ONCE UPON A TIM

Girl
Meets boy
A preacher’s son.

Boy
Accepts
All, of girl.

Girl
Attaches easily
Dog loyal.

Two
Years
Later.

Boy
Returns
To home state.

Girl
Crying
In selfish tears.

Pain
Had
To go somewhere.

Words
Started
Coming.

Boy
If you only knew
What you done.

Once
Upon
A Tim.
Written 4.24.17
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MY RAIN

In my rain
You are
My safety.

In my rain
You are
My protection.

In my rain
You remind me
I am wanted.

In my rain
You remind me
I am needed.

In my rain
You remind me
I am loved.

In my rain
You give me
A place to belong.
Written 4.23.17
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JADED MESS

These words
Are
For you
Whoever you are
On any given day.

You are
My positivity
In a life
That would sometimes
Otherwise, be a jaded mess.
Written 4.12.17
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KNOW, THAT

Late one night
Or
Early morning
My telephone
Rang.

Someone
Unknown
On the other end
Told me
To leave you be.

Just because
You don’t hear from me
Doesn’t mean
I don’t want to be heard
Know, that.

Just because
You don’t see me cry
Doesn’t mean
I don’t
Know, that.

Just because
You may think, I don’t miss you
Doesn’t mean
I don’t
Know, that.

Just because
You may think, I don’t love you
Doesn’t mean
I don’t
Know, that.
Written 4.9.17
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PURPLE REIGN

She was promised
A life
She never had
By her prince.

She loved him
So, she accepted his proposal
Her foot
Slipping into, the glass slipper.

But
Did he love her?
Did he
Even know how?

Loved by the world
And
Some
In her inner circle.

Pushed aside
And
Dismissed
By others, who didn’t agree.

Beyond protocol
She had thoughts
She had a voice
That went unheard.

Photographers
Blinding and smothering
Her
At every move.

What would have
Become of the world
Had she been free
To fulfill, her purple reign?
Written 4.4.17
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ON THIS PAPER

On this paper
I have thoughts
Where other places
Sometimes
No one cares what I think.

On this paper
I have tears
Where other places
Sometimes
I am told not to cry.

On this paper
I have a voice
Where other places
Sometimes
I am told to keep quiet.

On this paper
I can laugh
Where other places
Sometimes
I am told, its not that funny.

On this paper
I have feelings, I can vent
Where other places
Its best left unsaid.

I am
Not asking
For agreement
Or
Understanding.

I
Just
Want
To thank you
For allowing me to release.
Written 4.4.17
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SHIVER

I was fifteen
When I first saw you
In seventy-eight.

Back when
Our hair was brown
Eyes, different shades of blue.

Yours
Shivering me
To my core.

Drawing me
Into
Another world.

From
Which, I wish
Never to escape.

With each character
Played
Bringing part of the real you.

From that day forward
My heart
Has carried you through.

And
Love
Remains.
Written 3.14.17
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