Let’s Read Poetry

Hey Lovelies,

Happy Thursday! Hurray, it’s almost the weekend! For today’s blog, I am going to continue with the tradition of last week and deem today Poetry Thursday. I am a huge fan of art, music, and expression. One of these forms being poetry. In college I used to love going to poetry slams, as the artists performed with so much vigor and passion. Poets are truly able to paint a picture with words and I am continuously in awe of their talent. That being said, on some Thursdays, I would like to feature a poem about love, spirituality, or both in order to honor the theme of this blog.

With Love,
Miss T

Today’s Featured Poem:

“My Island, Adrienne”

By: Paul Hoekman

Like a ship
without a sail,
with no rudder at the tail,
adrift within a storm
of life confusions,
I was beached upon a shore
no chart had ever shown before,
when I jumped onto the sand
I knew I found an island,
my island, Adrienne.

I work the land from Monday
until we sail the boat on Sunday,
to places on Long Island,
From Guilford to Duck Island,
where time passes quickly,
like the breeze across the bow,
and I’m safe within the shelter,
my island, Adrienne.

Now I love the life I’m living
and all that God has given
the earth, sea and sky
and this good woman by my side.

My wife you see is everything to me
I love her more each day,
she helps me see the way,
and we somehow seem to be
best friends and now a family.

So we’ll blow with the breezes,
and God bless Adrienne when she sneezes,
working together against life tides,
we’ll tack together side by side,
through storms, doldrums and jives,
our love forever will survive.
You are my island, Adrienne.


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