Thursday, April 28, 2016

Poem for today - an acrostic poem:


a glance from you set off sparks within
deep desires inside build up like lava
my adoration risks clouding my head
I cannot stop myself falling for you
red lipstick imprints I leave on notes
every poem I write is all about you
realistically this dream will never come true

Monday, April 25, 2016

Poem for today:

“spending times before mirrors”

I spend many hours before mirrors
trying to perfect this face
that I find so many flaws –
more than beauty points
I wish daily for thinner thighs
perhaps throw in six-pack abs
to mirror those images plastered
all over TV and magazines
but soon I and others will learn
that no matter how hard we try
to keep up our chiseled faces
in time it will all fade away

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Poem for the evening - a Décima poem:


in sandboxes we became friends
despite our opposite skin tones
spent hours talking on the phone
dreaming about future boyfriends
inseparable on the weekends
college brought us to new roadways
our talks dwindled down to birthdays
the gulf between us only grew
and now I don't recognize you
but still cherish our youthful days

Poem for today:

sevenling: things left unsaid

she always told him how much
she loved him. he made her smile
and she was so happy

what she never told him was
she was afraid.  had dark secrets
and may lose him one day

so she covered everything with loving words

Monday, April 18, 2016

Poem for the evening:

“career twist”

when I was nine
I wanted to be a nurse
like the grandmother
I never knew
but something happened
along the way
a twist of fate placed me
on another career path
I now look around asking
myself how did I end up here?

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Poem for today:


he was the boy
who stole my breath away
my ultimate dream
to sweep me off my feet
love me eternally
be all that I ever need
and we would find our way
back into each other’s arms

but it was just a fantasy
created by a naïve girl
who thought she knew it all
until the day she saw him fall
off pedestals ten feet tall
but no one’s perfect after all
and with wiser eyes I see
he was never meant for me

- Written in response to dVerse Poetics prompt- Fantasia poem

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Poem for today:

“our last conversation”

it was a cold February night
you and I sat in the bedroom
sterile white sheets covered you
but they couldn’t hide the lines
forming around your dark eyes
the cancer blackening your insides
yet our talk was light and carefree
for we never sat alone, just us two
and our words quickly filled up
the empty spaces in my childhood
when we were separated by bridges
that really felt like vast oceans
it was that night you opened
the chambers of your heart
saying all the things you needed
to say before your eyes closed
I cried that Spring day when
they placed you in the grave
for the void from silent years
would never be filled now -
we simply ran out of time

Friday, April 8, 2016

Poem for today - a Sevenling poem:

she was many things
loving wife. doting mother.
the very best sister.

what they didn’t know
she cried. felt worthless.
second guessed her choices.

yet still, on the outside, she smiled.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Two poems for today:

“by the river”

the waters of the river 
under the warm rays of
the sun
as she sits and tries 
to make sense
of what the test results 
could mean
or not mean 
mind in turmoil
of not knowing 
what awaits
when the sun
rises again


the look in your eyes said it all
but I couldn’t match your loving words
I smiled as I gave you my last kiss
and watched as you departed my sight
as the sound of the train faded away
my heart shattered into pieces

- Written for dVerse Poetics prompt - Wheels of steel

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Poem for today: 

“the jewel in his eyes

she is a jewel in his eyes
as she shimmers in the room
where clandestine affairs begin
but to him she is much more
than some girl to fill his void
but someone to live in the light
and not hidden in the dark

Monday, April 4, 2016

Poem for this evening:

“when you push someone away”

I am sorry for pushing you away
but I didn’t know how to respond
when you said those three little words

I thought I needed much more space
so I placed oceans between us
I thought in time you would forget me

instead you crossed those bridges
that I burned to keep you far away
and still you never gave up on me