Friend Request | Short Poem No. 42

While waiting for a friend request. . .

“Funny.” Everyone’s laughing.

“Strange kid.” I don’t fit in.

“Problems.” Ya I’ve got them.

“Wrong Clothes.” Our budget’s thin.

“Awkward.” What can I say now?

“Sounds weird.” I speak my best.

“Annoying.” I just want to fit.

“Disadvantaged.” That explains the rest.

Friend Request

But when I go home at night and I’m all alone,

their words start to make sense to me.

I lay down staring at an empty phone (no messages).

When will they know the real me?

Maybe one day they’ll get to see. . .

is not true. . .

no it’s not true at all. . .

Sometimes a friend request will come. . . sometimes it won’t. Not every story has a fairy-tale ending.

Photo by James Tay on Unsplash.

On the topic of friendship, check out this other cool post I found, “Friendship” by Thought for Change, as well as my own post, “The New Kid Poem.”

© Joey Blue and thepoetryaboutus.com, 2018. All rights reserved.

Five Poetry Blogs You Should Meet | Winter 2018

Five Poetry Blogs You Should Meet | Winter 2018.

Today is the beginning of something new: Five Poetry Blogs You Should Meet | Winter 2018. Periodically I will be posting five poetry blogs that I think you should meet! I will keep these short and sweet. And, unfortunately, there are so many great blogs out there that I absolutely love, I won’t be able to show them all to you. But at least I can share with you some of them that are amazing!

I want to be clear: This post is not a contest and I am not here to try to rate people’s blogs. But there are, however, three main criteria that I make sure every blog has before I share it. (1) That they are active and post regularly. (2) They are interactive – they will respond your comments and leave comments on your posts and (3)  They have content that is compelling but family-friendly.

Without further delay, let’s get to it!

(1) Culture Shocks.

This blog is a mix of poetry, photography, short stories, and probably everything else! But it is always an enjoyable read. By theresaly520.

One post that I really liked was “Dark Night of the Soul” (I may be a little biased since my blog is also mentioned in that post!).

(2) Blue Feet, Bamboo Flute.

This is a great poem blog by krishnapriya108, often times focusing on the religious nature of things. Inquisitive minds will want to check out this site out, for sure!

You can start by checking out their post, “Our Journey to Nowhere.”

(3) iScriblr.

Like Culture Shocks, this blog also is a conglomeration of everything under the sun. But one thing particular about this blog is Richa’s support towards women.

You can see an example here with this poem “Dare to Survive.”

Five Poetry Blogs You Should Meet | Winter 2018

(4) KaylaAnn.

KaylaAnn is another great blog that often posts poetry. But one great thing about this blog is that KaylaAnn also offers a lot of useful tips on writing! That makes it worth while to check out.

Check out her post “Writing Tip: Managing Your Expectations” for some of those great tips!

(5) Truly Madly Ordinary.

While, this is not actually a poetry blog, I still wanted to include it on my list. That’s because you will still enjoy all these great stories that Ortensia relates from her daily life. Coming into Winter, this site will definitely warm your heart.

Warm up with her post “Papa Bear and The Halloween Disco.”

I hope you enjoyed this post!

Well, that’s it for today everyone. Thanks for checking out Five Poetry Blogs You Should Meet | Winter 2018. Check out each and every one of these sites and stay tuned for more in the future!

Also, check out one of my recent posts, “Love and Shadows.”

Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash.

© Joey Blue and thepoetryaboutus.com, 2018. All rights reserved.

Love and Shadows | Short Poem No. 41

This poem is about Love and Shadows

I hide in my music – sometimes my only friend.

I hide in my poems because You gave me this pen.

I close my eyes and I drift away

to a place other than today.

I know that You love me, it’s clear in your words.

but when I don’t feel You, darn, it hurts.

Sometimes I’m alone; I cry by myself.

But when You were alone You felt what I felt.

Love and Shadows

I hide in the shadows; I hide under Your wings.

I hide when I’m thinking too much about things.

Sometimes I break down, but I know You still love me.

You’ll never leave me, and that’s what consoles me.

Take away the way I do feel today.

Take away the way I do feel always.

Take away the way I do. . . I pray,

Take away the way. . . take it all away.

“Keep me as the apple of Your eye; hide me in the shadow of Your wings.” Psalm 17:8.

Photo by Tanja Heffner on Unsplash.

If you liked this post, also check out “Those Days” by Alexis Rose, as well as my own poem, “Don’t Quit.”

Love and Shadows.

© Joey Blue and thepoetryaboutus.com, 2018. All rights reserved.

Come Share Your Blog with Phoebe! | Blogging Tips

Hi, friends! Come share your blog with Pheobe by click on the link below:

Phoebe, MD: Medicine & Poetry

Come Share Your Blog

This is an easy way to meet fellow bloggers, as well as get the word out on your site! Give it a try!

Do you know other blogs doing similar blog sharing posts? Let me know in the comments below!

If you just build your blog but never interact with other bloggers, you’ll find it very hard to reach your full potential on WordPress! So don’t be shy and give it a try!

Want to get to know more about me? Check out my “About” page!

Come Share Your Blog!

Cold Alone and Forgotten – Short Poem No. 40

Have you felt cold alone and forgotten?

I’m looking forward into this grey divide,

where light meets dark.

It’s chilling where I am right now,

but as I look forward,

I’m only blinded by the colder,

emptier oblivion of the unknown.

I could imagine a time of summer,

when all that I see now was warm and green.

But, all I see is dark. . . grey. . . loneliness.

cold alone and forgotten

And there’s no friend by my side to comfort me,

except for the Spirit of a benevolent God.

A benelovent God who, by the way,

led me here to this trepidatious wilderness.

There is nothing left to do now but,

embrace the lonely chill that shivers up my spine,

and step forward, one foot at a time,

cold alone and forgotten.

Photo by Pascal Brändle on Unsplash.

If you liked this, check out my as well as my own poem, “Winter Trees” by Walt Page and my own poem “Depression Test.”

© Joey Blue and thepoetryaboutus.com, 2018. All rights reserved.

Love and Money | Short Poem No. 39

This poem is about love and money – and a dream.

I’m laying down – I’m not the kind of guy that needs to get up.

I’m living the life and leisure and luxury – money falling from the skies.

I give my baby everything that she wants – perfume and chocolate.

And every night I take her out, and boy does she love it!

I’m only living in a dream; it’s not as it seems.

I’m just a dreamer, but I’m yours. 

I may not have a dime to my name, no game,

but baby, I’m yours.

love and money

Other chumps, they work hard jobs.

They get their hands dirty, their hair falls out from stress.

But not me – I’m always clean and cool,

and baby, why don’t you go buy that new dress?

I’m only living in a dream; it’s not as it seems.

I’m just a dreamer, but I’m yours. 

I may not have a dime to my name, no game,

but baby, I’m yours.

The alarm goes off and then reality hits.

It’s time to wake up to the fact I’m not rich.

But, baby, if I was a billionaire,

I’d still sell you my heart just to know that you care.

(Does a boy need love and money to dream?)

Photo by 90 jiang on Unsplash.

If you liked this poem, check out “Kitchen Knives’ Tale” by Ortensia and my own poem, “14 Line Poem.”

© Joey Blue and thepoetryaboutus.com, 2018. All rights reserved.