I write quite often on poetrysoup.com. They have contests, which are fun. I have placed in a few, pretty far down on the list, but my name is getting closer each time!

Today I entered a poem contest titled:

Memorial of a Loved One Poetry Contest

Here is my entry:

Losing my boys 

I lost my son and husband  
thirteen months apart. 
I never thought I’d make it 
with such a broken heart. 

I miss them both all the time 
my memories fall short. 
I wish I had them back again 
I try to be a sport.  

No matter what I say or do 
nothing of this can ever change. 
My life is now a different one 
many things to rearrange. 

And so I sit and cry a lot 
for two men that I lost. 
If God would give me one more chance 
I’d pay at any cost.  

A Name A Day: Daniel

Feel free to participate in A Name A Day. Write a story, poem, or something about a real individual you know with the name of the day. If you have a name that you would like for the blog please send me a message. Please keep it all positive.  

This is part of my positivity plan. Allowing others to see their names in print and then stories or poems that are positive about them is reinforcing to adults and children. This is my first time hosting a “challenge” so if you have pointers or need to tell me how to do something differently, please do, I don’t take offense to creative feedback.  

Enjoy this! I will post a few random names until people choose to participate and give some names. I will continue as long as people would like to participate. I believe it will be nice for any blogger to share with a friend or family member poems “about them” from so many talented writers. Enjoy!