Poetry I Wrote (Collection #3)

Me at age 44 before my birthday

There are 5 poems in this collection.

The first 4 are a bit sad but the last one is positive, as it is about my friends! 🙂

Poem 1: Pain

You stepped into my life and offered me something I wanted.
Now that you are gone, I am haunted.

I opened my heart and mind to you.
I believed your feelings for me were true.

Now I see you were just using me.
I wish all guys would just let me be.

I am tired of feeling this pain
And getting hurt over and over again.

Poem 2: Loss

From out of nowhere, the tears fall from my face.

Deep inside, I know the cause.
I am still hurt.

I suffered a loss. I thought my mourning it was complete. I thought I moved on.

When you love someone, and your trust gets broken, it takes a long time to heal. Maybe you never heal.

I thought what we had was real.

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Cat Love (#poem) + How to Make A Photo Collage

a cat collage I made for my dad

Many people love cats.

My family is no exception.

That is why, for Father’s Day in 2013, I decided to give my father something that he wanted: the gift of memories.

I accomplished this by making a Cat Photo Collage for him, because he loves cats.

I also wrote the poem, Cat Love, for him, which I included in the collage.

Here is the poem, which you can clearly see pasted into the collage:

Cat Love

Cats provide companionship,

semi-conditional love and joy;

Purring when happy,

growling when annoyed.

They each have personalities

and unique characteristics.

They have an amazing ability to heal

using their purrs and licks.

Cats are just like little children,

and will eat wet food on command.

They’ll ask to go outside

so they can roam and play.

They’ll bring home mice as presents,

whether cats are orange, black, white or grey.

Cats are adorable little creatures

– I think this is something we all know –

For all the reasons listed here,

this is why we love them so!

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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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24 Haiku Poems

Haiku poetry is easy to write, consists of three lines, and usually follows the 5-7-5 syllable pattern. The third line generally offers some type of “surprise” or something that is unexpected.

Some people write in a 5-5-7 or a 7-5-5 pattern, which is also acceptable, although I prefer the traditional 5-7-5 pattern.

Much has been written on Haiku Poetry, so there’s no need to rehash it all here. However, for more information on writing Haiku poetry, you can read “How To Write A Haiku Poem“.

Here are a variety of Haiku poems that I have written. Since they are so short, I have decided to include two dozen (24) here. Some are light, some are dark, and some are in-between. I have also included pictures to accompany many of these 24 Haiku poems, and, to identify each them, I have simply numbered them.

If you like a particular one, simply tell me which one (or ones) that you like in the comment section, please!

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My Blind Friends Taught Me To See #inspirational #poem

headshot of Kerry Kijewski, one of my blind friends

a picture of Maxwell Ivey, another of my blind friends

Today’s poem is going to open your eyes. It also carries special meaning for me.

I have interviewed Kerry Kijewski, a blind woman I know. She is a blind writer.

I’ve also interviewed a blind man, Maxwell Ivey. I’ve also helped him publish two books!

My Blind Friends Taught Me To See

I know two blind people: Max and Kerry.

These two blind people have taught me to see.

I think I was blind myself, before I met them;

now a whole new world has been opened to me.

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