Sunday, July 5, 2020

To Keep a Promise

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To Keep a Promise

A promise is something sweet,

A caring gesture of friendship and love.

Sincere thoughts and a heartfelt vow,

A pledge of honor and faith.

When promises brake and friendships shattered,

You blackened your heart with lies.

How far do you go to recapture that trust?

What will you do to regain that love?

The vow and the faith you once had,

Why do you keep your promise when others do not?

Should you mend something that’s broken?

How do you fix the friendship all in ruins,

A trust that is a dilapidated mess?

How far will you go to keep a promise of a friendship long gone?

Thursday, July 2, 2020

The Face I Wear

 The Face I Wear
The Face I Wear

The face I wear is never sad.

It's never angry and never mad.

The face I wear never cries.

It's never bitter, but it always lies. 

The face I wear covers my pain.

The face I wear covers my fear.

The face I wear hides who am I

It hides my sorrows and hides my pain.

The face I wear would you like to see.

But the face I wear is always a lie.

The face I wear is what you see.

But that face

is not really me

Saturday, June 27, 2020


I look at you, and I see Penny.

I hug you and imagine it’s her.

I know this is wrong, but I miss her so much.

I know she would want me to love another dog.

I know she wants me to adopt more and love more.

It’s not fair to you to compare you to her.  

My Penny is gone, and my Harper is here. 

I am sorry my dear; I love you too.

Saying goodbye is always so hard.

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Ghost of a Life that is Not Mine

 collection of gray scale photos  


What have I done wrong,

To keep me from your mind?

Forgotten and left aside,

A memory of one who came before.

Summers in the sun, the surf at our feet.

Summers in the sand, drawing, and laughing.

Summers on the street, bikes, and games, and more.

A ghost of a life that was not mine.

A memory of one who shares my face.

Lost in an endless tide, reaching but never touching.

My childhood lost in a daze

My innocence was long since forgotten.

My memories fade away.

A ghost of a life that was not mine

A memory of one who shares my face.

Lost in an endless tide, reaching but never touching.



Friday, June 19, 2020

My Little Baby

I sit here looking through old photos, toys, and memories.
I look at you as you grew, and I think,
Where did my baby go?
My little girl, so grown up with a mind of her own.

I miss the days of snuggles and rocking you to sleep. 
I miss your giggles and your nonsense words.

I can’t stop you from growing, 
and I can’t stop you from getting hurt,
but mommy will be here no matter what.
Loving you and snuggling you,
just like I did when you were my little baby. 

You will always be my little baby girl.

Friday, May 29, 2020

If You Were Here...

Photo by Fey Marin on Unsplash 

If You Were Here...

I just need to talk to someone.

There is no place safe to talk.

Who won’t judge and won’t be hurt by what I say.

I know if you were here, I could talk to you.

I know I would be talking to you now,

And so many other times before.

If you were here.

I need someone to talk to,

A safe place where there is no blame.

A place where I can be honest and 

A place where you won’t be hurt.

A place where I can say whatever I need,

And you will just listen

And no one will be hurt.

I need you, your voice, and your wisdom. 

If you were here.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

I am Nothing

Photo by Aliyah Jamous on Unsplash

I am Nothing

I am nothing.

That's how you see me.

My words mean nothing.

My heart means nothing.

You do what you want,

With little care for me.

Until you need something and

Then I am nothing once more.