Tag - poetry


Merry Christmas! I wrote the following poem, about Christmas, at the age of 19, and it is now part of the Shoetry collection.
Christmas comes but once a year,
We get together and have good cheer;
We sit around the table and dine,
Let’s not forget that bottle of wine!
Christmas hits us with a bang!
We shop for ornaments to hang,
Upon our Christmas trees and walls;
We invite all our friends to the ball.
Roast turkey, shrimp scampi, lemon meringue pie,
A sumptuous banquet […]

Our Love

If you think you don’t like poetry, you haven’t met the right poem. I hope this is the right one for you. Enjoy!
We walk:
Hand in hand, across the sands of time,
Sharing, strengthening, supporting;
Moving ahead towards our destiny.
We dance:
Cheek to cheek, across the dance floor of experience,
Growing, gaining, giving life our all;
Twirling to the songs of our hearts.
We laugh:
Loud and long, at the comedies life brings,
Relaxing, playing, going on new adventures;
And chuckling at our own private jokes.


In my last two posts, I talked about intentional living and coming up with a plan to do what you need to do for growth in your life. When you find your formula, stick with it. If you need to wake up early everyday to go to the gym, stick with it. If you need to study two hours a day to get your grades up, stick with it. If you decide that you are going to make it […]


While sitting in my parked car wondering what to post tonight, I figured that I would deviate a little from my usual motivational writing. I have not posted a poem in forever, and I stumbled on this one from my archives…
I must be a romantic at heart ❤
You took my heart and crushed it.
My lady love;
I carried the flames in my heart so long,
My love for you so strong,
What could have gone wrong?
At last the flames died,
And glowing embers […]

Child I Love You

Child I love you
Can you not see,
In every tear that falls from my eye
Every meal that I lovingly prepare
Every red cent that these hands work to provide for you
Every prayer that goes out from my lips to heaven
Every spanking and time-out
Every kiss and every hug
Every time I bring you to church
Every science experiment labored over
Every lesson I ever taught you
Every breath and every sigh
Every word of correction
Every ounce of protection
Every minute of attention
Every drop of devotion
Every cuddle of affection
Every […]

Villanelle to a spouse

A villanelle is a style of poetry in which the first a third lines are repeated throughout a 6 stanza, 19 line poem in a particular style as expressed below.
This poem is part of the Shoetry collection.

Beloved, my sweetheart,
More than the world to me,
Our love is like pure art.

You have no counterpart,
From here to Galilee,
Beloved, my sweetheart.

Our joy will not depart;
A blissful jubilee,
Our love is like pure art.

Whenever we’re apart
It’s anything but glee
Beloved, my sweetheart.

A […]

We walked down the aisle

Tomorrow is our wedding anniversary 😀 and I decided to write this poem in honor of my husband and our marriage.

We walked down the aisle
Years ago
That gray morning
Hearts skipped a beat
As we looked into the pools
That were each others’ eyes
“Lawful wedded wife”
“I do”
“For better, for worse”
“In sickness and in health”
“Let not man put asunder”
These words once said
Still true today
Veracity and meaning
Unchanged over the years
Battles fought and won
Babies born and grown
People come and gone
Life marching on
We walked down the aisle
Years […]