Poetry

Grateful

I am grateful for:

Warm, sunny days;

Soft, gentle breezes;

Long, warm embraces;

Quiet, peaceful moments;

New, winding trails;

Fresh, clean laundry;

Bright, vibrant colors;

 And… The sweet aroma of freshly baked cookies.

The Man I Married

 The man I love supports my dreams.

The man I married made me feel guilty for having them.

 

The man I love thinks of me often.

The man I married thought only of himself.

 

The man I love has hobbies we can share.

The man I married drank for sport.

 

 The man I love is on my team.

The man I married forsook me.

 

The man I love has everything going for him.

The man I married squandered his potential.

 

 The man I love never speaks a negative word.

The man I married never said anything positive.

 

The man I love is proud of me.

The man I married was threatened by me.

 

The man I love has my heart.

The man I married has an empty house.

To Be a Woman

To Be a Woman

 

 

How great it is to celebrate being a woman!

 

Strong, courageous, and powerful

 

No creature is more mysterious,

 

No man more capable.

 

She is resourceful and determined,

 

A steadfast, caring friend

 

And loyal confidant.

 

A nurturer, teacher, and enforcer,

 

She balances many hats,

 

And transitions between them with grace and ease.

 

Is there really any nobler thing to be?

I Cried

 

I cried

At the thought of all the women

Who know what I’ve been through

And those who continue to live it.

I cried

At the notion that so many men

Could commit such heinous acts

Toward women they were supposed to love

And promised to protect.

I cried

At the idea of women

Being stripped of their identities

And made to feel worthless

Beaten, bruised, and worse…

I wept

Because their pain is mine.

I know the ache in the depths of their souls.

Angels

Angels

When God gave man free will,

She knew the world would be filled

With heartache and suffering.

So she sent us angels to help ease the pain.

To carry us when our wills are weak

And our minds and bodies are weary.

Not only angels from the heavens,

But those here on earth

Who find their way into our lives and hearts.

When we happen to need them most

They pick us up, wipe our tears,

And remind us who we are and where we are going.

So it is at our toughest moments

That we come to realize how truly blessed we are,

And that even the darkest clouds have a bright silver lining.

Why Me?

Some people ask “Why me?”

I say “Why not me?”

Why shouldn’t I achieve my dreams?

What is holding me back, really?

If other people can achieve success and happiness,

Why not me?

I am capable of creating opportunities.

I am resourceful and committed.

I am no less deserving or able bodied.

Why not me?

What do I have to lose other than fear?