Poems by Ann D. Stevenson

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  • Heartache

    • Published: April 28, 2021
    Wishing To Be There When A Loved One Is Dying

    in Grief Poems

    I wasn't there to say goodbye,
    to reminisce of times gone by.

    I wasn't there to make you smile,

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    • Rating 4.71
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    Six years ago, my mother was in the hospital. She had congestive heart failure. After my dad would get back from the hospital, I would always ask him if she was getting better. One day, he...

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  • Brighter Skies

    • Published: July 2020
    A Villanelle About Brighter Times Ahead

    in Hope Poems

    If you awake to one more dreary day,
    an empty heart with empty hours to kill,
    remember brighter skies are on their way.

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    • Rating 4.36
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    Florence, what a lovely comment; it means a great deal to me. Thank you.

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  • A Shining Star

    • Published: September 2020
    Inspired By The Night Sky

    in Creative Poems

    I see your star still shining bright
    amongst the others in the night,
    a sight so blessed, as by my eye
    your star now rests in symmetry.

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    • Rating 4.49
  • Endless Summer

    • Published: July 9, 2021
    Memories Of Happier Times

    in Summer Poems

    Oh, for those cloudless days of old
    when holidays went on forever,
    clear blue skies were lit with gold.

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    • Rating 4.13
  • A Helping Hand

    • Published: May 7, 2022
    A Comforting Touch

    in Loving Poems about Family

    You hold my hand,
    I, like a child, feel safe.
    You hold my hand,
    I feel a warm embrace.

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    • Rating 4.58
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    Ann, all of your work is so special, amazing, and creative. I am so jealous at how you can convey a deep, powerful message in so few words. I tend to ramble on and on, and I literally can't...

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  • Keep Calm And Breathe

    • Published: October 16, 2020
    Staying Calm When Stressed

    in Inspirational Poems

    Keep calm and breathe when feeling stressed,
    when life is tough. If you're depressed
    go for a walk, breathe in fresh air;
    talk to a friend you know will care;

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    • Rating 4.30
  • A Triolet Of Heartbreak

    • Published: July 16, 2021
    Losing Someone You Love

    in Loss Poems

    Why did you have to go away
    and leave me with a broken heart.
    I prayed and prayed that you would stay,
    why did you have to go away.

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    • Rating 4.37
  • Flying Free

    • Published: June 4, 2021
    Sometimes Death Can Be A Release

    in Family Death Poems

    A whispered breath
    and then your soul
    flew, silent and swift,
    like a passing owl.

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    • Rating 4.51
  • A Touch Of Heaven

    • Published: July 6, 2022
    Learning Not To Fear Death

    in Poems about Spirituality

    Once I glimpsed another world,
    gilded streams of light unfurled,
    incandescent trails of wonder
    blew my present world asunder.

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    • Rating 4.46
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    Ann, You have a talent that I don't have in my poetry. You can express your message in very few words but still leave a lasting, beautiful image in the reader's mind. This is a lovely poem in...

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  • I Love To Breathe In

    • Published: June 23, 2022
    Recovering My Sense Of Smell After Covid

    in Short Poems

    The homely aroma
    of freshly baked bread.
    The scents from the garden
    infused in my head.

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    • Rating 4.18
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    Ann, this is so beautiful. I have a lump in my throat. Once again, you have an ability with such ease to create a masterpiece in just a few words. The fragrances you chose to mention are...

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