Belinda Stotler

    Poems by Belinda Stotler

  • The Forest's Blessed Abode

    • Published: December 31, 2017
    Poem About Beauty Of Forest And Trees

    in Beauty of Nature Poems

    Come walk with me into the forest's blessed abode,
    To see the wondrous beauty the Earth has bestowed;
    We'll bask in the surreal splendor that surrounds us,
    And listen to nature composing the forest's grand opus,

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    I began writing "The Forest's Blessed Abode" about a month after I returned from a trip to Alaska and Canada, where I saw some of the loveliest forests and surreal scenery I have ever seen....

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  • Times Gone By

    • Published: August 2016
    In Memory Of Those We Loved

    in In Memory Poems

    Graves of those once loved in times gone by,
    Quietly lying in rows beneath the Earth's sky;
    Such a peaceful place of many deep sorrows,
    Where the living walk among solemn rows,

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    I have done a lot of genealogy research and have visited quite a few cemeteries. Some of them were small and very old, and some of them neglected. I took up genealogy to discover my roots and...

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  • Gifts For A Grieving Heart

    • Published: May 2016
    Poem About Gifts Of Loving Memories

    in In Memory Poems

    Your face frozen in blissful eternal sleep now,
    As I kiss you goodbye on your cold brow,
    A last tearful glance as you're taken away,
    There was nothing anyone could do or say,

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    My sister just loss someone and compared them to a butterfly which shows us "what a soft touch is like and the beauty of what love could be, but after a short time in our lives they die. So...

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  • The Wind's Grand Opus

    • Published: May 2016
    Poem About The Wind's Music

    in Beauty of Nature Poems

    The wind whispers to the waiting trees,
    A special summons to rouse their spirit;
    Strumming their branches with a breeze,
    And swirling the leaves to add some merit,

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    Thank you for sharing this poem with all of us. My family recently lost my father-in-law. He was battling cancer and in his last few hours, I decided to read some poems to comfort him along...

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  • My Sister's Rocking Chair

    • Published: January 2012

    in Sister Death Poems

    Over in the corner sits an empty rocking chair,
    Yet, my mind's eye can still picture her there,
    Gently rocking to and fro at a slow steady pace,
    Wearing a soft loving glow upon her sweet face;...

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    I found my sister ill in her chair. I took her to the ER. She never returned home

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  • Belinda Stotler
  • 3 months ago

I began writing "The Forest's Blessed Abode" about a month after I returned from a trip to Alaska and Canada, where I saw some of the loveliest forests and surreal scenery I have ever seen. As a child, I was always in the woods whenever I got the chance for long walks, to climb trees, or sit near clear forest streams. The forests do feel like a temple to me, where I feel connected to it, as well as at peace, protected, and nurtured. The forests have taught me a deep respect for all of the living species dependent upon it through every season. I am in awe of how it all blends to form symbiotic relationships that ensure survival for not only the species living in the forests, but also its important role in supporting our entire planet's environment. I hope my poem not only inspires people to reconnect with themselves and enjoy the miraculous life and natural beauty there but to become staunch defenders in protecting the forests from those that would destroy them for profit.

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  • Belinda Stotler
  • 1 year ago

I have done a lot of genealogy research and have visited quite a few cemeteries. Some of them were small and very old, and some of them neglected. I took up genealogy to discover my roots and a woman I worked with, who was a Mormon, encouraged me to do so. Mormon's have collected vast amounts of genealogy data on many people and they share it willing with anyone, regardless of their faith. My co-worker explained that Mormons believe they'll meet all of their ancestors when they pass from this life and feel they should know who it is they're going to meet. It's sad to see neglected graves where their headstones are fading and crumbling from passing time. The poem is in memory of those we love, but its message is also to remind us of how short life is and to spend as much time as we can with our loved ones. The memories are all we living have to sustain until we see them again and it's the best gift we can leave loved ones when we pass on.

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  • Belinda Stotler
  • 1 year ago

My sister just loss someone and compared them to a butterfly which shows us "what a soft touch is like and the beauty of what love could be, but after a short time in our lives they die. So why did the butterflies have to die?" So I wrote this to her and hope it helps you: "Nothing lasts forever, and when it ends it disrupts our minds; we feel something is missing and long to have it back the way it was. Eventually, we must accept that it won't ever be like it was and try to adjust. There are memories we cherish and some we won't and lessons we learned that make us wiser and perhaps a better person. Instead of mourning what will never be again, think of what you would have never had had that person never been in your life. Each life touches others in so many different ways, either positively or negatively, but it helps you grow into a better person. There are many butterflies that fly into our lives. We need to look for them and cherish the time we have with them while it lasts."

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  • Belinda Stotler
  • 2 years ago

Grief is a long dark journey and there's no timeline when it eases enough to live again. All I can tell you is about my journey and hope it somehow helps. When my sister, Brenda, died I poured my feelings into a journal, talked to family, read poetry and began to write my own poems. I wrote what I loved about her, the wonderful memories, her impact on my life and how fortunate I was to know her. In time, I remembered she loved me as much as I loved her, and would never want me suffering, just as I would not have wanted that for her had I died first. She also came to me in a dream one morning, and told me she was in a beautiful place with our Mom and others who'd passed before her. That dream was the most realistic dream I'd ever had and gave me hope. I still cry sometimes because I miss her so, but I also think of the overwhelming joy when I see her again, and when I do, it will be forever. I wrote Seasons of Grief after I emerged from my dark place and published it to help others.

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  • Belinda Stotler
  • 7 years ago

I wrote this poem from the deepest pain I have ever felt in my life. Writing the poem was a way to get the pain out and it was originally written only for myself. When I came across this site, I read some very touching poems that helped me to cry and release the pain. It also made me realize there are many who share my deep, painful loss. So, I decided to share my poem, hoping it would help others deal with the nearly unbearable heartache. Reading all of the lovely comments about my poem has helped me deal with my grief. I thank you all for helping me by sharing your feelings and stories of your own sister and best friend. It has been 3 years since my sister, Brenda, died. I don't cry everyday like I did that first year, but I still miss her so very much.

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