Together...what a simple word with a very simple mission

But sometimes it’s the simplest words that give life it’s definition...


When you’re first married you have no cares you float on the wind like a feather

You dream of happiness, perhaps starting a family and growing old together.


Then one day you see all your responsibilities and wonder how you’ll ever muddle through

But you do and you wake up one morning to the realization you’re dreams have come true.


You understand life hasn’t always been easy, you haven’t always floated on the wind like a feather

But you’re healthy and happy; you’ve made have grown old together.


True so much time as passed you have difficulty knowing when, or how or where...

But the kids are grown, the grandchildren growing and there’s happiness in the air.


It’s a wonderful feeling as once again you float on the wind like a feather

For now you’re ready for the next phase...growing even older together. 


It’s funny when you’re building a family, when you’re making that daily climb

No matter how you try to extend it, there never seems to be enough time.


In some ways time is your enemy and you wonder if that feeling will ever end

Then overnight all that changes...and time becomes your friend.


And what has made all this work somehow, what has been the glue...the tether?


Near as I can figure, in my life anyway, it’s that we made it through together.

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One Flesh

Baby, we are one flesh,
Truly, we are man and wife;
Baby, we are one flesh,
The best ministry in my life.


I am so captivated by your love,
Baptized in the sea of God's favor;
Each morning to see who I dreamed of,
Beside me, answers my every prayer.


Let me rejoice in you, your worth,
Because you are my sacred crown;
You are my blessing here on earth,
Dubbed in new passion for holy ground.


Baby, we are one flesh,
Truly, we are man and wife;
Baby, we are one flesh,
The best ministry in my life.


No wealth nor home can compare
To the value of my love for you,
Which goes beyond measure so rare,
After all we have been through.


Finding a wife would be drastic,
But I have what is called a helpmate,
And the fulfillment feels fantastic,
God's joint us where nobody can separate.


Baby, we are one flesh,
Truly, we are man and wife;
Baby, we are one flesh,
The best ministry in my life.


Baby, we are indeed..
One flesh.

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We recently attended a beach wedding and it came with a wonderful view

As the happy couple getting married smiled and said I do.


It’s been 25 years, yes a lifetime…one we often like to review

Since in a little church in Dunedin, Deborah and I said I do.


Brenda and Carol are two close friends and this one fact is true

They’ve been together as long as Deborah and I, but have never said I do.


Oh they would have married but our country has said they’re not allowed to

So they’ve waited and waited and still wait for the day they can say I do.


And they are not alone for there are many other couples in our country who

Are waiting for the day to be treated like Deborah and me, and get a chance to say I do.


Oh there is a change in the wind as 12 states and the District of Columbia too

Allow Brenda and Carol to stand together and utter the words I do.


It begs the question for the rest of the country, Why would you, or you or you

Want to take away a couples constitutional right just to say I do.


Many refer to the bible where Adam and Eve once rendezvoused

As a reason Adam and Adam or Eve and Eve must never say I do.


But besides this archaic reason banning same sex couples from saying I do

The Bible also bans eating a ham sandwich, gossiping and tattoos.


The Bible states a man or a woman who divorce can never again say I do

Women are not allowed to talk in church, and rounded haircuts are taboo.


It seems to me the Bible makes it easy; when the day is through

Allowing bigots to take no responsibility in banning same sex I do’s


I believe they should be looking at our constitution which demands equal rights for who?

For all people, yes all the people who wish to say I do.


To me there really should be no question, it’s none of my business who

Wants to enter into matrimony by saying the words I do.


It won’t end our country as we know it…and it’s so very long overdue

It’s time for same sex couples to legally say I do.


I long for the day Brenda and Carol, and all the others who may want to

Can walk down the aisle in the state of their choice and utter the words I do.


If they want to have a beach wedding, I’ll sit back and enjoy the view.

As two of my close friends look into each other’s eyes, smile and say I do.


Who wants to follow the constitution? Who wants the truth to finally pursue?

Who wants my friends and their friends to marry? Who wants this?…I know I do?




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My Dream


My dream is to be with someone.

When I find this girl,

we'll know from the start,

we'll be together forever,
'till death do us part.

My dream is to be with someone. 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

A rather short one for today, but I felt it was a good time to post it. In this poem, when I thought it up, I wasn't thinking of any particular girl. Just that I want to find one and be happy with her. So in general it's just a "feel good" or "aaaw" type of poem. Criticism of any kind is welcome and appreciated.

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You are my life

You are my soul

You are my soulmate

That makes me whole


You are my comfort

You are my desire

You are the one

That sets my world on fire


You are the light shining bright at me

You are the reason we are mean't to be

My love for you will never die

For you make my soul feel as if it can fly


You are my strength

You are my guide

I forever want you

To be my life


So please know with love so true

That I will forever be in love with you

Author's Notes/Comments: 

This is how I feel right now :)

Wedding Vows

If we had written our own vows,
On our wedding day,
I know this now,
I could only say...
Each day I swear to love you
More than I did on the last one.
Every time you hold me, it's true,
My heart shines like the rising sun.
A kiss from you, I treasure
A smile from you, I always remember
I am yours, heart and soul for sure,
From now until forever.
~Brandy Noelle Souza~


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Hung low 

upon the strongest branch

of your oak tree,

I allowed my own slaughter,

our blindfolded children

you and that other woman

so kindly raised to master 

use of your verbal machetes, 

you spun them

'round and 'round with twisted truths,

cunningly directed them for many years,

by your pathetic, hopeless fears,

with skillful cowardice,

weilding their innocence

to carve the gashes just so,

slicing me open,

like a party pinata 

at a reunion,



and your sick family,

you always used to say

how much you hated being 

outnumbered by women 

growing up,

i hang lifeless now

in their eyes,

from the butchering,

the tree branches curved,

and the leaves withered,

and as my blood drips down 

to feed your roots,

 the only scintilla 

of honesty you seem to 

be able to muster from all those years,

 --that you have not changed at all,

and for myself, 

my once empty hand is full of

what is left,

--only compassion for you,

feeling what it must be like 

to be you,

and who i was 

long ago.


2:34 AM 8/13/2013 ©



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"L U S T"

OOOOhhhhhh, my goodness!


Just the word, the very sound of "lust",

Makes the young man's pant zipper feel it will bust!

Why is lust such a forbidden thought?

And causes the fear of God--is it what they were taught?

Lust is a word that is changing in meaning,

And some at the sound of it, sets their eyes gleaming,

They associate with sex, this word we use, "lust",

And right away, they picture a vagina, a penis, or a bust,

But truth really is, many things can be thought with its' use,

A lust for knowledge or power, can also be an abuse,

Some religions say that lust is any "wanting" we have,

Or a human who has sexual intercourse with a cat or a calve,

Other religions will tell you, that unless you have sex to impregnate,

It then becomes lusting, and your worthiness, it will complicate,

"Simple fornication" is to have sex for enjoyment,

Don't tell at heaven's gate, because hell will be your deployment,

Someone said, "Sex without love is just lust",

But there are many babies born from this, who I do declare are the cutest!!

A deep desire, is lust, that controls the emotion,

So masturbation is lust, yes, even if you use holy lotion,

I am thinking that every human being on earth lusts something,

Some lust for winning, and some lust for hunting,

Another lusts for cutting, and another for food,

We all lust, we're human, we're like animals, we're crude,

To live in moderation is the best we can do,

With balance we learn what lust is, different for me, than it is for you.

So to hell with these books, because. they all say a different thing,

Lust can even be loving too much--or giving too much if it's to that which you cling,

Any thought in excess, no matter how reverent you try,

Can turn quickly to lust, in the blink of an eye,

Just live in the moment, with the eyes of a child,

Don't ever seduce your spouse, or by you, they'll be beguiled?

Don't ever have fun, because that would be lusting,

To tell you the truth, I think this is all quite disgusting,

Maybe just crawl into a hole in a neat little ball,

Cause the way the species is going, lust will be the death of us all.

You have to figure it out for yourself, just listen with an open mind,

Don't go to either extreme, and you'll be just fine.


6:35 PM 8/5/2013  ©


Author's Notes/Comments: 

Do you think I covered all the bases without making it something it is not? LOL What is lust to you? That is what matters, if you ask me.

Washable Ink.

I'll write your name upon this paper

next to mine in a heart

with forever as a waver

till death do us part


Mrs. Insert your name here

that's the way it should've been

your name, now a puddle from tears

written with the ink of a washable pen


what happened to the fairy tale

I never did believe

until the day I looked in your blue eyes

and saw what could be

now my dream is just a dream

that will never come true

because a fairy tale won't happen

if there is no you


now I spend my nights alone

wishing I was her

and all day I stare at my phone

hoping to see your number


that new girl, she's the lucky one

I hope she knows what she has

because for you, I'd give the sun

for one more night in your hands