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Those Summer Days
I remember those sweet summer days…
Laughing and dancing amid sunrays.
Your eyes sparkled as you smiled at me,
Playing in our childhood reverie.
All the troubles and sorrows that we both had…
Suddenly weren’t as sad or quite so bad.
At least momentarily, our hearts were carefree…
Unburdened, the way innocent child hearts should be.
© Mary Elizabeth Balderrama
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Keep On Going
Don’t give up so easily and give in to despair.
Keep on following your dream even though your feet are sore.
The road is winding, steep and rough but it will take you there.
It’s when you’re tired out that you must go a little more.
Find the strength deep within yourself and it won’t be so hard.
The pain will be worth going through when you reach your goal.
A dream is something beautiful that you shouldn’t discard.
To give your dream up now will crush and destroy your soul.
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On The Loss Of A Child
Little one, child of the sun…
Your life had only begun,
Before you were taken away.
Now night has replaced the day.
Tears stream from our eyes…
As our stricken soul cries.
We pray for some relief,
From the weight of this grief.
Precious angel, precious child…
Heaven was here when you smiled,
And your laughter filled our ears.
Little one, for these few years…
You blessed us with your sweet love.
Watch over us now, from above.
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Feeling Doubtful
Heavy thoughts are hurting my head…
I’ll seek sleep and refuge in my bed.
Emotions suffocate my heart…
Maybe we’re meant to be apart.
I don’t see how things can work out well…
It’s too hard when I’m in a doubt filled hell.
Maybe it’s best to make a clean break.
The two of us might be a big mistake.
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My Heart Is Yours
I gave my heart to you as yours to keep…
It has belonged to you since we first met.
No one can take that heart away from you…
Your love is the love I cannot forget.
There’s no other love I’d want in exchange.
You can be sure of me…please don’t doubt.
One heart beats only to beat for you…
Yours is the love I can’t survive without.
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I Can't Hide
My love for you reaches my soul…
It’s the reason I lose control.
In spite of skillful tightrope talents…
I find myself thrown off of balance.
I struggle to maintain composure…
Trying to prevent full disclosure.
But, I’m displayed and can’t avoid exposure.
Like a zoo animal in its enclosure.
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A Sickness
In a world plagued with hate driven atrocities,
Destroying each other has become a disease…
And I’m afraid there will never be any cure.
Is violence all that humanity lives for?
Haven’t we experienced enough devastation?
Must our world undergo complete annihilation?
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What can I say when words are not enough to tell you how I feel?
What proof can I offer you that shows my love isn’t false but real?
Don’t you know you could ask anything of me and I’d find a way…
To make every wish of yours reality without delay?
My darling, I live to see you smile and to give you happiness.
Your love has blessed my life in more ways than I can express.
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Christmas Traveler
A rare Christmas full moon shines bright,
As you travel the highways tonight.
May it watch over you protectively,
And guide you safely on your journey…
Until you reach your destination,
To be greeted with celebration.
Then, when you slip into sleep tonight,
May it bless your dreams with silvery light.
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I Miss You
I miss you most, during this time of year,
When festive holidays are here.
Hours we used to spend together…
Warmed our hearts in wintery weather.
Now, I spend time with memories…
Alone with ghosts, as fate decrees,
Holding a box of faded photographs…
And pain that remains the aftermath.
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Your Love
When life is getting heavier,
You make the weight easier to bear.
In the depth of this bleak darkness,
Your love’s light is always there…
Providing needed strength for me,
To trudge through this rough terrain.
Your love shows me that victory,
Is something I can attain.
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Don't Allow It
Don’t let any bully tear you down,
Or erase your smile and make you frown.
They’ll topple you if they get the chance…
And do their petty victory dance.
Don’t relinquish your power that way…
And be victim to mind games they play.
They’d relish each tasty tear you cried…
So make sure they go unsatisfied.
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Sing Your Song
No one can silence your sweet song.
Some thought they could but they were wrong.
You’ll sing out stronger than before…
A song that the world can’t ignore.
You’ll spread your song out everywhere.
A song is something you should share…
So everyone can also sing,
And know the joy your song can bring.
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In Time
In time, if I work hard enough,
Our lives won’t be so rough…
And I’ll be able to do,
Everything I want to do for you
Encouragement that you provide,
Strengthens and spurs me inside.
With you as the inspiration,
I’ve gained the motivation.
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You show me how much you care in so many ways.
Nobody ever loved me like you always do…
Or treated my fragile heart with such tenderness.
Your bright love ignited and set my soul ablaze,
Arousing passion in me that I never knew…
Turning this drab life magical in the process.
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Your eyes are the only eyes I see…
They fascinate hour after hour.
Your voice is the only voice I hear…
The words you speak have all the power.
Only you can persuade and captivate…
With the passion that you generate.
You could lead me anywhere…
I’d follow you, my love, I swear.
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Morning Flowers by Leonid Afremov by Leonidafremov Morning Flowers by Leonid Afremov :iconleonidafremov:Leonidafremov 201 6 Towards The Sun by Leonid Afremov by Leonidafremov Towards The Sun by Leonid Afremov :iconleonidafremov:Leonidafremov 232 8 The Show Must Go On by Leonid Afremov by Leonidafremov The Show Must Go On by Leonid Afremov :iconleonidafremov:Leonidafremov 234 10 Three Colors by Leonid Afremov by Leonidafremov Three Colors by Leonid Afremov :iconleonidafremov:Leonidafremov 229 6 White Swan by Leonid Afremov by Leonidafremov White Swan by Leonid Afremov :iconleonidafremov:Leonidafremov 290 15 Rainy Encounter by Leonid Afremov by Leonidafremov Rainy Encounter by Leonid Afremov :iconleonidafremov:Leonidafremov 151 2
*Pink Lady*

Time has momentum
Swept by unforgiving force
Brittle and fragile
Stoic heart walking with cane
Refuse to conform, wear pink.
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Fingers of wind, shifting sand
Formation of dune
Elemental natural craft
Organic kingdom of art.
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*Sparrow Hawk*

Tantalizing wind
Meadow ripples, full of life
Caterpillar morph
Bird of prey, predator eye.
Silent glide across pasture.
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*Ghost Story*

Indigo moonbeam
Mere mortal deeply asleep
Shadow surge on wall
Indistinct movement
Particle of existence
Memories recalled.  
Sleeping face ignites sadness
Desolate heartache.
Shimmering shadow
Lover's shade imparts soft kiss
Indigo moment.
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*Rose Window*

Medieval rose
Multifaceted colour
Fired by strong sunlight
Lucent prism, incense smell
Bricks and mortar come alive.
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*Unsullied World*

Beautiful jigsaw
Dawn, first day, unsullied world
Quintessential sight
Enthralled by a bird's eye view
Feathered aerial ballet.
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*The Sting*

Sweet sticky moment
Nectar flow, golden honey
One demented honey bee
Affronted at blatant theft.
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*Beauty on the Vine*

60 degrees Fahrenheit
Enchanted moment
Denizen of summer sun
Purple petal, silent fall.
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Sand between my toes
Solitary walk on beach
At one with ocean
Shoes off, tights removed
Perfect eventide this day
Quiet except waves.
High tide runs for shore
Bright pebbles, surf over feet
Wet skirt around legs
Vision embraced horizon
Chimera moment.
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Cascade water flow
River bank, vision in green 
Ensnared by beauty
Daydreamer, thoughts float away
Perfect happinesss.
"All rights reserved"
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Mary Elizabeth Balderrama
Artist | Varied
United States
I was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. I've been writing poetry since I was eight years old and writing steadily since I was thirteen years old, so I have been writing for more years than I care to count. Over the years I've enjoyed drawing, painting and jewelry making. I also dabbled in a bit of sculpture. Writing has been a catharsis for letting go of my sometimes overwhelming emotions. I am thankful I have been able to release my emotions constructively into creativity. Several of my poems were published in the 1990's in University student publications. At this juncture in my life, I've decided to focus on my writing again.


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Kubuini Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015
I just want to say that your poetry has a really beautiful flow :)
MaryBalderrama Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015   General Artist
Thank you for the lovely compliment, Kubuini. :)
MaryBalderrama Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015   General Artist
Thank you so much, Delice. :)
AfricanObserver Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the rather different choice in fav's
MaryBalderrama Featured By Owner May 17, 2015   General Artist
You're welcome, AfricanObserver. Your work is impressive. :)
AfricanObserver Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
hopeburnsblue Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Professional Writer
Hi, Mary, thanks for the :+fav: on "She Smells Sunrise on the Seashore!" :iconheartgreenplz:
MaryBalderrama Featured By Owner May 16, 2015   General Artist
You're very welcome, Mel. :)
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