Her strength is like the tales once told
When story books were edged in gold

Resilience, passion, love, and faith
Have kept her clean and made her brave

Unlike stars that fall from space
Sunshine’s smile lights up her face

As deserts dream of rain at night
Not even floods can stop her might

Rivers merge from miles apart
To feel the love inside her heart

Much is reached by those she knows
Like knowledge, strength, and ways to grow

A mother, artist, and a friend
Who’s lived a life without pretend

How proud and happy she should feel
For what’s achieved the past ten years

Her perseverance and good deeds
Defines herself and those she needs

Sunshine simply represents
The good that comes from happiness

Glowing bright from outer space
A star is here to take its place

Thankful is the word I find
That Sunshine is a friend of mine

9 thoughts on “Sunshine

  1. John, you are amazing:)

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  2. Lovely poem – lucky Sunshine!

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  3. This is a really beautiful poem!

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  4. Really great stuff…I fully enjoyed reading it and feel inspired to work harder at creating my own sunshine recovering from alcoholism…I don’t write poems myself, but i do author a blog on my journey to recovery,, thanks again for the inspirational writing!

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    1. Hey Chris, best of luck to you in your recovery. Your blog is truly inspiring and your openness shows your are determined to beat it. Stay strong! and thank you for your comment:)

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  5. Great great words! Beautiful piece! Stay inspired

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  6. Gosh! I love your writing!

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  7. Thanks for sharing – I really enjoyed this. Am a sun chaser so the theme really appeals to me. Have just started a poetry blog here on WordPress in case you have time to have a look? Have a good day, Sam 🙂

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  8. Beautiful words. Beautiful image.


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