Sunday, June 19, 2011


Happy Father's Day, Daddy..

It's the first Father's Day
since, well,
since never...
for 52 years this
day has been about
And it still is.
I am thinking of
though I cannot call,
I cannot present
a gift or card,
my thoughts are of
This Father's Day
are celebrating with your own Dad,
haven't done in many, many years.
are not here physically
and yet
are all around ~
in my heart,
in my mind,

Copyright © Kristina M. Hooper, 06/19/2011     

Slice of Heaven

Someone posted a challenge on my poetry site - what is your slice of heaven?  The first four lines was his original challenge, the remaining is my response.  This is dedicated to my husband, my love...he truly is my slice of heaven and has made my life so rich and wonderful.  Though not perfect, he is perfect for me.  To you, my love.

 Slice of Heaven

Consider your own slice of heaven
what would you want it to be
hand in hand with one you love
Exploring love's mystery...
to be with one
who knows me, both
inside and out;
who knows my faults
and foibles,
knows what I'm about;
someone to greet
my mornings,
an easy, open smile;
someone to kiss
every night,
own deserted isle.
When chips are down,
he's always there,
with open arms
and hugs to spare;
through good times
and bad, how two
lives can blend;
my slice of heaven...
is my husband, and friend.

Copyright © Kristina M. Hooper, 06/19/2011

Monday, June 13, 2011

Last Days

As the twilight of your life unfolds
and death steps in to take his hold
I cling to you, hand in hand
and gaze into your eyes;
soon, I know, you’ll leave,
then I shall grieve...
until then
we are

  Copyright © Dulcinea, 06/13/2011

This is how we often saw them - hand in hand...and so they were until his end - five months ago today. I love you Mom and Dad.