Gently I fold my hands dropping to my knees Weeping for losses Not my own this time Losses of my neighbor elsewhere Losses that hurt Losses that weaken my knees Losses that push me to that thought; Forgive I say to my heavenly Father, Help me to forgive Help them to forgive Help us to…… Continue reading Prayer
Thinking she would whizz her way through Texas like a hurricane hitting hard Charming any cowboy she wished leaving them cowboys wishing Two stepping through Amarillo Down to Dallas for the bull ride Finding a bull that caught her eye Lady Jane Realized she couldn’t make it to Austin For… Her hand she had given…… Continue reading Texas stole her heart
When summer comes around I wanna be Be present in the moment Of the sun I wanna pick out my yellow dress For a dance with my darling I wanna dare to dream for days Drawing out pictures in the sand Under the sun For days I wanna gaze At flowers and nothing else For…… Continue reading Summer
We meet, once again your eyes “meet” my hair first I offer a hug yap I am that gal But then… you close in only to touch my hair yet again! you feel it you ask a million questions I repeat what I said the other day My hair just like yours has a texture…… Continue reading hair.
I often wonder How you could wear a smile so graceful Without a “care” in the world How you could strike a pose so beautiful Without holding back I have wondered if I could… Only for a second take your seat Pose that pose and Smile that smile? But, I know that I couldn’t I…… Continue reading Dear Mona Lisa,
I loved wearing it; It was my favorite my market day wear my Sunday best Perhaps my daily pick. My memories; the good and bad were wrapped up in my tiered skirt. I called it Chaka Chaka; my Chaka Chaka after my favorite African song bird my Yvonne; Yvonne Chaka Chaka. I knew that I…… Continue reading Tiered Skirt
“You gotta pose” They would demand “Smile big” “Say cheers” Imitating the sunlight; To camouflage the dark cloud That covered the “family” That family photograph I so resented! Flawless we appeared; Filthy we were indeed Fearless I posed; Fearful I was living Innocent our smiles made us; The innocence I never knew That pose That…… Continue reading Family photograph!