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

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

I Want to Love You

I want to spend my life with you.
I want to wake up next to you.
I want to cry with you.
I want to laugh with you.
I want to grow old with you.
I want to share my dreams with you.
I want to see the world with you.
I want to conquer life’s mountains with you.
I want to take care of you.
I want to protect you.
I want to hold you.
I want to, forever and always, love you.

Carol Darlene Owens © 2011

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Our Kids

When they take their first breath,
It takes our breath away.
When they take their first step,
We always remember that day.

The first day of kindergarten
We turn away to cry.
How excited they were,
They wouldn’t understand why.

Then there was their first date;
Oh, how fast they grew.
It seems like in a blink of an eye.
Wasn’t it just yesterday they were two?

Then the day we always knew would come;
They are now all grown.
Through their teen years they survived,
And now they have a family of their own.

When we look into our grandbabies’ faces,
It takes our breath away.
We see how much they look like them
And we brush our tears away.

Carol Darlene Owens (2011)