Last updated: 22 April 2001
I've added some of my poems by request!

Some of my favorite poems!

  1. The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be tellin this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

  • The Open Door
  • I stand before this open door.
    My heart is in your hands.
    I give to you a love so true.
    You give me your demands.
    Don't shut the door into your heart.
    Please leave it open wide.
    Let all the love I have for you
    Rush forth and go inside.
    For love is like a gentle bird.
    Don't cage it or it dies.
    Please let your love become my love.
    Don't cage me, let me fly.

  • Without Your Love
    • By: R. Joesph

    What the earth would be without the sun above,
    Is what my life would be without your sweet love.
    Without the moon, what would become of the dark sky?
    Without your love, what would become of I?
    Equivalent to the earth without rain,
    Without your love, my life would be a life of pain.

  • The Crocodile's Toothache
    • By: Shel Silverstein

    The Crocodile
    Went to the dentist
    And sat down in the chair,
    And the dentist said, "Now tell me, sir,
    Why does it hurt and where?"
    And the Crocodile said, "I'll tell you the truth,
    I have a terrible ache in my tooth,"
    And he opened his jaws so wide, so wide,
    That the dentist, he climbed right inside,
    And the dentist laughed, "Oh isn't this fun?"
    As he pulled the teeth out, one by one.
    And the Crocodile cried, "You're hurting me so!
    Please put down your pliers and let me go."
    But the dentist just laughed with a Ho Ho Ho,
    And he said, "I still have twelve to go—
    Oops, that's the wrong one, I confess,
    But what's one crocodile's tooth, more or less?"
    Then suddenly, the jaws went SNAP,
    And the dentist was gone, right off the map,
    And where he went one could only guess...
    To North or South or East or West...
    He left no forwarding address.
    But what's one dentist, more or less?

  • I Wonder
    • By: Valerie Oliver

    I gaze into your eyes and wonder what you're thinking.
    I see the green behind your blinking.

    Every time I reach to touch your hair,
    I wonder if you notice or if you care.

    What about that feeling deep within that comes
    when I think about you or see you?
    I wonder if that wells within you too.

    Though we may grasp hands, will I ever get a chance?

    I wonder.

  • No Title
    • By: Emily Dickinson

    Heaven is what I cannot reach!
    The apple on the tree,
    Provided it do hopeless hand,
    That "heaven" is, to me.

    The color on the cruising cloud,
    The interdicted ground
    Behind the hill, the house behind,—
    There Paradise is found!

  • No Title
    • By: Emily Dickinson

    Hope is the thing with feathers
    That perches in the soul,
    And sings the tune without the words,
    And never stops at all,

    And sweetest in the gale is heard;
    And sore must be the storm
    That could abash the little bird
    That kept so many warm.

    I've heard it in the chillest land,
    And on the strangest sea;
    Yet, never, in extremity,
    It asked a crumb of me.

  • Lost
    • By: Valerie Oliver

    I’m so lost
    Trying to find a way
    All these things are tugging me
    Things are as clear as clay

    What seems to go my way always goes the other
    Where do I go from here
    Should I even bother

    The storm thundering in my head
    Gets louder by the minute
    Rain seeps out of my soul
    Drowning in the wave of distress
    Screaming silent whispers of help
    Waiting to pay the toll, looking
    For who has my soul

  • It Seemed So Right
    • By: Valerie Oliver

    Finally something that felt right, like it was suppose to happen
    For what exact reasons I have no idea
    I always say, “Everything happens for a reason we just might
    not see why…who knows!”
    But yesterday something took over with its’ powers and I melted
    into your arms for those few seconds that felt like hours
    Our bodies close, pressed together and your love and comfort
    seeped into me
    If only I could have seen your face to see your expression
    Maybe I should just let it be
    I can still feel it though, god how I want it again
    I stepped away and out of nowhere you sat down, pulled me
    close, and wrapped your arms around my waist
    I wanted so badly to gently caress your face
    I held back what seemed to feel so right
    Did it seem that way to you too?
    Is that why you held me tight?
    It seemed so right

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