Monday, February 25, 2013

Poem: January Bloom Surprise

January Bloom Surprise
By: Joi Maree Flowers

Weather temperature below bearable degrees
Chill of that a freezer burned ice cream
In the midst of a garden
Covered in snow
Where the wind blows cold
There beyond the bare limbs of once stilled strong trees
Petals unfold
Of a flower
All alone
Who has before its season found its new home

The Azalea
In January
Meant for a
Spring bloom


Friday, February 22, 2013

Poem: Forward On

Forward On

By: Joi Maree Flowers

But tell the past goodbye

Start anew
For the path of tomorrow
Awaits your footsteps to grace

Monday, February 18, 2013

Poem: Barren Womb

Barren Womb

By: Joi Maree Flowers

A room inside
As the peak of night
Never to have
A guest
To ever fill its vacant space

And hollow
Without ever
Having a son
Or daughter
From it
Be born

Friday, February 15, 2013

Poem: Becoming We

Becoming We

By: Joi Maree Flowers

Tell me you love me
Without words
Introduce me to your world
Without shame.

Make me apart
Of you
So all who see me
Will already know my name.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Poem: Unseen, Unknown

Unseen, Unknown

By: Joi Maree Flowers

Some footsteps imprinted in those coasts sands
Vanished away
By waved waters and strong winds
Of whom to
They ever
Did belong
By those who came after before

Thus the story of those
Never known
Are never to be told

Friday, February 8, 2013

Poem: Different

(Date Night)

By: Joi Maree Flowers

Closet aint got no dress
Pockets aint got no cash
I aint going out nowhere
With this man to dance

He said
Baby I'll buy you a dress
And the heels to match
'Cuse on this night with you I don't want to pass

Excuse me sir
I aint no charity case
I don't need nothing from your hands
Where in the end you want some form of sexual repay

Say lady
I just want to spoil and adore you
I aint looking for an easy lay
I'm just a gentleman who likes to treat a woman the right way

Well Sir
Since you put it that way
Pick me up around 8
And please don't be late

Monday, February 4, 2013

Poem: Reminisce


By: Joi Maree Flowers

That voice that whispered my name softly into my ear
That arm that wrapped tightly around my waist
That kiss that gently graced my shoulder
That love of him I felt all over

A use to
But no more

That morning smile that I'd awakened to
That second breath inhaled of his scent
That goodbye that felt different than before
  A hello again to never be heard

Friday, February 1, 2013

Poem: Before I Go

Before I Go

By: Joi Maree Flowers

Life has often been unkind to me
Giving me the best of its worst
Choosing me last to receive its peace
But picking me first to fight its wars

Forgetting to shield me when the rain fell its hardest
And leaving me outside when the nights felt their coldest
The little hope of joy it gave me
Was overshadowed by grief’s repeated pain