THE BEST OF 2020

ONE OF THE BEST GIFTS YOU CAN GIVE SOMEONE IS THANKING THEM FOR BEING A PART OF YOUR LIFE!

A Look Back At The Reluctant Poet’s Best Of List For 2020
Thanks To Everyone For Spending Your Precious Time On My Blog In 2020!!!
Thank You for being a part of my life this year!!!!
I am so very grateful!!

Wishing You A Healthy, Happy and Prosperous 2021!!

I Want To Offer A Very Special Thanks To the Wonderful Poets
With Whom I Had The Honor Of Collaborating With This Year!!  I Am So Grateful
For Having Had The Opportunity To Write With These Great Writers on WordPress.com:

Christine Bolton – Poetryforhealing
Jeanne – Womentwhothinktoomuch
Keza – Spriitedsoul
Nichole Sulpizio – Glitzyritzy Mommy
Secrets – Secretthoughtswithin

Chuck Lindholm
The Reluctant Poet

BEST OF LIST FOR 2020

WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN
I DROPPED A PEBBLE IN A POND
BOOK REVIEW: I LOST SUMMER SOMEWHERE – BY SARAH RUSSELL
WHEN I MISS YOU
ON BECOMING A WRITER: CHUCK LINDHOLM
HER DREAM OF HIM
I WISH FOR ANOTHER DAY IN LOVE WITH YOU
STRAWBERRIES AND WHIPPED CREAM KISSES
IN LOVE WITH A MUSE
LOST IN TIME
IN SEARCH OF A SOULMATE
NO LONGER A FOOL
FAR AWAY BUT ALWAYS BONDED
‘TIL WE DANCE AGAIN
THE COMFORT OF QUIET
THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS
YOUR WORDS MADE ME BELIEVE
HIS MIDNIGHT PRAYERS 
I CARRY THE SCARS
A TWO FACED LANDSCAPE
AN INTIMATE KISS
THE LOVER OF THE LIGHT
COME STAND WITH ME
THE MOON KNOWS ALL MY SECRETS
I WANT A GOOD SAMARITAN GOVERNMENT
THE LAND OF THE FREE AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE- A MESSAGE FOR AMERICA
LET THE WINDS CARRY YOU HOME
UNDER HER BRANCHES
A PAINTER AT HEART
HER EYES
HER MOSAIC HEART
OF ALL THE POEMS IN ALL THE WORD
A THEIF IN THE NIGHT
PLAYMATES AT MIDNIGHT

Please Come And Explore My Archives!!

YOU ARE MY FOREVER AND ALWAYS

By Charles Robert Lindholm

From The First Time
I Laid Eyes On You
I Loved You

It Was Love At First Sight,
And You Stole My Heart
Forever

That Moment
Was The Start
Of Me Loving You

And As Long
As I Live
That’s What I’ll Do

For All Of Your Life
I Loved You
And For The Rest Of Mine
I Will Miss You

You Are My Forever
And Always

Copyright © 2018 Charles Robert Lindholm – All Rights Reserved

Dedicated to every parent who has had to bury a child and knows the Forever Love that will always fill their heart to cushion the Forever Loss that no parent ever expects to have to feel.

My Mom and Aunt and other friends I love have had to endure this.  If this has been your experience too, I send you my love and condolences, for something there is no label to describe because it is so awful!!

God bless you All!!!

THE SHANGRI LA OF US

THE SHANGRI LA OF US - 2
By Charles Robert Lindholm

Life Is So Fast Paced
Anymore
And Time Seems So
Fleeting

With Us
Rushing Around
In Our Own
Little Whirlwinds

The Roses
Go Unsmelled
Along With The Coffee,
Too

We Are Always
Leashed Up
To Electronics
And The Whole
Wide World
Around Us

While The Important
And The Lovely
Are Left Unattended
And Not Admired

I Want To Stop
Our World
From Spinning
Around Us
In A Vortex

HOLDING YOU IN MY ARMS - 2
I Need To
Hold You
In My Arms

HOLDING YOU IN MY ARMS
And Look
Into Your Eyes

LOOKING INTO YOUR EYES
For You Are
My Anchor,
You Are My World
And All That
Really Matters
To Me

We Need To
Protect
The Shangri La
Of Us

So We Can
Grow Old
Together
And Still Be
In Love

Copyright © 2018 Charles Robert Lindholm – All Rights Reserved
Please Come And Explore My Archives On The Poet’s Corner And Here On My Blog
Inspired by a comment to my friend – Beth of Midwest Fantasy

YOU ARE MY SHANGRI LA