Latest Original Poems
In this time of Covid, feeling under attack
Feeling overwhelmed, yet feel taken aback
By the influx of info; what's true - what's not??!
Sensing the urgency - running both cold AND hot
Mask on/mask off ‐ daily battle begins
Until I get home - sense of "normal", again??!
Who knew, when year started, how odd spring would be??!
How much we'd be missing all those we can't see??!
Simple hugs, binding handshakes - things seemingly gone away
Wondering what "new recommendations" will be coming today??!
And yet, in the chaos - believe it, or not
Have been moments of peace, being randomly caught
I've been "handling things", though been bitchy, at times
And sometimes, felt "blocked", trying to write those lines
Of my blog posts - to encourage, to not feel so alone
That we're ALL going through it - try to see how we've grown
Making positives out of all the destruction we've seen
That for humanity, the possibility of that ugly slate wiped clean??!
I believe nothing is wasted - lessons always abound
I just hope, always do, that true peace WILL be found
Five years ago, my life was changed
When your pain became too great
For you to bear, you gave "The Look"
Asking me to choose your fate
I "loved you enough", and still, to this day
Carry your picture with me, the same old way
And talk about you, like you're still here
Confuse the heck out of people, but I don't care
Forever, my Son, my Baby Boy
Your Sister, Motion, still plays with your toys
One day, with YOU, but now safe on the shelf
When I think about that, ALWAYS laugh to myself
"No, Motion, you CANNOT play with your Big Brother!!!"
Just know that I will NEVER have another
First born in my life, you have that title
And Motion, nor anyone, will ever rival
What we had...because, it just wouldn't be right
Each soul will be different, not going to fight
And know, that place in my heart will ALWAYS be filled by you
Until we're together, forever, doing what we do
Love you, my Woobiebutt!!!
At Five AM, many lives were changed
Because of a situation not so strange
Guy decided to drink, then get behind the wheel
With three passengers, two of which were killed
Three young lives were taken that day
That ride should NOT have ended that way
To go to the store, was all that was asked
Too selfish, too drunk, to finish that task
Nine years later, still missed just as much
Your smile, your hugs, your soft tender touch
My life was changed, on that fateful day
When someone else's choices took you away
I MAY forgive, because that is how it should be
But I will NEVER forget you, my sweet Poetry...
I LOVE YOU!!!
(Aunt) Connie R Jordan... 042419
If you were still here what would my life be
Would I have grown into the true, real me
That still struggles with memories, but perseveres and goes on
Some days I feel like am running a con
I try to feel happy, but it just isn't there
Happiness all around me - it just isn't fair
I can fault no one, just living their lives
Why do I ALWAYS have to be one that strives?
Just living is hard - getting dressed is a chore
Some days, I feel burned down to my very core
But, go on, because I must. There really IS NO choice
Because, if I don't, who will share your voice
And spread kindness, and hope, that came from your very core
I have to go on, since you can't, anymore
Though I question choices made on that fateful night
And so many paid the cost for a choice just not right
I will go on, and carry your banner of love
Until one day we meet, again, up above
And we hug, say "I love you", and kiss you on MY spot
And we go on, together, the eternity we've got
To play with the "babies", you've been with all this time
Admit, at times was jealous; but will be able to climb
And run and frolic in the meadows of gold
With no fear of being alone, or just growing old
My job will be done, but it isn't quite done yet
So I will keep persevering, until with you, I get
Connie R Jordan...
I love you, and miss you, Poetry Hope Dotson!!! 032089-042410
Aunt Connie... and Motion
(Written between March 20, 2018-April 12, 2019)
Darwin's been up there, waiting
For Shelby to finally arrive
Been passing the time with the others
Cause they knew that it just wasn't time
Grandpa, and Uncle, and Brindle and Duke
And all of the babies, with Goodheart, to boot
Tonite is a party in Heaven
With all of the "bickies" she'd like
And all of the running and chasing
But no need for her paws to wipe
She's no longer struggling to be
And feeling no pain, anywhere
Now they're all together, and waiting
For everyone's time to be there
So please rest, and just know we're ok, now
That the choice was the one to be made
And you loved us enough to make it
And we remember the love that you gave
We're up here, Momma, just waiting
Imagine the greeting you'll get
For Your crown is the prettiest in Heaven
And EVERYONE wishes they were YOUR pet...
We love you, Momma...
Connie R Jordan... 111118