Monday, December 31, 2012

Poem: New Fruit

New Fruit

By: Joi Maree Flowers

Like fallen fruit from a tree
Today as did yesterday
Will wilt and die

To make way to bear forth
New fruit
For tomorrow's time

Leaving behind
The reaped harvest's crop
That will soon become old

That was birth from a nurtured seed
Which can never again
Be sowed

Friday, December 28, 2012

Poem: Gold Plated

Gold Plated

By: Joi Maree Flowers


Smiling
For the flashing lights
Sipping
On the finest champagne
Hanging
With featured names
Just
To be recognized like they

But
Not are you what they've become
Just
Acting in hopes to be called one
Celebrity
Famous
It
Shiittttt

Monday, December 24, 2012

Poem: The Perfect Gift



The Perfect Gift

By: Joi Maree Flowers

Keep your coins in your pockets
For its cost is free
Keep off of it your decorated paper and bow
For a beautiful wrapping it does not need

It's size is small enough to fit in your heart
And large enough that it can be shared
The only instruction there is
Is to please handle it with care

Worry not if it will be liked
Worry not if your choice of it was right
For to those whom it is given
They will surely not decline

It's the perfect gift to give
And the perfect gift to receive
Not just on one day
But everyday that is given to be

It's the gift of LOVE
A gift that never gets too old to pass along
 
Photo couterst of www.bluebroccoli.wordpress.com
 
 

Friday, December 21, 2012

Poem: Leaving For A Place Called Home

Leaving For A Place Called Home

By: Joi Maree Flowers

There is where I want to go
So guide my direction towards the place that many call home
You know that place where the gates are pearly
That place where can be seen His mighty glory

My body has been worked for its purposes
On this good earth that at times I felt cursed it

With days of labor
That turned into years of struggling
And nights of grief
That sometimes lasted until the morning

Monday, December 17, 2012

Poem: Foreign Waters


Foreign Waters
By: Joi Maree Flowers


Far and abroad
I travel the path of an unknown journey

Walking on landscaped fields
Climbing over rocky mountains
Flying through bluest skies
Sailing across foreign waters
 

Greeted by the faces of many colors
Filled with the foods of ethnic cultures
Washed in the waters of forgotten seas
Clothed in the garments worn in times long before the birth of me
 
The world is my map
And I, its explorer


 

Friday, December 14, 2012

Poem: How Could I Have Known


How Could I Have Known

By: Joi Maree Flowers

How could I have known
That when this morning to you I said goodbye
That it would truly be
For the last time

No more lullaby's
No more kisses goodnight
No more stories to tell
To send you into that slumber land of night

Only empty arms
And pools of tears
A heart that aches
And tomorrow's fears

Unanswered responses
Of those questions of why
If only it could be different
If only I could rewind time

No tomorrow will ever be the same
And life without you will always be my deepest pain
"If had not I...you would be still here"
Will forever be my reasoning for you to have lived

But how could I have known
What feeling could I have felt
That today
Someone would take away your last breath

And how could I have known
That when you said goodbye
That those words from you would be said to me
For the last time

Poem: Sweet Angel of Mine



Sweet Angel of Mine

 By: Joi Maree Flowers


Night falls
And my eyes close to sleep
It is there in a dream
That again we meet
That I see your eyes
Your smile
Your presence
A moment to cherish
At a time sporadic
Before dawn to perish

Greeting with hugs
And kissed cheeks
And singing songs from your book of Hymns
That was passed down to me
"Amazing grace,
How sweet the sound..."
How sweet the sound of your voice
To hear when you come around
In the space of our special place
Which only our presence grace
Where hours of time are spent
Together
Until the moment begins to fade
Then
I awake
But
You continue to sleep

Under a green field
Surrounded by
Bloomed flowers
Shaded trees
And your love
My Grandfather

Monday, December 10, 2012

Poem: I Was Once You

I Was Once You 
 
By: Joi Maree Flowers


Procrastinator
Unbeliever of myself

Dreaming
But not achieving
Speaking
But not acting
Hoping
But not wanting

I found comfort in time's past and present

Until
I began seeing
Every life
But mine
Walking fearlessly
Into tomorrow’s time

Finally removing my security blanket
From around me
I took one step forward
And another step after
Only looking back
To see how far I’d come
As the future led me through
Doors I never thought could open before

Friday, December 7, 2012

Poem: Good 'Ol Brown

Good ‘Ol Brown
 
By: Joi Maree Flowers

He searched for his dear friend
When the thunder roared its loudest
And the earth beneath his feet shook
Causing him to stumble
And fall to his knees
 
But he was nowhere around
 
As his strength succumbed to weakness
And the pain became too much to bear
He picked up a bottle
And there his friend was at the bottom
Waiting to numb him of his sorrows

Good 'Ol Brown
 

Monday, December 3, 2012

Poem: Behold Beauty


Behold Beauty
 
By: Joi Maree Flowers
 
I may not stand out in the crowd
I may not ever become the pageant Queen who wears the crown
I may not be the prototype of every man’s sweet dreams
Nor of that do I mind
 
For what his eyes see of me
Is the purest of all beauty
 
 
Photo courtesy of: dotheknowledge.com