Monday, January 28, 2013

Poem: Should've, Would've, Could've

Should've, Would've, Could've
By: Joi Maree Flowers

I didn't say "I love you" enough
So you found someone who did
I didn't need you enough
So you found someone who would
I wasn't the woman you'd hope I be
A wish thought to be true of your dream
So to me you said goodbye
And over you I did not cry

I went on with my life
And met a new guy
I tried to compare him to you
I do not know why
He was what I wanted
Though not what I needed
The grass on the other side wasn't as green
As I'd hoped it would be

Friday, January 25, 2013

Poem: Walking By His Side

Walking By His Side
(Comfort words from those souls who have gone home)

By: Joi Maree Flowers

You may knock on my door
But open it I will not
You may call my phone to hear my voice
But answer it I won't
You may search for me
In those places I was known to be
And call out my name a hundred times
But there I won't be

Because I've gone

Where no pain can be felt

Where no worries will cross my thoughts

Where my tears will no longer fall from a cry

Monday, January 21, 2013

Poem: 21 Days

21 Days

By: Joi Maree Flowers

With no bread to eat
Only water to quench my thirst
His Word was what fed me to full
And kept me strong throughout the course

A cleansing of the mind

To detoxify
That old
Poisoned me

Who was before

Friday, January 18, 2013

Poem: Over Moon And Stars

Over Moon And Stars
By: Joi Maree Flowers

Take me away dear dream
Beyond the moon and stars
Take me to places I’ve never seen
Before I awake from this sleep

I’ve been to Venus
I’ve been to Mars
Take me dear dream beyond the planets
Over moon and stars

Monday, January 14, 2013

Poem: Open Hands Of A Beggar

Open Hands Of A Beggar

By: Joi Maree Flowers

Can you spare me a meal
Can you spare me some change
Can you spare me a blanket
To cover me as I lay

Though I am guilty and ashamed
Of this life for myself I have made

I aint too proud to ask
For the assistance of your helping hands

So please ma'am
And please sir
Do not just look at me and frown
Then pass me by

Friday, January 11, 2013

Poem: Just Wondering

Just Wondering

By: Joi Maree Flowers

Would the direction of the journey have changed
If had I stayed a few minutes later
Or left a few minutes earlier?

Would I have met him
If I had decided not to go out that night
But instead came the night before or after?

Would I have come to be
If my mother had not been able to conceive
Or decided that her life plans did not include me?

Would I have been better off
If Daddy had stayed
Or was it for the best that he closed the door behind him and left me?

Am I better
Being me
Or would I have been better off becoming what others wanted me to be?

Monday, January 7, 2013

Poem: Tomorrow


By: Joi Maree Flowers

The path was unknown
The vision is shown
The journey will begin
A new Chapter
To pen

Walk not that same road
Previously traveled
Write not those same words
Previously written

Make not the same mistakes
In the coming days as did yesterday
For what good is change
If life is to only be replayed

Free yourself
Of those rusted chains that bind
Time is passing at swift speeds
Don't get left behind

Friday, January 4, 2013

Poem: Without


By: Joi Maree Flowers

Without space to move
Without ears to hear
Without words to speak
Without an audience to cheer

Without lyrics to write
Without a drum to beat
Without a band to play
Without a singer to sing

Without sleep to dream
Without a reason to mean
Without a hope to have
Without a legacy to pass