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I witnessed a miracle tonight


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In a crystal house
two old souls collide
no longer having to hide
their love once forbidden
 
a dream finally fulfilled
transforms shattered glass
into glimmering starlight
allowing the sky
not to be shy at night
any longer
 
those of us
who witnessed this miracle tonight
 
have hope
that we too can
find a love
that transcends time
and can only become stronger.
 
Melba Christie (c) 2013
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A poem using movie titles of the 70’s


We could not believe
Woodstock
was on the big screen
as it turns out, so was
The Go-Between
Some of us were
Lovers and Others Strangers
 
The Wild Child
never knew about the dangers
of having no
Bed and Board
There was little
we could afford
 
Three Sisters                                                                                                                           
made love
to all                                                                                                                                         
The Boys in the Band
 
A First Love
was hard to understand
 A true
Love Story
 who knew that
Ryan’s Daughter was                                                                           
A Virgin and a Gypsy
No doubt
A Catch 22
 
The People Next Door
The Aristocrats in town
some begged a smile
and all of them frowned
 
Joe, their neighbor, was
The Man Called Horse
He was also
The American Soldier
who spoke up that day
and yelled without remorse                                                                                                      
 Start the Revolution Without Me
 
And deep in the imagination
Beneath the Planet of the Apes
 there was no escaping
The Owl and The Pussycat
 
Imagine that
these movies all happened
the year of my graduation
when nothing was left to the imagination
 
yet we all wondered how the heck
Cotton Comes to Harlem
116th Street to be exact
Good Old Ben Franklin                                                                                                                                  
 
to be exact
 
And as the song says
On a Clear day You Can See Forever
the End of the Road
or the light in the tunnel
For the Great White Hope
That is a fact!
 

Melba Christie (c) 2013

Cover of "Start the Revolution Without Me...

Cover of Start the Revolution Without   Me

Cotton Comes to Harlem (novel)

Cotton Comes to Harlem (novel) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Happy Birthday Grandson


For Isaiah

For Isaiah

I cannot  believe you are six today

I am sorry we have missed being with you

so much along the way

but know that one thing will be forever true

Grandma and Grandpa will always love you

Since the day that you were born 

you changed our lives in many ways

we think about you everyday

and wish that you were near 

 

You are so very dear

to us and make us very proud

So Happy Birthday 

Dear Grandson

We hope you have a lot of fun today

with Mom and Dad 

and both your brothers.

We hope your Birthday is the best

and like no other 

and although we are far away 

our hearts are close to you

and there to stay. 

God Bless you. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Love Will Teach Us All Things Or Will It?


Love will teach all things

it will teach us forgiveness

it will teach us to understand

the deep pain some people

suffer in silence

“A loving heart is the truest wisdom.”

 

Love will teach us all things

the things that truly matter in life

It will teach us to  accept others

It will teach us

“Peace is not a season but a way of life'”

It teaches us that we must learn

to cultivate human relationships

and the ability to live and work together

on this planet

because it is all we have.

 

Love will teach us  all things

like being faithful to ourselves

it will teach us

the greatest love of all

is learning to love yourself first

It will teach us that sowing just one seed

might bring us a love song strummed on a guitar

 

Love will teach us all things,

like Sam says to Molly

in the movie Ghosts,

“It’s amazing Molly,  the love inside, you take it with you”

It lasts forever. It is eternal.

It is aligned to the Divine.

Love teaches us all things in time.

 

 

 

 

I should have been an opera singer


I should have been an opera singer,

like my daddy said

I should have been an opera singer,

but now I am a poet instead

 

Don’t get me wrong I could hit

those high notes as high

as any of the best

but to write a poem a day

has been the greatest test.

 

I love Nessum Dorma

Pavarotti’s version though

it always makes me cry

perhaps it is

because I know

the meaning of the word Vincerò!

 

I really should have been an opera singer

like my daddy said

but I decided to be a poet instead

and by the way a teacher too.

 

Poetry is a beautiful thing

Poetry is life.

I try to make my words mean something

and sometimes when I am lucky

the right words come in

so I hope someone to motivate

somebody to grab their Gibson guitar

and make the words just sing.

 

I could have been an opera singer,

like my daddy said

but I want to write poems

for the rest of my life instead.

 

So the next time

you hear my favorite aria

“Nessum Dorma”

you might just think of me

and what I was supposed to be.

 

I could have been an opera singer

like my daddy said

but I chose to be a poet instead

and I hope I am a good one

and get into your head.