August 3rd – Prince Charming

And another…

Prince Charming

I’m looking for my Prince Charming
It seems we’ve missed each other
I’d thought I was supposed to meet him
Long before now

No, then?
You haven’t seen him?
You’re sure?
Well, thanks for your time.

Have you–
No!
I don’t want yours!
So sorry to bother you.

How about you?
Yes, you
Why won’t you answer me?
Fine, I’ll leave you alone.

Don’t worry
I won’t ask you too
I’m finally understanding
None of you know where he’s hiding
None of you can

I’m looking for my Prince Charming
And I have to find him myself

June 18th – Today

Today is my birthday!!! I’m sosososososo excited I can’t tell you. 😀 But it also got me thinking–when I decided to write today’s poem early so I wouldn’t forget!–about expectations and how some people deal with them. This poem is my own personal response to the questions that started jumping up in my mind.

Today

No more waiting
Today is THE day
The day you’ve been counting down
For months
For years
And you stayed up until midnight
Just to say
Today is TODAY

But now
What do you do
Now that the wait
Is over?
Do you start the next countdown
To the next milestone
Or do you revel in today
And leave yourself hanging tomorrow?

My friends, I chose to
Love today
For it will not come again
And the feeling it brings
Is unique in your
Mind, soul and heart
And no matter what the other countdown is for
It will never be for TODAY

I’ll deal with tomorrow tomorrow
For I have no doubt
It will bring its own surprises
And I’ll great it with a smile
But today is today
And this is my moment
And I will live it
Today

June 15th – My Corner

Today’s poem started out when my mom told my, for the millionth time, to “Get out of my corner.” ‘My corner,’ by the way, is my room, where she says I spend far too much time without even a window up. Well, maybe that’s true… I promise I’m going outside after I post this, I promise! 😀

My Corner

I like my corner
This is my domain
Where I am the master
And what you say
Does not go

You would have me leave my corner
For you say all this time here
IS not good for me
And that I should
See more than its walls

You tell about my corner
Threaten to throw away
All that keeps me here
And say that I am
Only hurting myself

But you should love my corner
For someday I
Will leave it forever
And you’ll only be able to
Wish I was sitting there

May 22nd – Waiting for Time to Pass

Today, I spent most of my time sitting at a garage sale my Girl Scout troop held. There were some rushes, but it was a lot of sitting around. Don’t get me wrong–the girls and I had some great conversations, but it’s the moments of silence that kill you, especially when you’re being eaten alive by bugs. I took the time to write today’s poem about … time.

Waiting for Time to Pass

Clocks ticking

Slower and slower

Time crawling by

You’re not sure it’s passing

You start counting the seconds

Just to make sure

The silence makes it worse

Stretching out indefinetly

Blocking up the air

Movement makes it better

Reminds you you’re alive

Until the bugs start

Trying to bleed you dry

Then you’re fighting for your life

Against a million tiny foes

For every two you kill

Another bites you

And though you keep

Checking the time

It never seems to change

And you become convinced

The minute hand will

Never move again