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Fight Back

when pain and grief creep in to ruin my day
dragging me down to a place I don’t want to be 
I pull myself together fight back in every way
look outside my window at the beauty I see
there are many others worse off than me

let your heart pull in the good in all you see
flowers bursting with vibrant colors of joy
try not to miss natures show of what is to be
happy laughs and smiles from each girl and boy
ignore the negative, embracing love completely
never miss your chance to enjoy carefree


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Butterflies and Bumblebees

butterflies and bumblebees 
egg yolks on toast 
mustard fields and pots of gold 
sunflower seeds to roast 
ringlets fall lightly 
from a little girl so fair 
ornaments of golden wings 
fall softly from her hair  
banana peels to slip and fall 
that would be no fun
dreaming of yellow submarines
happy face from the sun  
yellow is for warmth 
on a cold and windy day 
yellow through your window pane
helps sunshine come your way
Feb.5/14


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Mother

I had often failed to see the love you freely gave to me
Protecting my innocence through all that life threw at me
Teaching me to see in myself what you always saw in me
You taught me love and grace by giving yourself completely

Then I became the Mother blessed with children of my own
To love and cherish daily with that same love you had shown
To have a child to love and teach is a precious gift to share
Memories of your love stay close because I know you care

My daughter is a Mother now with children of her own
She is busy with their lives but always has time to phone
I know she loves each child as they are hers and mine
The biggest gift a mother can give is truly the gift of time


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Run

His heavy hand hits you like a pipe made of lead
His loud voice grinds deep sinking into your head
No hope is left for you because he will never change
Even though you try your best to stay out of range
When nothing you do will take the pain away
You are out of your mind if you continue to stay
Run
For your sanity… for your pride… for your life 


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I Can't Take My Eyes Off of You

I can’t take my eyes off of you
It doesn’t matter what you do
You have a great hold on me
Making me the best I can be

I can’t take my eyes off of you 
You are in me whatever I do
My love has such a strong flow
Cupid has hit me with his arrow

I can’t take my eyes off of you
In all that I am and all that I do
You are the one to keep me up
Your power overflows my cup

I can’t take my eyes off of you
In all the things I say and do
I think about it and it is true
Now what am I supposed to do

Apr.27/14


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Soft Seduction

birds singing
whistling a magical melody
for you and me
the low pitch of a tweet
flutter of wings so sweet
caress my mind
with tender sounds of joy
as your kisses shake my being
shivering beneath your touch
your fingers brush my skin
with pounding heart
I tremble in excitement
the rustle of the grass
beneath our bodies
sways with our beat
nature knows by the soft moan
who wants to be alone


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I Am

I am a Capricorn 
 so am practical and boring

I am generous with my family and friends 
 when they need me

I am sensitive of others feelings 
 so will not dis anyone on this site

I am satisfied to live alone 
 while my soul mate lives in heaven

I am not rich or beautiful
 but that has never mattered

I am aware of my surroundings 
 so only think positive thoughts

I am happy in my own skin 
 so never feel lonely when I am alone

I am a romantic who believes 
 in abundance of love in this world 

I think I must be amazing


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He Loves Her

I love loving her
she loves me she loves me not 
daisy scent fulfills


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Anorexia

she shuns me from embracing her these days
her brittle fragile body no longer compliant
thin skin lifeless and sagging begging for help
knowing she needs support but still so defiant

bones pressing a blanket of desperation
bringing her spirit down more every day
trying so hard to be small and invisible 
how in the world did she get this way

is there hope or purpose to keep on trying
does anyone listen and know there is pain
the problem so hidden we cannot find it
faith has been taken.. emptiness remains 

 


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Often I Think of Him

Often I think of him 
his sweet quick smile
bright blue eyes
smooth clear skin 
I dream of him water skiing
playing ball  
hockey with friends 
so young and strong 
sometimes he is reaching for me
for a goodby hug which hurts the most
because he never did say goodby 
the night he died 
it was so sudden there was no time 
to really know what was happening 
my last embrace of shock and pain 
so sharp it could have been a knife 
piercing my very soul 
a vicious kick in the stomach 
an agony like no other 
none even close since 
my boy, my child 
my heart ripped out ragged and torn 
throbbing in wait of relief
from an unimaginable ending      


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