The March

It was a day

unlike any other,

I marched for myself

I marched for my brother.

 

I felt so determined

to walk with love and belief

and to march with so many

was such a relief.

 

But, to go it alone,

with my head held high

to march toward a future

Is something I’ll try.

 

Kelley E. Howe Nolan

A Child’s Birth

 

All the pain

and grueling struggle,

to bring you here

was worth the trouble.

 

When your head appeared,

we were both intrigued,

and as you slipped forth

I’ve never felt so relieved!

 

We counted your fingers,

and tugged at your toes,

we felt your smooth skin,

then we touched your pink nose!

 

I wanted to cry

but my throat felt so tight,

I had longed for the day

we could kiss you good-night!

KEHN

Happy Birthday Sarah Anne

 

I Bleed Too

Your words,

cutting through my soul

making my spirit bleed

tears waiting to fall.

You have

no idea of my pain,

as my chest heaves heavy,

my mind cluttered.

Did I?

Did I bring on this hate?

Without ever knowing  your past

your pain?

Never would I

no reason no personal gain,

or agenda do I have,

only the pain

of your words.

KEHN

Note to mom

So much has changed

since you’ve passed,

the world’s a mess

that cannot last –

and

you’d never think

we’ve digressed this way,

where “equality and justice’

is something to say,

to remind each other

that it should apply to all,

for if it doesn’t,

we all take the fall.

KEHN

Thank you God

as the end of 2016 nears I feel I need to say something positive as we go forward to 2017…

Thank you God

for all that’s right,

the flowing waves

the shining light

the wooded forest,

and sky so bright

the sound of birds

so sweet in flight

Thank you God

for all that’s right.

KEHN

 

Who Am I?

There were so many times

I wish I’d made a different decision,

I wish I had been

able to communicate better…

Instead,

I really tried to act

like I knew everything..

I know now that I didn’t –

I told lies,

I stole money,

and clothes,

and

the car…

I snuck out the

window at night,

to meet my best friend

and

boys..

I drank,

I smoked,

I cheated

on boyfriends…

Now,

I try to listen,

to observe people,

situations,

maybe make a difference

to someone

who is like

I

was…

KEHN