Jeanneclaire Probst has chosen the topic of family poems.
She feels that families are more important than we realize. It takes families by trial and error to remedy situations that arise so that there is no dissension among loved ones. It will take the same remedies that work within families to help solve world problems among people of different tribes, tongues and nations. All were put here for a time, and a purpose; with none being more important than the other. We all learn from one another, and can benefit from one another if we are willing to look at our neighbor as our “family” and work out situations that might hinder growth and peace. I believe we were meant to be able to work out our problems and move forward with the eyes of hope and the love of hearts.
This is the twelfth poem contest for Poetry in My Mind group. The most likes will win on March 31st , midnight. The winner will choose the next month’s poetic format or topic and have his/her picture placed where Jeanneclaire Probst is for March. You cannot like your own poem. The 4 administrators will remain neutral because we will serve as tie breakers, if needed. (Marcella Leff, admin.)
I lay here on my bed
Pain flowing from toe to head
My mind wanders back in time
When so many times I was out of line
I remember the words I said
How I wished they were all very dead
I saw my mama’s tears
When she couldn’t believe her ears
And papa I hurt so bad
I wasn’t thankful for what I had
I wish I could go back in time
I would change every word and line
I would smile and respect their thoughts
For what they learned was taught
Now I lay here dying in my bed
Begging forgiveness for all I said
If I have learned nothing else
It is to not look at only one’s self
Family is a strong branch of a tree
The trunk is what rooted me
Please take a moment today
Say hello and go out of your way
Show them you really care
Tell them anytime, anywhere.
Yeah! Three Cheers! Hip Hop Hip!