Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.~Robert Frost
How’s That Working For You
Hunched in a corner
absent of ones honor.
What should I do
in order to stay true
of what comes naturally
My hands are tied,
and the welts these ropes leave
but I’m hell bent
on getting past this nightmare.
Life’s just not fair.
We’re not suppose to compare
our accomplishments or failures,
but work together,
and be on our way
unless otherwise directed
by the Father.
No one man is an island,
but sometimes it gets to the point
like a prisoner,
I feel like busting out
of this joint.
Being on your own
not because you’re grown…
grown folks have responsibilities.
They don’t hide in the shadows,
trading todays for tomorrows,
throwing rocks and hiding their hands
making unrealistic demands
taking break after break
can’t hit a lick at a snake
having someone else’s cake
and eating it too
in order to receive what
you think is due.
Why is that so hard for you?
~~Dorothy Sells Clover
The Art of Marriage Happiness
in marriage is not something that just happens.
A good marriage must be created.
In the art of marriage the little things don’t just matter they are the big things….
it’s never being too old to hold hands.It is remembering to say “I love you”
at least once a day
It’s never going to sleep angry
Making the effort to figure things out.
It is at no time taking the other for granted.
The courtship should never end with the honeymoon
Your life together is the greatest trip you will take together
It is having a mutual sense of value and common objectives.
It is standing together united.
It is forming a circle of love that gathers in the whole family.
It is doing things for each other, not in the mindset of having to but loving to
It is speaking words of appreciation and demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways.
It is not looking for perfection in each other but knowing that
with your faults you are perfect for each other.
It is cultivating flexibility, patience, understanding and a sense of humor is a MUST.
It is having the capacity to forgive and forget.
It is giving each other the atmosphere in which each can grow.
It is finding room for individual love to grow in unison.
It is a common search for the good and the beautiful.
It is establishing a relationship in which independence is equal,
dependence is mutual and the obligation is reciprocal.
It is not only marrying the right partner, it is being the right partner
It is discovering what marriage can be, at its best
Marriage is love from two becoming one