Monday, September 30, 2013

Poem: Ms. Walker

Ms. Walker
By Joi Maree Flowers

You'd thought Ms Walker had kinfolk who loved her
As much as she spoke highly of her family

You'd thought she had a host of friends
With her greeting everyone one with the biggest smile who passed her way

You'd thought her life was full
Seeing she was always on the go to somewhere

But she was empty
And alone

And though the sun shined upon her
Inside her world was still stuck in the season of Winter

And when she got called home to glory

The only voice that spoke at her funeral
Was from the only person there

The Preacher

And he mourned not

As he was there

Only to eulogize her

Just as he'd done for others

He didn't know

Friday, September 27, 2013

Poem: Speak To Me

Speak To Me

By: Joi Maree Flowers

I'm tired
I can't sleep

I'm all cried out
I'm weak

My soul is screaming loud
But no where is the calm of peace

I haven't heard from you in a awhile
Don't you remember me

Then speak to me

Speak to me

Been walking around
With nowhere to go

Been thinking a lot
About things I did that I should not have done

And about things
I didn't do but should have

Been searching for answers in all the wrong places

Been driving around so long but have yet to reach a destination

My options have been used
Want to give up but I refuse

Feel like I ain't really been living
Just existing

Seems like with all I've done
I still have no results to show

Although the work was completed
The job is still left undone

In my darkest hour
With my last bit of strength

I turn to you

Knowing that I should have done so first

I apologize for putting you last

But I come to you now
As I am

To receive
Your Word

Those words that will bring unto me again
My peace

Monday, September 23, 2013

Poem: NO Said...

NO Said...
By: Joi Maree Flowers

And sleepless

Looking at the number you gave me
But I have yet to call
Not sure as to why
Being that I was thrilled at the first sight of you

Something said NO
Even before you walked towards my direction
Yet to you I still said hello

Something said NO
Even before you took me by the hand onto the dance floor
Yet still we swayed until the last played song

Then again

Something said NO
When you asked we to continue after tonight
I said yes and took ya number

Got home and couldn't sleep
My conscious was screaming
Though my listening was weak

I wanted what I wanted
But NO
Said you weren't good for me

I wondered why
Guess I'll never know what the reason would have been

I chose to listen

And said NO also

That's when the screams stopped
My eyes closed
And sleep took over

Friday, September 20, 2013

Poem: Before When

Before When

By: Joi Maree Flowers

The thoughts of before 

Laughter was our joy
Living for each other was our purpose
Prayer was our protection
Silent was our anger
A kiss was our apology
Making love was our reconciliation

The best parts were waking up to another morning

The beauty of those used to's

Our hands disengaged

Light turned to night

Smiles turned into cries

The word following hello was goodbye

What was
Is no longer

Reminded by a broken heart
That has never healed

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Poem: Every Day

Every Day

By: Joi Maree Flowers

Every day is a blessing to receive
Whether it turns out great
Or everything you didn't hope it to be
Each day is still a blessing

Waking up
To breathe
To see
To feel
To walk
To know
That life
In you
Still lives

Knowing that you
Instead of

Is in it self
A blessing

Friday, September 13, 2013

Poem: Truth Ain't

Truth Ain't
By: Joi Maree Flowers

It's hard to look in the mirror wearing shades
Vision tinted from seeing the truth of what is
The one whom you purposely choose to ignore

Denial being the crutch
Supported by lies
Co-signed by fans
Increased by pride

The you
Camouflaged by

A fantasy painted by

Is the you
You prefer

Thus the truth of your revelation
Is never known

To others
Nor yourself

Until those shades away are thrown

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Poem: When Or Where

When Or Where
By: Joi Maree Flowers

No one knows
Or where
The moment
Will happen

Days after

The moment
A voice whispers
Into your ear
Those words
Only fantasized to be

The moment
A kiss touches
Your lips the way
In a romantic

The moment
Your eyes
Sees the reality
Of love
After being blinded
By lust

That moment


Love is revealed

Friday, September 6, 2013

Poem: Be You

Be You
By: Joi Maree Flowers

To be content
To be confirmed
To be humble

Even if the world surrounding you
Doesn't agree

As long as you do

To be misunderstood
To be accused
To be shunned

Even if proven your truth
And no fault is found

As long as you stand tall and your head stays high

To love
To forgive
To move forward alone

Even if fear shows you the better
Of the comforts of used-to's

As long as you move along

To know
To be

Even if that means being different
And cast out by majority rule

As long as you're you
As long as to yourself
You are True

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Poem: Lovely Day

Lovely Day
By: Joi Maree Flowers

Introduced to a new day
Welcomed by the sun's rise
Everything may not be what it was hoped

But that's ok
That's alright

Walked outside
And every face that passed by
Smiled and said hello

Looked up into the sky
And no cloud hovered over
No chance of rain in sight

Got the day off
Time needed
And well over due

Errands all ran
To-Do list completely checked off
With much time left for self

No news of one's passing
No cries heard on the other end of the phone
No worries and stress to derail today's tone

Everything was alright
Everything was ok

The perfect way to spend
A day so lovely