Monday, December 29, 2014

Poem: In Preparation

In Preparation

By: Joi Maree Brown

Goodbye was never said
To confirm our end

Only the ticking of time's ending drawing near to our final seconds together

We questioned not

Because we understood
The reason

That forever was never meant for us

Just the moments that we created with each other
And the lessons we learned 
That prepared us for 

The love destined for us to have 
With others

And not each other

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Poem: Christmas Morning

Christmas Morning

By: Joi Maree Brown

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 on the background

Moments captured by photographed
To be placed in memory's album

On this early
Christmas morning

Monday, December 22, 2014

Poem: The I That I Am

The I That I Am

By: Joi Maree Brown

I rise when uplifted
I fall when I break
I cry when I am hurt
I laugh when I am tickled

I live life
One day at a time

I plan for tomorrow
Even though into it I am not sure if I'll arrive

I thank my past
For delivering me to my present

I am thankful just to be
Anything else added I count it as a blessing

At times
I judge others
Although it's wrong

I criticize others
But hate when they criticize me

I am not perfect
So don't expect me to be

I am me
Not you nor they

And me
Is who I can only be

I despise liars
I really do
Although at times
I have been guilty of being one too

I like to help others
Without receiving a reward
My joy is in giving
And am content if my name to it is written as unknown

At times
I act on my heart
Instead of thinking with my mind

Which has cause me to get
More than a few times

I love myself
Though it took some time
I truly do love me whether or not someone else does

I am becoming
As I have already been
Better than my yesterdays
A day away from my greatness

I am I

Monday, December 8, 2014

Poem: No Return Home Yet

No Return Home Yet

By: Joi Maree Brown

I want to go home
But it hasn't called me to come back

Been walking the same path
Back and forth
Forth and back


For the reason
Of the meaning
Of the purpose
Of why I first left

But it doesn't seem my way of thinking was correct at the time
When I made the choice to go

My way never seems to go right

I should have listened to that soft voice of reason
When it told me to be still
But instead I rebelled and moved

Now I'm stuck in the middle of the circle
I formed in my travels

And must stop and be still
And pray

As I am ready to now listen to God's Voice
And abide by His instructions

If it is not too late

For with His lead
Home won't seem so far away to return to