Friday, May 31, 2013

Poem: A Prayer (of faith)

A Prayer
(of faith)

By: Joi Maree Flowers

Thank you Lord

For the hurt that will ease
For the tears that will dry
For the hope that stays held on to
Even when before me there is no clear sight
For the new days given where I will arise
From a bed where at any given time death's hand can strike
For the comfort felt after grief's leave
Over a loved one gone too soon for whom I weep
For the strength gained from my body that is weak
Lifted from my knees to stand on the ground which my feet will meet
For the Husband for whom I have prayed
And for the children born from my womb that some day I will meet
I claim it all in Your name

For tomorrow
And days after

Without knowing the day
Or hour
For when all this will come to be

But just having the faith in knowing
In it's chosen season
Your Will will be

As long as I continue to trust in You Father


Monday, May 27, 2013

Poem: Remembered

By: Joi Maree Flowers

Their names
Not all individually known
But their sacrifice to protect and to serve our country is

Their hands
Not often shook
By we who sought to thank them
For their dedication to us whom they all knew not

Those Soldiers
And selfless

Who everyday faced
Eye to eye
On battlefields

Who for extended lengths of time been
Away from home
Where safety
Once tightly held them

They who through acts of courage
Unselfishly gave of themselves
To execute a mission
Most of us would not have done

They who hoped
To return home
But never got the chance to see
The sun rise again

We remember you
We honor you
We praise you

On this day
And those after
And before
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Friday, May 24, 2013

Poem: A Thought of Hers

A Thought of Hers

By: Joi Maree Flowers

She wonders if
He too wonders
About a moment

Missed a time ago
Between hello and goodbye


Lost in translation
But saw through infatuated eyes

And wonders
If then that middle was filled
Would they be love


Monday, May 20, 2013

Poem: New Two

New Two

By: Joi Maree Flowers

Twinkling stars
There up in the mass of black called night

Shine upon two souls below
Welcoming the wind of new love

As they dance to a jazzed tune
Under the accompanied eye of the moon

Before a kiss
To new romance bids them goodnight
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Friday, May 17, 2013

Poem: Life Choice

Life Choice

By: Joi Maree Flowers

Life was given to be lived

To embrace the joy that hugs you
And forgive the past that harmed you

To regret not those things which already have been done
But to learn the lessons for which they taught

To walk away from those doors that have shut
That are to never again re-open

To walk not backwards to before
But forward on the path that leads you towards your destiny

Life was given to live
So live it as it should be

Stop at those bloomed flowers
And for a moment smell them

Make today the day you take your first step
Towards fulfilling that aged old dream

Life is to be lived

So live

Monday, May 13, 2013

Poem: Somethin' 'Bout Mama

Somethin' 'Bout Mama

By: Joi Maree Flowers


There's somethin' 'bout her
That when you take a moment to think about all she's done
Not just for you
But others too
It makes you wonder how she was able to do all those things
And still do for herself

How unselfish she is
And was
To give so freely of herself
Without wanting anything more in return
Than just a simple thank you

How gifted she is
And was
At playing her leading role
In addition to the roles of others
When lines were forgotten
And presences were a no show

How special she is
And was
To love a child
Hers born from her own womb
And those who were not
With such an unrestricted love
And such a open heart

There's somethin' 'bout Mama's love
That eases the pain
Casts out fear
Assures the doubts
And turns anger into joy

Somethin' 'bout her touch
That heals the deepest hurts and wounds
Relieves tension
Works miracles

There's just somethin' 'bout Mama
That is
And will always be
Worthy of everyday praise
And not just one time out of the year

Friday, May 10, 2013

Poem: If Ever I Remember

If Ever I Remember

By: Joi Maree Flowers

If ever I remember
Those things
That left my heart feeling sore
That formed that river out of cried tears
That made me of love to fear

Then I shall
Turn off the light in my room
And fall back
Into the darkness it sent me to before
For there will be no change of mind
To ever love again
If ever that opportunity knocks at my door a second time

Monday, May 6, 2013

Poem: They


By: Joi Maree Flowers

Some find it hard to understand your words
But I know exactly what you say

Some find it difficult to see past your exterior
But I see clearly what lies within

What they say
Doesn't matter

What they think
Doesn't change my mind

About you
About us

A love you and I chose to love
 A love forever ours

Friday, May 3, 2013

Poem: Say Brother, Say Sister

Say Brother, Say Sister

By: Joi Maree Flowers

Say there
My Brother
My Sister
Walking down the street with your face looking to the ground

What aint right now?

Got laid off
Got past due bills
Got a baby on the way

Same problems as a lot of folk

Yeah I know
Been there myself a time or more
So I understand

But it will get better
Trust me
I know

My head rose again
So will yours