Monday, October 14, 2019

A Poem for Thought

Understanding: Embracing Being Poor

Experiencing something hard can bring understanding
Where your spirit can be truly tested
Being poor, hard to embrace notwithstanding

This condition mentally and physically demanding
Where stress did rise; however, was rested
Experiencing something hard can bring understanding

In struggling, life can leave you standing
Where understanding is then digested
Being poor, hard to embrace notwithstanding

The fact you made it through is outstanding
Where your knowledge was infested
Experiencing something hard can bring understanding

As this condition becomes longstanding
Where experience then is congested
Being poor, hard to embrace notwithstanding

Your life now you embrace expanding
Where your spirit was invested
Experiencing something hard can bring understanding
Being poor, hard to embrace notwithstanding
   ©Doris Elaine


Thursday, October 3, 2019

My Old Published Poem-2005

This poem of mine was published in 2005 in a literary poetry book; which, as of 2018 the organization  no longer exist or mutated into a larger organization/company. Here the poem and the accompanying  profile. Notice: My early poems did not rhyme much or not at all. I learned throughout my years of writing poems, that I love to write rhyming poems. But, content still exist.


Don't Eliminate Me!

Don't look at what I have been,
But what I am!
Don't hold me back because of my mistakes,
But let me excel because of my skills!
Don't look at my failures,
But look at my accomplishments!
Don't look at my past,
But look at my future!
Don't eliminate me because I'm not perfect,
Because neither are you!

Authors Profile: I wrote this poem as a reflection for all of us whom at some point in their lives had made a wrong choice; and that wrong choice changed our lives forever. My poem is a plead to everyone to remember our miscalculations when we see others who deserve a chance to recovery from their oversight.