The Box

A Poem The Box I thought my life was normal; Then I saw what others had. It was not what I experienced; Mine was hurtful, neglectful, sad. I wrapped my past in a little box, And tied it with a bow. “Doesn’t it look so pretty?” I put it out for show. Someone tried toContinue reading “The Box”


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”

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”

Laugh Like a Child

This poem was written in response to W3 Prompt #33: Wea’ve Written Weekly on The Skeptic’s Kaddish, so please visit his page to read other responses. “laugh like a child” if you laugh we laugh like a youth or child for we inspire joy we plant seeds of peace and of feeling happy Copyright © 2022Continue reading “Laugh Like a Child”

Apart at Christmas

During this time of thanks and giving, I’m grateful for a reason for living. Your commitment, your strength gives me a lift, And I could ask for no other gift. The love, the faith, the bond we share, Immeasurable, beyond compare. This Christmas, one wish comes from my heart, That we’ll never spend another apart.Continue reading “Apart at Christmas”

Golden End

The Golden Gate, the golden sun, My last stop before I’m done. The Arch, the Needle, the Canyon Grand, I’ve seen the wonders across the land. Death’s not late; his appointments, he keeps, But not this time; and then I leap. Copyright © 2022 Brandon Ellrich This poem was written in response to Sadje’s WhatContinue reading “Golden End”