Wednesday, February 17, 2010
blends into the next
and last week's snowstorm becomes this
week's blizzard of white
that encompasses my spirit and blinds my sight
This nagging stage of sleepiness makes
me wonder what is real and what is the fiction of my night
And you mirror my life, working 24/7
in a distant land
our schedules so out of sync that the
time difference doesn't even matter
I think I saw the words "I love you" in a message
on my phone
Was that you?
Was that a dream?
Was it my iPhone playing tricks on me?
I called you last night and you were lost in sleep
Alert enough to answer your phone
Too tired to talk, too bone-chilling cold
All you were able to get out was some message
about working around the clock
that was filled with sleepy regret
and the promise of a future surprise as if I were a child
Well, I am not a child
How long can I wait for you?
Is the money so worth it to you that you are
losing your days?
losing your soul?
Copyright Michelle Beckham-Corbin 2009
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
The Depths of Friendship
How can I describe how you make me feel?
Warm, safe, loved, respected
Words can’t contain what you mean to me
How you make me the center of your world
Even when we are millions of miles apart
You asked me yesterday what I think of you
As if you didn’t already know
I love your mind
I love your spirit
I love your heart
I love the humanitarian streak in you; always going out of your way
To help someone in need; to offer financial resources
You tell me that when you are with me
“It is like being in heaven” and you feel as if you are “floating”
We can discuss serious intellectual topics and minutes later
You throw out a humorous quip that truly leads us to ROFL
You are light and darkness
You are seriousness and levity
You are my soul connection
So glad you are in my life;
So glad you are my special friend.
Copyright Michelle Beckham-Corbin 2010