Against All Odds (A Poem for Jodian)
She was high.
He took her there;
But without warning
He dropped her.
And just like that,
Her heart hit the pavement.
It didn't shatter though,
It only broke.
Guess he didn't take her high enough.
Because she probably would have died,
And robbed the person deserving of her;
And robbed the world of a beautiful soul.
Dedicated to: Jodian Spaulding
Inner peace and joy,
Floating on thin air like clouds in the sky,
Filled with love and positive thoughts.
Untouched by negativity,
A great feeling of ecstasy,
A heart blossoming with sweet fruits,
Laughter is contagious.
An excitement unleashed.
An adventure in store.
Greatly energised, highly inspired.
An ocean of pleasant experiences,
Fireworks exploding in my soul like on Independence Day.
Spirit lifted like colourful balloons
Dispersed in celebration of spectacular moment.
Erika Heslop Martin
Drink the perfume
If it will make you sweeter, still
Paint away your raucousness
And never mind the spills
Clutch courage like a purse
With precious stone
Bite into wisdom
Like a hungry dog with bone
Dream with eyes wide open
To note what's passing by
If it's an opportunity
Surely, cling to it, and fly
Relax and listen to the world
In order to transcend
No person is an enemy
Although few are truly friends
Each daunting task we gladly choose
Before we reach a womb
While there is happiness in life
Some may succumb to gloom
We can laugh and play and dance
And joke and cheer and rest
All these are priceless treasures
Free as air
I do suggest