Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day

Upon the walls of our home are pictures of our family;
The children when they were little and the adults they grew to be.
Dotted across the walls are the grandchildren
Who reminds us of our children as they were then.

We have been very blessed to have such a life filled with love
For this we should thank the Man up above.
I thank Him every day for sending you to me
For without you this family would never be.

I feel very blessed that you came into my life
And asked me to share your world and be your wife.
I want to take this time to tell you how special you are to me;
If you were not in my life, it would be so empty.

You have brought joy to my life as I see the grandchildren smile
When they get to see their Papa for a while.
You have filled my life with happiness in so many ways. 
I want to say, Happy Father’s Day, with all of my love, forever and always.

Carol Darlene Owens

Tribute to My Dad

When my dad joined the army and went off to war,
He knew exactly what he was fighting for;
To stand and protect those he was leaving behind,
And so every American could have peace of mind.
He fought so this country would remain free
And it would be a safer place for you and me.
He was fighting so we would have the right to vote,
And freedom for a newspaper to print a quote.
So you and I can choose where we live,
For this, his life he was willing to give.
A United States Army uniform with pride he wore.
An oath to his country with honor he swore.
Today, when a soldier in uniform I see,
I remember the things my dad taught me.
As long as the Stars and Stripes are in sight,
There will be brave men and women to continue the fight.
As I say the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag flying high
I think of our men and women who were willing to die.
Because of them we can say “God Bless America” without fear.
For this, my heart fills with pride and to my eye brings a tear.
Let us all stand proud and tall with our hand across our heart
And remember how this great country got its start.
I say “thank you” to my dad for fighting for his country,
And returning safely to teach these things to my sister and me.

Carol Darlene Owens  

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


I will not give in to you.
I will not let you control my life.
I will not give you power over me.
I will not let you destroy me.

I will defeat you.
I will overpower you.
I will keep control over you.
I will overcome your hold.

Pain, go away.
Pain, I do not want you.
Pain, you have no place in my life.
Pain, I am stronger than you.

I will not surrender to you.
I will face you head on.
Pain, you have been defeated.
I have survived another day.  

Carol Darlene Owens

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Our Love

Our love has not been an easy love,
But it is a strong and enduring love.
It came upon us in the eyes of youth,
But somehow, even then, we knew the truth.
Many trials have filled our life,
But I never gave up on being your wife.
Even today, when I see your face,
My heart still begins to race.
I wouldn’t go back and change a single day,
I believe it was God’s plan for us to love this way.
Please know, forever and always, you are in my heart,
And I will proudly be your wife ‘til death do us part.

Carol Darlene Owens 

Saturday, May 21, 2011

The End of the World?

They say the world is coming to an end.
Have you given this some thought, my friend?
If these things they say are really true,
How will the end come for you?
Perhaps, one can never be prepared
And, certainly, who wouldn’t be scared.
I’m sure the end will be different for everyone.
Will you be ready when the world is done?
I can only speak for me and not for you,
But I know there are things I still would like to do.
Only God knows for sure when the end will be,
So, for now, I’m going to enjoy the life He has given me.

Carol Darlene Owens

Friday, May 20, 2011

The Little Things

The passionate kiss goodnight,
The warmth of your body next to mine,
The gentle breeze of your breath on the back of my neck,
The soft groan you sigh as you drift off to sleep,
The way you reach for me in the middle of the night,
The tranquility of knowing you are beside me,
The things I take for granted when you are here,
The things I long for when you are away.
Carol Darlene Owens

Thursday, May 19, 2011


Sleep, why will you not come?
 I spend hours waiting for you?
So tired I have become,
Yet I still wait for you.
Sleep is what I need
And you have forsaken me.
Please answer my plea
And bring yourself to me.
Where are you when I need you most?
It’s as though I am being put to the test.
I feel today’s battle I have lost
And now my body needs to rest.
I await your arrival for hours on end,
I pray you will be here soon.
Although I may pretend
Without you I am out of tune.
The vicious cycle is never-ending.
Tonight and tomorrow night too,
My pleas I will be sending.
Sleep, I will be awaiting you.

 Carol Darlene Owens