Art & Poetry copyright © 2011 Atlanta Marie Carrera

Monday, June 25, 2012

The Lollipop

The Magical House

"The Lollipop" by Atlanta Marie Carrera
My Granny & Grampa live in a magical house

There’s an Easter Egg party every single day
And a secret room where only kids can play

There’s an Ice cream store in the laundry room
And markers and paint to make an art show soon

You can build a tent in the room upstairs
and have indoor picnics with lots of tables and chairs

There’s a pantry full of our favorite snacks
And plenty of bread to feed the duck that quacks

On the back porch you can watch a fireworks show
and on the lawn there are parties whenever we go

Flowers & Butterflies, fountains & water slides
Fishing & Swimming, Sand castles & boat rides,

A puzzle can sit on the table all day
And Scrabble and cards are the games we play

At Christmas there are lights everywhere
and trains that move and lots of presents to share

But the very best part which no place can beat
It’s where Granny & Grampa and all the cousins meet.

and that’s why it’s a magical house

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Jenny's Castle

To My Little Girl

A moment went by, when it was just you and I

"Jenny's Castle" by Atlanta Marie Carrera
And no one else knew, that inside me you grew

My first thought was excitement to know you were there
A tiny dot of life totally within my care

I knew I couldn’t hide you or I would get no rest
So I told dad our secret and hoped for the best

Your dad was so scared he didn’t know what to say
So I prayed and I prayed for you to be ok

When we told your sisters, they couldn’t believe it was true
The baby they’d always said yes to, was finally coming due

You were a surprise and a miracle all rolled into one
We love you so dearly and can’t wait for the fun!


Joined by God

"Joined by God" by Atlanta Marie Carrera
You Comfort Me

When I am near you, I feel safe.
When you smile at me, it warms my heart.
When I hear you laugh, I am filled with joy.

Just the sound of your voice puts me at ease
and makes me relax.
Even through tears, you make worry disappear.

Your gentleness releases my stress.
A calm surrounds me, just hearing you breathe.
To watch you rest, I see with a clear mind.

Within your words, I find courage.
I hold your hand and it gives me strength.
When you hug me, I feel love.

You comfort me.

Flying Angel

"Flying Angel" by Atlanta Marie Carrera
My Friend, My Husband, My Love

You were my friend...
happy to see me; sad when I left
wishing me well; helping me get well
lifting me up when I was down
fun to be around

Then you were more...
you were my love
you who I turn to
you who I can’t wait to tell
you who holds me
you who is always there for me

Your smile is the brightest part of my day.
Your happiness is the spark that lights my way.
Your joy is my joy.
You mean the world to me.

You are my husband; my love
but always, you are my friend.

Love Heart

"Love Heart" by Atlanta Marie Carrera
To My Husband
Your touch warms me
From the tips of my fingers
To the bottom of my soul

Your kiss excites me
A flutter inside
That sends my heart pounding

Your voice reassures me
Filling me with calm
Giving me rest

Your love surrounds me
Carrying me with trust
I belong to you