What I Would Give


You could recite python,
Without missing a beat,
Make me smile,
From cheek to cheek,
Put me in stitches,
For over a week,
And say you love me,
As big as the street,
Now what I would give,
To hear goodnight one last time.

You could make eggs,
With a runny yoke,
Find the right time,
To tell the perfect joke,
Tried to fix things,
Or just give them a poke,
And say I love you,
As big as you know,
Now what I would give,
To say goodnight one last time.

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Another Petal Falls


A rosebush is like a family.
Each home is a rose.
The petals the people.
***
Just as people pass.
The petals fall.
Eventually the rose is bare.
***
A home may close.
The flower may wither.
But the rosebush keeps growing.
***
Each petal is remembered.
Every rose is not forgot.
The rosebush is not lost.
***
So remember each petal.
And don’t forget each rose.
Watch as the rosebush grows.

They Will Not Win


We stand together,
Stand as one,
We stand against them,
They have not won,
We will stand strong,
And show them all,
They won’t win,
No not at all.

Hope


Hope,
Is not just a useless word,
It has endless meaning,
Freedom,
Is not an actless sentiment,
It keeps us breathing.
***
We all live in hope,
To live in freedom,
When freedom is taken for granted,
Hope is ignored,
And one by one,
People become,
Mindless hordes,
Living for tomorrow,
Saving for today,
Having nothing to their name.
***
Hope
Is not just a useless word,
It gives the world meaning,
Love,
Is a binding force,
That keeps hearts beating.
***
We all live in hope,
To find true love,
Which shows our blindness,
Love not just your partner,
With true love,
Love your neighbour,
Your father,
Your fellow humans,
With the same love,
And the world will be,
As it should.

*2016 National Poetry Society Annual Competition Entry

2016 Christmas Countdown 4 : Keep Me Warm


The cold is back this year, 
And I have you here, 
Stay with me the night, 
Keep me warm from the cold. 
*** 
Please stay with me, 
And never leave me, 
Stay with me this winter, 
Stay with me forever. 
*** 
Please don’t just be a christmas dream, 
Say you will never leave me, 
Kiss me and take me tonight, 
And cuddle with me through the night. 
*** 
I will keep you warm, 
And never let the cold get you, 
If you will just be mine, 
I will never leave to be lonely. 

Acrostic Love Poem


Right when I had given up,
Over you came,
Bringing me to love again,
***
Because of you,
Everything feels new,
Every day feels good,
Come hug me now,
Reach for my heart,
Only let me go when you have to,
For now I’m thinking of you,
Think of me to.