I Sent Her Flowers

I sent your mom flowers on your birthday, I think you would’ve wanted me to, Just like that song by Green Day, I wanna wake up when September is through. Another Christmas alone and bereft, Leaves a bleak December, January, of course, is when you left, Another bad month to remember. Valentine’s Day is whatContinue reading “I Sent Her Flowers”

Rain Cycle

The rain is dripping, sprinkling, The ground is soaking, drinking.The seeds are sprouting, growing, The rivers are rippling, flowing.The sun appears, shining, burning, Plants are drying, turning.Water dries, evaporates, Clouds conform and condensate.The rain is dripping, sprinkling…Copyright © 2022 Brandon Ellrich Thank you for reading! If you enjoyed this poem, please click the like buttonContinue reading “Rain Cycle”

“Building” Relationship

A sight from a distance — he’s attractive; Plans in my mind are made.Eye contact and a friendly chat; The foundation has been laid.We walk, we talk about where we grew up; Framework is starting to form.We insulate with talk of family; HIs smile is friendly and warm.Secrets revealed and like a roof o’erhead, IContinue reading ““Building” Relationship”


I built my prison not with bricks,Not with metal, wood, or stone.The material was giv’n by foes,But constructed by myself alone.Razor wire does not pierce my heart,Four walls do not constrain my soul;Instead, four letters are all that bind,And keep me from being whole.Insecurities and doubt,Make up the cage that holds me here.Locked away byContinue reading “Imprisoned”

Raindrop Prelude

This composition by Frederic Chopin is my favorite piece of music–to play and to listen to. The song and alleged story behind it inspired me to write this poem: “Raindrop Prelude” Dripping, dripping, dropping, Constant, never stopping. My health is in despair, And so I must repair; Banished to this cloister, Full of cold andContinue reading “Raindrop Prelude”


A Poem Breakup I’m sorry if you’re mad, but I really have to tell you,We’ve had some ups and downs, but now our journey’s through.My future’s looking bright, now I’ve met somebody new,And you’re forever in my past, my dear 2022. I’m charging on ahead, becoming a different me;I don’t know what’s in store, butContinue reading “Breakup”

New Year Resolutions

This poem was written in response to W3 Prompt #34: Wea’ve Written Weekly on The Skeptic’s Kaddish, so please visit his page to read other responses. YearOverStart againThis time betterResolutions are not kept through the yearEither you will or you won’t; don’t promiseResolve has fadedNo commitmentI’ll do itBetterNow Copyright © 2022 Brandon Ellrich Thanks forContinue reading “New Year Resolutions”

Unbelievable Gift

Darkened hearts in a darkened world, Needing to see the way; A Son, a star, shines its light, To the stable where He lay. Far too lowly, far too humble, For many to conceive; So graciously loving, so purely simple, To merely just believe. We are His children, we are His chosen, Forsaking, leaving never;Continue reading “Unbelievable Gift”

Happy Hanukkah

Hanukkah has begun– The Festival of Lights; Sufganiyot and latkes, For eight days and nights. Daily prayers are spoken, Reading from the Torah; Remembering miracles by, Lighting the Menorah. This Jewish celebration, Of the ending of oppression; A show of dedication, To this long-standing tradition. Chag Urim Sameach! Copyright © 2022 Brandon Ellrich Thanks forContinue reading “Happy Hanukkah”