“Sad Libs”

sometimes it’s better
for you to fill in the blank
because your thoughts
might be better
than what’s missing




If tears were nourishment, I’d be healthy.

“Back to Earth”

I see now
why flowers die

no longer finding joy
in the picture
of life

turning away from
the sun
the water
in the wind
from the weight
of oppression

the bloom has passed
the sun’s gone down
and the cold’s
about to set in


I’ve finally gotten
to the place
I never wanted
to be

where there’re no words
no expression of thought
to reach out to others
from inside

a place where I’m not
my own
a place hidden away
behind a curtain

and it breaks my heart

one thing different
about me
has been my


when two become one
I guess I’m not one
but two

and my other half
would like to leave
his book closed

this is so very sad to me
I can’t explain how it
and maybe – now –
I can’t

was this part of God’s plan
I can’t imagine it would be
we’ll see how it goes
maybe writing in code

if he knew what was on ‘here’
it’d break him
he only sees faKebook
and that hurts him

if I could turn back time
I’d never get married
I’d never split up my kids
I’d never be in Texas

but here I am
a writer without a pen
a poet without an outlet
a wife without a smile
a woman trapped
on the inside

“Love evoL”

[written 8/11/16]

when I think about God
I can write about love
the beauty of what it looks like
the reward of what comes forth

but when I think about some relationships
beauty’s the last word
that comes to mind
and I’m left with wondering


God created relationship
if two people do it well
beauty shouldn’t be missing
it should be seen

so through the eyes of God
what should love look like?

walking hand in hand
talking and listening
building up
not tearing down
love’s giving attention
and joining in fun
digging for gold
and not wasting it

love should never be
the silent treatment
or actions from spite

love’s asking questions
and hearing opinions
it’s being who you are
ALL the time
and being present
when you’re there

do you see love?

“Knowing Without Reading”

[written 8/10/16]

so often I read posts
of good things happening
of people doing well
happiness abound
and in the comments
I read
‘God loves you so much’
‘you’re His favorite’

but if one’s discouraged
and reads of this love
are they left thinking
‘does He love me?’
not many posts of turmoil
have comments of
‘God loves you so much’
‘you’re His favorite’

it’s better for one to know
and not go off of
no matter what
‘God loves you so much’
‘you’re His favorite’
and more