Those Summer Days

I remember those sweet summer days…
Laughing and dancing amid sunrays.
Your eyes sparkled as you smiled at me,
Playing in our childhood reverie.
All the troubles and sorrows that we both had…
Suddenly weren’t as sad or quite so bad.
At least momentarily, our hearts were carefree…
Unburdened, the way innocent child hearts should be.

© Mary Elizabeth Balderrama

Keep On Going

Don’t give up so easily and give in to despair.
Keep on following your dream even though your feet are sore.
The road is winding, steep and rough but it will take you there.
It’s when you’re tired out that you must go a little more.
Find the strength deep within yourself and it won’t be so hard.
The pain will be worth going through when you reach your goal.
A dream is something beautiful that you shouldn’t discard.
To give your dream up now will crush and destroy your soul.

© Mary Elizabeth Balderrama

On The Loss Of A Child

Little one, child of the sun…
Your life had only begun,
Before you were taken away.
Now night has replaced the day.
Tears stream from our eyes…
As our stricken soul cries.
We pray for some relief,
From the weight of this grief.
Precious angel, precious child…
Heaven was here when you smiled,
And your laughter filled our ears.
Little one, for these few years…
You blessed us with your sweet love.
Watch over us now, from above.

© Mary Elizabeth Balderrama

Feeling Doubtful

Heavy thoughts are hurting my head…
I’ll seek sleep and refuge in my bed.
Emotions suffocate my heart…
Maybe we’re meant to be apart.
I don’t see how things can work out well…
It’s too hard when I’m in a doubt filled hell.
Maybe it’s best to make a clean break.
The two of us might be a big mistake.

© Mary Elizabeth Balderrama

My Heart Is Yours

I gave my heart to you as yours to keep…
It has belonged to you since we first met.
No one can take that heart away from you…
Your love is the love I cannot forget.
There’s no other love I’d want in exchange.
You can be sure of me…please don’t doubt.
One heart beats only to beat for you…
Yours is the love I can’t survive without.

© Mary Elizabeth Balderrama

I Can’t Hide

My love for you reaches my soul…
It’s the reason I lose control.
In spite of skillful tightrope talents…
I find myself thrown off of balance.
I struggle to maintain composure…
Trying to prevent full disclosure.
But, I’m displayed and can’t avoid exposure.
Like a zoo animal in its enclosure.

© Mary Elizabeth Balderrama

A Sickness

In a world plagued with hate driven atrocities,
Destroying each other has become a disease…
And I’m afraid there will never be any cure.
Is violence all that humanity lives for?
Haven’t we experienced enough devastation?
Must our world undergo complete annihilation?

© Mary Elizabeth Balderrama

Blessed

What can I say when words are not enough to tell you how I feel?
What proof can I offer you that shows my love isn’t false but real?
Don’t you know you could ask anything of me and I’d find a way…
To make every wish of yours reality without delay?
My darling, I live to see you smile and to give you happiness.
Your love has blessed my life in more ways than I can express.

© Mary Elizabeth Balderrama

Christmas Traveler

A rare Christmas full moon shines bright,
As you travel the highways tonight.
May it watch over you protectively,
And guide you safely on your journey…
Until you reach your destination,
To be greeted with celebration.
Then, when you slip into sleep tonight,
May it bless your dreams with silvery light.

© Mary Elizabeth Balderrama

I Miss You

I miss you most, during this time of year,
When festive holidays are here.
Hours we used to spend together…
Warmed our hearts in wintery weather.
Now, I spend time with memories…
Alone with ghosts, as fate decrees,
Holding a box of faded photographs…
And pain that remains the aftermath.

© Mary Elizabeth Balderrama