Category Archives: poetry

Memorial Day


You gave your life

You didn’t even know me

Fought as a loyalist

In a land without our freedoms

Endured horrors

We only see in movies

Ate who knows what

Had to keep top secret information

From family missing

You tremendously

And now you are

Here with a cross

Denoting how you

Went to heaven

We remember you

We will always remember you

-Jennie Nawrocki



To be loved

Is a gift

Of reciprocity

By earning respect

Both helping

Both supporting


Or physically

Without consciousness

Could be leader

Giving confidence

Strength by modeling

With speech and demeanor

Or with consciousness

a call, a visit, a note

Building smiles, laughter

And especially safety

Of your space, your boundaries

never being crossed

Without your permission

That is love

That is trust

That is respect

You gave

And received


-Jennie Nawrocki

Winter Wonderland


It came

From above

So small

Some large

But each unique

So light

But yet

Once melted

On the warmth

Of the skin

That water weighs

Crunch is

The sound

Of it

Collected underfoot

But there was

No sound

As it fell

Watch for it

When it turns

To ice

As that crunch

Is lost and it is

Smooth and slippery

But yet again

Its blanket

Of whiteness

In its

Purest form

Will transform



A winter wonderland

Undeniably beautiful

-Jennie Nawrocki

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle


The events in Haiti are a sign

Climate change is real

If you don’t save

Mother Earth

She can’t support you

Here is what you can do

But mostly

You heard it before

But it is true

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

That is the least

Amount of respect

You can give

Mother Earth

-Jennie Nawrocki

Let Love In


Who you love

Some say

Is a match

A completion

an opposite

Right away

Or grew stronger

However it occurs

Don’t squash it

Accept it

And accept others

For love doesn’t

Come uniform

Love comes

How you

Need it

How you

Nurture it

How you

Respect it

Love everywhere

Just love the way

That you are

Born to love.

-Jennie Nawrocki

Adapt, Modify, Change for the Better



Stayed at home

No visitors

Or visiting others

We wore masks

Became vaccinated

Virtually were meeting

But the visits

Still missing

Even though

You’re invited

Once we can

But when

But how

So many people

So little time

It’s time

But reassess

What worked

What didn’t

Nows the time

If it worked great

But if you are glad

It was gone

Don’t resumed

Or change it

Why settle

When you can

Make it better

The time is now

Set a new beginning

-Jennie Nawrocki



We all know?

But do you?

What is the real truth?

Who is the source?

What is the motive?

Bias vs Objective

Politics is tricky

But journalists

Are objective


Are objective

Police are objective

At least that is

What I thought

Are you?

Are they?

Have we lost

the ability

To be objective?

Only when you

Make that choice.

-Jennie Nawrocki

So What?


So what?

Doesn’t lead to apathy

Only opposite


You find

What really matters






And self

The big

And small


That give you focus

The priorities

That decide

What is


-Jennie Nawrocki