Winter Storm

Pinks
Today I saw a familiar face
At least I thought it was you
You walked by so fast, but I knew it was you
I heard your laugh
I smelled your smell
And didn’t think it was true
Today I saw a familiar face
And I couldn’t even speak
My hands go all sweaty
Knees became too weak
Today I saw a familiar face
 And I promise it was you
I’d know your scent anywhere
I knew it had to be true
Two weeks passed me by
And still no sight of you
I should have spoke to love those days
Instead I just let you walk by
Now these unfamiliar words
Are all I have to show
For the love I thought I once knew
Is lost in my heart of snow

-Kaydee

Spreading Love

Corals
It’s that time again…the month of February will be here in just a few days!  People will begin to obsess about what he or she should get for that very special valentine.  Flowers, candy, and different stuffed animals start to appear everywhere you look.  From department stores to local gas stations, one can find many gifts for that special someone.
 Is this really what the “big day” is all about?  Do people really believe that only materialistic things are the only way to show your love and affection for another person?  It is important not to get lost or caught up in all things that glitter.
Do you ever take the time out to show God how much you love him?  Do you dedicate a whole day to him showering him with praise and worship?  Do you confess your undying love for the man who created all?  Why is it that people can feel completely comfortable with going along with what everyone else is doing? 
God made the ultimate sacrifice for you and loves you even when others turn their backs to you.  Even in your darkest hour when you might lose faith, God still loves you.  If people can find the time to do this for a significant other then it should be an easier task for people to show love to God.
            Always remember that self-love is important too!  Do not give so much that you find you have nothing left to offer yourself.  Spending money and preparing a whole day of love is exciting and fun of course, but do not forget about yourself. 
How can you feel love for others if you neglect yourself?  Valentine’s Day is a day of love, for God, yourself, and the special person in your life.  Of course you do not need only one day for self expression and love, but if you must celebrate include everybody in your life.  Spread love and endearing feelings for God, friends, and anyone else in your life.
-Kaydee-

My Guide

Pinks

Blindfolded
Lost in a sea of darkness
Feeling my way through the dark
Sometimes its a cake walk- smooth surfaces, even ground
and encouragement to know I’m doing the right thing
But other times, a lot of times
I prick my hand holding on to the rail,
I stumble on a rock or run into a wall,
and there’s a silence surrounding me making me feel
alone
    unsure
        and scared.
The only thing that gets me through these times
is knowing that in my heart lies the best guide
HE is the only reason that after my knees are bloody,
hands cut up,
feet are blistered,
eyes blacked
body tired . . .
that I can still smile.
Cause if it weren’t for the storm I’d never appreciate the sunshine.
So I’m gonna hush my fears and quiet my tears
because I know HE’ll never leave me
and always lead me through!

BL

Poison

Pinks

Are you poisoning me?
With your love
Devotion
And sweet words……
With your calls
Texts
And emails…..
With your time
Money
And gifts……..
And if you are, are you trying to be my only remedy?
For the feelings you give me
For the person you’re making me become
And the time spent?
It’s becoming clearer as the days pass
I’m becoming addicted
Obsessed
In…..love?
Dare I say it….
Dare I even think it
Like a drug, I can feel you pass thru my system
Igniting things that set my whole body on fire and I feel like I’m floating…
But also like a drug, what happens when I come back down?
Will you be there to catch me?
To set me on fire again and again?
Or will I come down off of my high and realize that the drug is gone and I’m left feeling
Empty
Desolate
Lost…..
I need an endless supply of you
A constant surplus of whatever it is that only you possess that has me reaching and begging for more
So, am I poisoned?
Maybe….
But if you’re my remedy, I don’t mind
If I can live all of my days on the roller coaster that is comprised of you and all you represent, I will consider myself blessed
Lucky
And privileged
Poison me…
Get me high….
And just let me…..float

-Dominique

**Poet of the Month** Dominique Gaspard

Pinks

I feel….

I feel it…

Running through my veins

Coursing through my blood

Filling my heart

…….And I can’t quite put a name to it.

It’s a new feeling

Good…….

But new.

It confounds me

Astounds me

And

Confuses me, all at the same time

Is it okay to feel this way?

Should I feel guilty?

It makes me feel like everything that is good and pure and happy is filling me with this unmistakable
amount of ……..

Something

It almost feels like I should lock it away

And that makes me feel even more guilty

I find myself looking over my shoulder if I smile too big

Paranoid that if someone sees, they may make it go away

I catch myself singing in the shower

…then I stop midsong, scared that if someone hears me

They might take my music away

What is this feeling?

It’s an inch more than happiness

An ounce more than blissful

A mile below perfect

And a teardrop beside content

Even now I’m too afraid to put it to words

But know that I feel it…

I know it’s there

I know it’s real

I can almost taste it

And nobody is going to take it away

Dominique Gaspard
Macon, Ga
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Love/ Inspiration Poetry

Pinks

Heart, Mind, Soul and Spirit
He has my heart,
He has my mind,
He speaks to my soul,
He tantalizes my spirit.
I dream about laying in his arms
    on a clear, starry night
    laying on a towel
    the crisp ocean air blowing in our faces
My head is resting on his chest
and I listen closely as our hearts beat as one.
. . . . .
I snap back to reality only to find that he is real,
my dream come true and so much more.
That’s how he captured my heart,
after he won my mind,
when he whispered to my soul,
about how he loves my free spirit.
-The Blonde One
**Got an inspirational poem or love poem? Email it to me and I’ll post it here! katinalockhart@ymail.com