Category: poetry

My Journey

by laurie howland I can feel the weight of my foot on the pedalAs I merge onto the highwayMy fear is felt in my handsAs they grip the steering wheelFear of the drivingOf the journeyAnd mostly of not knowing my destination But I driveSlowlyI see…

A place to disappear to

By Laurie To disappearTo leave this placeAnd find my homeOne that I can createThat invites me inAnd allows my soul to restMy heart to healTranquilityA house not filled withResentmentRegretAngerBut a homeTo nestle me inAnd provide me comfortI can picture itBut more importantlyI can feel…

I will no longer tolerate being disappointed

by L. Howland I will no longer tolerate being disappointed.“Oh, dear people will disappoint you all the time.”Yes, but I do not have to tolerate it. For I have promised myself that I will put on my crown and own my kingdom. I have traveled…

The box

by laurie howland She put the memories in a box.She locked it.She tossed the key.To a place where she thought she could not get toShe then abandoned the box, precariously walking awayBut then unexpectedly, the box burst openIt was not from the key that…

Into Your Cells

by laurie howland It moves past your heartYou can feel itSometimes it even steals your breathClaiming the air in your lungs as its ownThe feelingThe deep emotionMoves into your cellsAnd once it is thereOccupying you at your coreYou cannot discard itNor ignore it or…

Happiness

by laurie howland “Help me,” she said softlyHer voice so gentle and lowYet so pleading“Sure, sweat heart,’ I repliedAnd bent down to assist.I could smell her as I got closerShe smelled of love and happinessAnd it showed on her face.A smile as big as…

The Ferocity of Love

by laurie howland  It can bear down on you like a stormWith gusts, hail and lighteningIt is aggressive at timesConsequently, it can feel brutalNot because it means to do you harmNo, it is simply fierce with its intensityA passion that ragesAnd grips your soulAs…