Leria Hawkins

Veteran Poet - 1,347 Points (39 forever / Sweet Carolina)

Leria Hawkins Poems

201. I Have No Art 1/21/2013
202. A Thousand Miles 9/20/2012
203. There's No Fight Left 2/3/2012
204. Burning Bridges Falling Down 3/16/2012
205. Sharks Teeth 2/21/2012
206. A Graveside Service 5/25/2013
207. Call It A Truce 3/14/2013
208. 24 Karat 7/25/2013
209. Play It Again, Sam 12/30/2013
210. A Rose For All Seasons 1/20/2012
211. And Yet, I Love You Still 7/11/2014
212. Old Wood 5/31/2013
213. It's A Love, I'Ve Loved In Vain 11/15/2014
214. Birdbrain 3/30/2012
215. I Cannot Go, I Cannot Stay 7/14/2012
216. Live And Let Die 6/21/2013
217. Once I Believed 2/7/2015
218. I'M Not Asking For Much 1/24/2015
219. I'Ll Leave It Alone 2/7/2015
220. Wishes 2/28/2015
221. Ode To My Gumption (Or Lack Thereof) 1/20/2012
222. I Understand 'Fantasy' 2/24/2012
223. A Late Night (Adult) Swim 5/21/2013
224. It Is Yours 8/2/2013
225. I'Ve Come To Understand 8/18/2015
226. Tin Man 8/6/2014
227. Graceless 4/15/2016
228. Susan, Susan...I Must Confess 4/29/2016
229. Junkie 2/28/2015
230. A Spoonful Of Sugar 3/30/2012
231. A Mistress To Her Lover 8/21/2013
232. Skin Deep 4/11/2014
Best Poem of Leria Hawkins

Skin Deep

Who would think a rose so sweet
Would dry and crumble at my feet
And blooms that scent my night and day
Would steal my heart, then fade away

With petals soft and fondly red
Sweet essence fills my addled head
Then turns to dust before my eyes
Leaving naught, but my surprise

Who would think such thorny vine
Could lift a blossom as divine
And by the stem on which it stands
Could so wrong my offered hand

Such strength and beauty is rarely true
A blessing owned by very few
As 'neath the soil, in winters keep
There sleeps a rose to tear my ...

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I Cling No More

I have arrived…
And I say with some relief
That I do not mourn for you
Or begrudge who you are
You see….I have simply…accepted

I suppose I have hardened my heart
And closed the door
I do not care that you have failed to know me

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