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


Brett and Chelsea said...

This is great Dawn. It's good to have you back in the blogging world... Hope all is well.

Denise said...

That was beautiful, Dawn. I think you should keep writing. You're very creative and always have been. And sometimes it helps others to see your vulnerability in your writing and in your life. Love you!

Kelsey Fairbanks said...

You are extremely talented, Dawn! don't worry about always being depressing... sometimes that's just how it goes!

Susan said...

Dawn, That was truly beautiful. You are such a talented person and so thoughtful and caring. I miss you. Stop by and see me sometime. I would love to talk.

Sarah said...

That gave me goosebumps...very beautiful. Thank you for sharing.