Thursday, November 28, 2013

Poem: Gratefulness


By: Joi Maree Flowers

Impossibilities made possible
The mysteries of the unknown revealed
Blindness unveiled
For lost sight to become clear

Parched mouths quenched of their thirst
Hungered stomachs fed to their full
Closed doors open to present
The fruit of faithful prayers

Unclothed bodies covered
Exposed homes given sheltered
Scattered pieces put together
To complete the unfinished picture


To be grateful for

Monday, November 25, 2013

Poem: Something Like Special

Something Like Special

By: Joi Maree Flowers

I want

Something new

Never felt
Never known
Only heard of

A love truly defined
Not a label wrapped around lust
Not a word only spoken to cure a wonder

Something exclusive

I want

Something like special

A love

Untainted by corruption
Uninterrupted by disturbances
Uncursed by jealous voices

A love

So special

Just simple and beautiful

Is my only want

Monday, November 18, 2013

Poem: The Peace After

 The Peace After

By: Joi Maree Flowers

So silent
The peace

After the roar of the thunder
Rumbled the floor below my stand
After the rain from above
Drenched my flesh

After the disturbance
Finally passed

The silhouette of peace
Draped me like an Autumn's wind

Calming my soul

  To heal me

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Poem: She Said

She Said

By Joi Maree Flowers

Those words which were spoken into life
By way of a dream that once seemed unattainable

Those actions which were made through determination
Despite loud whispers of dispute that taunted progression

The voice once silenced
By fear and procrastination
By built walls
And by laughing faces

Spoke those words of revelation


Monday, November 11, 2013

Poem: Aint Ya Mama

Aint Ya Mama

By Joi Maree Flowers

I aint ya mama
But I'll act like it if ever you disrespect my authority

Usin' indecent language with grown folks as you do with your friends

I know your raisin' was better than the role you're playin' now

I know your ass got whooped and your access denied when you went against what you were told

But now you so-called
"Found yourself"

Oh yeah you're
"Smellin' yourself"

You bold now
You hard now
You grown now

But baby you aint got no ownership over nothin'
No employer to report to
No bills to pay
Or a pot of your own to piss in


You're still an adolescent
You haven't reached your prime
You're still at the beginning
Far away from finishing the race


Splash in the puddles of your childhood
Embrace the comfort of your youth
Protect your innocence
From the pressures of this world
Honor your guardians
Love those who love you
Respect those who teach you
Listen' to those who speak to you

Enjoy today's time
But set the alarm for tomorrow


In comin' days
You'll wake up
And your child
Will have left you a farewell note

Friday, November 8, 2013

Poem: Say


By : Joi Maree Flowers

Say you love me
Like the first time
From a sincere heart
And a confident mind

Say it
Like yesterday
When forever was a promise
And recited vows co-signed it

Say it
A thousand times
With little notes
And "just because" sentiments

Say it
Like no one knows
So everyone can hear

Say it
Like it once was said
Before today
Like that moment in the beginning

Monday, November 4, 2013

Poem: Words


By: Joi Maree Flowers

When spoken lovingly

When weaved together to produce a masterpiece

When thrown at a sensitive heart

When spoken from a vengeful mouth

Friday, November 1, 2013

Poem: Here


By: Joi Maree Flowers

I feel his kisses
Tickle the nap of my neck
When the wind blows

I hear his voice
Whisper in my ear
Those favorite words of Amore

I see his smile
In the brightness of the sun
As it rises above the ocean's waves

I see him
Every where I go
Even when from me he's far away

My love