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Best Shani Fassbender Poems

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can settle
It lands on tables and under your bed
It also clings to your computer screen
on clothes it goes
and of course
up your

in your food
not in the mood
In the air, everywhere, I don’t care
You can have it mop, cloth, feather duster
I don’t want it
here or there
not one

go clean
all over
dust if you must
Scratch me a note of “clean me” on my shelf
If I dust today it will just come back
it settles
in my

Copyright © Shani Fassbender | Year Posted 2011

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Sanctity by the Sea

“Searching for personal exoneration, I found …”

A refuge by the sea was calling to me With dark clouds above a heart forsaking love It drew me in despite guilt and sin A sympathetic sanctuary inviting as wind behind my back biting Safe from the storms of my past solitary reflection at last Each move I make now without falter my strength is renewed at this altar I confess, I pray, I am forgiven my doubts released in this heavenly haven I rise, I turn, I walk back through its door into a sunset so serene gracing the shore Walking with lighter steps, my soul now open cleansing of spirit allows me to live and love again I look back but once to where I’ve been And see my visit with faith really came from within I reached inside myself to find harmony of both my body and mind Now I wander with belief in me thanks to my ethereal encounter by the sea
Written by Shani Fassbender For the contest "The Church by the Ocean" Date written: September 23, 2011

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You Are Gone

I’m lost everyday when I wake, at the emptiness lying next to me
When I read the morning paper, the news is not to share
My coffee is never waiting for me anymore, neither is your kiss
Solitary walks are shortened, without companionship
The meals do not taste the same, the flavor you added is missing
I fall asleep watching movies, and books hold no interest
Some of the light has vanished from the day
As more of the darkness is invading my nights
While I’m sleeping, in my dreams you tease 
I dread all the tomorrows, where you will not be


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Always Believe

Birds singing in the warmth of the sun
Flowers blooming means spring has sprung
Your innocence of the world today
May diminish some, but most will stay
I hope you will always achieve
With warmth in your heart, always believe

Wonderful characters in fairy tales
Uncontrollable joy from puppy dog tails
Capture their enchantment today
Hold on to their hopes in a special way
Sparkles in your eyes show you perceive
Their happiness and dreams, always believe

Fallen leaves rustling in the breeze
Gathering pinecones on your knees
Enjoy nature while you can today
Night is growing colder with shortness of the day
The snowflakes will drift on to your sleeve
With the magic of winter, always believe

With an open heart, may you also receive
Belief in yourself, always believe

Copyright © Shani Fassbender | Year Posted 2011

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The Hat I Wear

The hat I wear fits well Even when I take it off How long I’ve had it, it’s hard to tell At it some may scoff It’s not new, not old, not a knock-off I do wear others Without them, I couldn’t be Like so many mothers I have a hat for my family And one when my time is just for me With different styles and places to go My hats go with me everywhere Cooking, cleaning, dinner, or a show You may care or stop and stare At the hat I place upon my hair My favorite hat is the one I choose That keeps me true to myself It’s the one I most fear to lose More than my health or wealth When not on my head, it’s safe on a shelf

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P D How Foxxy is She

There is a poet so foxy and sly
She needs no introduction and that’s why
Her pen is very quick
Almost as fast as her click
See her creativity and words fly

Watch out for the beauty in auburn hair
Things in her path she hasn’t a care
Stay out of her way
On any given day
Or you’ll be the next one caught in her snare

Hurt you she won’t for she wants you alive
Into your mind she’ll sneak and connive
She will drive you mad
Which will make her glad
Getting under your skin where she’ll thrive

This foxy lady is swift and shrewd
Always on the prowl and never subdued
She’ll catch you unawares
Without putting on airs
Your fate determined one might conclude

Wrapped around her little finger you’ll be
No other woman your eyes shall see
Artful and wily
She caught you so slyly
An unbroken heart there’s no guarantee

Let her think since she’s caught you by surprise
That she’s the only one who got the prize
Yet she did you the favor
You’ll be the one to save her
Since you are the real fox in disguise

For the Contest: P.D.'s Inner Animal

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Today, when you hold your head high
we will certainly understand why
You've come such a long way
to finally reach your graduation day

All of us who know and love you
appreciate everything you've done and all you'll do
The path to the rest of your life lies straight ahead
to the best of opportunities is where you're led

We're so happy, and proud, that is true
we've watched over the years as you grew
Now we'll enjoy watching you continue to grow
as you face the world with all you now know

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Today is Yesterday's Tomorrow

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My Secret Treasure

Among broken ceramics, old doll clothes, and books
Was a tiny trinket of the past no bigger than a half dollar
Bringing a rush of long kept memories into my heart
I held in my hand the dog tag he wore hooked on his collar

I can still see the little girl’s joy the first time she saw him
Black and white mutt, a shelter dog rescued
He quickly became the most coveted family member
Needing a new home, lots of love, and some food

I can feel the warm summer grass under my feet
As we used to run around the yard every day
Snapshots in my mind of  his ball, bone, and bark
How he would curl up behind my mom’s legs where she lay

We saved him from a most unfortunate fate
All those very many years ago
He taught us patience, caring, and total devotion
It was hard for us when we had to let him go

His tag I held dear in my fingers once again
It was something my parents had long ago tossed
I recovered it, as they had one day saved him
For this moment in time to find what could’ve been lost

Sweet memories of a cherished family pet
Brought alive again for my heart’s pleasure
A tiny item of such unknown significance
I’ll hold dear forever, my secret treasure

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1968 Mustang

I still have dreams of my favorite car
It took me to places not really far
On some days it would not start
One day it just fell apart
So few moments we were on par

Copyright © Shani Fassbender | Year Posted 2011