"Roses are red, And violets are blue," That’s how it starts, Writing poems for you. I’m missing a rhyme, So I reform the words, But I’m losing the meaning- And that always hurts. There’s always some more, Just a little unsaid. It's hiding in the fog That takes over my head. And I know what … Continue reading Writing Poems for You
People fear, anticipate, romanticize The change that follows “I love you.” What happens, though, When nothing changes?
Take a pill, Every day. Take it, or else no one will love you. You’ll ruin every friendship, And your peers will fade. Take it, or else You might not wake up tomorrow. We know it makes you drowsy, unable to really function, and dulls your creativity, But it elongates your life And makes you … Continue reading Take It.
I found it, you know? You had to have known I would. It was there, under your chin Tucked away like an obscure mole. I found it by looking in a mirror. Your eyes staring back at me, Smoldering- I raised your chin, My chin, And found it. The courage you tried to steal. You … Continue reading I Found It
Help me learn to help myself, Without your kind words of soft-spoken promise. I can be more without you, you know? If only you’d let me exist beyond… As it is, I need you to breathe, To eat, and to sleep! I can’t be trusted without your breath on my neck, And your desires in … Continue reading Controlled by You
Can I watch you from the front porch My rocking chair making noise While you skip rope with our little ones? Daughter’s in the kitchen, whipping up a sandwich Son-in-law is bonding with a game I’ll be watching from the front porch While you run across the yard, laughing the same Years will come … Continue reading From the Front Porch
Smile for me Show your teeth I want you to glimmer like the sun Because the world is yours And I’ll make it so You deserve to have some fun Giggle and laugh And nothing less I want you to enjoy your time We have so little And I’ll give my all So you … Continue reading To my Daughter