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”

Imprisoned

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”

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”

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”