Having read a wonderful poetic tribute of Ukrainian courage and leadership – “Hats Off to President Zelenskyy“, written by my friend Cindy Georgakas – which also rightfully condemns Russian President Putin as a war criminal, I thought that I’d share this short poem which I wrote recently…
A sunflower for sharing Our hearts through words and caring To speak aloud Above the crowd With peace to guide our bearing
Some may say she’s perfect She’ll tell you otherwise Aware that she has faults There’s no need for disguise
Her shy smile and brown eyes Each melt my heart away Plus, an inner beauty She’s more than just okay
The time to share is now While in the Spring of life And were my wish fulfilled Come Fall, she’d be my wife
Yes, I know I’m dreaming Though hope to see the light Thinking of her daily And wanting what feels right
Of course, a few things would need to change. For starters, it certainly would be nice if she’d remove my name from being blacklisted on her site at WordPress. It would also be charitable if my emails were no longer filtered into her trash bin. And, on occasion, she could use Twitter to read some of the messages & comments I’ve left for her. Perhaps, as an act of goodwill, she might like a single post on my web site…sometime. Lastly, if she would refrain from associating my name with the term ‘devil’ – I think that would be helpful, too. Barring these few exceptions, the future looks bright!!!
She found her heart one day beneath an old sweater That was lost in the attic of her yesteryear Collecting dust of memories long forgotten She took it back for want of love that she found pure
Across the sea 4000 miles Another heart did beat
In a young man Whose love for her Would make their lives complete
Together they would rule the world Two hearts, one love intwined To share this blessing they have found Heaven on earth, defined
Holding hands in the park sipping wine after dark They were married last spring
Now, they live happily by the ocean in a unique home which he built out of several shipping containers. She’s a thriving romance novelist, writing from her office which opens to a courtyard garden, in the center of their house. Together, they share stories in real time – a day in the lives of two dreamers who took a chance to embrace true love.
After reading a friend’s writing, “The Hell’s Barge Self” – an inspiring account of ones fighting spirit to cherish life through surgery and not succumb to agents of evil – I wrote this poem in response…
Facing the faces of many Disparaging people unkind A warrior of courage with faith Evil cast away – out of mind.
Drifting on boat through a dark hell Operating to fight disease Veiled voices behind a curtain A lesson learned – not to appease.
Emerging stronger than before Precious life held close to her heart Eyes opened look forward with hope Living life anew – a fresh start.
Summer is here and that means it’s time to enjoy sunflowers! Simply visit my galleries at Redbubble, Society 6 and Zazzle to discover a multitude of fine items featuring this sunflower. Items such as these…