• My love, part 4

    The last part of this long poem. Happy February, everyone! Now I’m off to wait for Spring. Proving love was stronger than time and passage I knew he was meant to be mine One day a new doctor came to the clinic I decided it was time for a check-up The new doctor became my doctor Dr. Peter Stephen Grahme He looks at me, then his clipboard Does he remember me? Is he married? I don’t care. He’s still mine Ms. Misty Rose Lanser? Yes, that’s my name How do you feel today? I fare fine. Quietly, he asks Is there someone in your life? My heart beats faster, My…

  • My love, part 3

    Part 3 of this long poem! The summer went by fast We never said a word to each other In August he left for college Where I did not know I left a day later To the private college Red Vine University My dorm was in White Rod After I was settled My roommate Jasmine took me on a tour I saw a dark haired boy Shuffling down the hallway to the stairs Jasmine, who is that boy? I don’t know. A freshman like you, Misty. Could it possibly be My neighbor from home The one I so deeply love Peter Stephen Grahme College went by in a swirl of…

  • My Love, part 2

    And the long love poem continues. Check out the first part here. The years swirled past And still I saw him only those times But I knew he was still there Maybe watching me For I saw the curtains sway When there was no wind Freshman year ended Sophomore swirled past Junior left in a haze Senior year came at last This is the year I thought to myself I’ll present myself Introduce myself Just walk up to the door and knock He’ll come, I know he will He’ll smile and I’ll smile back But I never built enough courage I never made it halfway Graduation came And I finally…

  • My love, part 1

    In honor of February and Valentine’s Day, I’ll be posting a long love story poem I wrote about a decade ago, divided into 4 parts. From dawn to dusk From sun to moon From life to death I will always love you. You live next door In the peach colored house Your room was across mine The curtains would wave in the breeze When you opened the window But I never saw you For you kept the curtains closed But I knew you were there And I loved you. The first day of high school Was the first I saw you We stood with our neighbors Awaiting the bus to…

  • Lost and wandering

    Lost and wandering Dark soulless eyes Why you had to go I may never know I’ll miss you dearly But I know it was your time I’m just here to tell you I’m lost without you I need you here forever You bring happiness and life But now you are gone Brutally murdered My love, I promise To find the thief Who so took your life From you and me.

  • The Rose Garden

    It was late at night and she knew she was due at home in a half hour. But she couldn’t make her feet move to the door, couldn’t even make herself rise from her seat in the coffee shop. She sat at a small table for two in a corner, contentedly sipping a cup of hot chocolate and quietly tapping on her laptop. She was a writer at heart and often came here on weekends to tap out her thoughts and emotions into her characters. Sometimes she would come with her best friend, also a writer, but she usually came alone. Tonight, she wished her friend was with her, wished…

  • Bitter

    Bitter is the one who cannot laugh Cannot love Bitter is the life That cannot be But why this must be Is as always a mystery And laughter cannot be gained Though several try and succeed Happiness is locked away Safe in a locked trunk Where none may find it Where it may never be released And a bitter laugh may well up In a throat thirsty for laughter But bitter is the one who cannot laugh And cannot love Bittersweet are the tears That stream down at happy occasions When the realization that Their happiness can never be yours Bitter does the world seem When you cannot share In…

  • Sails

    Dawn breaks I know you’re here Hear the waves against the boat Hear the gulls’ first cries Can you think of anything better? I know I can’t This makes me feel alive and happy To know you are here always Never to leave my side You make me happy and you make me feel Things I never thought I would I’m glad you decided to join me This trip would be lonely without you Let me tell you I love you Let me say you are mine Can you think of anything better than this? I know I can’t Feel the soft sway of the boat And know we are…