I long for the warm embrace Of home The open share Of you are here Feel welcome
I remember how much I wanted you Craved you like a meal only grandma could cook Longed for you Like stewed peas with spinners Served over white rice that tastes nicer Than any restaurant could dare make The sweetness of the meat Contrasting the salty of the marrow….
I wait for you– I hold my breath To make space for your words, I stay stock still Lest you scare easily;
He knows what he wants when he sees it So he reached out his arms just to seize it He got in return A reason to yearn A treasure to earn as he sees fit. © 1-6-2013 L. Ashwood
This work This pain This hardship This is me in labor Getting ready To give birth To something Wonderful
Shut your mouth! Don’t you dare speak! Don’t you dare/ utter a peep. You might hurt someone, With those powerful words Speaking the truth According to you Speaking your mind Representing yourself Come/ on And shut all up And censor yourself.
Some people make love Some people make do But you and me We made poetry