THE FIRST SUNRISE OF JANUARY

By Charles Robert Lindholm

The First Sunrise Of January
Always Leaves Me Wondering
What Lies Ahead
Just Out Of Sight
Over The Horizon
In My Tomorrows

And Then It Leads My
Mind Back Over The
Last Year And
Way Back When Too

Recalling
Moments And Memories
And What If’s And
Might Have Beens 

Things That Never Were
But Could Have Been
And The Happiness
That Was And
The Blessings
That I Have

Regrets
And Bittersweet
Memories Escape
Their Cell

Deep In My Heart
On The First
Sunrise Of January
Before Being
Escorted Away

Sometimes The Heart
And Soul
Need To Reflect,
Remember And Wonder,
So They Will Be
More Grateful,
And Happy During
The Coming Year

The First Sunrise Of January
Is The Demarcation,
The Ending And Beginning,
One Year Passing Away Into History
As The New Year Is Born

The First Sunrise Of January
Is The “First Time”
You Get To Make An X
On The New Year’s Calendar


Copyright © 2020 Charles Robert Lindholm – The Reluctant Poet
All Rights Reserved – 12-31-2020 – 05:45 a.m.

Inspired By Sadje’s – One Liner Wednesday – Quote 

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BE HONEST WITH YOURSELF – AND ME

By Keza / Spiritedsoul And Charles Robert Lindholm / The Reluctant Poet

Love Is Never Out Of Season,
It Goes With Spring And Summer
Autumn And Winter
It’s Perfect With Them All

But I Don’t Think
That Will Be True
For You And I

It Seems I Will
Only Cause You Heartache,
Even Though Your Inner Fire
Puts Millions Of Sparks
Into My Heart And Soul
It Hasn’t Ignited
A Raging Fire
Or An Endless Love

Deep In My Heart I Know
That I’m Just Hurting You So
If It’s Time You Think I Need
I’ll Tell You, I Cannot Nourish Love’s Seed

I Will Never Blossom
Into A Soulmate
Or The Forever Lover
You Long For

I Cannot Promise You
The Rest Of My Life
It Just Isn’t Right
When I Don’t Feel
As You Do

When I Gently Push You Away
I See The Sadness In Your Eyes,
It Only Makes You Want To Stay 
But, When It Comes To You And I,

You Really Must Be Honest
With Yourself – And Me 

I Know Cupid’s Arrow Has Hit Your Heart
And Letting Go Is Hard To Do, But
I Think It’s Best If We Just Part
So You Can Find Your One And Only

Copyright © 2020 Keza / Spiritedsoul And Charles Robert Lindholm / The Reluctant Poet – All Rights Reserved – 09-29-2020 – 5:00 p.m.
Writings with Keza is always a joy!!

NO LONGER A FOOL

By Keza/Spiritedsoul And Charles Robert Lindholm – The Reluctant Poet

How Did I
Not Know
You Possessed
The Coldest Heart?

Your Sweet Words
Deceived Me
With Promises,
Tempting Me
To Believe

Your Fiery Passion,
Your Hungry Hands,
And Wild Desires,
And Lies About Love,
Hid The Truth

No Words Of Love
Or Warm Embrace
Will Erase
What I Have Learned,

I Am, No Longer A Fool

Now
Your Words
Are Barbed Wire Kisses
That Cut Me
To The Quick
And Leave
Me In Tears,

My Punishment
For Trusting You

I Seek Refuge
In The Darkest Corner
Of My Soul,
The Safest Place To Sit,
Far Away From You

Where I Can Wonder,
And Plan My Escape,
Into A Life
That Once Again
Is Mine

Copyright © 2020 Keza/Spiritedsoul And Charles Robert Lindholm – The Reluctant Poet
All Rights Reserved – 09-04-2020 – 11:30 a.m.

Thanks so much to Keza for another great collaboration!!