Our son is still reeling
From a broken relationship.
He truly loved her, and now she’s gone.
“I get his pain,” you said.
There was someone you loved and lost?
Continue reading “I Get His Pain”
His thoughts awoke him in the night
And sleep would not return.
The hours slowly passed for him while I lay dreaming.
Hormones teeming—or maybe out of boredom—
He reached over and touched my naked body.
Continue reading “Fake It ‘Til You Make It”
How could you?
How could you treat me so badly?
You abused me.
You misused me.
Took advantage of me.
Continue reading “It’s about Time”
I have felt pain—
Pain that brought tears to the eyes
Pain so severe
That had it lasted longer than an instant
Unconsciousness mercifully would have delivered me.
I have known pain—
Pain that came day after day
Pain so heavy
That the weight of it forced a slowness to my step
And caused the simplest of tasks to seem impossible.
But I have a great God—
God heard the prayers on my behalf
And chose to answer by taking my pain clean away
He healed all my infirmities, but what is more—
He forgave me all my sins!
Continue reading “On the Goodness of God”
What, my soul? Why all the tears?
Why the haunting, faithless fears?
And why the worry on my brow
Because I cannot see just how
This troubled time will come to pass?
I fear the future days, alas!
Continue reading “Go Back”
I’m sharing this Christmas with friends old and new,
However, I’d rather spend Christmas with you.
I won’t get to see you, I know I can’t call,
But please know for certain my heart’s with you all.
Have a blessed Christmas; I wish you good cheer;
And I’ll try hard to see you this same time next year.
Continue reading “Christmas (To Those Far Away)”
This time I thought the explanation should go before the poem. I wrote this version of the familiar Christmas song for a residence hall party while a student at a Christian university where physical contact between the sexes was not allowed. It is meant to be humorous and not at all a reflection of the rules of the institution. I hope you will enjoy it.
On the first day of Christmas my boyfriend gave to me… a big kiss on the cheek.
Continue reading “The Twelve Days of Christmas (cover)”
Long time ago in my youthful days, I dreamt that I’d be wed.
I’d find me a wife and I’d sing her praise ‘cause she’d keep me pleased and fed.
But the more I searched for that perfect girl, the more I began to shake,
Then I found in my sweet mama all the woman I could take.
I found in my dear mama all the woman I could take,
So I’ll take her out to dinner and buy her a juicy steak.
I’ll treat her like the queen she is, and I’ll make no mistake
‘Cause I found in my sweet mama all the woman I could take.
Continue reading “I Found in My Sweet Mama”
Ah, the anger, the rage, the bitterness of soul—
I cannot escape it; it is my plight.
How can I let go? It has become my way of life.
Joy is a stranger.
She passes by from time to time,
But rarely does she speak to me.
She avoids me as if I have the plague.
I do. Continue reading “Release”
When I first met her she was a ten,
On account of her height, you know.
By the time she became mine, she filled the ten much fuller.
I never saw anyone file away so much so fast.
Continue reading “I Married an Accordion File”