A Gift For The Bride (Written For My Aunt's Wedding,2006)
A gift that every bride should have:
“Something Old, Something New
Something Borrowed and Something Blue.”... more »
A Legacy Of Life (Written For My Great-Grandma's Funeral Just After Her 105th Birthday,2008)
The accomplishments of Katherine Brinks,
Through the one-hundred and five years of her life.
She was a friend, a grandma, a mother.
She was to one man, a soul mate, a wife.... more »
All I Need To Remember (Written For A Friend During A Hard Time,2003)
Playing as kids,
We would have so much fun.
Just messing around,
And not caring who won.... more »
Always (Written In 2004 For A Friend And Her Child)
Always looking down
At the miracle beside me
He’s looking back up
And I’m all that he can see... more »
Ask Me (Written For Jon,2007)
If you asked me for the world,
And If I only knew how to,
I would hold it in my hand,
And give it all up for you.... more »
At The Farm (Written About My Grandparent's Farm,2004)
Weekdays are for work and school
I learned that when I was small
But I also knew what weekends were
I couldn’t be fooled at all... more »
Dancing In The Rain (Written For Hunter In 2006)
In 50 years from now,
When I am reading this once again,
I will remember the day that I wrote it.
I will recall that it was the day that I realized,... more »
Darkness (Written In 2003)
In a darkened room
With nothing but silence... more »
Every Time (Written In 2004)
With every second,
Every moment at this place,
Somewhere there’s a tear,
Running down someone’s face.... more »
Face Of No Escape (Written In 2007)
If those judging eyes on the face,
That is continuously staring back at me,
Only knew the perilous feeling inside,
My mistakes might let my heart run free.... more »
Fifteen Years (Written On My 15th Bday,2004)
Through fifteen years of life,
That have gone by so fast.
There’s no stopping the future,
And there is no changing the past.... more »
Finding Your Own Path (Written In 2004)
Some days it looks so easy,
To give up and give in.
Sometimes it seems so crazy,
These battles I cannot win.... more »
Five Minutes (Written For 9/11 Ceremony, One Year After,2002)
Five more minutes standing tall,
Five more minutes until I fall.
I stand so proud way up high,... more »
Following Her Lead (Written In 2007)
Since the very first day,
She was there to ensure we’d never fall.
Placing the challenges before us,
And the motivation to overcome them all.... more »
Friendship (Written In 2005)
Even if the world falls apart,
And we watch as it shatters,
It wouldn’t be the end to us,
Because we would know what matters.... more »
Here With Me (Written In 2003)
I don’t see you here
We can’t be together right now
But there’s no need to fear
Because we’ll make it somehow... more »
I Saw Your Face Today (Written In 2006)
In that same car,
Through a window,
I saw your face today.
The same face that I remember from that day.... more »
If The World Was Different (Written In 2002, One Of My First Poems)
If life was short,
But each day was long.
If nothing hurt,
But you never grew strong.... more »
In This House (Written About The House My Mom Was Raised In,2004)
In this house
Are memories to be found
Something to recall
With every sight and sound... more »
Inspire Me (Written About Hunter, Kayden, & Shelby,2004)
Inspire me everyday,
And I’ll watch as you grow.
Amaze me all of the time,
With all the things you know.... more »
Just Another Day (Written In 2005)
Today is just another day,
I assume it will be like any other.
People I call friends and family,
We live, we have each other.... more »
Mistakes (Written At The Beginning Of My H.S. Senior Year,2007)
Whoever said that hindsight is twenty-twenty,
I would say was a fairly wise man.
It’s too bad that he forgot the directions,
On how to make the best of it while you can.... more »
Moments (Written As A Baby Shower Gift In 2004)
This day always seemed so far
As we wait to welcome you to this place
I dream about all that you are
And I can’t quit looking at your face... more »
Perspective Of A Freed Slave (Written For American History Class,2007)
I do not have a job or money for the things I need.;
But I am free to go look for it.
I do not have a home or a family beside me;... more »
Pessimistic (Written In 2005)
Life works in a way,
It will give and then demand.
It will hurt and then will heal,
And we may never understand.... more »