Monday, February 26, 2018

Poem: No Response

Whenever I try to contact you
You don’t pick up the phone
You don’t call me back
You don’t reply to my text messages
Or the emails I send you

No matter what I do
There is no response
No acknowledgement

I know you may be busy
But in my mind it seems like
You are simply ignoring me
And I can’t fathom why that is

What have I done
To deserve such treatment
You can’t just shut me out
Without an explanation
You can’t just go on with your life
As if I don’t exist or never did

I do not wish to be ignored any longer
So, if you don’t want me around anymore
Just tell me and I will let you be

Written February 26, 2018

© 2018 by Lena Kovadlo. Use with permission only.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Poem: Letter from a Stranger

A letter came from you
And yet it might as well
Have been a letter from a stranger
Because I didn’t recognize you
In the words that filled the page
In the stories you shared
In the emotions you conveyed

Where is the you I know
The person who was always honest
And didn’t have to make up stories
To please others around him
Who didn’t have to pretend
To be someone he is not

What happened to you
That you have the need
To spin a web of lies
To impress others around you
To feel good about yourself

You are who you are
Embrace it
Own it
Celebrate it

Immensely talented

You are beautiful
Inside and out

You are YOU!

Written January 26, 2018

© 2018 by Lena Kovadlo. Use with permission only.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Poem: Reasons for Letting You Go

There are many reasons for letting you go
Here are some that I want you to know
One is the freedom to be who I am
And living a life without being a sham
Second is the lies that I hate to be told
And promises never kept, now getting old
Third is pretending to love and to care
But when needed most, never being there
I could go on and on but that won’t make you change
So I’m saving my breath going out of range
I will never forget you but I must move ahead
So there is no more us, you and me we are dead

Written January 23, 2018

© 2018 by Lena Kovadlo. Use with permission only.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Poem: A Heart of Stone

Afraid the past will come to haunt her
And resurface once more
Full of love filled with
False promises
Lies and betrayals
Shattered hopes and dreams
She has no desire to let love in
For another broken heart
Is something she can no longer bear
So she spends each day in isolation
Left alone with a heart of stone

Written November 1, 2017

© 2017 by Lena Kovadlo. Use with permission only.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Poem: No More

No more lies
No more pain
No pretending
No restrain
No more tears
Left unshed
No more words
All left unsaid
No more fear
No hesitation
Must take charge
Release temptation
It is time to change my life
Time to soar
And time to thrive

Written October 30, 2017

© 2017 by Lena Kovadlo. Use with permission only.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Poem: Tears of Red

There’s no way I can forget
All these moments ever-lasting
Tears of red forever shed
Fragile heart in need of mending
When I think of those near
Yet so far from me to know
When I think of those held dear
That I lost so long ago
They’ll forever live inside me
Be a part of me through life
And together they will guide me
Past the age of ninety-five

Written October 30, 2017 for new poetry book I am working on.

© 2017 by Lena Kovadlo. Use with permission only.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Poem: Sometimes Hurtul Words Can Heal

Sometimes hurtful words can heal
Make you see the truth within the lies
That you made yourself believe were real
To cover up the failures in your life

So when hurtful words come your way
Look past the hurt that attacks you
And focus on the intention of what was said
For it is meant to help you soar
Not lead you to surrender in defeat

Written May 27, 2016

© 2016 by Lena Kovadlo. Use with permission only.