Archive | February, 2021

Call Me From Heaven

27 Feb

Your car crashed

someone was speeding and

entered your lane

minutes later you were gone

forever

I never got to say goodbye

I think of how many times

I could have called you

on the phone

Now I wish I had

called

no matter how late it was

Maybe sometimes you

waited for the phone to ring

One day

I’ll see you in Heaven

and I’ll call your name

and reach for your hand

and you will reach back

and touch my hand

and please know

when we meet again

I’ll bring love

that will last forever

The Last Phone Call

25 Feb

I wonder

after you breathed

your last breath

after just two days

after we talked . . .

I wonder why I forgot

to tell you how much

I appreciate you

how much

I need you

and how much

I love you

When my time comes

and I enter

the doors of Heaven

I will look for you —

will you

reach for my hand?

Can we continue

where we left off

here?

Will My Poems Make Their Way Around The World?

13 Feb

It happened during college

I published a poetry book

of my poems titled

WHEN TWILIGHT BEGINS

I spent $300

to print 1,000 poetry books

They sold slowly at first

as time went by they

sold in other countries

My college bookstore

sold the book for one dollar

I visited gift shops

independent bookstores

and head shops

I sent sample copies

to bookstores in

other countries

I received orders

from countries

Letters arrived daily

I had some penpals

from other countries

I published

two books a year

I thought my books would

continue selling but I learned

very few things

lasts forever

sometimes not even love

One day the lights went out

my books no longer

could locate

lovers of poetry

What happened

I’m not sure

but if it is possible

bring back those days

let me have a replay

let me

send my poems

throughout the world

again

?

Everyone Wants My Money

9 Feb

Does this happen to you?

Pick up your phone

and there is someone

trying to sell you something?

Open your mail

and there is an offer to buy

Watch TV

and there are offers

to buy

There is a fight

for your money

I laugh instead

of buying

If you can’t laugh

turn off the TV

don’t answer the phone

toss away your mail

Don’t we get tired

of the fight of others

wanting our money?

I’m becoming

a recluse

and a hermit

I’m giving away

my old belongings

to Goodwill

& Salvation Army

why would I buy more?

Someone asked why

I don’t buy a new car?

I replied

because

I would have

to find someone

to give it to —

don’t you see

my 12-year old car

is still running well?

Everywhere I turn

someone wants

my money

and it’s harder and harder

for me to be nice

when I tell them no —

how about you?

Secrets Are Made To Be Secrets

9 Feb

I should

not

know

everything

about

you

even though

I beg you

to tell

me everything

about

your past

and your

desires

Yes I want

to know

everything

but

I could

not

handle

or deal

with

all you

would

tell me

&

you don’t

want to

know

all about

me

if you knew

it all

you

would

walk or run

away

Teardrops Falling Tonight

5 Feb

You left me for someone

with a new car

and money

Months

passed

You call tonight

and say

it was a mistake

He has money

but you have love

Can we

start over

I say yes

Let’s start over again,

tonight!

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