Love is like a comfortable pair of slippers.

True love
is like a comfortable pair of slippers
they go together
but never quite fit
but have room to give and grow
when lived in.

They get worn over time
but are so hard to throw away
because they are comfortable
and no longer a pair on their own

Peter Dome.copyright.2012.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

First published 2010.

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this world

verse one:

this world is going nowhere fast

please stop thinking we can't last

can we survive what's been done

do you believe we'll overcome


stand strong. cry out. trust my words and take my hang

be good. find peace. know that i do understand.

verse two:

we all struggle everyday

be still listen to what i say

i won't ever give up on you

i swear we will see things through

Author's Notes/Comments: 

8-26-2009 wednesday. i debated publishing this because it basically sucks

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her journey


here comes a weary traveler

with blisters on her feet

feeling lost and helpless

she falls to her knees

to thank God for her courage

determination and faith

to continue her journey

with all her honor and grace

she won't give up so quickly

never lingers too long

learns any lessons available

til she finds a place to belong

everywhere she's ever been

she tried to make a connection

to feel out her surroundings

for any form of affection

even though she gets rejected

from any common ground of man

she still believes in second chances

and little footprints in the sand

she cannot let pain and loneliness

conquor the hope she feels

she walks a path that's hers alone

it's the only thing that's real

without fear of what's to come

and no worry in her eyes

she gladly walks with blisters

onto the next surprise

each day, she has an adventure

exploring anything that's new

obstacles, trials and tribulations

have become something fun to do

she knows that it won't be easy

but a challenge makes her feel alive

she was never meant to conform

to a life she couldn't survive

being somewhere too long, bores her

she quickly begins to feel caged

she feels a sickness rising

tries to control her fits of rage

but there's a monster inside her

she's so afraid to unleash

because she's seen the wreckage

she knows the strength of the beast

which is why she tries so hard

to find peace whereever she goes

she'd much rather live to be happy

while deep inside, her fury grows

ah... but she knows of great power

that God granted to all of mankind.

freedom of will. she has a choice

to journey forth. leave it all behind.

she'll take any blessings

any memories woth keeping

then slip into the shadows

while the others are sleeping

steel away in the wind

her only compass so far

Author's Notes/Comments: 

ok i wrote this and didn't look at it again til fourth of july. a friend said it coulda been a novel or short story and he wanted more details. he wanted to know if it was about me. i laughed because mostly when i say "she" i am actually talking about me. when i use "I" i'm not always talking about me. rather than point the fingers at my accusers and those i accuse, i tell the judge it was all me. it's kinda a strange mentality i like to use in my writing so that no one 100% knows what I really meant thus giving the readers the chance to interperate it in a way they can relate to. her journey though... truthfully... the entire thing is about the HULK. and how friggin simular my life is to the HULKs. "just leave me alone. i can't be controled. i'm good inside. i love. i don't wanna hurt people. but people hurt others by nature. and since everyone HULK meets eventually cause a negative feeling... just leave me alone... but then the loneliness weighs on big ole HULKs shoulders. and we start to desire human companionship and connection." the only part of the poem that i directly took from my personal life is the last 2 lines. "if she never gives up she'll eventually make REAL friends"

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Like You

I can grow higher, build my body stronger

I can fight you, beat your ego and shatter

I can spit words out, to tear you down

I can sink to your level, flick fear through your heart

I can use your pain, and hurt you more

I can witness your weakness; I can knock you to the floor

I can break you down to make you recognize humanity

Be inhumane, be like you

I can ruin your reputation; leave you with nothing

I can take you from what is important

I can do what you can do

Maybe even better

But I won't, because I don't want to be like you

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Written in 2002

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A Warrior's Retreat

2010-2012 Poems

When it seems that we are fighting a losing battle,

When all the signs of victory-

Spell nothing but defeat...

When there's no more for this warrior princess to give--

No more sweat, no more blood,

But to shed knowing tears...

I kneel in surrender, ready to drop my sword--

Tired. Bruised. Wounded. Exiled. Mocked.

How much more could I take?

Who am I? What have You seen in me?

You have called my name to change a world of monstrosity!

Sometimes I think maybe I heard You wrong...

In this inhumane world, a warrior may doubt the unknown.

I maybe wrong, but You can never be.

You've been there, done that-

Tired. Bruised. Wounded. Exiled. Mocked...

And killed-- just for me...

And for the same nameless people that I am here for.

You are that certain stillness inside of my being.

In my deepest core, You are that spark of hope- shining.

You come right through me as You always do,

And tell me that this not over yet.

This is just another chapter of an epic,

A pause- to new beginnings.

The world can judge everything, and pretend that it's freedom.

While in reality, it's the absence of wisdom.

The world cannot see way past glimmers of vanity.

But in the end, it all boils down to integrity.

My only reason is to make You happy--


Thanks for standing by me.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Just had a good cry...It's not yet over. I must go on.~jerlin 04Mar10

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November Rain


~November Rain~

With all the past  things that

Still seem to come alive

Sometimes I feel like I got

Nothing, no more to give

Love had come  and gone and lots

Of times life had dealt me bad cards

But that's one of the reasons for what

It seems that I have  grown but

By dealing right and left with problems

Some seem to multiply while others seem to grow

Doing this and that all the time also

Till I feel more empty than before

Like there's nothing in me anymore

Sustained only by hope and my faith

And by the grace of my heavenly Father

Sometimes I sit alone somewhere

And then my tears start to pour

As doubts assail my senses as before

But that's the way that life goes on

Till my hurting heart can take it anymore

That's when my soul seems to dive too

And into that dark hole grows cold and sore

I'm left with only spoils and to Him I send my prayers

To Him my Heavenly Father that he's in heaven

Knowing all the time in my heart that no matter what

He'll be there for me to see me all the way through

At the end of every chosen road  I take

He'll renew my spirit every time and again my soul will soar.

Dorian Petersen Potter

aka ladydp2000


December 9,2009

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~It's Only Through Jesus~

It's only through Jesus that we can come to that wonderful place

So filled of love, and peace and supplied of eternal grace

It's only through Jesus that we can come to His Father someday

The Bible makes it so plain and clear! and there's no other way

God is the sovereign Author of everything upon the Universe,the sea and earth,

He's written it all and designed it all with His own Almighty Hands,

God is the Master Painter of everything you see all over the sea and every land

It's only through Jesus, the Perfect Lamb,that we can have salvation for eternity! His love is so Grand

It's only through Jesus,that you can have the precious treasure of "new birth" and  be "Born Again" spiritually

Just then you can understand and see the big picture, and discover, why so many things really make sense

The importance of God's plan and how much He really loves us all,

Nothing happens by accident,He already had a plan for you and me, His love is profoundly immense

Praise be the Name of our Mighty God! Because He's in control of everything you can and may not see,

It's only through Jesus that we can have life abundantly and eternally, call Jesus! and then you'll see.

Dorian Petersen Potter

aka ladydp2000


October 26,2009

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I tried today and failed again

I’ve tried so long I don’t know when

It ever went the way of which I planned

I’ve given up on wondering why

I’ve learned it doesn’t help to cry

Nor does it pay to try and understand

But each time that I stumbling fall

I rise with my back gainst the wall

Resolved to bury disappointment’s ire

With: “Just keep going, day by day

Don’t ever let it have its way”

That’s what I tell myself to feed the fire

That burns inside my beating heart

And urges, “Make another start”

Don’t worry that you’ve failed each time before”

“Just make sure that you try again

For if you do so surely then”

The day will come when you’ll have your reward”

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Advice to a Man in Jail

Be strong for me

My love

Have Faith in our Lord

My love

Take to heart

That This too Shall pass

Tis what my mother,

Bless her sanity,

Was sure to let me know.

Because it helps to wonder

What is to come

So, atleast,

For the sake of us,

Stand firm in your goodness,

Always keep a smile,

And judge no other than yourself.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

To my love, Manuel Amaro. Stay Strong. Be Good.

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