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While we sometimes dabble in poetry, it is a casual activity for both of us. We enjoy reading poetry and have added this page to showcase some new, young poetic talent. Over time, the collection will grow. Our first young poet, Katie, is a family friend with a true passion for poetry. We are very proud to share with you four of her favorite poems. A big thank you to Katie for gratuitously offering her work for your reading pleasure. In addition to Katie, we have selected a wonderful poet to highlight as our featured author, Melissa Michaels.

Melissa is an accomplished model and actress. Among her many talents is an interest and ability to write poetry. We are proud to feature her book and one of her poems on our website. You can order her book by clicking on the bookcover below.

You can learn more about Melissa by visiting her website:

Read on and enjoy:

Melissa Michaels

A Look Within
A Look Within

icon That's Somebody's Child

That's somebody's child out there on the streets


Where is she now?

Dying for a touch

Longing for a loving hand

Hungry for more than food


That's what people say

But that's somebody's child out there on the streets

Manged hair

Pushing a cart

Carrying all they own in this world

Don't you know that's somebody's child out there on the


The sky should never be anyone's blanket


Where is he?

Died a hero, you know with his Purple Heart in hand

But that's somebody's child out there on the streets

Rejection so conditioned to it

Asking for money

Passerbys choosing not to see

Somebody's child out there on the streets


Poems by Katie

This poem is about my dad who died nine years ago. It's kind of sad But I think it's really good


The Father I Don't Remember

I watch the home videos
And I see a man
He seems nice
He seems kind
He seems to make my mother happy
She doesn't smile that much anymore
This man seems to love to laugh
This man who sung me lullabies
He was more of a father to my sis
Than her's ever was
I was told this was a great man
This man, my father
The father i don't remember


This is short but my bff says it's her fav so it must be good. I hope ya like it.


Broken Wings

I used to have wings so i could fly
now their broken cause i'm gonna die
It's all you're fault
You never cared at all
Now i'm stuck on the floor
i can no longer soar
i am no longer free
You finally did it
You captured me


Okay this one is a bit longer and it’s talkin to my parents If ya don’t figure it out.

Proud of your girl

I'm sorry i always screw up
I try hard not to
I don't mean to always yell
I don't want to create hell
But i want you to be proud of your girl
Please be proud of your girl
I know i've messed up but i try
It's all my fault
I failed once again
I need to do better then i do
I'm doing all of this for you
Cause you should be proud of your girl
I wish you were proud of your girl
I try really hard
but that's not good enough for you
Sorry that i made you cry
I didn't mean to
The reason i try so hard is that
You need to be proud of your girl
I hope you're proud of your girl
I realize i need to be good
but that's hard
I know i'm not as good as i could be
But hopefully i will be someday
every night i pray
and hope that i will
You will somehow be proud of your girl
You should be able to be proud of your girl
Someday i'll do something right
for once in my life
maybe not now
but some way somehow
I will no longer mess up
as much as i do
Someday you'll be proud of your girl
I know you'll be proud of your girl
I know i'm not great now
but just you wait and see
i'll make you proud of your girl


The Other Me

Look in the mirror, can’t stand what I see.

The reflection, my shadow, the other me

So cold so quiet

Her mouth is shut, yet her eyes scream out

She looks like she’s dead inside

Like she doesn’t care what happens anymore

She’s angry and hurt

And she’s given up

I hate the reflection I see

I hate the other me

I look outside the mirror, can’t stand what I see.

The reality, a shadow, the other me

Loud and cheerful

She fakes a smile the whole day through

She looks like nothings wrong

Like nothing fazes her

She’s optimistic and hopeful

And a complete fake

I hate the reality I see

I truly hate the other me


For Katie, Rick and Katrina, we hope you enjoyed these. Check back for more on your next visit



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