My love for you is like a weed and other nonsense

weeds growing out of rocks, very persistent
weeds growing out of rocks, very persistent

My Kids are going crazy


My kids are going crazy


But I am feeling lazy


So let them hoot and holler and roar


I not doing any more


I’ve been writing, up all night


I have no energy to fight


So they can run around all wild


And I will sit here in denial.


I wrote this for my kids, they were thrilled. They are totally fascinated with hub pages and love having a poem written for them.



My love for you is like a weed


My love for you is like

A weed

You can’t get rid of it!


It’s growing stronger

Every day

No matter what you do

Or say

It will never

Go away

So don’t even try


So rest assured

My love’s secured

It will grow persistently

And bloom eternally

For you


I wrote this for my husband when we were dating, he was not impressed. I couldn’t find the original poem to copy, so this is a rewrite. Hopefully it is better than the first and you enjoy it. I thought the whole concept was terribly hilarious, but then sometimes I have an odd sense of humor.





A follower

Of Jesus

Born to be a

Leader

Someday

But for now

Wife

Mother

Stepping out tentatively

A writer

Onto my path

Of

Destiny


I wrote this in answer to a challenge "my life in exactly 25 words" from PDXKaraokeGuy. The challenge was to describe yourself in only 25 words. At first I thought it would be too hard and I wasn’t going to try it, but then I woke up with this on my mind early in the morning and had to write it down. I was thrilled to count the words and see it only needed a little tweeking to make it 25 words. This was a great challenge!



While I was out walking down memory lane


I was quite happy to see you again


Your skin was as smooth as a baby’s behind


Your hair was so natural, perfect, divine


Your laughter was joyfully frozen in time


Your smile was perfect, your teeth were sublime


Eyes sparkled like diamonds scattered in sunshine


They spoke volumes of mystery richer than red wine



I remembered those days as I looked through the pages


Passing the time walking back through the ages


Vacations and birthdays, babies and pets


Parents and siblings and friends I forget


Trips to the seashore, the mountains, the lake


Road trips and plane trips and trips on a ship


Travel for work, for reunions and pleasure


Holidays spent at home with the neighbor.



My life has been full, exciting and blessed


I can’t wait to see what I do with the rest


There are pages ahead that have yet to be written


New words to be spoken, I’m totally smitten


With ideas and wonders of days yet to come


Anticipating the adventure of who I’ll become


So hold onto your hat, come with me, take a look

There is more to be recorded in my future story book



I got the idea for this poem after looking through some old photo albums. It was so much fun to see what we used to look like and remember the fun things I’ve done, the places I’ve been and the people who have passed through my life. As I thought about how nice it would be to go back to those times, I also thought about the future. There is so much life to be lived, I don’t want to spend so much time caught up in the past, that I miss out on the joy of today and the mysteries of tomorrow.



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snakeslane 5 years ago from Canada

These are great fun and very sweet poems April Reynolds, I can see you are a very loving person. Regards, snakeslane


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April Reynolds 5 years ago from Arizona Author

Thank you Snakeslane! They were so much fun to write, I'm glad you enjoyed them.


Perspycacious 5 years ago

"No matter you do" Early in the opening poem of this segment it looks as if you became distracted and meant to write "No matter what you do". Be careful to make the items you post be as nearly perfect as you can make them. Write, correct, read, re-read, and if satisfied, only then hit the "Publish" icon. In your dialogue about the wedding and Fran, there was a similar, minor error (as I recall one in syntax) you may want to read over and catch, if I am right. From time to time, as you go back to a piece to read a comment, double-check it again. It is unbelievably easy to read your own work and miss something simply because you know what you intended to put in your Hub, and only by re-reading specifically for errors do they finally appear. P. S. I enjoyed these poems.


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April Reynolds 5 years ago from Arizona Author

Thank you Perspycacious! I really appreciate your help. I think I read this over and over so much my brain was seeing what was supposed to be there. It helps to have another set of eyes! I'm glad you enjoyed them. These were fun to write.


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April Reynolds 5 years ago from Arizona Author

Hi Persypcacious, Do you mean the line about the river? I debated about that back and forth before publishing. I left it out thinking it would flow better, but I see how it could be distracting. Thank you!


Eddie-Perkins 5 years ago

I always enjoy your writing April. I agree with the advice given above about going over your material carefully. When proof reading, we read what we meant to say rather than what we actually wrote. That is the reason I usually go over what I want to say carefully before I create the hub and then wait at least 24 hours before I submit. Even then I will find mistakes.

Nevertheless, I’m not a professional writer and I don’t expect to be reading “perfect” material. I expect to read material reflecting the heart and passion of the author. If it is “perfect” great, but those who read what I write are very forgiving and for that I am thankful.

Keep up the great work. Vote up and beautiful. ~ eddie


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April Reynolds 5 years ago from Arizona Author

Thank you eddie, this is all new to me and I really appreciate the input! I'm glad you enjoyed it :)


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon

April, thanks for participating in the challenge! I had a similar epiphany. I will be cross linking this with my challenge hub as well!


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April Reynolds 5 years ago from Arizona Author

Thank you! I had fun with it :)


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jfay2011 5 years ago

Very lovely. I like the love is like a weed one. Very nice and well said.


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April Reynolds 5 years ago from Arizona Author

Thank you jfay! It was a lot of fun to write, I'm glad you enjoyed it.


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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven

My love for you is like a weed is hilarious! Love your writing. Made me smile. :)


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April Reynolds 4 years ago from Arizona Author

Thank you caroline! I'm glad you liked it and found it funny. That means a lot to me. Thank you for reading it.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

Great poems, I loved them and look forward to reading many more.

Take care

Eddy.


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April Reynolds 4 years ago from Arizona Author

Thank you for your kind words Eiddwen. I hope to write many more in the new year!


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ahorseback 4 years ago

April , Some of us read to enjoy and write to "learn "ourselves , you have an amazing contribution! Ed.


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April Reynolds 4 years ago from Arizona Author

Thanks Ed, these were so much fun to write, but they really made me reflect too on who I am and who I want to be...Thank you for taking the time to read all these, I appreciate it! Such words from a poet and writer as accomplished as you encourage me to keep going. Thanks again.


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ahorseback 4 years ago

Please do ...I Think you have a lot to contribute here !


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ahorseback 4 years ago

Please do ...I Think you have a lot to contribute here !

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