Your Wise Words

If there’s one thing I remember
From the days when I was small,
It’s the lessons that you taught me,
The wisest words of all.

You told me to be happy
In whatever I might do,
Whether writing for a living
Or finding love that’s true.

Your incredible work ethic
Was your family’s guiding light,
As you worked from early morning
To the late hours of night.

For the family you so love,
You do everything you can,
And your three adoring daughters
See you as their Superman.

You’re the best male role model
That a girl has ever had.
I’d say my greatest blessing
Is to have you for a dad.

So I say to you, dear father
(I think you know the rest),
I love you times a million!
May your birthday be the best!


Happy Birthday to my wonderful father! Thank you for your inspiring lessons and words of wisdom! I love you so much!

Perfect Valentine

There’s magic in the air tonight
As every star is shining bright
And tables dressed with candlelight
Adorn the moonlit deck.

You gaze into her lovely eyes,
Having come to realize:
Without her in your life, surprise,
You still would be a wreck.

But ever since she came along,
Your days have all been filled with song,
And everything would just feel wrong
Were she to leave your life.

So slowly you begin to smile
As you adore her for a while,
Thinking to yourself that “I’ll
Ask her to be my wife.”

And so you take her by the hand
And gradually begin to stand
Before you drop to one knee and
Request that she’ll “be mine”.

The question “Will you marry me?”
Is followed by her shouts of glee
As you embrace her lovingly,
Your perfect Valentine!

My Twenty Sixteen

My Twenty Sixteen was chaotic,
An interesting twelvemonth at best.
There were times when I felt in control,
And times I was put to the test.

I managed my greatest achievement
Through months of a studying spree,
‘Til at last I defended my thesis
And earned me a Master’s degree!

Though in writing I’ve always been active,
I found it was hard to keep pace.
With my thesis, my blog, and my novels,
This year’s been a creative race!

November by far closed the hardest
Of modern political years,
As I spent the eighth shaking profusely
And woke the next morning in tears.

Yet I’ve braved the emotion and chaos,
And I’m ready to start fresh and clean.
Let’s just hope it gets better from now on!
Have a Happy Twenty Seventeen!


Happy New Year to all my family, friends, and readers! I hope you had a pleasant 2016, and that you all have a wonderful 2017!

Your Guiding Light

Who would I be today
Without your guiding light?
Would I still be myself?
Would I still turn out all right?

Without your love and guidance,
I don’t know where I’d be.
I’d probably be lost,
Like a ship at open sea.

Your words of wisdom taught me
To distinguish right from wrong.
You’re the model of a woman
Who is nurturing and strong.

Through the years, as I grew older,
Your patience knew no end.
Though I made many mistakes,
You remained my truest friend.

Who on Earth could ever love me
As much as you always do?
I know God gave me a blessing
In a mother just like you.

To my mother, friend, and mentor,
There are few words that can say
Just how much I truly love you!
Have a wonderful birthday!


Happy Birthday to my wonderful mother! Thank you for always being my guiding light! I love you so much!

My Darling Baby Sister

My darling baby sister,
You’ve always been to me
A gift sent from above,
The baby of the family.

My lovely baby sister,
You know this is a crime,
The way you’re getting older
Like you’re fast-forwarding time?

Adoring baby sister,
I wish you’d understand
Growing up is overrated,
Nothing special, nothing grand.

And yet, dear baby sister,
I know this to be true:
You’ve finally come of age,
And there’s nothing I can do.

So maybe this, sweet sister,
Is what you’ve been waiting for:
A time when I can’t see you
As a baby anymore.

But know, my darling sister,
That I love you anyway.
May you have a great adult life
And a wonderful birthday!


Happy Birthday to my awesome baby sister! Stay sweet, and know that no matter how old you get, I’ll always love you!

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