The poetry featured below were written for me, with a few written for clients.
Mother's Day (2006)
Mother so noble, willing, and strong, As you take care of us; your children young. Daniel, Katy, Jaqi, and me, Marie, Shawn, the students, and baby.
We are so thankful that you are there, You and Dad, the loving pair. You've gone through the wedding and the times, A memory they are, those wedding bell's chimes.
And now welcome to 2006, Still learning new motherly tricks, As each of us grows year after year, But for a visit we'll return here.
Cos home is where the heart is, For the parents and the kids, To go to and receive the love and care That in this world is not considered rare.
Our bond will never break, Because our love was never fake. I hope you'll have something good to say About your special Mother's Day.
Hearts swell with tears that never cry, Pain kills when old lovers pass by, But you just got to keep holding on, holding on To what you know is right.
Mascara leaks down my cheeks, Staring out windows onto the streets, Wondering how you ever got into this, But baby, just keep holding on.
Mother of Mine (2007) - For Client
You've done a lot for me and I'd like to repay What you've done for me and for Cait. It wasn't always easy to take care of us two And this is how I'm saying 'Thank you'.
You've done the dishes and cleaning and dusting. You've done the sweeping and gutters and mopping. Thank you for doing all those things for your kids And thank you for all that you will do and did.
Thanks for the dinner and delicious meals For the times you have taught us and made appeals. Half of my lessons come from you That results in better lives for us two.
I'll love you forever and always, don't you forget And if you do, I'll be there in debt For all that I owe you - it's a billion things And for you, mother, my heart sings.
Color of Your Eyes (2007)
I get lost in the fantasy In the colors of your eyes, And I hope to God I'll never have to leave.
I try to read your face, Memorize all of its features Trying to slow down my heart's race When your breath touches my skin.
I get lost in the fantasy In the colors of your eyes I just want to hold you and never let go.
The feeling of your skin Warm against mine My sanity running thin When my fingers interlock with yours.
Losing Reality (2007)
When I look into your eyes I start to lose my mind. Time comes to a stop I'm quickly falling behind. When I'm with you Darling, You'd probably never guess That I'm in a permanent fantasy Being hurled into your loving mess.
Eternal Sunlight (2008)
Every night there's a little more pain I've cried my heart out so hard tonight That tomorrow's forecast is rain. The light of life shall be eclipsed Like the moments when my heart feels dead Until he arrives ready to assist Giving his love to bring me to life again. At that moment when he arrives, The sky will begin to clear And I will no longer be love-deprived. This will go on forever; The lightening and darkening of the sky I crave his touch when he's away I cry when he says good-bye. Although he may leave me in sadness I can still smile at anytime, Because in my heart he lives, As my love dwells in his, Until the end of time.
In Your Eyes (2008)
I look into your eyes and see my reflection, Except I don't see myself as I normally would. I am someone more beautiful. In your eyes I am someone else, Someone who appears to be loved, And I'll look into your eyes, And I'll try to figure out who it is exactly, Only to realize that it is me. In your eyes I am beautiful, I am loved. Yet I am the same person. It's just that when I look into your eyes I see the way you see me And then I begin to learn That in your eyes, I am.
Sister (2008) - Written for Client
You're the person to run to When I don't know which shoes to wear. You're the person I ask for help from When I am trying to style my hair. And yet you can drive me insane With your little quirks and actions, But my love for you will always be the same You have the answers to...most... of my questions.
Maybe it's supposed to be this way Maybe we're suppose to drive each other mad But I know deep down that you're my best friend And for that, I am glad.
Sisters all have a rough time But it always leads to good. No matter how hard it is sometimes, We bandaged the bad as much as we could. You still sometimes surprise me When you tell me a secret, But I know that it's just a sign of us growing closer, Every day it gets better yet.
We were so close But yet so far It wasn't our faults That we grew apart
Time got between us You and me It showed us that maybe We weren't meant to be
Friendship is a gift Something we can share To show that in a way For each other we still care
But for now you're leaving For forever or for a while But I hope you remember the way I used to make you smile
Goodbye to you Goodbye my friend Hopefully this goodbye For us won't be the end
Another Ghost in my Jar (2016)
Another ghost in my jar I've collected quite a lot Of friends near and far Whose friendships fell to rot
You'll never know How good of a friend I can be I tried sticking up for you In the end, though, I had to leave
It was getting a little crazy With your verbal manipulation The way you accused me Using words with no foundation The way you desperately clung To your delusions, your lies I tried to help you see the truth But, alas, your anxiety wins the prize
A friend is no friend at all With abusive tendencies like these Yes, I did stand up for you at first You'd say you're sorry, stay, please.
I've been on this carousel I know how this ride turns I'm not getting back on it Just to watch your world burn
Goodbye, I really hope you get The help you desperately need I don't deserve to be treated like this, So now, it's time for me to leave.
Soul of the Wanderer (2016)
Not all those who wander are lost Let your soul search for its resting place Wander over mountains Wander over rivers Conquer any obstacle Defeat all your fears For those who wander will grow Becoming wise elders ready to show It's not easy finding where you belong But once you're there, all doubt will be gone
Not all those who wander are lost Staying still could be the ultimate cost Breathe in unfamiliar airs Rid yourself of all your cares Feel new soil beneath your feet New foods, new drinks, yourself you'll treat You'll never truly live until you've lived another life Keep pushing on, use all of your might Wanderers learn the most of what is true, So wander on, create a new you