Monday, October 28, 2013

Poem: Never Again

Never Again

By: Joi Maree Flowers

If ever I were to again

Do those things that I vowed never to do

Remind me as a friend

Before again I do

To not

Say yes before thinking the proposal of one's request thoroughly through

Say yes to lending a hand to those whose hands are already full

Say yes to making time for those who ask the attendance of my presence

Say yes to those who without concern of me insist on pulling me in all directions

For before when

I did all those things

And asked for the same

In return

I was left alone

How soon they forgot
My good

How now
I forget them

Friday, October 25, 2013

Poem: Love Is

Love Is

By: Joi Maree Flowers


Is a surprise
But welcomed

Is a song
That plays
Into forever

Is a strength
Whose hold
Is gentle

Is a feeling
Of wonders
Often unexplainable

A want

A joy
For which to be grateful

By those
Whose dream of it

Has come true

And wondered
By those

Who await it

Monday, October 21, 2013

Poem: Differently


By Joi Maree Flowers

Suppose things had been done differently
Would love have stood a fighting chance
Or was it a part of destiny's plan
That its fate saw doom?

Suppose those words were said
That silence held hostage
Would it have changed the tone of our language
Or would they have fallen upon deaf ears?

Suppose the time to surrender our flags
Meant vowing to never fight in the war again
Would that second chance have been granted
Or would our footsteps have still found their way going in opposite directions

If things were done differently
And our vision seen clearly
Would the difference
Kept we
As we

Or left us as

You and I?

Friday, October 18, 2013

Poem: Soon


By : Joi Maree Flowers

When will the moment arrive
For the dream to manifest?

When will the time come
For worry to take a rest?

When will the days come
When life becomes easier to live?

How long does suffering last
Before those open wounds began to heal?


Once the storm has ended
Once the test has been passed


Monday, October 14, 2013

Poem: Truth

By: Joi Maree Flowers

Too soon did he leave without reason
Leaving his love alone to put together the puzzled pieces
Days pass
Months change
A letter addressed to her came
The following year
In the month of May

In it he explained
Why goodbye was said so soon
Why so much time had divided them

The reason revealed
A covered lie

Who was meant to only have been a lust
Began quickly without permission turning into his love
And though he wished to have her as his
His name was already carried by another

Friday, October 11, 2013

Poem: Pass


By: Joi Maree Flowers

Because of the fear of returning to loneliness
  Once the shared closet becomes half empty

And the left side of the bed
Becomes cold

Because of the heart break that results
In days of tears being cried

Seclusion from the eyes of naysayers
And isolation from the warmth that awaits outside

Because the regret of bearing one's soul
Results from the revealing of secrets once kept sacred

By the one trusted with your life
The once known now formerly known as

Because the remembrance of one's name
Replays memories once made lovingly that can't now be erased

The name that once before brought joy
But now elevates the pressure of one's pain

Because the reason to not
Outweighs the reason to

By those hurt once or twice
Or more than a few times


Why love is better left standing alone
Without grabbing a hand passing it by to hold

Reasons enough

Why to it some say


Monday, October 7, 2013

Poem: Just Right

Just Right

By: Joi Maree Flowers

5 years and some months ago I met this handsome guy right?
Didn't know it then just how he would change my life

We liked
Until we loved
We learned
Until we knew
We shared
Until each turned into ours
We got over
The few bumps in the road
  And went from being two
To one

We're right

Though few may think we're wrong

We're so right

And we've proven those few wrong

We're right
I mean so right it can't be wrong

Imperfect in our beings
But perfect for each other

He's Mr. Right
And I'm his Missus

Friday, October 4, 2013

Poem: Arrived


By: Joi Maree Flowers

The road's been a long one to travel
But the end has been reached

It took awhile
But the journey is over

Didn't allow those
Merging lanes
Dead end streets
Multiple lanes
End the travel

Though some set backs lasted
A day or so
The direction heading
Straight forward was found again

Though feet got tired
The body became weary
Faith was tested
And sight sometimes blurred

Those feet pushed on
And pushed on
Until God whispered
And said

"You're here"

"You're here"

"You made it"

Only thing left to do is say....

Thank you Lord