Monday, April 29, 2013

Poem: All Over Me

All Over Me

By: Joi Maree Flowers

I feel him all over me
Like a sensual kiss on the lips
That sends shivers through my body

Like strong arms wrapped around my waist
With a grip
That's just the right kind of tight

Like the breeze of a cool wind
That blows my way
And leaves me feeling refreshed

Though he may not be here at this moment
His love is
And it's all over me

Friday, April 26, 2013

Poem: Riding Into Town

Riding Into Town
By: Joi Maree Flowers

I was hoping to see yesterday
When I rode back
Into the town
Where my youthful days were spent
Back to a time
Where life was lived happily
Or to my child's mind it seemed

I couldn't wait to see
Ms Betty
And give her a dollar
For one of her big famous red velvet cupcakes
And another 50 cents
For a red frozen cup

And then there are
My old friends
Whom I left behind
Just so I could get to know some of the world for awhile
How I'd missed them so
How I couldn't wait to exchange some tales with them

Monday, April 22, 2013

Poem: Release

By: Joi Maree Flowers

Cool breezed Summer night by the shore
Accompanied by a full moon
And God

Eyes closed
Soul relaxed


Friday, April 19, 2013

Poem: That Old Thang

That Old Thang

By: Joi Maree Flowers

Got a call today
From that old thang

Aint heard from that runaway voice
Nor felt that swift wind grace my path
In a long while

I wonder what he wants

He said to me that he been thinkin' 'bout me
And been missin' him some good ol' me
And need to be seein' me real soon
Cuse he wants to start a new thang with us again
And wonders if that could be possible

Monday, April 15, 2013

Poem: And Your Friends

And Your Friends
By: Joi Maree Flowers

What it should be
How it should be

But then
There they come
Your friends
Now apart of you
Adding more to two
No more
You and he

Friday, April 12, 2013

Poem: Again I Fall (in love)

Again I Fall
(in love)

By: Joi Maree Flowers

Enough had some spare space
So I filled it with more of you
Again I fell in love

With no more uncovered holes to fall into
Until after awhile you do that thang you so often do
Give me more of you just when I thought I had your 100

And again I fall
And again I become amazed
To find that in me can be created more space

To feel
To hold
More love for you

Just when I thought of you I was filled
Just when I thought I could stand straight to walk
I over and over can still fall in love with you

Monday, April 8, 2013

Poem: Penny Wrapper

Penny Wrapper

By: Joi Maree Flowers

Mama always knew how to make a way
Even when a way couldn't be seen to make
Wrapped them pennies up she did
In those little brown penny wrappers

Paid that light bill she did
Paid for them groceries she did
Sometimes paid for them clothes and shoes
You think she didn't
She sure did

Friday, April 5, 2013

Poem: Mask


By: Joi Maree Flowers

I am not happy because I smile
Nor in good spirits because I laugh

I'm merely hiding my battle face
So no war begins

Monday, April 1, 2013

Poem: Untitled


By: Joi Maree Flowers

I was raised to respect
Both young and old

It didn't matter if they were
The President
The Pope
The Garbage man
Or even
The less fortunate