Monday, December 30, 2013

Poem: To Be

To Be

By: Joi Maree Flowers

Blank pages that hold no black words
Wonders that have yet to be dreamed
Notes that have not been written to be sung
Hope that has yet to awake from its sleep

Things that have yet to become

Will one day come to be

As destined

As promised

As believed


Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Poem: Christmas Morning

Christmas Morning

By: Joi Maree Flowers

Early sounds of laughter filled with joy
Surprised faces of little girls and boys
Admiration of Fathers and Mothers
As they watch their young open their gifts

And grits

Breakfast is served
Prayer is said
Followed by

Songs of the season in recognition of this day
Play in the background

Moments captured by photographs
To be placed later in memory's album

On this early
Christmas morning

Friday, December 20, 2013

Poem: Restless


By: Joi Maree Flowers

The screams of dreams
Forcing themselves to be set free
From a thought
Whose play has been paused
Due to the fear of failure

Has yet to rest

Monday, December 16, 2013

Poem: Promises


By: Joi Maree Flowers

Kept by those
Whose words are sworn by their hearts

Honorable are they

Broken by those
Whose words held no truth

Disgracing their crown

Friday, December 13, 2013

Poem: The Next Chapter

The Next Chapter

(For Mom)

By: Joi Maree Flowers

So far have you come
From the beginning of this journey
Which began with the taking of a step of uncertainty
Though unknown of its direction
And decided destination
Humbly was it accepted
Faithfully was it traveled

And now that the path has reached its end
And the finish line stands before your feet
You began to reflect on

Those days
That became months
Which turned into wonderful years

Of fulfilling your purpose
Filled with moments that can never be forgotten

Like the meeting of new faces
Whose names were later added to your list

And the knowledge obtained
Along with learned lessons
That contributed to your wealth of wisdom

And the impact of your presence
And teachings
That is appreciated by those you've taught professionally and also personally

These memories and more will forever reside
In the place from which they were created

These are moments
Which will never be forgotten
But more so reflected on in the days to come

And when your last day arrives
Yes the tears may flow
And the hugs will be embraced a little tighter
But remember
In no way
Is this a goodbye

Just an ending of one chapter
And the beginning of the next

Monday, December 9, 2013

Poem: Welcoming The Holidays

Welcoming The Holidays

By: Joi Maree Flowers

And joy
And caroling
And family
And friends
And love
And reunion
New memories to be made

A feeling of good
Lingers in the air
Fills a space in our hearts

The holidays
Have arrived


Friday, December 6, 2013

Poem: Run


By: Joi Maree Flowers

Walking down the path
Admiring the seasons as they arrive
Receiving all the blessings given
Pacing each day
So that life doesn't stop living
And time isn't left behind


If we should run too fast
And pass those scenes meant to be seen
And pass the time meant to be used
And forgo the small things that seem less appealing
Just to reach first to the finish line

Would the purpose of given life
Had been fulfilled
The same
If had it been walked

I believe not

Monday, December 2, 2013

Poem: No Fight Tonight

No Fight Tonight

By: Joi Maree Flowers

Let us
Surrender our differences
In favor of unity
Whether our minds disagree
Or the need to challenge faults exist

For peace's sake

Let us
For tonight
Connect the gap between
The length of distance
Release the weight
Of tension