Sunday, November 25, 2012


This poem was submitted to a father/son/mother/daughter writing contest.  While it didn't win, show or place it did have a nice review or two so I thought why not put it up here?

Small and soft
Pudgy little fingers
Wrapped around a finger
Wrapped around a heart
Grimy little fingers
Longer now
Holding out a flower
A gift and a smile
Grown longer still
Nails tipped in colors
Sparkles and jewels
Soon to be a lady
Fingers strong
Flying over keys
Working hard
Every day
Growing thinner now
Skin not so plump
Scars from living
Easy to see
Age slowly showing
Veins clear now
Knuckles losing flexibility
But still strong
Time passes
Suddenly you see
Your mother's hands
Attached to you
Hands that look old
But filled with character
Reaching back to hold
The fingers of a grandchild

Friday, November 23, 2012

poetry day again

Yeah why not right?  This is an older one

Brown is the grass
grey the skies
cold are the days
spent without you

Simple the longing
tender the need
but empty the arms
since you left me

lisa williamson © 2012

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

daily poem

    A song in the distance
    between you and I
    between love and life
    music bridges the gap
    A song
    reminding me of you
    bringing you close
    behind my closed eyes

Lisa Williamson © 2012

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

poem of the day two

    A Piece of you

    I so want to see you
    be close to you
    hold your eyes with mine
    and see myself alone

    One day of you
    no one else to claim
    no one else to pull away
    just a piece of you

    For even when I have you
    you find something else to do
    someone more important
    something more fun

    I sit back, tears forming
    from hurt and from rage
    for I try not to ask
    for more than a piece of you.


    Lisa Williamson © 1999

Yes my last name was different in '99 but I have updated to my current last name for this

Sunday, November 4, 2012

why not poems?

Okay I have to use this blog for something.  So why not toss around a few of the numerous poems I have written over the years?  Yes at some point I will be publishing them but at the earliest that would be February so here we go.  I'm just going to start with A and work my way down.

A difference

a name for love
a name for hope

Mother in law
a name for pride
daughter in law
a name for patience

Lisa Williamson
copywrite 2011