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by Betty Bleen
Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:50 am
Forum: Love Poetry
Topic: Foe The Love Of Bees
Replies: 2
Views: 1714

Foe The Love Of Bees

You anticipate the bees’ arrival with that same wonder lust in your eyes that a child wears on Christmas Eve, spending the whole month before their arrival planning, thinking out the construction of their houses, going back and forth on the decision of where you will put them in the backyard. I list...
by Betty Bleen
Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:21 am
Forum: Love Poetry
Topic: What A Surprise
Replies: 5
Views: 2252

Re: What A Surprise

Thank you Linda and Eva. :)
by Betty Bleen
Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:47 pm
Forum: Love Poetry
Topic: What A Surprise
Replies: 5
Views: 2252

Re: What A Surprise

Thank you B.J. I appreciate your comment. :)
by Betty Bleen
Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:03 pm
Forum: Love Poetry
Topic: What A Surprise
Replies: 5
Views: 2252

What A Surprise

What a surprise to see you as I was getting off work. You stopped by, you said, for a cup of coffee. I smiled as the words escaped your lips, both of us laughing at this, both knowing it for the ruse it was. As you followed me home so I could change, did you happen to see my smile in the side mirror...
by Betty Bleen
Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:25 pm
Forum: Friendship Poetry
Topic: Friends
Replies: 5
Views: 8719

Re: Friends

Thank you. I have several friends whom I met years and years ago. One friend I met once, when I was in grade school (I'm now 63) and we were pen pals until she passed away in 2010. She lived in NY, then NJ and I lived in WV and many other places. Her eldest daughter and I are keeping the friendship ...
by Betty Bleen
Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:41 pm
Forum: General Poetry
Topic: Collectible Things
Replies: 2
Views: 1505

Collectible Things

The Hilltop Home for Men collects old men like my freckle-faced grandson collects marbles in a burlap sack, butterflies in a jar. Confined to their rooms they spend their days gazing longingly out of picture windows at a world whizzing by, one that continues to revolve without them. On a sunny day y...
by Betty Bleen
Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:33 pm
Forum: Love Poetry
Topic: Words
Replies: 3
Views: 1710

Words

Here I am again blinking back the tears, Feeling the sting of the words you said Replaying in my head. Callously you spewed them out. Words that pierce my heart, Words that tear our love apart. Then merrily you go on your way Leaving me to face the day, My smile a thin disguise Of the pain that lies...
by Betty Bleen
Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:46 pm
Forum: General Poetry
Topic: In the Photo
Replies: 4
Views: 2051

Re: In the Photo

Thank you both. My mom was beautiful inside and out. I miss her so much!
by Betty Bleen
Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:42 pm
Forum: Inspirational Poetry
Topic: Things I Learned Growing Up
Replies: 3
Views: 1514

Re: Things I Learned Growing Up

Thanks!
by Betty Bleen
Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:41 pm
Forum: Love Poetry
Topic: In This Moment
Replies: 4
Views: 1708

Re: In This Moment

Thank you Eva. Doug and I write poems to each other and this is the one I recited to him at our wedding ceremony.
by Betty Bleen
Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:03 pm
Forum: General Poetry
Topic: IF
Replies: 3
Views: 1802

IF

If the world is my oyster where is my pearl? For each step forward I take two steps back. Something is always raining on my parade. There’s never a prize in my Cracker Jacks. Sometimes it doesn’t pay to get out of bed. Always finishing second no matter the race. My choo-choo train dies halfway up th...
by Betty Bleen
Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:09 pm
Forum: Inspirational Poetry
Topic: Things I Learned Growing Up
Replies: 3
Views: 1514

Things I Learned Growing Up

Ive learned that you have to work for what you want, that money doesn't grow on trees. I've learned that nothing I leave on my plate is ever going to be enough to feed the hungry kids in China. I've learned that bus drivers don't wait on you even when it's raining. I've learned that two wrongs don't...
by Betty Bleen
Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:56 pm
Forum: Love Poetry
Topic: In This Moment
Replies: 4
Views: 1708

In This Moment

If I could but stop time Remain here suspended In this moment with you Gazing forever Into your loving eyes If I could but stop time Frame the look of love I see on your face I would hang it in my heart’s chamber Where from within I could feel its glow Be comforted by its warmth If I could but stop ...
by Betty Bleen
Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:52 am
Forum: Funny Poetry
Topic: 2002 Turkeys
Replies: 2
Views: 2918

2002 Turkeys

On the graveyard shift at a convenience store I was cleaning the glass on the outside door When a trucker pulled in, his big rig rockin’ His cargo of turkeys fussin’ and squawkin’ I stepped aside to let him in As I followed behind him I stifled a grin His tattered T-shirt was short for the fellow Wh...
by Betty Bleen
Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:10 pm
Forum: Friendship Poetry
Topic: Friends
Replies: 5
Views: 8719

Friends

You never know where you'll find a friend In a far away place or just around the bend But once you've found one you'll have a treasure Worth more than any gold could measure A friend will love you just as you are Whether you drive a jalopy or a high-class car If you live in a shack or a fancy apartm...