A Collection of 14 Poems I Wrote (Collection #1)

A Collection of Poems I Wrote (Collection #1)

I have compiled this collection of 14 poems I wrote from the posts previously published on Poetry Perfected (my free site that I no longer want to maintain). I have been moving many of my poems from that site to this one this past month.

It is my sincerest hope that you enjoy the following collection of 14 poems that I wrote. They are much different from the ones found in my collection of 4 poems I wrote for my other family members.  And different from Collection #2.

1. The Key to Happiness

*This poem was written for my cousin on her wedding day, and I gave it to her as part of her gift.

Want for happiness, not material things,
but accept, gratefully, all that life brings.

Desire many luxuries, and strive for success.
Hold fast to your goals, and you’ll have the best.

Share your innermost thoughts, hidden feelings, and fears,
And keep the doors open for whatever nears.

Wish for each other upon a bright star,
For it is this one which will take you far.

Stay close in mind, letting your souls unite;
Be together as one, seeing not darkness, but light.

Let not unimportant issues cause arguments,
For such idiosyncrasies can make relationships tense.

Do not underestimate all your hopes and dreams,
But invest in each other, and witness what the other redeems.

Savor special moments — perhaps they will be far and few.
Revel in your glories, and always keep your hearts true.

Enjoy the present, and memories of past.
The future awaits, and it will be a blast!

Be kind, patient, and honest,
And love your moments together.

Cherish your family and friends,
And happiness will be yours forever.

2. My Relationship Dream Fulfilled

I now have a relationship and a friendship that is true.

No fights, no secrets, and no lies—

there’s nothing bad between me and you.

There is only caring, sharing, and love,

And those come straight from the heart.

We have so much love between us

That nothing seems to keep us apart.

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Writing Rhymes (Limericks)

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Today I want to entertain you with three limericks. Basically, this short post was written simply to make you smile. Of course, I’m going to challenge you to write a limerick of your own…

The following limericks follow the pattern A/A/B/B/A with the syllable count of 8/8/5/5/8.

Rules for Writing Limericks

A limerick is a humorous poem consisting of five lines. The first, second, and fifth lines must have seven to ten syllables while rhyming and having the same verbal rhythm. The third and fourth lines only have to have five to seven syllables, and have to rhyme with each other and have the same rhythm. ~source

Limericks are also supposed to poke fun at something.

The limerick packs laughs anatomical
Into space that is quite economical.
But the good ones I’ve seen
So seldom are clean
And the clean ones so seldom are comical. ~source

In the ones I wrote for you today, I poke fun at myself. I hope you get a kick out of them!

Three Limericks for You

Limerick #1

There once was an author from Spain

who went by the name of “Lorraine.”

She thought she wrote well,

but, as you can tell,

she only self-published in vain!

(I self-published Risky Issues mainly to learn the process of self-publishing. Now I help others edit and self-publish their books! Visit my services page on Wording Well for editing. Then take a look at how easy it is to self-publish a book by visiting my author assistant services page.)

Limerick #2

There once was a woman from Wales

who could tell very tall tales.

Though her stories sucked,

and she thought she was f**ked,

she ended up making a lot of sales.

(NOTE: I wish this were true! LOL)

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