Monday, June 30, 2008

TO MY LOVING DAUGHTER, CAROLYN



From that moment when our eyes di meet,

When I looked you over from your head to tiny feet,

I knew someone special had come to share my life,

To keep me going and I had to kkep up the strife.


With each passing year we grow together,

Our love grows and it will be forever.

In you I see all that I was and can be,

In you at last I can be set free.


Remember this as you face the world daily.

Remember this as you play your games gaily,

One day when you are older it will come to you,

And you will realize it is and was nothing new.


For what else was there for us to do and say?

Mothers and daughters have their own way,

To express their love and each other understand,

Ours is magic that will lead us on hand in hand.


Brenda A. Ysaguirre

Copyright 2008 Brenda A. Ysaguirre


Sunday, June 29, 2008

EDUCATION IS A MUST!



Hundreds of people live on the street,
Because they lack education which many will never get.
Because they are poor, they drag their feet,
Their woes begin with day break and goes on after sunset.

Many are the crimes caused by poverty today,
But it can be prevented - listen to what I say.
The choice is yours to go to school,
The old song says it the Golden Rule.

Let's stop poverty, let's erase crime,
Let's make a difference by using wisely our time.
Remember what we become is up to us
So let us agree education is a MUST!
Brenda A. Ysaguirre
Copyright 2008 Brenda A. Ysaguirre

Saturday, June 28, 2008

LOVE FOR A MOTHER



A mother is so sweet,

A mother can be so neat!

When we're sick she does her part,

By showering us with love from the heart.


Have you ever though how it would be,

In a world that's mother free?

How horrible it would appear,

If our mother's for us did not care.


What can we do for this special woman dear,

Who is more valuable than an orchid ever rare?

Love her like only a daughter or son can do,

Never make her forget that she is No. 1 to you.


Mother, you have always been there showering us with love,

You are the most precious gift from the Lord above.

So if one day I forget to say how much I love you,

May the things I do express my love so true.


Brenda A. Ysaguirre

Copyright 2008 Brenda A. Ysaguirre




Friday, June 27, 2008

A SPECIAL STUDENT AND FRIEND




Rosita,
On the Path of life,
We meet many people who become a part of us.
You are such a person,
And liking you is a must.
May life bring you happiness,
May others be blessed with your friendliness.
May you always have peace.
May your smiles neve cease.
Remember life is a passage,
That gives us a special message,
And if we care to go the extra mile,
We'll have happiness for quqite a while.
So, God bless your home and you,
And all the things that you will do.
And may we alwasy be friends,
Even after this lifetime ends.
For in anothe lifeime we are sure to meet,
And then again we're sure to each other greet.
But for now my wishes is for your success,
Fare you well, my friend and God Bless.
Brenda A. Ysaguirre
Copyright 2008 Brenda A. Ysaguirre


Thursday, June 26, 2008

YOU ARE EVERYHING TO ME





Because you mean the world to me,
Because you are all I want you to be.
Because you are that special person in my heart,
Because being away from you just tears me apart.

You are the light that gives my life meaning.
You are the joy that keeps me breathing.
You are the reason I exist,
That is why it's you that I miss.

The bond we share from the very first day,
Makes me tell you all the things I love to say.
For you are most precious to me,
And my love everyone can see.

You are my reason for living,
You are my reason for giving.
Everything I do,
Is done thinking about you.

I Love you Car,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BABY GIRL

Brenda A. Ysaguirre
Copyright 2008 Brenda A. Ysaguirre

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

ANOTHER AWARD FOR THE BELIZEAN POET

This letter was emailed to me from ISP and Poetry.Com. You and see the poem on an earlier post this month.

A personal note from the desk of:

Howard Ely, Managing Editor
Dear Brenda Ysaguirre,
I am delighted to inform you that your poem "Triki, My Sunshine Girl" has been awarded our prestigious Editor's Choice Award because it displays an original perspective and unique creativity -- judged to be the qualities found most in exceptional poetry. Congratulations on your achievement!

EDITOR’S CHOICE AWARD PRESENTED TO

Brenda Ysaguirre
2008
FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN POETRY
PRESENTED BY POETRY.COM AND THE INTERNATIONAL LIBRARY OF POETRY


Your poem is also featured in a deluxe hardbound edition. This anthology, as expected, will soon be sold out. We have, however, reserved a limited number of copies that are now available only to poets included in this distinctive volume. Because you are one of these poets, we wanted to remind you of its limited availability. If you haven't already ordered a copy or wish to obtain additional copies, this is your last opportunity to do so. Don't miss out on owning this unique edition featuring your poem!
Display Your Poem For All The World To See!
Many people have asked if we can make available a commemorative plaque to present their poetry in formal fashion. We are glad to be able to do this. Your poem can be beautifully typeset on archive quality vellum with your choice of borders, then mounted on a walnut-finish plaque under Lucite. These 10 1/2-inch by 13-inch plaques are truly impressive ways to exhibit your work. They also make wonderful gifts. Please see the attached material for further information. Again, congratulations on your achievement!

Imagine Having Your Poem Professionally Recorded . . .
Every so often, as our Editors review the poems that have been presented our Editor's Choice Award, they personally select a few poems that they believe would have a wonderfully expressive quality if read by a professional reader. Your Editor has suggested that you become one of 33 poets whose artistry will be recorded professionally as a special part of a new CD poetry collection -- The Sound of Poetry.
I would like your permission to include your poem "Triki, My Sunshine Girl" in this highly acclaimed and internationally distributed collection. The Sound of Poetry, released as a 33-track, three-album CD set (one track for each poet), features an inspiring introduction as a prelude to the selected artistry, as well as a brief commentary about each featured poem and poet. Captivating Baroque music forms the background to the spoken words.And Brenda, if you wish to obtain a copy of this three-CD set, select the option on the Artist Proof where it says “Yes, I wish to own a copy of The Sound of Poetry. I must be completely delighted or my money will be promptly refunded.”
Just imagine how your friends and family will feel when they see this remarkable album set, which comes in three high-quality, colorful protective cases all housed in a distinctive slipcase . . . when they hear your name . . . your words . . . all presented as part of this exclusive collection. These albums will instantly become a treasured keepsake to all who see, hear, and enjoy them.
Sincerely,
Howard ElyManaging Editor
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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

PREHISPANICO COCOON SPA

It starts so mildly,
Then it increases gradually.
Twenty minutes later you're in warmth,
Which eases all pain from muscles that tire.
Your pores open and you begin to perspire,
You relax as aromatic vapours filling the air.
You go back in time, yet you are here.
As the music surrounds you in the temazcal,
You can meditate and just release it all.
That's the beginning of a massage at Prehispanico,
And what follows will leave you aglow.
For after a shower your body is quite relaxed,
Then it's stage two - a massage that's the max!
In a room surrounded with music and scent,
Your body is given a treat and you are sent,
Into bliss as your muscles are relaxed by fingers so magical,
That releases your stress, your worries and pain all.
Through a series of techniques to relaxation music,
And a chocolate mask that you'll just want to lick!
So give it a go, give it a chance!
It will be like awaking from a splendid trance!
There is no massage quite like it anywhere,
And the rebirth you feel will be oh so dear.
So welcome to Prehispanico Cocoon,
Where two hours of treatment will seem to end too soon!

Brenda A. Ysaguirre
Copyright 2008 Brenda A. Ysaguirre

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Monday, June 23, 2008

BECAUSE

Because you smiled,
Because you stayed for a while.
Because you took my hand,
Because you always understand.
Because you sang to me,
Because you set me free.
Because you kissed me.
Because you let me see.
Because you held me in your arm,
Because with you I am safe from harm.
Because you took care of me when I was sick,
Because your response is always quick.
Because you made me feel strong,
Because you told me I couldn't go wrong.
Because of all these things that you do,
That is the reason I will always love you.
Brenda A. Ysaguirre
Copyright 2008 Brenda A. Ysaguirre

Sunday, June 22, 2008

THE WARNING



I don't see it anymore,

What happened to what we had before?

Where is the happiness I knew?

Whatever did I do?


The signs are everywhere and yet,

This seems to be a way that's set.

This is a pattern of things with you,

Whatever shall I do?


Be careful how the plan turns out,

Be careful of the signs that are all about,

It's obvious what it means to you,

Whatever will I do?


Nothing, absolutely nothing, is what I'll do,

I'm leaving it all up to you.

You set the game, you played the card,

The difference is now I am on guard.


So watch your steps and watch your words,

And even watch those little verbs,

For the actions that you make today,

Will guide me on my way.


Brenda A. Ysaguirre

Copyright 2008 Brenda A. Ysaguirre

Saturday, June 21, 2008

If there is one thing I have learnt in life, it is that love and kindness are the roots that make strong a friendship. Brenda A. Ysaguirre

Set out to accomplish those things that you can,
Set out to achieve the best education.
Set out with zest and vibrance.
Set out and take a chance.
Seek knowledge and it will be,
Seek life and you will see.
Seek happiness and it will be yours,
Seek all and recover the hours.
Achieve the goal that you set,
Achieve the aims that aren't yet.
Achieve those things that you desire,
Achieve the best and never tire.
For the glory of the day,
Comes to those who will stay.
It comes to those who clear the path,
And to those who learn what they were taught.
So, just remember YOU CAN!
Brenda A. Ysaguirre
Copyright 2008 Brenda A. Ysaguirre


Friday, June 20, 2008

THE STRUGGLE FOR SURVIVAL



Everyday is a struggle to survive,

Everyday is a battle and a strive.

Is this what we all dreamt about,

Or is it time for us to doubt.


The price of food is on the rise,

How can they look us in the eyes?

The gas pump tell a sad, hard tale,

It seem all efforts for better will just fail.


So what is next in this economic stress?

Will there every be better than this mess?

If it keeps on going this way,

Will there ever be a better day?


Brenda A. Ysaguirre

Copyright 2008 Brenda A. Ysaguirre




Thursday, June 19, 2008

A NEW DAWN

There was a cry in the night.
There was a pain and a fright.
There was such sadness in the wind.
There was so much, then there was nothing.

There was death in the air,
There was such lost everywhere.
There was anger and despair,
There was so much, so much fear.

Then the new day arrived,
And into new life they strived,
Because there was need to move on,
Because it was the arrival of a new dawn.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

RUNNING FROM LOVE


You're playing your game,

I'm living on my fame.

You're acting the indifferent,

I'm no Indian living in a tent.


You're not telling me all,

I no longer hear your call.

You're hiding things from me,

I am not a fool, I can see!

You're use to getting your own way,

I am use to having my own say.

You're too smart for your own good,
I would leave you if I really could.

You're fighting the love you feel,

I am like a top or a spinning wheel.
You're claiming you are all heart,

So why do you try to keep us apart?

Brenda A. Ysaguirre
Copyright 2008 Brenda A. Ysaguirre

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW



Yesterday you were happy and free,
Yesterday you put your arms around me.
Yesterday you sang songs and made me smile,
Yesterday oh, that seem now such a while.

Today you say you want your space,
Today you say I would hate that place.
Today you say I am better this way,
Today you say things I'd rather you didn't say.

Tomorrow you may change your mind,
Tomorrow you may go back in time.
Tomorrow you may be like yesterday,
Tomorrow you may tell me what to say.

But today I can only look on and love you,
For today there is nothing much I can do.
Today we will go slowing into the night,
Today we will just love by candle light.

Brenda A. Ysaguirre
Copyright 2008 Brenda A. Ysaguirre

Monday, June 16, 2008

WHERE DID IT ALL GO?



Where did it all go,

How was I before I loved you so.

Did I really exist back then,

So when did I fall for you, WHEN?


I don't think you understand,

I don't think you really can.

You are always running away,

Why can't you those few words just say?


My heart is on the swirl,

What have you done to my peaceful world?

I want to go back in time,

When it was all new and you were mine.


So is it possible to recover that love,

Do I need help from the one above?

I want us to be like we were before,

I want us to be so much more.


Brenda A. Ysaguirre


Copyright 2008 Brenda A. Ysaguirre










Sunday, June 15, 2008

WASN'T THIS YOUR IDEA?



You want things your way,

You want to have your day,

So why don't you stay on schedule,

No need to be stubborn like a bull.


I allowed you to set the time,

I allowed you to tell me how high to climb,

But now it's time to claim my freedom,

Now who's got who wrapped around their thumb?


You see you can't have your cake and eat it,

You can't say do this and then change it.

I've decided to keep on track,

Now there is no turning back.


You set the time,

You set the date,

I'm only following your chime,

I'm sorry but it's too late.


You moulded this new version,

You created this new being,

So don't pout and get all filled with tension,

No need to fuss and make a scene.


Go with the flow,

Go with the sound,

I love you, don't you know?

And I'll always be around.


You asked for your space,

You asked for your time,

So don't give me that face,

No need to act like you've been left behind.


If you don't like the way things are,

You have the power in your hand,

No need to go too far,

Rememebr this was YOUR plan.


Brenda A. Ysaguirre

Copyright 2008 Brenda A. Ysaguirre




Saturday, June 14, 2008

STUDY, PLEASE!


Dedicated to the Second Years Students of CCC ACE
A crash course,
A fast thought,
A swift idea,
All adds up to naught.

A missed assignment,
A forgotten test.
You have no book,
Don't give me that look!

I can only do,
40% of the work,
Because your part,
Must come from the heart.

So while I scold,
And you tire of my voice,
You will get told,
So take this sound advice.

Think things well,
And work hard,
For in the end,
You CAN score a ten.

And it will all be,
Like simple ABC,
If you work hard to pass,
To the next class.




Brenda A. Ysaguirre


Copyright Brenda A. Ysaguirre


Friday, June 13, 2008

TRIKI, MY SUNSHINE GIRL



You are a ray of sunshine,

You are the evening breeze.

You are a a person so fine,

Who can put us all at ease.


You are smart and you are a gift,

Beyond your young innocent years.

So our spirit and mind you lift,

With words that take away our fears.


So we tell you our secrets,

Because we know you'll understand,

And you give us sound tit bits,

And if needed, a helping hand.


For you are special in every way,

And there is no doubt for us,

That we should listen to what you say,

Because you barely ever fuss.


So smile our happy, sunshine girl,

And know we love you in every way,

You are a light in this world,

And you're blessed each and every day.


Brenda A. Ysaguirre

Copyright 2008 Brenda A. Ysaguirre




Thursday, June 12, 2008

BECAUSE I KNOW IT'S GOOD FOR ME



I saw the path before me,

And I wondered what it would be.

I heard the voice inside of me,

Urging me to go and see.


So I took the courage and I sought,

The knowledge that the lectureres taught.

I worked hard and sometimes I played,

But my desire never, never failed.


For the things that come and go

Are the things that I must know.

And the things I have to get,

Are within reach for me as yet.


But I am determined to succeed,

I am determined to be all that I can be,

So while I can I take heed,

Because I know it's good for me.
Benda A. Ysaguirre
Copyright 2008 Brenda A. Ysaguirre



Wednesday, June 11, 2008

I AM A GRADUATE!



I came to learn,

I'm a Graduate!

I came because more money I can earn,

I am a Graduate!


I came to fulfil a dream,

I am a Graduate!

I came with notebooks so clean,

I am a Graduate!


I came for Mathematics,

I am a Graduate!

I came and learnt Statistics,

I am a Graduate!


I came for English,

I am a graduate!

I came because I had a wish,

I am a Graduate!


I came with a goal,

I am a Graduate!

I came because I am never too old,

I am a Graduate!


I came with a plan,

I am a graduate.

I took pen into my hand,

I am a Graduate!


I took the Test,

I am the Best.

I'm walking throught the gate,

I AM A GRADUATE!


Brenda A. Ysaguirre

Copyright 2008 Brenda A. Ysaguirre

Monday, June 9, 2008

THERE IS NO DOUBT!


There is no doubt in my mind
That it thinks about you.
There is no doubt in my heart,
That it beats for you.
There is no doubt in my words,
That they are meant for you.
There is no doubt in my actions,
That they are done for you.

How did this all happen?
When did I become that woman?
When did my yearning end?
When did you become that man?

There is no doubt in my mind,
That I love you.
There is no doubt in my heart,
That it races when I'm with you.
There is no doubt in my words,
That they speak with love for you.
There is no doubt in my actions,
That I adore you.

THERE IS NO DOUBT!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

CHANGING MY LOVE TO HATE



Was there a sign?

Did I know it was time?

Was it coming on the way?

Will I live through another day?


Every step I make,

Every turn I take,

Seem to be filled with pain,

And its happening again and again.


Why are you doing this,

Is there something that I missed?

I never saw it coming my way,

I still can't believe the things you say.


Where did the person that I knew go?

Why are you hurting me so?

Is there something you can't say,

That makes you act this way?


Now long do you think I'll spend,

When the obvious is we're heading for the end?

Now much more do you think I'll tolerate,

While you change my love to hate?


Brenda A. Ysaguirre

Copyright 2008 Brenda Ysaguirre



Saturday, June 7, 2008

PORQUE ME QUIERES



Cuando estoy sola en ti pienso,
Y cuando llamas tu voz escucho por el teléfono,
Te escribo cartas cada día,
Y pienso en que eres mía.

Escucho canciones que nos gusta,
Y cuento las horas que falta.
Porque vivimos en dos mundos?
Porque no podemos estar juntos?

Quiero regresa al pasado,
Quiero esa vida que era tuyo y mio.
Quiero ser parte de tus días,
Y hacerte disfrutar de las mías.

Me dices que me quieres,
Me dices que eres mas de los que apareces.
Me dices que siempre estarás aquí,
Me dices que siempre estarás por mi.

Entonces porque me siento sola?
Porque hay que contar cada hora?
No te das cuenta que te quiero?
Y que sin ti me murió?

Siempre estaré aquí,
Siempre mi corazón va ser para ti.
Y tu alegría sera completo,
Cada vez que a tu casa llego.

Porque ME QUIERES.


Brenda A. Ysaguirre

Copyright 2008 Brenda A. Ysaguirre

Friday, June 6, 2008

BECAUSE YOU LOVE ME



I think of you when I'm alone,
I listen to your voice on the phone.
I write you letters every day,
And yet there's so much I don't say.

I play songs we love to hear,
I count the hours until you're near.
Why do we have to be two world apart,
Why can't you accept the message of your heart?

I want to go back in time,
I want that life that was yours and mine.
I want to share all your todays,
Why can't you listen to what my heart says?

You tell me that you love me,
You tell me that you are more than I see.
You tell me that you'll always be here,
You tell me that you'll always be near.

So why do I still feel so blue,
Why can't I just always be with you?
Why do you limit my time and space,
Why can't I just win this little race?

I'm going no where of that I'm sure,
I'm always going to walk in through your door.
You will always feel better when I appear,
You will always want me near.

Because YOU LOVE ME!

Brenda A. Ysaguirre
Copyright 2008 Brenda A. Ysaguirre

Thursday, June 5, 2008

I MISS YOU



I look at the sky,

And I miss you.

I look at the clouds so high,

And I miss you.


I look at the sea,

And I miss you.

I look in the mirror at me,

And I miss you.


I look around the house,

And I miss you.

I look at eerything so quiet like a mouse,

And I miss you.


I drive down the street,

And I miss you.

I look at the restaurant where we use to eat,

And I miss you.


I sit at my desk,

And I miss you.

I know I need a rest,

And I miss you.


I talk to you on the phone,

And I miss you.

I feel so alone,

And I miss you.


I look forward to tomorrow,

And I miss you.

I'm counting hour by hour,

And I miss you.


I can't wait to be in your arms again,

Because I miss you.

That's when you will stop this pain,

Because I'll be with you.
Brenda A. Ysaguirre
Copyright 2008 Brenda A. Ysaguirre

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

YOU



You make me happy when I am sad,

You make me laugh when I am mad.

You make me do things I never would,

You tell me things that I should.


You are a part of everything,

You are the song that I sing.

You send me messages of love,

You are like the little white dove.


You fill my life with laughter and song,

When I'm with you nothing can go wrong.

I look to you for guidance and support,

With you by my side I can go forth.


The world is mine because you are near,

Because of you there is nothing that I fear.

I doubt you realize what you have done,

But because of you my new life has begun.


Thank you for being all that you are to me,

Thank you for helping me to see,

That there is something special that I must do,

That there is so much to learn from you.


Brenda A. Ysaguirre

Copyright 2008 Brenda A. Ysaguirre

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

THREE WORDS I WILL ALWAYS SAY



The sun came up and shone so bright,

It filled my heart with such delight.

The day was fresh with energy all around,

And the love I left kept me floating off the ground.


The the moon came out and smiled at me,

And I knew just then that this would be,

All the wonders and happiness I now feel,

Is because you've taught me what is real.


For you looked at me and you nodded your head,

And right there and then my heart went ahead,

The aura, the peace and the feelings are so deep,

I knew it was some I would I would have to keep.


For the sun and moon shone on us and we know,

That we will take this wherever we go.

For this love is special and it will last,

Even with time that moves so fast.


I can love and give love in return,

I can do all because this I did learn.

Tomorrow will be as beautiful as today,

Because three words I will always say.


I Love You!

I Need You!

I Want You!

I Always Will!


Brenda A. Ysaguirre

Copyright 2008 Brenda A. Ysaguirre








Monday, June 2, 2008

LIFE

Life is a wonder,
Life is a dream,
Life can take you under,
But it can also make you supreme.

The lessons you learn,
May be short and few,
But it will help you to earn,
Points in everything you do.

So try to have an open mind,
Try to be true,
Leave all the bad things behind,
And focus on YOU.

For tomorrow may never come,
For tomorrow may never be.
So you must follow the rule of thumb,
And learn from all you hear and see.

For life is a challenge worth having,
And life is truly real,
And it can fill you with much loving,
If you accept the deal.

Brenda A. Ysaguirre
Cpoyright 2008 Brenda Ysaguirre

Sunday, June 1, 2008

IN THE SILENCE



The silence tells it all,

The silence is the call.

The silence greets me,

And tells me all I need to be.


The thoughts I have of you,

Makes me wonder what to do.

I can only hope that this will pass,

And that this day won't be our last.


Because there is so much we have shared,

I'm hoping that that you cared,

Enough to want to try again,

Before this story comes to an end.


So give me a sign that you still care,

And that you'll always want me near.

Tell me something special so I can see,

That you still want to be with me.


Brenda A. Ysaguirre

Copyright 2008 Brenda A. Ysaguirre


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