POETRY: Lingering

Lingering

You brush over my mind,

Like a light feather on my skin.

I see your melting eyes,

And your voice seems to sing.

 

I’ve moved on and love all,

That I’ve achieved and who I am,

But here you are once more,

On my mind again.

 

Here you are once more,

Like an image flickering by.

You’re reachable with effort,

Like a balloon that’s flown high.

 

Yet the time and space apart,

Makes it like a dream.

Intangible and almost forbidden,

Something that could’ve been.

 

How can it be so long?

We’ve both grown and moved on.

Yet I don’t need to ask,

To know I’m not your past.

 

We will always be connected,

Even when far apart,

An invisible link protected,

A speckle stuck on the heart.

 

By Jody Dontje

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POETRY: Shout Out!

Shout Out!

If you have a voice, let it out!

Let it take the stage and shout!

 

Share your ideas with the world,

Be a woman not a girl.

 

Be a man, no not a boy,

Don’t let others make you their toy.

 

Take a stand and you will shine,

To have an opinion is not a crime!

 

Respect what others say and do,

Then ask them to let you be you.

 

By Jody Dontje

~ Be yourself and have a say, don’t hide away or be afraid!