Monday, May 31, 2010

One Little Body

A soft fawn head
against my leg

A gentle paw
to tap my hand

The softest fur
beneath my hand

A graceful tail
greeting me home

A cold wet nose
in early morn

A warm little tongue
that licks my foot

And two golden eyes
to see my heart

All in one perfect body
that I call my dog

Monday, May 24, 2010

I Believe In Fairy Tales

As a little girl
I believed in knights in shining armor
magic in the water
and happily ever after

Then I grew up
I had to slay my own dragons
look at the grass beneath my feet
and the realities of the world

But I believe
that my feet can be on the ground
while my head's in the clouds
and my heart beats free

Because of you
I have a knight in rusty armor
A dragon in my pocket
and a mermaid's song

Life is a fairy tale
as long as you see beyond
the once upon a time
to the happily ever after

So dream your dreams
see the world
live in both
and find your balance

Monday, May 17, 2010

Just For Me

Birthday wrapping
lots of cake
streamers hanging
songs sung loudly
just for me

But that's not what
I really want
It's just a minute
of your time
just for me

You seem so busy
you never call
the rest of the year
you have no time
just for me

What I'd give
to hear your voice
out of the blue
reaching out
just for me

My birthday party
would mean so much
if I felt you knew who I am
and if you'd come
just for me

Is there hope
if I reach out
will you have a minute
that you can spare
just for me

It's all I really wanted
not cake
or gifts
just to know you're out there
just for me

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mother's Gift

A hand to hold
when times are tough

A word to help
get my courage up

A heart to love
when I need it most

A dream to share
when I give up hope

A laugh to delight
as we share a joke

Then wings to fly
when the time is right

A mother's gift
is beyond compare

Monday, May 3, 2010

Tiny Bubbles

If I could keep
      this perfect moment with you
                                   wrapped in a bubble

I would keep it
      carefully wrapped
                       like the world's greatest treasure should be

I wish I had kept
        all of our moments
                              treasured every one
                                              and could take each one out
                                                                    to look at again and again

We're no longer together
         but those moments in my heart
                              are greater treasure
                                                  than the finest gold or trinkets
                                                                              because I loved you

And you loved me