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Regina Riddle Aug 2014
The mornings create renewed hope
As lovers make plans to elope
And friends discover how to cope
Which contours a kaleidoscope
Of vibrantly affected dreams
Delightful colored potentials
From wondrous heavenly angels
Removing cruel, harsh troubles
Reassuring lost self-esteem

The afternoons bring enriched faith
The kind that makes you feel so safe
The sort that fills your heart with praise
As conviction teaches and conveys
Beliefs that assure fearful souls
Inspiring comfort which fulfills
With good knowledge in sweet idylls
Reminding hearts that dream instills
And moving souls to reach their goals

The twilights arouse revived love
The type that makes you reach above
The feeling that’s calm like a dove
Shows two fit as one like a glove
True love is without conditions
And gifts the spirit with vision
Prepares the mind for decision
These feelings craft true precision
Consoling sore inhibitions
Regina Riddle Aug 2014
Painting past midnight
Colors bleed on the paper
Capturing people
Giving each one breath and life
Touching a heart with love’s hue

©2014 by Regina Riddle
Regina Riddle Jul 2014
Speeding along a curved road
Eyes watching the asphalt’s twists and turns
I happen upon a substantial rock
Lying along the road on my course
It takes a few seconds for me to realize
That big brown rock isn’t what it seems
The rock has a yellow neck, legs, a head and tail
That beckon me to stop despite what lies ahead
My reasoning forces me to ponder on it’s future
Will the next car around the curve stop for this comrade
Or will it be struck and left for dead?
I put my car in park and hurry to pick it up
One lonely turtle has found itself being removed
From the path of oncoming vehicles
Taken to the grassy side of the road
Facing the opposite direction
In hopes that it will find it’s way far from
The impending danger of traffic
Now, this one turtle has a better chance
At living out it’s life at it’s own slow pace

©2014 by Regina Riddle
Regina Riddle Jul 2014
I always reach for you
When the night seems too long
It feels like you should be there
Lying where you always were

I want to hold your hand
Feel your fingers tighten
Around my own tentacles
Two hands cleaving as one

Since you’ve been gone
The walls listen to my sobs
And seem to whisper of grief
That edges my very soul

Missing you is like a nightmare
Where I never truly wake
It leaves me feeling sluggish
Even during the sunniest days

I often wonder if I will ever find comfort
Amid the pain of my memories
Will I ever look through the old photographs
And caress the heart of what could have been?

Missing you is a tragedy
That keeps me grasping
For the pieces of the past
Which frequent my thoughts
Without you, I think
Am I really me?

©2014 by Regina Riddle
Regina Riddle Jul 2014
White cottontail hops
Leaving behind trails of hope
Prints of cheerfulness

©2014 by Regina Riddle
I love rabbits
Regina Riddle Jul 2014
Raindrops falling down
Splattering against tin roof
Sleep comes easily
Regina Riddle Nov 2011
I wasn’t always sure about you
I had my doubts and fears
I wasn’t always certain
That you would really be there
When I needed a friend
More than anything else
I’ve learned, though
That you are someone special
Someone rare and essential
To my heart’s quest for love
Love that survives and thrives
Overcomes the worst of times
Continues to grow and prosper
Long after struggles and worries
You are someone I can trust
Someone who understands my thoughts
Someone who cares and shares
Someone who knows me
Like no one else can
You are someone I can believe in
Someone rare and aware of my heart
Someone who accepts me as I am
Without conditions or limits
You love without bounds
You are the person I turn to
When I need a real friend
Someone who I can be myself with
Without fear or anxiety
Without hiding my heart away
Without even a hint of doubt
I love you and am so thankful
To have a friend who I believe in
Thank you, once again
For being that friend

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