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Best Poems Written by Gail Underwood

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It hurts

The pain goes deep
But is invisible
To all who see
No one knows
The suffering
And hurt it causes 
So much anguish 
Frustration and upset 
But our face hides
The truth inside
Everyone assumes
All is okay
So you just 
Keep it concealed
Allowing others to notice
We are suffering
Is surely a weakness
That shouldn’t
Be shown
Smile sweetly
Whilst you crumble
Slowly plummeting
From the torment
Despair and sorrow
Then beyond all hope
Someone takes your hand

Copyright © Gail Underwood | Year Posted 2016



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Be Thankful

Be Thankful

When things seem so unfair
Remember what you have
A roof over your head
Food on the table
Memories made with
Family and friends
Some days can seem a drag
But you’re alive so smile
Learn to be yourself
Remain honest and trustworthy
Your work oh such a grind
Suppling pennies to spend
Providing for your needs 
So be thankful
You’re in charge of what you do
Live for the day
Tomorrow’s are always there
Make life the best you can
Be happy
Laugh until you cry
Have fun always
Stay crazy if you must
Just remember
Remain thankful
Tomorrow may never come

Copyright © Gail Underwood | Year Posted 2016

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Last One Standing

Last One Standing

The man stood looking
Staring over the hill,
Watching, waiting,
Just standing there for what?
Only he knew.
He seemed to be
There always,
The field
No longer the same,
Since changed
In the years gone by.
But still he remained
Looking, watching,
Then slowly
He moved forward,
Being careful
Where he trod.
A few more paces
Then stood still
Once more,
Saying a few words
And laying a wreath,
For the friend long lost,
On the field
Where the battle took place.
Now he stands alone
The last of his friends.
Slowly he turns as he fades off 
Into the distance,
The very last one
Now gone.

Copyright © Gail Underwood | Year Posted 2015

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So wonderful

So wonderful

Frosty crisp morning
Nipping at your fingers
Biting your toes
Glistening the ground
All sparkly and white
Freezing the water
Hidden by ice
Fragile like glass,
Icicles forming patterns
As they hang where they please
Trees stand like silhouettes
Against the winter sky,
The world so silent and still
As it transforms its painting
So picturesque 
The wonderful sight
Of the cold winter morning

Copyright © Gail Underwood | Year Posted 2015

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Being with you

Being with you is so special
Finding love
For the first time
When it seemed impossible
Our love grows every day 
It shines so unexpected
Getting more intense than before
Through the toughest times
Growing stronger
Helping to carry on
When the burden gets too much
Our love sees us through
We make each other happy
Knowing what it truly means
To be in love
Being with you
Has shown me that
And so much more

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Everlasting Fire

Everlasting fire

Wood starts to burn
As the fire sparks and flares
The couple lay naked
Warmed by the heat
Entwined together
Loving each other
Whilst the logs keep flickering
Contained in the woodburner
Glowing, warming
So tranquil
Two move passionately, loving
Setting their fire alight
As the wood keeps burning
The blushing embers
Dance and twirl
Watching enticed
Mesmerised 
By the beautiful scene
Of the women
Laying as one
Their flame burning bright
As they melt simultaneously
Unwavering
In the gloaming light
Of the fire

Copyright © Gail Underwood | Year Posted 2016

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Shattered glass

Shattered glass

The glass all shiny
Stands almost invisible
Filling a gap to form a window
In the old Georgian house
Letting you see the wonder beyond
The shiny pane of glass.
Until one day
It begins to fall apart
Looking dull and broken
As slowly it crumbles
Piece by piece
The glass shattering cascading down
Resembling a ferocious waterfall,
As you roll away
Being washed by waves of glass
Tumbling down, swept away
Like shattered glass

Copyright © Gail Underwood | Year Posted 2015

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Forgotten Patient

Forgotten Patient

The patient sits
Staring out the window,
The nurses talk to him
Like he’s a child,
But he just sits
And stares
Looking out the window.

Once he was a young man, 
Growing,
A husband out earning, 
Now widowed,
A father holding
His children so dear,
Now living there lives.
This man that fought
During World War Two.

He may no longer talk,
But he is still
A person.
No need to
Treat him so bad,
It could be your dad.
He sits and looks
At the world going by 
Outside.

Decisions made for him,
But not what he wants.
He sits feeling like
He’s forgotten,
No one cares no more,
For this brave young man
Stuck in a world,
He can’t escape.

Suddenly,
He gets up, 
Gather’s his things
Walking out.
No one sees him go,
This lonely old man
Just walks back home,
To get on living
His life, his way.

Copyright © Gail Underwood | Year Posted 2015

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Such a clever thing

Such a clever thing

The spider crawls
Along the line
To spin a web
It’s silk 
Woven like magic
Spreading wide
High up in the air
The glass like yarn
Stretching out
To the fence
Just how 
Can a small thing
Take its formation
From hedge
To window to flower
Balancing on silk
So strong
The morning sun
Shining upon the thread so thin
As you awake
To the magical creation
Of a woven maze
Presented by 
A spider
So tiny!

Copyright © Gail Underwood | Year Posted 2015

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Love You More

Love you more

From the first moment I saw you
I knew you were the one
My feelings so powerful
So overwhelming
This couldn’t be right
Could it?
I was in a dream
It wasn’t real
But you melted my heart
My mind in a whirl
Was this really happening?
Then suddenly
Something clicked
And finally I realised
It was meant to be
You and me together
It’s just so right
My love for you is so strong
I love you more
Always and forever 

Copyright © Gail Underwood | Year Posted 2015

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