Something Closer to my heart

It has been over a year since I have posted anything to this blog for many reasons. Each time I sat down to put anything on here it was usually negative and depressing and or sad and I didn't want the tone of my blog to be that way so it was just blank. But I am going to turn over a new leaf and try something out of my comfort zone. As most of my family know, I write poetry to express my emotions and cope with my feelings and I guess I just like to as well. I will admit I have not the range of skills my sister Denise posseses, but I am going to post a poem I wrote the other night while I was up and couldn't sleep (aka the story of my life). Here goes:

Green Eyes

A girl with wavy curls

of black hair down her back

and emerald green eyes

boring deep into my soul-

haunts me

each night

I am sleepwalking I say

please wake me up

from this unending

task of determening


and a fantasy world.

She has creamy white skin

and a splash of freckles over her nose.

I can't help but wonder if she is from

my past--some relative I have met

in a time before-

or is she someone I will meet

in the future-

someone who is part me

part him.

Is this just silly thoughts that come

to me late at night to comfort me

when I am oh so lonely_

whomever she is-

for now, she is mine.

She turns and looks at me

just as the sun is rising at her back-

-and she smiles

And in that smile I see


-Dawn Cooper Volkman