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

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Autumn Of Life

This is a poem I wrote on September 28, 2009. It's a poem about transitioning from the happy days of summer to the cold days of winter, either literally or as a metaphor for life.

You can feel the change in the air
As the warm days of summer
Turn into cool days of despair
And the reds, yellows, and oranges replace the green
Before the leaves drop from the trees

They're all signals that winter is near
And the ghosts of winters past
Must be faced without any fear
But first, you must face Halloween and Thanksgiving, too
Before facing the fear in you