Biography of Jeri Martindale
I began writing when I was 15 as a way to cope with life. It is hard to believe I have been writing for 18 plus years of my life. As I have matured, my writing matured as well. I absolutely love for words to spill from my mind to paper. I have not shared many of my poems. My life has not been easy, but I remain positive that all will be fine no matter how tough life gets.I enjoy writing about nature,
love, loss, and dreams.
Jeri Martindale Poems
Rain On A Tin Roof
Waking up to the sound of rain on a tin roof, Music to my ears. Darkness still lurks as I open my ears and hear this sound.
The Woman I Admire Most
The woman I admire most has blonde hair but it is really brown; she use to let me sit on the back of the chair and fix it when I was a small child. The woman I admire most, I can picture her smile right now, I wonder if it was the same when she was a child; I bet it made our mother's heart skip a beat as she looked down upon her daughter as tears filled her eyes.
I Am Getting Married Today
The sun begins speaking luring me, softly whispering; I am now awake. I'm getting married today. I stare at you in the bed beside me, silently you lay, so innocent when you're sleeping I can't look away.
Blue Eyes/Green Eyes
She's there, I feel her. What is she trying to say to me? I felt her try to take over. I saw her green eyes as I stared into the rearview mirror; she wants me as much as I need her. Has she been calling out for me? Am I too lost to hear her plea? After all, how could I ignore her, she is so beautiful and powerful and magical and she shines green. She wears a purple robe, no shoes on her feet; white flowers blooming in her golden hair.
Open Your Eyes
Open thine eyes and look this way. Today the sky is gray with a small trace of white, purple, and blue. it looks as if it is staring at you. Sitting there wondering why you see, wondering why it has to be so beautiful that you just can't let it go away.
I Forgot To Look Inside Me
Upon awakening of morning light, my eyes open, no end in sight. Is today my lucky day, will everything go my way? Look into the mirror, a sparkle in my eye, wondering if this shine is a sign. Each morning I look in the mirror for insight into my mind. My mirror has become magical constantly fueling my life. A magic mirror? Yes it is true, you should allow the power to overtake you. Knowing who you truely are in the body and in the mind; do you realize that that there is always a piece of yourself that you hide. Your own utopia, hidden sensations; wanting to escape, but liking the anticipation. Magical feelings exploding inside; exstacy, butterflies! The magic is in exploring your mind, growing more powerful as the days go by.
Why Did You Say That
I can't believe I heard those words come out of your mouth I believe an arrow straight through my heart would have seemed like a full body massage compared to the 'truth' you just told. Haven't I been affectionate to you, have I not touched you enough?
I remember those days when you use to lay your head upon my breasts and fall asleep on me as i gently rubbed your head. That is something that takes away my breath. I remember those days when you use to show up at my drive and knock on my door with a smile on your face mischief in your eyes and ask if I wanted to go outside, to go for a ride.
No one was there to see me as I slowly walked away; believing in the feeling that lead my beloved heart. Everything changed in the blink of an eye and for once I jumped upon the shooting star to fly toward the light.
Take Off The Mask
Take off that mask so that I might see what it is that I do not see. You see I've felt it all along, yet not once did you actually try to let me take even the smallest glance into your mirrors. Fallen down to things one knew weren't quite sane, to fly high again forgiven, placed in a tear that fell upon my heart. Now it is a mask that I show each time I look into your eyes. I see right through you only because the tears fell like rain, blocking the touch of your soul.
Dancing With You
Tonight as you kiss up and down my body, I am screaming out in exstacy, loudly. I can see the stars in my eyes; you hold me so tightly. I am weak in your arms strongly yet gently you protect me.
I Want To Hear You
I see you standing here in front of me, I see you speaking to me, your mouth is moving but I cant hear a sound coming from you lips, but I want to hear you. No... Green smoke has been unleashed again. Thick and consuming, surrounding you, engulfing me. I reach out for you; I can no longer see you clearly. I am not letting you go, but I am beginning to slip, but I want to hear the words on your lips.
Child And Sea
I watched her from afar walking down the sandy beach, she looked so full of life as she held her arms out to the sea. She was shinning as bright as the sunrise that slowly began to gaze at her from behind the morning clouds.
Put a magic spell on me, turn me into what I see. Maybe then I will truely be the person I am in my dreams. A goddess with long blonde hair in a long silk dress, a tourquise stone tied around my neck. A beauty like no one has ever seen, eyes stare in but do not see this person inside of me. Wanting to be heard, longing to be free; screaming out never hearing me. Afraid of the thoughts others may speak, only a part of me escapes. Why do we so carefully protect our inner selves covering our every being as our souls long to escape, yet they lay hidden all our lives waiting to awake.
When I Saw My Life
I was sitting in the dark when I finally saw the light, hoping that it could heal me; I reached out for my life.
I looked at it with no regrets, once I saw my life, hoping no matter how I lived that I had done it right.
I felt all that it possessed once I touched my life; smiling from here to the stars at what I saw last night.
I thought about the bad things that happened in my life, knowing they were good things that lead me through the strife.
I finally saw my future while I he