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