Biography of JDarrell Kirkley
I have been a Producer/Director of Corporate films
and videos for the past 35 years in Dallas, Texas. I
have been married to my wife, Judy, for 37 years.
Poetry has been something that I have played with
over the years and have not made it a priority until
August 2004. The loss of my daughter 'Marisa' has
made me really think about my poetic feelings, and
since her loss, I have written some 50 poems, of
which 12 of them are about her. I find writing poems
are a good release of my inter feelings. I don't know if any of them will ever be recognized as such, but
they comfort me with deep meaning. And that is what
counts for me.
JDarrell Kirkley Poems
Breath By Breath
Our moments are precious and Our time is now. Use it wisely and use it well! There is no connecting the past
Native flowers of splendid color, Scattered across the fields, Lying beyond, a purple hue, Accenting distant hills.
Another Future’s Day!
Cascading waves come crashing ashore, Pounding granular sand’s shifting floor. While children on sandy beaches play, Rock and stone suffuse in frothy foam.
A Serpent Pain
A serpent pain dwells within theDepths of my veins. Triggered to the surface by theMemory of my daughter. The serpent raises it’s ugly headAnd tares away at my heart, This happens each day of theAgonizing seventeen months
We can’t see it, Can’t touch, eat, or drink. Nor do we hear.But some might fear.It has no control,
A Prayer For Marisa
God Almighty, your existence is all Around us… is all about us! Thirty-one years ago on this day, April 1, You bestowed upon us, a baby girl. We proudly named her, Marisa.Marisa is a child of yours.
A Serpent Pain
A serpent pain dwells within theDepths of my veins.
Triggered to the surface by theMemory of my daughter.
The serpent raises it’s ugly headAnd tares away at my heart,
This happens each day of theAgonizing seventeen months
since her depart.
The past may have forever comeAnd gone,
but my mind can bringIt all back.Yes!
The memory of her beauty, Activates that pain,
But I can relive the 30 years of her life, Today, tomorrow,