A Bit of Hope

A Bit of Hope

By Twinkle VanFleet

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A hand reached out from heaven,

And lifted her toward the sky,

She saw a glimpse of heaven,

Through the twinkle in his eyes.

I give to you the world,

There you will change many lives,

Because of you, they will love me,

They will see me… the spirit,

Through your eyes.

 

I gave to you hope,

You will always hope for them,

I gave to you a voice,

Use it now and again.

I gave you a golden heart,

So it may always be true,

I gave to you the personality,

I made not another soul like you.

You will always shine,

Like stars of the night-light,

You are a special one,

From the dust,

I made you right.

 

Your words will teach them,

Only a few and I will understand,

His heart will love you,

He receives from me your hand.

Teach them the truth,

You will know what it means,

You will be the many winds,

Beneath his wings.

 

He will cherish you, but

Your own heart will cherish him more,

Together, you must share with the world,

My hopes and dreams

Hope is what I made you for.

©1995-1999-2015 Twinkle wood-VanFleet/Golden Rainbow Poetry/All Rights Reserved. First publication: by Golden Rainbow Poetry licensed as a small business in the City of West Sacramento, CA. 1995. OL- 2007. Written 30+ years ago. Slightly altered from original.

Flash Flood

by Twinkle VanFleet

Image Credit- Blossom of Heaven by Delere

Image Credit- Blossom of Heaven by Delere

Flash flood,
Almost could’ve.

Bled out,
Still hoping about.

High risk,
Twice amiss.

Damaged,
Let go.

Oh my!
What do ya know.
Smiling,
Whoa!

Wait!
“What do you mean?”
Flash Floods,
Just a bad dream.

Break down, shake down,
Advisement under care.
Back down, throw down,
Submission to despair.

Let down,
No one around,
Breathe!
3 abound.

Flash Flood,
Back into the blood.
Always there,
Forever loved.

©2015 Twinkle Wood-VanFleet/Golden Rainbow Poetry/All Rights Reserved.

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17

By Twinkle Wood-VanFleet

For my husband Erik VanFleet

 

If 17 could last forever, my flight just left the ground-

 

Heading for my home town, young and summer bound.

 

If 17 might last forever, oh yes! That’s where I’d be-

 

Ssh! Can you feel that moment, the first time you laid eyes on me.

 

Listen! Can you hear the music? Would you have looked my way again?

 

Would the song still be playing, or ending just as friends?

 

If 17 could last forever, still at the river, in the sand?

 

Or strolling through Old Sac, while walking hand in hand.

 

Hey! Can you feel the summer time heat? June through hot August nights-

 

Our first night at Garcia’s Bends, together beneath the moonlight.

 

Oh! Can you feel that memory, as you first took me in your arms?

 

If that summer had just begun, would you still shower me with charms?

 

If 17 would last forever, could you have loved me in the end?

 

I just close my eyes and remember, I’m still 17 again.

17 - Twinkle V.

17 – Twinkle V.

©2001-2015 Twinkle Wood-VanFleet/Golden Rainbow Poetry/All Rights Reserved.

For viewing purposes only. May not be copied, reproduced or altered in any way without permission. Published at several poetry sites throughout the years. Originally published by Golden Rainbow Poetry licensed as a small business in the City of West Sacramento 1995. OL- 1997. Written in the 1990’S.

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Believe

(Originally Titled and published as “Belief”)

By Twinkle Wood-VanFleet

(What Heaven will look like) Photo taken by my son Kurtis Ozie (Ozra) VanFleet Sept 24, 2015. Bay Area, CA.

(What Heaven will look like) Photo taken by my son Kurtis Ozie (Ozra) VanFleet Sept 24, 2015. Bay Area, CA.

Without hope,

 

We would have nothing to pray for-

 

Without faith,

 

We would have nothing to believe in,

 

Without life and death,

 

We would have nothing to look forward to-

 

Without God,

 

We would have been nothing at all.

 

©1995-1999-2015 Twinkle Wood-Vanfleet/Golden Rainbow Poetry/all rights reserved.

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One of the few non-rhyming I’ve written. First public publication 1995, written awhile before that. x

 

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Look At Us Now

LOOK AT US NOW

By Twinkle VanFleet

E and T October 26, 2013

Him and I, October 26, 2013.

 

To love is without judgement; you know this must be true-

 

No man can put asunder, forever- only you.

 

Only rarely did we struggle- until suddenly came at once,

 

But even after the fall, our love outlasted the punch.

 

You never had to prove to me- you always tried your best,

 

Your determination would bring us up- but no one would have guessed.

 

Tremendous is my faith in you- I’ve never been unsure,

 

I’ve never doubted your abilities, because i knew who you were.

 

Endlessly praying for your spirit-during the cold hard run,

 

Prayers would soon be answered, the challenges overcome.

 

Acknowledging determined ambitions- that were virtually always missed,

 

Accomplishments defended with pride- that some said couldn’t exist.

 

Content in regards to our future, my love for you- never in doubt,

 

Lips once quivering babbled words- will dwell in endless pout.

 

True love will never make judgements, trust and faith in the solemn vow-

 

Baby, did you know we would reach it- Te Amo, look at us now.

 

©1999-2015  Twinkle Wood-VanFleet/Golden Rainbow Poetry/All rights reserved.

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The Daniel C. Palamidessi Bridge (A Friend) West Sacramento CA with husband and oldest daughter Kharisma. 2006.

Refer to Answered Prayer (as aftermath)

To date 29 years strong.

Written 15+ years ago.

Look At Us Now was featured at the 2014 Power of Pain Foundation National P.A.I.N. Summit.

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Sulteza

I ask of you, just one favor-

Let no one be your judge,

Or take advantage of your kindness-

Leaving you to hold a grudge.

Let no one steal from you your helpfulness-

Or rob you of your soft heart,

Or use you “til you’re bitter-

Or push you to fall apart.

Your gifts you’ve shared so freely-

Asking nothing in return,

Only hoping for that trust-

you so dearly do deserve.

Many will take for granted-

That “friend” they have to turn to,

Only once did I know an angel-

Sulteza, “It was you!”

©1999-2001-2015 Twinkle Wood-VanFleet/Golden Rainbow Poetry/All rights reserved.

 

Annie Marie and Twinkle Marie August 15, 2015

August 15, 2015

When you look to yesterday-

I hope that you have,

You’ll remember the loyalty-

What I shared back.

Especially that first time-

And without question,

You had only one place to turn-

So it was without mention.

Always be happy-

keep laughing like we did,

I hope you’ve looked over your shoulder-

To see all that we’d give.

Separately, yet together-

As we moved on to live,

We’d always find our way back-

Just like when we were kids.

©2015 Twinkle VanFleet All rights reserved.

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Aftermath of Tragedy- God Bless the USA !

Aftermath of Tragedy

God Bless the USA !

by Twinkle Wood-VanFleet

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Headlines read

“America under attack”

My body began to shiver,

The World Trade Center One was on fire

My heart began to pound,

Why, oh why..this cold malicious act.

Please God, help the People,

Another plane heading for Tower Two

Oh, I Prayed.. Lord catch Them..

They’re heading straight for You.

Tears streamed down my cheek..

Our People scattered around,

Praying for New York City

Thousands never to be found.

Let Our Country show No mercy

Terrorism is not the way…

An ultimate price shall be paid

Soon comes judgement day.

In the aftermath of tragedy

Hoping pain eases in the hearts

Of the Families left behind

If not today or tomorrow…

Then somewhere in time.

Yes, I’m still proud to be an American

Even evil couldn’t take that away

I’m as free as Our People they killed

God Bless, the USA!

© 2001-2015 Twinkle Wood-Vanfleet Golden Rainbow Poetry All rights reserved.

Unauthorized duplication is prohibited. Copyright Laws and Regulations of the United States http://www.copyright.gov/title17/

Published in both hard print and audio.

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La Pagar Kajira

La Pagar Kajira

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by Twinkle VanFleet

Without forced, mislead intentions

Entrusting was his heart

Nothing ventured, nothing gained

Unless sincerity tore it apart

Bridges burned, abandoned

Embracing a future anew

Stepping over piles of rubble

Took on another view

Finding contentment and solace

That some had torn away

Strength, support and conviction

Tamed sorrow for another new day

He knew passion and fear existed

Beneath the pains she hid so well

The afflictions inside, she expressed it

but really who could tell

He could lead her toward survival

She could serve with fire or ice

Submit to another tomorrow

Make the best of a challenging life

Grow with determined ambitions

Retaining a slaves pride and grace

Surrendering into his will

That ashes have come to replace

Obedient, im-bonded, subservient

A woman, mans truest treasure

A pleasing, passionate, fiery slut

For his heavenly erotic pleasure

Maybe in his chains and at his mercy

Perhaps once, a preconceived idea

Still nothing but his slave girl

La pagar kajira

©2006-2015 Twinkle Wood-VanFleet/ellajC

For viewing purposes only. May not be copied, reproduced or altered in any way.

Has been published at alternative lifestyle, Gorean, and poetry sites throughout the years.

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One of my very best!

(Peer review)

Lost Inside a Memory

 

LOST INSIDE A MEMORY

by Twinkle VanFleet

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LOST INSIDE A MEMORY, WANDERING HELPLESSLY IN THE PAST-

INNOCENT AND CONFUSED, GROWING UP WAS MUCH TOO FAST.

LIFE WAS IN THE FAST LANE, PEOPLE FALLING DOWN-

INFLUENCE CONTROLLING LIVES, TEMPTATIONS LURKED AROUND.

UNSURE ABOUT TOMORROW, HOW COULD I HAVE KNOWN-

I WAS JUST A GIRL, BUT SOMEDAY I’D BE GROWN.

REALITY INCURRED MANY CHOICES, THOSE I WOULD SOMEDAY MAKE-

CONSEQUENCES WERE SURE TO FOLLOW, UP ROADS WHICH I MIGHT TAKE.

TRAPPED WITHIN THE MEMORY, I SEE A LITTLE GIRL I ONCE KNEW-

SAFE AND CONTENT FROM TOMORROW, OUR FUTURE HAD NO CLUE.

I MOVED ON WITH ALL STRUGGLES, SHE REMAINS PERFECT AND PURE-

I WOULD BECOME WHO I AM, TUCKING AWAY MEMORIES OF HER.

FINDING MYSELF BACK IN REALITY, WHO KNOWS WHERE IT MIGHT BE-

YESTERDAY, A SOUL DIVIDED IN TWO- ONLY THEN THEY BOTH WERE ME.

©1997-2015 Twinkle Wood-VanFleet/Golden Rainbow Poetry/All rights reserved.

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Written in the 80’s.

http://www.poems-and-quotes.com/life/poems.php?id=194458
Submission date : 2004-11-17

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Crushed

Heaven

Crushed
by Twinkle VanFleet

Crush
Do what we must

Splendiferous
Love is us

Hardship
Seemingly unjust

Pain
Body and soul

Faith
To feel whole

Loss
You lose

Gain
We choose

Survive
A bitter-sweet divide

Actions
Go forth

Implement
A forgiveness course

Internalize
Hush, hush

Onward,
Crushed.

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