way I do?
Is this just all in my mind
Or is this true?
Have you really
Thought we could be a pair?
Or am I living in a dream?

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Don't Give Up

This is a poem I wrote on September 27, 2010. It's a poem about trying to encourage someone to not give up, no matter how bad things may seem.


Sometimes life may not seem to go your way
And you wish it would just become another day
You've just got to hang in there and remain strong
And to try to make it through when it all seems wrong


Don't give up, even in the face of strife
And see how much is worth living in your life
Someday, you'll find you'll be able to smile
But know that it'll probably take a while

Monday, November 17, 2014

Disaster From Out of Nowhere

This is a poem I wrote on March 14, 2011. It's about going through a life-changing event and struggling to believe that things will get better.


Disaster seems to come from nowhere
And washes away your hopes and dreams
All you can do is stand and stare
Wishing that things weren't as they seem


In time, you'll be able to rebuild
But that time just seems to far away
Right now, it seems your dreams are killed
It's hard to face another day

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Disappointment

This is a poem I wrote on December 5, 2008. It's from the point of view of a speaker who has had someone let them down and disappoint them.


You left me here, waiting
For a phone call that would never come
And I was left hanging
For something that would never happen


And I wasted my day
I could have gone out and had some fun
And it won't make my day
If you try to give a lame excuse


I'm so disillusioned
And now I feel disappointed
Hear my resolution
Because our time has come to an end