Jun 23rd

UNBRIDLED FOAL

By Dori Wheeler

 

Unbridled Foal

UNBRIDLED FOAL
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Isolated, divergent, alone
Growing up without a common zone
A sapling withering in the sun
Her roots thirsty, wanting to become
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Bohemian heart and gypsy soul
Tenacious like an unbridled foal
A ship with no anchor tossed at sea
She needed a beacon just to be
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Can she be tamed? Only time will tell
Trusting Creator was tough to sell
Skepticism, her mortal design
Perseverance would transform her mind
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Warrior woman on a mission
Great Spirit brought her to fruition
She broke bondage of ancient time
Radiant, she now feels the sunshine
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Within her realm, she's the sublime queen
Inner demons conquered, quite a scene
Soaring like Eagle, she sees it all
Motivated by love, she can not fall....
~
DORINDA WHEELER 2017
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
Jun 17th

SHINING STAR

By Dori Wheeler

SHINING STAR

I pen these lines for Father's Day
Many miles, so far away
In my heart you're near and dear
With admiration, I shed a tear
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Your babes are blessed to call you, "Dad"
All the adventures that you've had
You're their champion, their shining star
Never forget just who you are
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Be the example that they need
You're the apple, they're the seed
Look upon them with loving eyes
Do your best, don't compromise
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I respect you friend, love you too
Wish there was more I could say or do
Know we gaze at the same moon
Not sure when, but I'll see you soon...
~
DORINDA WHEELER 2017
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

May 14th

TWELVE HOURS PRIOR

By Dori Wheeler

TWELVE HOURS PRIOR...


Twenty-five years gone, down the drain
After one, I couldn't refrain
I never heard the Siren sing
Twelve hours prior, same old thing...


I was powerless, after all
No hope for me, it came to call
Isolated, drinking alone
Never occurred, to use the phone...


2 am, I ran out of booze
Put it on pause and tried to snooze
8 am, I went on a run
Trying to beat the heat of the sun...


Minor accident, leaving the scene
Time had come, for me to get clean
Divine intervention, very true
God did for me, what I couldn't do...


Mortified, a complete disgrace
Abstinence, I must embrace
Never again is way too soon
A lesson learned, I'm back in tune...


Shouldn't have been behind the wheel
Costly mistake, it's a big deal
Ninety meetings in ninety days
Yes, indeed, sobriety pays...


DORINDA WHEELER '16
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

May 14th

DERAILED

By Dori Wheeler

DERAILED
Insidious, it bides the time
Vigilant, to achieve its crime
Malevolence invades their brain
Eventually, a derailed train..

Subtle decline of prayer and thought
Serenity can not be bought
Acceptance is forever key
Obtain it with an honest plea...

They're plagued with this mortal disease
Rid compulsion, they beg Him please
Feeding upon the life they led
It wants their soul, it wants them dead...

In seclusion, they are no longer
Fellowship helps make them stronger
This is life or death, it's no game
Be responsible, own the blame...

Delivered from the gates of Hell
Nothing more than a broken shell
Surrendering to a brand new way
There is no graduation day...

Debauchery; it's in the past
Time to live in this world so vast
Climbing steps, promises ring true
Without elixir, they made it through...

Dorinda Wheeler '16
All Rights Reserved

May 14th

LILACS AND CARDINALS

By Dori Wheeler

LILACS AND CARDINALS (HAPPY MOTHERS DAY IN HEAVEN MOM!!!)

Not always seeing eye to eye
All too often, I challenged why
Way back then, too blind to see
That you aspired the best for me
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You enlightened me, right from wrong
Disciplined, a woman strong
To be vulnerable and forgive
Absolve resentment, simply live
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Your soul was summoned to Gods keep
After all these years, I still weep
My unique sentry, from high above
I mourn your wisdom, your strength, your love
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You have crossed the ethereal veil
Grant your spirit to soar, to sail
At long last, you're finally free
Bright red Cardinal, tree to tree
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Your signs noticed from where you are
Vivid feathers, dreams, a falling star
You're always welcome, anytime
Mom, your "visits" are quite sublime
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Heartfelt words I wish to convey
Love you Mom! Happy Mothers Day!
Appreciation, each day through
Bouquets of Lilacs, just for you...
~
DORINDA WHEELER 2017
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Sep 25th

AUTUMN MAGIC

By Dori Wheeler

AUTUMN MAGIC

Mosaic quilts cloak the trees
Weeks before the winter freeze
Dappled hues of garnet and gold
Majestic season, bright and bold
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Grab your besom, clear your space
Rid the evil, not a trace
Cast the circle, call the quarters
Sabot for sons and daughters
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God and Goddess we implore
Too eminent to ignore
Dance and chant 'round the fire
Bidding for our desire
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Merriment beneath the moon
Magic raised 'til we swoon
Invigorating is the air
Ground the power with great care
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This our favored time of year
The veil ethereal, the lift is near
Ancestors free to come and go
Oh, how we love it so...

DORINDA WHEELER '15

Aug 30th

TIME, BITTER ENEMY

By Dori Wheeler

TIME, BITTER ENEMY

Time, bitter enemy
Encapsulated dismay
Encroachment on the morrow
She's but weakened prey
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Dreams of another place in life
Her only escape is slumber
Though visits very rarely
Fleeting like Autumn thunder
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Time bitter enemy
Brings forth another day
The suffering continues
Please, whisk her world away
~
Dreams of another place in time
Permit the golden light
Lift the veil to the other-side
For she has no more fight....

DORINDA WHEELER '15

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Aug 8th

THE ONLY COURSE

By Dori Wheeler

THE ONLY COURSE

No longer tethered to a man

Still, I arrive upon a dark horse

Shattered dreams, a flash in the pan

Appeared to me, the only course

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Our love strong, or so I thought

In the embrace of another

With shock and dismay, he was caught

My whole world, there were none other

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Vows betrayed before my very eyes

"Til death do us part", rings in my head

There would not be  a compromise

Shots fired, they're both dead

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Crimson pools, and rivers flow

I'm in shock from the dreadful sight

Guess there will be no after glow

It all made sense, I saw the light

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Murder and suicide, I staged the scene

Burn my clothes and then a shower

Had to be quick, had to be clean

No time to freak, nor to cower

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Memories haunt me day and night

Still I arrive upon a dark horse

Can't escape that dreadful sight

Jealousy, such an ugly force

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Time to move on, slow but steady

Fractured trust and a hardened heart

Life on pause, I'm getting ready

Baby steps, I'm compelled to start...

 

DORINDA WHEELER '15

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Aug 8th

SUFFOCATING

By Dori Wheeler

Suffocating

Suffocating, fighting for air
Solitary, trapped inside my walls
Yet he continues on, not a care
Screams unheard, transmit these halls
Sheltered, drain my silent tears
Deafened by voices in my head
Need to breathe, to rid these fears
Caught within, I'm almost dead

 

DORINDA WHEELER '15

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Jun 11th

MY HERO, MY STAR

By Dori Wheeler

MY HERO, MY STAR

Emotions ran high when you went away

They run even higher this very day

From a boy to a man in record time

You've grown so much, it feels sublime

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Wear your uniform with truth and with pride

You earned it proudly, bonafide

Over time with blood, sweat, and fears

As your mom, I shed many tears

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Grandpa was here with pride and joy

Comforting me gently over my little boy

His cologne in the air as I sobbed away

Didn't matter whether night or day

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He served this land a different way

Stand with dignity as he did each day

Both in green, yet shine like the sun

You've done your best when day is done

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I'm always with you, both near and far

Cheering you on, my hero, my star

I love you Travis, goes without saying

Know in your heart, I'm always praying

~

From a boy to a man in record time

You've grown so much, it feels sublime...

 

DORINDA WHEELER '15

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

 

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