wine and animosity

I woke up alone in an empty bed

With thoughts of you filling my head

The chaos of last night still lingers

Once more you’ve put me through the ringer

I thought God gave me you for the ups and downs

But all you ever do is leave me in doubt

A combination of wine and animosity

The irony of it all isn’t lost on me

I don’t know how it all keeps going wrong

One minute you love me, the next you’re gone

I’ve got whiplash from the constant back and forth

I would fix the problem if I knew the source

The clouds are crying to match my tears

A dreary morning to match my fears

Things will never change, it’ll never get better

The stains on my cheeks will only get wetter

I’ve hid in bed as long as the night allowed

I’ve never needed you like I do right now

But I won’t pick up the phone, I’ll keep the heart ache at bay

I’ll shuffle through alone this Valentine’s Day

 

© Chelsie Cummings 2017

 

 

WE

WE are all one people. I feel like we should all take a moment to remember what it means, what it REALLY means to be an American, to be UNITED.

#PrayforPeace

There’s so much hate in this world, so much violence and disrespect
There are too many victims we don’t see, some we choose to neglect
Turning a blind eye doesn’t make it go away, make it any less real
We’re just denying it, putting up a guard so we don’t have to feel

But it’s time to face the facts, really look at the world in which we live
It’s time to really see, open the eyes in our hearts and be more cooperative
We need to help those in need, give a lending hand to our neighbors
To stop the selfishness, do things because it’s right, rather than for favors

Forget race and creed and gender and sexual orientation
We are all American, we all live together in one nation
It’s time to be united, no more division, set aside differences of beliefs
Our country is in pain, she’s weeping, it’s time we give her some relief

We’ve been born and breed under the same flag, under the same laws
We’re all one people, though we’ve lived different lives, we all share flaws
We all struggle every day, the mighty and the powerful, the weak and the poor
We all deserve respect, we vary on the surface, but are the same at the core

No more violence, no more victims, more love and less hate
It’s time to take back our country, remember what made this nation so great
We are freedom, we are equality, we are the Good Samaritan
It’s time to really remember what it means to be an American 🇺🇸

© Chelsie Cummings 2016

purpose.

I never mean to start crying, I never meant to lose hope

For some reason I’m finding it too hard to cope

I’m not sure how everything got so out of control

I keep trying to hold it all together, but failing to console

 

The ground beneath me is unsteady at best

I’m stumbling, staggering amidst this mess

In the disarray of my life, I can’t find purchase

How can I go on when I’ve lost all sense of purpose?

 

 

 

 

 

 

© Chelsie Cummings 2016

Featured photo found at Flickr.

 

 

 

 

A Love Letter to My Children

Now that I am a mom, Mother’s Day has a whole new meaning for me. I not only appreciate my mother who gave me life, but also my children who gave me a reason to live.

Chels Blog

 

Those long soft eyelashes and beautiful brown eyes

The crinkle in their corners when you begin to cry

Those chubby little cheeks and sweet little smile

The soft cute dimples when you giggle for awhile

The very first moment my eyes met yours

I fell into a love I’d never experienced before

Your tiny little body, so vulnerable and so frail

Lungs so strong for your very first wail

Impossibly small fingers wrapped around my relatively large one

Soft little lips formed a beautiful smile brighter than the sun

Those big doe eyes stared wondrously into my own eyes

I’m your whole world for this moment, for always you are mine

How do I put into words my love for you?

It’s purity and abundance makes it impossible to do

But know this, my dear, it will never end or falter

Growth and strength are the only ways it can alter

Fast forward: on pudgy legs you walk, clumsy and unsteady

You’ve let my hand go to do it on your own already

You’re so independent, so resilient, and so smart

You may not hold my hand, but always you hold my heart

Here’s to cartoons, Doc McStuffins and Scooby Doo

To overwhelming excitement when you learn something new

Here’s to diapers and potty training and rubber ducks at bath time

To throwing all your food and, still hungry, eating all of mine

Here’s to tickle fights and giggles and singing and dancing together

To prayers and stories before bedtime, may they last forever

Here’s to tears and tantrums and messes and silly fads

To every moment with you, through the good and the bad

Please, slow down, don’t grow up so fast

Your only young once, please make it last

As you grow older, remember, Mommy does too

One day you’ll outgrow even me, don’t make it too soon

So hold my hand a little longer, if only for another moment

I will cherish every touch, every kiss, every word you’ve spoken

I may squeeze too tight and hold on too long, but please try to understand

You’re only my baby for a little while, but I will always be your biggest fan

©  Chelsie Cummings 2016

Photo Graphic © Crystal Clear Photography 2016

(Featured photo found on Flickr)

In Honor of Super Tuesday

Vote 🇺🇸
Normal is defined as conforming to a standard;

Usual, typical, or expected

It’s like looking at the person next you 

And seeing what your mirror reflected

Could you imagine a world of normality?

Where everyone acts and looks the same?

The equivalent of a manufacturing process

Identified by the one common name

Unique is defined as the only one of its kind;

Unlike anything else

It’s like standing out in a crowd 

and boldly being yourself 

Could you imagine a world of peculiarity?

Where everyone is completely unique?

So very different in every way

The individual loses their mystique

There are those pushing us to the right 

Promoting conformity and guidelines

There are those pushing us to the left

Encouraging the crossing of blurred lines

With which would you agree?

Or would you fully agree with either?

Voice your opinion and vote

Support what you think is wiser

© Chelsie Cummings 2016

  

“The job facing American voters… in the days and years to come is to determine which hearts, minds and souls command those qualities best suited to unify a country rather than further divide it, to heal the wounds of a nation as opposed to aggravate its injuries, and to secure for the next generation a legacy of choices based on informed awareness rather than one of reactions based on unknowing fear.” Aberihani

Love & Marriage

I was the happiest I’d ever been in my life

Until the day I made her my wife

I lost my bachelor’s and she got her master’s

I had to admit, I was a sorry bastard

Before, it was all hand holding and XOX in a text

Now if I say “crazy bitch,” it’s a challenge she accepts

She’d bat her eyelashes and blow me kisses before

Now she has looks that can kill, not the ones I married her for

When we first met, she had big boobs and long legs for days

Now she has long boobs and big legs, not that I’d say

Don’t even get me started on how she nags when I get home

And how she talks nonstop for hours on the phone

She goes on and on about cleaning up after myself

“Put your laundry in the basket,” she says, “and the books back on the shelf.”

I mean, she wasn’t even this clean when I met her

I’ll admit I’m bad, but she wasn’t any better

A word to the wise, one thing I’ve learned

Is that in every argument, she gets the last word

It’s more of her just yelling, not hearing my two cents

And if I speak after she’s done, it’s a whole new argument

But the scariest part is not knowing for sure if she’s mad

I mean, yelling is one thing, but silence is just bad

All that being said, she’s also unbelievably cute

And she’s always so tolerant when I’m being a brute

She takes her time standing in front of the mirror

She speaks incredibly loud even though I can hear her

Her tastes in movies is questionable at best

But when I’m with this woman I truly feel blessed

She has her quirks that I find quite adorable

Like when she answers questions meant to be rhetorical

I may sometimes complain and at times tease her

But I love this woman and would do anything to please her

 
Happy Valentines Day! 💕

© Chelsie Cummings 2016

My Love

You sent me a message

And I messaged you back

And when we finally met

I knew I had quite the catch

You’re messy and silly

You’re kind and sweet

You’re accepting and understanding

You see right through me

You hold me in your arms

When I can’t be strong

You’re my rock and my steady

With you is where I belong

You’ve opened my eyes

I still can hardly believe

The love you’ve shown me

Is possible to achieve

For all of my flaws

You never push me away

You guide me and show me

You never lead me astray

Who I am with you

Is who I’m supposed to be

You make me a better woman

You make me feel complete

Even through the hard times

You’ve stood by my side

You’ve wiped away my tears

And you’ve held me tight

You’re my confidant and my love

My best friend and my soulmate

I love you to the moon and back

I love you forever and always

 © Chelsie Cummings 2016

One Nation, Under GOD

“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands One Nation, UNDER GOD, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

They need to bring this back. Remind everyone what it means to be American and be united every morning before the flag and what it represents. Remind children in school every day to appreciate that flag and the people who defend it. Remind us that we are privileged to have our freedoms. Remind us, standing TOGETHER hands over hearts and speaking this aloud TOGETHER, that we are one people, of one nation, and should be indivisible.

After all, we are ALL God’s children. No matter our differences. 

God Bless America. 🇺🇸