Monday, July 29, 2013

Poem: Another Day


Another Day
By: Joi Maree Flowers

This morning we rise
Another day given
Another chance to complete
The destined task assigned.

So much to be done
So little given of time
Life's mission to be fulfilled
Before daylight bids us a final good night.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Poem: You And I (To My Love)

You And I (To My Love)

By: Joi Maree Flowers


A love meant to be
This love we share

Destined like the sun
To rise upon each new day 

True like vowed words
Spoken from the mouth of a noble man 

Grown from a foundation of trust
Confirmed by God 

This love
Our love 

Questioned by non-believers
Rejoiced by believers
Answered by only our names 

Will see many more days
And have many more memories made 

Like 

Marriage
And
Children 

Priceless times reminisced later on in our
Golden years 

Yes 

Our love
This love 

With a lifetime to last
Even after heaven calls our names

Monday, July 22, 2013

Poem: His Voice I Hear


His Voice I Hear

By: Joi Maree Flowers

In those lonely hours of despair
When my soul is burning
And my mind is filled with chaos
And my heart is unsettled

I seek solace through prayer

And in silence I await to hear

His voice

That will speak to me
Before the clock strikes 12

And I will listen
And I will be comforted

Friday, July 19, 2013

Poem: Purple Roses

Purple Roses
By: Joi Maree Flowers

Red is so passe
Though most ladies expect to receive roses of that color

But not I 

I am so different

Therefore different is
What I want
What I need
What I crave 

From your hands 

That are not comfortable with the "use to" trade
But extraordinary
Where nothing that comes from it is predictable or the same 

From your lips 

That flows from them words of amore
Those things never heard spoken before
Lyrics creating verses for a new song

From your body 

That ignites passion
When joined with mine
Rhythm and harmony without words and signs 

From your heart 

Where sincerity whispers
And emotions beat
Unlocked by I who only holds the key 

I like my roses
Like my man
Like my life
Like my love
Of a different hue 

My roses are purple
And so shall they always remain 

Unlike the ordinary
Never the same

Monday, July 15, 2013

Poem: Accordingly

Accordingly
By: Joi Maree Flowers


Understanding that things happen for their specific purpose
And reason
At their assigned time
In their appointed hour


Accordingly

 
Whether agreed
Whether accepted
Or none of the above

 
Those things that occur
Not by man's controlling hand

 
But by one
Powerful
And Almighty

 
God

 
Who before time
Made those plans

 
That were written in
The book of Destiny

 
So for ourselves

 
We could

 
Remove self
Banish plans
And
Practice patience
And
Embrace faith

 
As our way
Was never
Meant to be


But His
Was
Is
And will always be

 
Accordingly

 
Therefore we must surrender

 
We

Friday, July 12, 2013

Poem: Staying Easy

Staying Easy
By: Joi Maree Flowers

I won't cuss
I refuse to fuss
I'm saving my energy for my move

While he bathes
Last night's
Shame off of
His skin

The things he's done
He thinks I don't know about
But I do

I gather my things
As for a long trip
But this time
There's no returning

Here

To him

As there is no reason to

I won't shout
I won't make a scene
That'll just prolong my stay

I won't let him know
That I'm leaving

I'm keeping my cool

Staying easy

While out the door I make my way to leave

Monday, July 8, 2013

Poem: Better Love

Better Love

By: Joi Maree Flowers

Better than before
Sweeter than the last taste
Stronger than the grip once held
Purer than the clear blue sea

Is love now

It has come
And is ours
The best of love

Friday, July 5, 2013

Poem: Longer Days

Longer Days
By: Joi Maree Flowers

If days could last longer

I'd love more
Enjoy more
Dream more
Pursue more
Achieve more
Thank more
Help more
Give more
And receive less

I'd live longer
Like tomorrow is forever away
Like all the seasons came on the same day
Like the morning's sunrise lasted more than a few minutes moment time
And the afternoon's intermission extended beyond the break leading to the next Act
And the night's cue was more than a few hours away from saying goodnight to the day

I'd keep
Living
Loving
Laughing
And enjoying
My days

And I'd smile
Even if I knew if it was my last

Because I lived

My Life

To its fulfill

Monday, July 1, 2013

Poem: Her Response

Her Response
By: Joi Maree Flowers

You wouldn't ask her to lie
Would you?

About loving you
Would you?

When you asked
If she did

She told you the truth
Yes she did

But it seems you didn't believe her

When she said that she didn't

'Cuse you asked her again
As if her response wasn't to your liking

Maybe hoping to hear that she does

But her answer was the same
As before

She Doesn't