Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Dance on a Cloud

Dance on a cloud
By Michael A Gelb

My wife and I met in the city of New York
With touching of hands a kiss and some talk

After years of marriage and children she died
With no goodbyes I broke down and cried

Our wedding bands are no longer apart
Joined together they hang near my heart

My wife in heaven waits for me
I don’t know how long it will be

For as long as I’m earthly bound
I hope my wife’s spirit is around

Looking at the white clouds up above
I think of my wife who I love

Clouds look like spirits in the sky
Raindrops could be spirits that cry

To continue with romance
To hold her, love her and dance

To dance on a cloud in the sky
It’s now my dream for my wife and I

Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve
By Michael A Gelb

We would hide presents through the year
All around the house every where

That night we said, kids it’s time for bed
Let thoughts of Santa fill your head

I helped wrap gifts with my wife
To put happiness in our kids life

Under the tree went the gifts we had
Some from Santa, some from mom and dad

Christmas eve was such a joy
Putting together a bike or toy

I miss those Christmas eve nights
My wife, little kids and a tree with lights

For me now on December 24
Christmas eve it’s not the same anymore

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

My Old Boy

My Old Boy
By Michael A Gelb

I’ve written about a little dog that I had
But little Maggie was really bad

I had to return her, she was to much for me
All over the house she would poop and pee

So again it was just my old Bandit and me
His health getting worse even just to see

After I lost my wife
He helped me go on with my life

Then I had to face that tearful day
To put him down was so hard to say

I still look for him in his usual place
The rooms are empty I don’t see his face

More pain and more tears
It hasn’t stopped these past years

He gave me loyalty and love
Now he’s also in heaven above

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Message to God

Message to God
By Michael A Gelb

Something I would like to ask
For you this would be a small task

My wife is in heaven with you
That’s something you already knew

Years ago when I met my wife
She’s been the everything in my life

And now that where apart
I wish to say something from my heart

Would you let her know
That we all miss her so

Would you give her all my love
Till you take me up above

Friday, July 8, 2011

Making Wishes

Making Wishes
By Michael A Gelb

I take a penny and toss it in the well
Then make a wish and I can’t tell

If I see a shooting star in the sky
I make a wish for my wife and I

If I have chicken with a wishbone
This would be for two, I live alone

No more candles on a birthday cake
No more wishes can I make

Making wishes that my wife could be
Together again with me

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Time in a Bottle

Time in a bottle
By Michael A Gelb

If it were only possible to have bottled the past
To seal it so that time could last

My past had many good years
A family life I had no tears

And now to open that bottle in this part of my life
Instead of tears have more time with my wife

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Peter Pan Envy

Peter Pan Envy
By Michael A Gelb

I envy Peter Pan
He never get’s old as a man

He can fly back and forth to never-never land
To his lost boys a merry band

If I had Tinkerbelle’s fairy dust and could fly
I would go up and up into the sky

I would fly up to my wife who’s in heaven
And take her back to nineteen fifty-seven

The fifties were a great time in life
It was when I met my future wife

Saturday, June 25, 2011

What Some Men Can't See

What Some Men Can’t See
By Michael A Gelb

For years it’s been said that love is blind
Probably meant with men in mind

Women are different in many ways
With some men their in a daze

All women have inner beauty of their own
And most of the time that beauty is shown

Women are filled with loving care
Especially for children they love so dear

Some men can’t see beyond their nose
The love in the family that grows and grows

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Gift of Light

Gift of Light
By Michael A Gelb

All the years with my wife
She was a light in my life

Driving home and around a bend
She was my light at journeys end

Some things I did start
Giving her something from my heart

During the day and into the night
I burn a candle to her, it’s a gift of light

Friday, June 17, 2011

That Girl

That Girl
By Michael A Gelb

That girl I loved from the start
She took over my heart

That girl was my lover
She was also my kids mother

That girl was my best friend
Right to the very end

That girl I love and adore
She is not here anymore

That girl was my wife
And will be for the rest of my life

Monday, June 13, 2011

Don't Cry For Me

Don’t Cry For Me
By Michael A Gelb

When the day comes and I die
Don’t be sad, don’t cry

I would say I had a good life
With children, grandchildren and a beautiful wife

At the end of this life
I’ll be back with my wife

All you kids I will miss
From you I’ll give mom a big kiss

Don’t cry, don’t grieve
I’ll be with your mother after I leave

Friday, June 10, 2011

Wedding Bands

Wedding Bands
By Michael A Gelb

I placed a ring on her left hand
A plain white gold wedding band

With all my love this ring is from me
I also wore a ring for people to see

Today the rings have become something more
They also tie us together for evermore

Mine is still on my left hand
From my neck hangs her wedding band

I feel her in my heart and in my life
I still think of her as my wife

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Promises, Promises

Promises, Promises
By Michael A Gelb

A promise with saying I do
Back in the year nineteen sixty two
A promise of love to my wife
She is my love for all my life
A promise to love her forever
Will I love again, I think never

Monday, May 30, 2011

Keno Baby

Keno Baby
By Michael A Gelb

My wife and I liked to play keno
Just about every weekend we would go

She was pregnant and due any day
Over an hour’s ride each way

Other players would say
Your going to give birth today

We got home and went to bed
It’s that time my wife had said

Her water broke on the floor
Our first was born in nineteen sixty four

It was almost a maybe
That we had a keno baby

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Play Ball (Softball)

Play Ball (Softball)
By Michael A Gelb

My daughters use to play softball
I wish I could have been to them all

Since my daughters don’t play anymore
I don’t have a team to cheer for

I do watch some games on the TV
The girls have lots of great energy

When the girls are in the dugout
You can hear them cheer and shout

You can hear them chant and scream
To win a world series starts as a dream

For one team to lose comes sorrow
And they may not have a game tomorrow

I’ve seen many girls being sad
I can’t recall any of them getting mad

Lots of girls playing softball
Good luck to them all

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Angel of Mine

Angel of mine
By Michael A Gelb

I had written a poem called “Deaths Door”
My sleeping problem my wife did endure

From when I lost my spouse
It’s only the dog and I at the house

Before I go to bed I shut the light
Something happened to me one night

I felt a hand on my back waking me
Nobody but the dog here with and me

It could have been a night I lost my breath
An angel may have kept me from death

That angel must be my wife
Still watching over my life

She watched over me when she was alive
She must still be helping me to survive

Saturday, April 30, 2011

My Memories

My Memories
By Michael A Gelb

I was thinking of buying a new house
So I’m here with my son and his spouse

Sitting outback looking up to the sky
Hoping to see something go bye

Wishing for a sign to see
Something from my wife to me

To move into an empty and cold house
I would leave behind memories of my spouse

I don’t want to leave those memories behind
More memories in the house then in my mind

When my kids were small
They would play and mark up a wall

I see memories on every wall
Where my wife painted over marks from a ball

A memory in every room
Some good some with a little gloom

It’s something that will always be
Even the gloom is a memory to me

Friday, April 29, 2011

Treasure of Man

Treasure of Man
By Michael A Gelb

Every man has the chance
To find love and romance

Having a family with your wife
That’s a treasure of a man’s life

Mine had blue eyes and blonde hair
A beautiful face with a smile to share

The three children we had
Made me proud to be a husband and a dad

Every man’s treasure is in front of his face
Make a good life at a slow pace

I take a deep breath and let out a sigh
To think how lucky was I

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

How Young We Were

How Young We Were
By Michael A Gelb

My wife’s final day she lost the bout
At the hospital I collapsed my legs gave out

They took me into the emergency
Nothing wrong they said with me

They couldn’t see my heartache
They couldn’t feel my heartbreak

At night when I go to bed
I twist and turn with thoughts in my head

Some nights to sleep is hard for me
Thinking of my wife I wish I could see

On my neck is my wife’s wedding band
I clutch it tightly in my hand

My body is tired and with some pain
Why do I go on what’s to gain

I wish I new the end to my life
I miss so much not being with my wife

I look at pictures how young we were
That’s how I wish to be again with her

Monday, April 11, 2011

Words of Love

Words of love
By Michael A Gelb

From heaven I wish my wife could see
The words of love that come from me

Out of my heart and into my head
Come the words I wish I had said

From my lips to my wife’s ears
Hear the words that bring my tears

Joey I will never forget
That day and how we met

You and I started as two
I look forward to again be with you

I don’t know how or when it will be
Together again just my darling and me

Friday, April 8, 2011

My Wife My Prize

By Michael A Gelb

I asked my girl to be my wife
To be mine the rest of our life

Her father gave away the bride
Her mother was happy but cried

I took the oath of marriage that day
To love her in every way

On our wedding day I said I do
Forever I want to be with you

Not many men love the same wife
I did for more than half our life

For over 50 years we were together
She’s gone but I’ll be her guy forever

Looking at my wife and into her eyes
What I see is my wife my prize

With all the love I had for my wife
It hurts that she was taken out of my life

I have to believe in an afterlife
A place where I can rejoin my wife

I want to believe so much
To again see and feel her touch

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

God for a Day

God for a day
By Michael A Gelb

If I could be God for just a day
To do things my way

I would eliminate disease from the earth
So children would not be sick at birth

When children are healthy
Parents feel wealthy

Children should have protection
Also learn the right direction

Women have inner beauty and love
They need attention from above

I would also save the past
So some memories and things could last

I probably won’t be God for a day
But I wish these would come true anyway

Friday, March 4, 2011

Levels of Pain

Levels of pain
By Michael A Gelb

Pain at a level of one
It’s mild and almost none

Some pain levels can match
Like a splinter and a scratch

A fall or a broken bone
Can make a person yell or moan

If you gain some weight
That can be a painful state

Even at the level of a ten
Pain differs between women and men

The death of a love has tears
That’s the worst and can last many years

Friday, February 25, 2011

A Meals on Wheels Volunteer

A Meals on Wheels Volunteer
By Michael A Gelb

We give our time and use our wheels
When we deliver hot and cold meals

Bringing our elderly and disabled a meal to eat
We go to homes on many a street

We do this to show we care
It’s a good feeling to volunteer

In the winter months we never know
Sorry when we miss because of snow

This can be our way of thanking you
The elderly, the disabled and shut-ins to

For what we do we receive no pay
Just a thank you would be okay

Monday, January 17, 2011

Happy Valentine’s Day Joey

Happy Valentine’s Day Joey
By Michael A Gelb

February fourteen twenty eleven
To my wife who’s in heaven

Saying I love you which you already know
A few other ways that I can show

I will be sending a message balloon your way
Love and kisses are a few words to say

I will light a candle for you dear
Another way to show you I still care

You do know how much you are missed
You were the first love I kissed

I miss you my love so very much
In my dreams I hope to feel your touch

Signed with love from me
Happy Valentine’s Day Joey

Thursday, January 13, 2011

A Second Chance

A Second Chance
By Michael A Gelb

For so many years I had my wife
Now it’s sadness that fills my life

I miss that time we would caress
I miss the touch of tenderness

I talk to my wife every day
Love is one of the words I say

I loved to smell my wife’s hair
I wish I had a lock of it here

Your gone and out of sight
To heaven you will be my shining light

At the end of my life
I will again be with my wife

In heaven again my wife and me
A second chance it will be

Scars of the Heart

Scars of the Heart
By Michael A Gelb

At times it seems like no relief
We can suffer long with our grief

Will the heart ever mend
Will the pain ever end

The tears come from my eyes
But it’s my heart that cries

People ask how am I
They would know if they see me cry

From when my wife passed
I have scars of the heart that will last

My heart may heal after time goes by
The scars of my heart will be till I die

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Rhyming Words

Rhyming Words

Anyone ever notice how some words rhyme
Like if you can’t do the time don’t do the crime

Why do some words rhyme so well
I wouldn’t mind if some poems could sell

A man and woman could talk marriage
And one day they may push a carriage

After being married and have a spouse
It’s a shame when some become a louse

If you want a good life
Be kind and nice to your wife

And about the one you call honey
Him or her may relate to money

If you do get a divorce
You may realize your loss

When we get old we will die
And probably someone will cry

In some cases some have died
In the same case some have survived

We might feel some kind of relief
Someone dies and we may feel grief

We donate to help someone to live
Most of us feel good after we give