ronvdm777

I was a family lawyer for 20 years until I was diagnosed with a mental illness so I decided to become a poet and an artist. I hope you enjoy my poems.

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  • ronvdm777 3d

    Depression Again

    The pain shows
                               Pitiful me
    It never ends
                          Miserable me
    So alone
                  Deplorable me
    No one cares
                          Pathetic me
    Why live
                  Contemptible me
    Why even try
                            Disgraceful me
    It doesn’t help
                             Woeful me
    I should die
                       Disgraceful me. 

    ©ronvdm777
    Febuary 2020

  • ronvdm777 3d

    Blood Drains

    See her there
    The blood drains
    Down her legs.
    She is able now
    To bring life
    Into this world.
    What more
    Hope and joy
    Can a man
    Produce
    That exceeds her
    Special gift?
     
    When the time
    Comes and
    A new life
    Is born
    Despite her
    Pain we all
    Should sing
    And laugh and
    Share with
    Her the joy.

    ©ronvdm777
    Febuary 2020

  • ronvdm777 3d

    Shopping Again

    Patience
    Toddler
    Taking time
    Cries
    For everything
    I cry too
    Stop now
    Please
    Instead
    Runs away
    And hides
    In clothing
    Not
    Hide and seek
    Again
    Even more
    Patience.

    ©ronvdm777
    Febuary 2020

  • ronvdm777 3d

    Sleep

    Sleep 
    Such a simple thing 
    But then again, no 
    Its comfort often lost  
    To dampness and to death 
    Of dreams and things 
    Better not remembered 
    But forgotten 
    In the dark 

    ©ronvdm777
    Febuary 2020

  • ronvdm777 3d

    Pause & Think #6658

    What gives us the right
    To judge other religions
    That are often far better
    Than us and older than us?
     
    How do we justify the false
    Pride that we use to justify
    Our killing of others who are
    Simply different than us?
     
    Why do those we love die
    Upon the fields of battle
    In wars that make no sense
    When we count our losses?

    ©ronvdm777
    Febuary 2020

  • ronvdm777 4d

    Weakness

    I knew you were weak 
    I saw it every time we met 
    The fear reflected in your eyes 
    And in the weakness of your words 
    But I withdrew from you 
    Too afraid to reach out 
    Too weak to even try 
    I waited for someone else 
    To be there for you 
    To soothe your fears 
    And help rebuild your strength 
    While I ran away 
    Not knowing that you would die 
    Never to look at me again 
    Never to speak to me again 
    Leaving me to think 
    Of nothing else 
    But you 

    ©ronvdm777
    Febuary 2020

  • ronvdm777 4d

    Your Loss Overwhelms Me

    Sometimes when I feel that life is lonely
    It brings back memories of you
    I hope that when you feel lonely
    You’ll be thinking of me too.
     
    Your beauty draws me to you
    Your trust means even more
    All I want is to be your best friend
    But you don’t love me anymore.
     
    Memories of the loved we had shared
    Is all that I have left to hang on to
    If I ever have the chance to love again
    I hope that my lover will be you.
     
    ©ronvdm777
    Febuary 2020

  • ronvdm777 4d

    Daddy's Living on the Street

    I live upon the sidewalk’s edge
    That runs along a busy street
    Hoping that no one will hurt me
    And I’ll get something to eat.
     
    I have nowhere to wash myself
    People walk by me saying that I smell
    Not caring that I’m lonely which
    Makes living life a living hell.
     
    When my mental illness broke out
    I tried so hard to live my life
    To not only protect my six children
    But to protect my loving wife.
     
    Now I live here on the street
    Hungry and filthy as one can be
    Having lost my wife and children
    Who I no longer get to see.
     
    ©ronvdm777
    Febuary 2020

  • ronvdm777 4d

    The Anger Rolls

    Anger rolls from me like thunder
    As you’re beaten by the rain.
     
    The wind tries to pick you up
    Which only causes you more pain.
     
    As pellets of ice fall upon you
    Melting without a trace.
     
    The snow covers over you and
    Holds you in its cold embrace.
     
    Then my anger dissipates and
    I see what I have done.
     
    I cannot hope to change it now
    As you turn from me and run.

    ©ronvdm777
    Febuary 2020

  • ronvdm777 4d

    Starting Again or Forever's End

    Sitting here I try not to cry
    But without your love I want
    To die.
     
    You’ve given me all that you can
    But I’ve asked too much from
    You again.
     
    Please oh please don’t walk away
    I can’t heal our love if you
    Don’t stay.
     
    Just one more try is all I need
    Because it’s only then that
    We’ll succeed.

    ©ronvdm777
    Febuary 2020