Thursday, December 12, 2019

sweet kiss


a sweet kiss
I would be remiss
to dismiss it
as just a fling
when my heart sings
your name into praises

Monday, December 9, 2019

midnight sky


midnight sky
will you undress me
with bedroom eyes
one last time
before sunrise returns
our illicit affair
slips into shadows
where hearts burn

Thursday, December 5, 2019

wherever you are


wherever you are, love,
I hope you find me soon
before my heart turns
to snow and ice

take me in your arms,
just like in the movies,
stare into my eyes until
sunsets kiss away tears

let me slumber in your
shadow, until I get lost
in dreams filled with love
and are never-ending


- Inspired by dVerse MTB: O Apostrophe!


Monday, December 2, 2019

the orphans


they tried to lift
the children’s spirits
with candy and toys
but melancholy had
a grip on their hearts
they missed the warmth
of home  and kept
promises of peace
not cold like the road
being shifted from
orphanage to orphanage
without a pause



- Written for dVerse Quadrille #93: Spirited Poems
Although I was blessed to not been an orphan, I can imagine the heartache once must experience when left alone in this world without a parent to guide you.  I dedicate this poem to all the orphans in the world - keep your head up.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

gratitude

I am grateful
for the silence
of mornings
letting my mind
rest before the
grind of the day

I am grateful
of the serenity
of nights
fall into dreams 
to recharge 
for tomorrow


- Written in response to Poetic Aside 2019 November PAD Chapbook Challenge Day 28

Monday, November 25, 2019

meal ticket

he thought
his b-ball skills
was his meal ticket
out the hood into
millionaire status
but hoop dreams are
achieved by so few

she believed
her thin frame
would gain her
model fame
but one must ask
is the price
worth the pain

you and me
had faith that
our degrees
were the keys
to upper class
then they changed 
the game



Thursday, November 21, 2019