New Year’s Countdown

Ten seconds to midnight
Nine minutes walked to the beach
Eight free viewing spots by the ocean
Seven waves to jump for good luck
Six family members huddled on the sand
Five fireworks shows along the shore
Four wishes of successful new endeavors
Three more New Year’s resolutions
Two promises of love yet unbroken
One more year begins!

Happy New Year! May you all have a wonderful 2016!

Nous Sommes Unis

Hear the silence in the streets,
Feel the sorrow in the air
In the chilling aftermath
Of the night of terror
That left the world in shock.

See the world shine bright
In blue, white and red.
Let them know we are united
As we support our allies
In this tragic time for humanity.

France, we stand with you now
In this solemn hour.
Against hate and violence,
In the name of love and peace,
Nous sommes unis.

Wrote this poem shortly after the attacks in Paris on November 13. My thoughts and prayers go out to all the victims of the tragedy. May love always triumph over hate. We stand with you, France. #NousSommesUnis

Why I Miss You

It was the best month of my life.
We always have fun together.
We think alike.
You make me laugh.
You brighten my days.
I feel safe with you.
I enjoy your company.
I’m the best version of myself around you.
You give the best hugs.
You give the best kisses.
You love me.
I love you.

For all these reasons and more,
I miss you terribly.
But time has a way of passing quickly,
And I know we’ll be together again soon.

Until then, I’ll wait impatiently for the day
When I can fall back into your arms
And I never have to miss you again.

Beautiful Brown Eyes

As I lay back on the bed
And you lay over me,
I look up at your face
Smiling down at me,
And I think to myself,
He has such beautiful eyes.

Dark brown eyes,
So warm and inviting.
When they look into mine,
I can see the love in them,
The kindness,
The humility,
The passion.
And when I look back into them,
I feel at peace.

Those eyes say so much
Even when his lips
Don’t say a word.
They tell me such sweet things:
I adore you,
I want you,
I need you,
I love you.
And they always perfectly match
The feelings in my heart.

I know those eyes
Belong to a man
Who cares for me,
Who respects me,
Who treats me well and
Who loves me
With all his heart.
And I know that when I’m with him,
I am home.

All this takes but a second
To cross my mind,
But that one second
Is more than enough.
I smile back up at you,
Pull you close,
And kiss your lips,
Elated to know that
Only I will ever see
The true depth of the love
In your beautiful brown eyes.

Happy Birthday to my adoring boyfriend! Thank you for filling my days with so much happiness and love! I love you, sweetheart!


You used to be so powerful.
You could do whatever you wanted.
You could get away with anything.
Because I let you.

You had such control over me.
Anything you said, I believed.
If you said it wasn’t worth it,
I agreed without thinking.
If you said I should give up,
I would stop on the spot.
If you said I would fail,
I wouldn’t even try.

But I realize now
That you were in my way,
That I could be so much more
Without you to stop me.
Now I’ve finally had enough.
I’m sick of holding back.
I’m tired of being afraid.

So go away, Fear.
Take your empty threats
And vanish into thin air.
You don’t control me anymore.

I’m in charge now.
I’m taking back my life.
You are powerless,
And I, at long last, am free.

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