Rainbow of Love

Editor’s Note: This is the only poem that my wife has written to and for me.

Rainbow of Love

My love for you is like a rainbow.
It’s a never ending circle of love
with you at the center of its existence.
The shades of the rainbow range from
bright to dull, as do my emotions.
They are bright and lively when you are near.
They are subdued, even perhaps dull,
when we are apart. The colors of the
rainbow reflect my passion for you.
My passion ranges from hot red,
Whenever you touch me, to cool blue
when we have to part. And like God’s
promise of the rainbow to all men,
for all time, let the rainbow be a
visual reminder to you of the promise
from my heart, to love you for all time.

To my beloved Mike: Patty

Did you know that Elias Tobias has published two books, and one is an anthology of 145 poems, and the other a short story murder mystery? For complete information about these books and how to purchase them, click here..

qr-code-for-books-on-amazon.jPG QR code for the Elias Tobias Amazon Author Page

facebooklogo.JPG  twitter_logo 

Popcorn

Popcorn

Kernels of popcorn are feelings.
The seed has all it needs to become another
many times over in its genetic code.
People make their feelings known at birth
and feelings mature, packaged by society.
A population boom threatens the earth.

Popcorn is sprinkled in a pan of problems,
gets heated by a soul’s unrest and stress,
and feelings expand to the point that they
turn inside out. The scene can get ugly.
Other people feed upon these moments.
In special times, the feelings of love
beyond friendship expand into ecstasy
and the sounds of popcorn hitting the lid
of the pan repeat in irregular rhythm.
Butter and salt make popcorn taste better.

A handful of problems, under the worst of
conditions, can become a bag of uncontrollable
terror and destruction of property and life.
In the best of times, the bag can be filled
with quality name brand memories that
will last even after the movie is over.
Not all the kernels of trouble will pop, though,
while other kernels just will get burned
before they can transform themselves
into exposed feelings ready to devoured.

It is a matter of chance of fate which designs the
destiny of our feelings.

 

Did you know that Elias Tobias has published two books, and one is an anthology of 145 poems, and the other a short story murder mystery? For complete information about these books and how to purchase them, click here..

qr-code-for-books-on-amazon.jPG QR code for the Elias Tobias Amazon Author Page

facebooklogo.JPG  twitter_logo 

 

 

I’m Dead

Editor’s Note: I did really get one of these letters from an insurance company that I have been paying into for years as a death benefit, and after a call to a customer service rep., the situation was quickly cleared. All the documentation needed was the statement at the bottom of their letter, “I am not dead!” signed with the date. I mailed the letter out the next day, after I made a copy of it, for my records.

I’m Dead

I got a letter in the mail this weekend,
and I was surprised to what it said.
The notice was addressed to my estate, and
it was checking to see if I was dead.
I really did wake up this morning, and
I do feel very much alive.
I have been through some rough times in
my life, not sure if I would survive.
I don’t have much of any estate, and
think I still have much to give.
My potential is exponential the
longer I live.
I need to call the insurance company
on Monday to set the record straight.
I really don’t need a letter from that
sort of company to determine my fate.
I could be an optimist, and view this
as a second chance.
All this is a time to have a good
long and healthy laugh.
I know for a fact that thousands
of guys share my similar name,
and that some person who made
a typographical error is to blame.
All this can also be a lesson
not take each day for granted.
I should live each moment with a
special meaning and each hour
while they all last.

Did you know that Elias Tobias has published two books, and one is an anthology of 145 poems, and the other a short story murder mystery? For complete information about these books and how to purchase them, click here..

qr-code-for-books-on-amazon.jPG QR code for the Elias Tobias Amazon Author Page

facebooklogo.JPG  twitter_logo 

For Grandma

For Grandma

You’d think that you should
have solved your problems at 81,
but the world keeps spinning,
and your feet are on the run.
At your age you should relax,
enjoy life, smile and have fun;
but the new day arrives
and the job of living has begun.
The hours bring new challenges
and you face them as they come.
The sun sets the scene for
a chance to get the dishes done.
You get a few moments to rest
And expect some kind of reaction.
You are always trying to keep
the family together as one.
Your efforts are not forgotten
by your loving wordy grandson.

 

Did you know that Elias Tobias has published two books, and one is an anthology of 145 poems, and the other a short story murder mystery? For complete information about these books and how to purchase them, click here..

qr-code-for-books-on-amazon.jPG QR code for the Elias Tobias Amazon Author Page

facebooklogo.JPG  twitter_logo 

 

 

A Real Rock and Roll Love Song

A Real Rock and Roll Love Song

I would like to get to know you better,
but I really think I should go.
My short break is almost over, and I
need to get ready for another show.
I have a good feelng about you, and you
have changed me more than you know.
On stage, I sing my songs to the fans,
and I feel the heat from the lights.
On this tour, I sing the same songs
in a different city every night.
I like to be with the guys on the road,
and work hard to make things right.
But there is restless feeling in my heart,
a sense something needs to change.
In spite my musical talent or ability,
I know that thing won’t happen on stage.
It’s the time away from this place
I know that neeeds to be rearranged.
After what little time I had with you,
you may be the answer to my prayers.
I am surounded by those who need me,
but I need someone who really cares.
I put my feelings in these songs,
But some emotions are hard to share.
For some unexpected reason, these
feelings I have for you are strong.
So take these passes to the VIP
section; the concert won’t be long.
Listen to the words from my heart,
a real rock and roll love song.

 

Did you know that Elias Tobias has published two books, and one is an anthology of 145 poems, and the other a short story murder mystery? For complete information about these books and how to purchase them, click here..

qr-code-for-books-on-amazon.jPG QR code for the Elias Tobias Amazon Author Page

facebooklogo.JPG  twitter_logo 

Burned Bagel

Burned Bagel

Burned my bagel in the toaster today,
but it was only black on the edges.
I was hungry and ate it anyway,
and my breakfast was salvaged.
I also had juice and hot tea,
and a serving of peach yogurt, too.
It was all good enough for me and
burnt bread won’t make my day blue.

 

Get the mobile phone app free!

Elias Tobias Poetry

Did you know that Elias Tobias has published two books, and one is an anthology of 145 poems, and the other a short story murder mystery? For complete information about these books and how to purchase them, click here..

qr-code-for-books-on-amazon.jPG QR code for the Elias Tobias Amazon Author Page

facebooklogo.JPG   twitter_logo 

The Girl Next Door

Editor’s Note:  This subject is not original, and other poems or songs have been composed about it. This is my version of topic and is not intend to take the place of other copyrighted materials with the same or similar title.

The Girl Next Door

The girl next door was a friend of mine,
And our love for each other was hard to find.
I remember her face. Her smile was so kind.
I could hardly keep her off my mind, but
I was young then, and my love was blind.
Well I’m married now and I love my wife,
And have two children who love me, too;
But times I look at the kids growing up,
And my heart starts to feel a little blue
Because when I was young, I was in love
With the girl next door.

The girl next door was a friend of mine,
And our love for each other was hard to find.
I remember her face. Her smile was so kind.
I could hardly keep her off my mind, but
I was young then, and my love was blind.

We had just moved in, and I was 9 or 8,
I can’t remember now, but it was my fate.
She might have had curly blonde hair,
And we shared a squeaky backyard gate.
It was so long ago, I can’t think of her name,
But I loved her and she loved me the same.
I would be going her house to play games,
I was sad when the day we moved came,
Because when I was young, I was in love
With the girl next door.

The girl next door was a friend of mine,
And our love for each other was hard to find.
I remember her face. Her smile was so kind.
I could hardly keep her off my mind, but
I was young then, and my love was blind.

I didn’t want to leave, but Dad had to go,
I can’t really remember why, though.
I never saw her again as I grew up,
But the memories of her are so bold.
There have been other girls since then,
But the first one is the only one when
I could say I really had a girlfriend.
I didn’t want the good times to end
Because when I was young, I was in love
With the girl next door.

The girl next door was a friend of mine,
And our love for each other was hard to find.
I remember her face. Her smile was so kind.
I could hardly keep her off my mind, but
I was young then, and my love was blind.

My baby girl is cute and turning 10.
She says at school she has a boyfriend.
As a dad, I’m not sure how this will end,
Because when I was young, I was in love
With the girl next door.

The girl next door was a friend of mine,
And our love for each other was hard to find.
I remember her face. Her smile was so kind.
I could hardly keep her off my mind, but
I was young then, and my love was blind.

 

Get the mobile phone app free!

Elias Tobias Poetry

Did you know that Elias Tobias has published two books, and one is an anthology of 145 poems, and the other a short story murder mystery? For complete information about these books and how to purchase them, click here..

qr-code-for-books-on-amazon.jPG QR code for the Elias Tobias Amazon Author Page

facebooklogo.JPG  twitter_logo

Listen to the Leaves

Listen to the Leaves

L i s t e n t o t h e l e a v e s, so s i l e n t
and q u i e t.
There are no secrets in the jungle
because there are so many leaves,
and they listen to the movements of
the animals. They know the
direction of the wind, when it blows.
Tap the knowledge from
the leaves, and wisdom will flow
like water through the roots
entrenched in
the wild, deadly bush country.
L i s t e n t o t h e l e a v e s.

 

Get the mobile phone app free!

Elias Tobias Poetry

Did you know that Elias Tobias has published two books, and one is an anthology of 145 poems, and the other a short story murder mystery? For complete information about these books and how to purchase them, click here..

qr-code-for-books-on-amazon.jPG QR code for the Elias Tobias Amazon Author Page

facebooklogo.JPG  twitter_logo

 

Hide and Seek

Hide and Seek

Within the folds of my brain,
thousands of bits of ideas rapidly race
simultaneously in random directions playing
hide and seek from electronic file keepers, whose
job it is to tame concepts long enough to put
them into memory cells so complete ideas
can be expressed by some
medium externally.

The problem is my
body feels it’s time for bed, and I need my sleep.
Instead of counting sheep, I just rest,
hoping my thoughts would
get their act
together and quit
playing games.

 

Get the mobile phone app free!

Elias Tobias Poetry

Did you know that Elias Tobias has published two books, and one is an anthology of 145 poems, and the other a short story murder mystery? For complete information about these books and how to purchase them, click here..

qr-code-for-books-on-amazon.jPG QR code for the Elias Tobias Amazon Author Page

facebooklogo.JPG  twitter_logo

A New You

A New You

You can comb your hair,
Brush your teeth and wash
Your body; all well and good,
But to cleanse your soul, you
Need to have more than a
New custom paint job and
a high-gloss wax coat.

Get the mobile phone app free!

Elias Tobias Poetry

Did you know that Elias Tobias has published two books, and one is an anthology of 145 poems, and the other a short story murder mystery? For complete information about these books and how to purchase them, click here..

qr-code-for-books-on-amazon.jPG QR code for the Elias Tobias Amazon Author Page

facebooklogo.JPG  twitter_logo