120.*The Mirror* _ (Edmund Burke 1729-1797, Irish Philosopher)

I look in the mirror
And what do I see
A strange looking person
That cannot be me.

For, I am much younger
And not nearly so fat
As that face in the mirror
I am looking at.

Oh, where are the mirrors
That I used to know
Like the ones which were
Made thirty years ago

Now all things have changed
And I’m sure you’ll agree
Mirrors are not as good
As they used to be.

So never be concerned,
If wrinkles/ extra flab appear
For one thing I’ve learned
Which is very clear,

Should your complexion
Be less than perfection,
It is really the mirror
That needs correction….

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119. Never Enough _ unknown

Sometimes I know the words to say to give thanks for all you’ve done,
but then they fly up and away as quickly as they come.

How could I possibly thank you enough, the one who makes me whole,
the one to whom I owe my life, the forming of my soul?

The one who tucked me in at night, the one who stopped my crying,
the one who was the expert at picking up when I was lying.

The one who saw me off to school and spent sad days alone,
yet magically produced a smile as soon as I came home.

The one who makes such sacrifices to always put me first,
who lets me test my broken wings, in spite of how it hurts.

Who paints the world a rainbow when it’s filled with broken dreams,
who explains it all so clearly when nothing is what it seems.

Are there really any words for this? I find this question tough.
Anything I want to say just doesn’t seem enough.

What way is there to thank you for your heart, your sweat, your tears,
for ten thousand things you’ve done for oh so many years.

For changing with me as I changed, accepting all my flaws,
not loving ’cause you had to, but loving just because.

For never giving up on me when your wits had reached its end,
for always being proud of me, for being my best friend.

And so I come to realize, the only way to say,
the only thank you that’s enough is clear in just one way.

Look at me before you see what I’ve become.
Do you see yourself in me, the job that you have done?

All your hopes and all your dreams, the strength that no one sees,
a transfer over many years, your best was to pass me.

Thank you for the gifts you give, for everything you do,
but thank you, Mommy, most of all for making dreams come true….

118.Would It Be Ok? _ Ryan Stiltz

Would it be ok if I took some of your time?
Would it be ok if I wrote you a rhyme?

Would it be ok if I opened my heart?
Would it be ok if I took on the part

Of being your man and showed you a view,
One that only a real man could do?

Would it be ok if I could make you smile?
Would it be ok if I held you awhile?

Would it be ok if I kissed your face?
Would it be ok if I were to replace

All the men in your past that just wouldn’t do
And vow to be faithful and always be true?

Would it be alright to look in your eyes?
Would it be alright to never tell lies?

Would it be alright to find a way?
Would it be alright to long for the day

To pull you close and whisper in your ear
And tell you our feelings are nothing to fear?

Would it be ok if I took some of your time?
Would it be ok if I wrote you a rhyme?

To tell you there’s nothing I’d rather do
Than spend my whole life loving only you…

117. Your Path,My Heartbreak _ Chantal Vincent

You are blinded by shame
For all you have done
It hurts me so bad
That I was never number one.

I understand your pain
Or at least say that I do.
But really, inside,
I am just as lost as you.

You understand my pain
Or at least you claim that you do.
But how can you understand something
That you have never been through.

I try to accept your reasoning
Though my heart breaks in half
I know who is more important
You chose the right path

Still I can’t grasp this concept
Of you being gone
My feelings never die
I know this is wrong.

I say that I’d do anything for you
That’s a promise I can no longer make
Loving you is inevitable
It’s something that I can’t fake….

116. Self love _ Hiral N.

Be who you are and love yourself for eternity.

There is no happiness if you are going to waste it behind bars,

One thing I found in it is myself who was lost in darkness.

No matter how much you try to be someone who you are not,

Deep down inside you know you are who you are and more.

Don’t let anyone fill you up with ignorance and hate,

Your fate is in your hands, so think wisely.

No matter how small or huge the boat is floating in water,

It will sink to the bottom if there is a hole in it.

So don’t ever let yourself sink, if you know what I mean,

Try to reach high like you are trying to reach the stars.

I am thankful for that even though I live with pain in my heart,

I feel like the pain is slowly vanishing away.

Because I am being myself and loving myself,

For who I am, not who they think I am….⚜

115. Do you know and Do you Care ? _ Pink Faerie

Did you know you had left a person who was in love?

With you?

Did you know that when you did not turn around and wave,

you broke my heart?

Did you know that I still dream of what we should have had?

Did you know me?

Did you?

Did you care that my heart broke into a million pieces?

Did you care that when it went back together, three were missing?

Did you care that I wrote letters, and they were never answered?

Did you care that I made you Christmas gifts every year?

Did you care that I brought you flowers on your birthday?

But did not know where to bring them?

Did you realize I waited and waited, hoping, you would find us.

Thinking nightly for many nights that we would fall into ourselves?

Did you know that you inspired me to write poetry, and books?

Did you know that every painting and sketch I have is of you?

Did you know that I still fantasize that you and I will be in love?

Did you know? Do you remember me? Do you care?