Sample poetry from my book, You'll Learn to Love Me.
By Noreen Ann Jenkins
If you enjoyed and liked this poem, then you'll enjoy my book of poetry, You'll Learn to Love Me.
I wrote this poem because the fetus has a say so on abortion, too. If I save one baby's life, then it's
worth it. That will make my day. I want to be every fetus' voice so he or she could be heard.
This poem tied for first place in the 3rd Muses Prize-Poetry the best poem of the year 2006 and won
first place in the Muses Prize-Poetry The Best Tragic Poem of the Year 2006. It is very much an honor
to win the first place. It is an exciting time for me. Thank you so much, Andrew Angus and the Muses
IF YOU REALLY AND TRULY LOVE ME...
Even though you can't hear me,
I can hear you, mommy.
I heard you talking about aborting me
and that I ain't a human being.
How could you be so cruel?
(Oh, how I cried silently!)
If you really and truly love me, mommy,
let me live to see the new world.
I didn't ask to be born,
but since I'm still in your womb,
let me come forth alive.
Let me experience
and see the new world.
Let me taste the food and liquids
that is good for me.
Let me touch you and the things around me.
Let me smell and breathe the air
and smell the beautiful things
in this new world.
Let me see you and daddy and the new world.
Let me hear your soft voice and others
and the noises that surround me.
Let me experience the different emotions
and experience life itself.
If you really and truly love me, mommy,
give me a chance in this new world
like your mommy gave you
that chance a long time ago.
Listen to my inner silent pleas.
If you really and
truly love me, mommy.
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A SPECIAL REQUEST TO GOD
Knock; knock on Heaven’s door
Hello, God…it’s me, Noreen.
Tonight I have a very special request
to ask of you.
My heart is heavy.
I’m coming to you on behalf
of all the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Please send an angel to each of
the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
So many lives have been lost,
so many families lost everything,
so many people have no food, no water,
nowhere to go
nowhere to turn,
so many lost hope.
Please send an angel to each one of them
to tell each one,
to hang in there…there’s still hope.
Just believe…have faith
even if all looks gloomy right now.
Help them to rebuild their lives.
Show them the way.
Let them know there are people
I know I do.
This is my way of helping out
and reaching out to each victim.
Life has been good to me
for the last 7 years of my life.
And I sure would like to see
that happens to them, too.
Thanks, God, for listening
to this very special request.
If today is
my last day
here on earth,
I want to leave
a legacy of love,
loyalty and happiness,
a legacy of
When I enter
the pearly gates
have a heart-to-heart talk
to let me come back
as Garry’s guardian angel
to let him know
for I’ll be in his
For Death can’t
PRISONER OF LOVE
Let me be.
Let me live in peace and harmony.
Let me live in my own home.
I’m only 93 years old.
I’m no different than you
just a lot older and wiser.
So don’t take me as
a prisoner in your home.
I know what I want
I just want to live
free in my own home.
I earned it and paid
my way in this life.
This is where I want to be
so leave me alone.
Let me be.
One day you might live
to be 93.
MY BEST FRIEND
As I was taking a walk,
I noticed a huge crowd over yonder.
I went over there to see
what was going on.
I just couldn’t believe it’s happening
to my best friend!
I saw those cruel men put
a crown of thorns
on His head ‘til there was blood.
OH, MY GOD! OH, MY GOD!
Then (oh, my Jesus) they beat Jesus
with a leather strap ‘til
you can see only bones sticking
out of His back.
OH, HOW AWFUL! OH, HOW TERRIBLE!
How can those men be so cruel to Him!
I asked a stranger why they’re doing this
and he said, ”He’s guilty.”
GUILTY? BUT HE’S AN INNOCENT MAN!
HE’S MY BESTFRIEND.
Then I turned away from him
and looked up.
OH, MY GOD! They’re nailing His wrists and ankles
to the cross.
STOP! STOP! HE’S AN INNOCENT MAN!
HE’S THE SON OF GOD!
I LOVE JESUS. HE’S MY BESTFRIEND
THE BEST FRIEND THAT I’VE EVER HAD.
DON’T DO THIS TO HIM!
DON’T YOU SEE HE’S INNOCENT!
OH, MY JESUS! YOU CAN’T BE DEAD!
I LOVE YOU! I LOVE YOU, JESUS!
Sobbing I walked away very slowly to my house
very lonely ‘cause He’s gone.
Three days later,
I awoke from a horrible nightmare;
then…then there I saw Him.
OH, JESUS! YOU ARE ALIVE!
OH, MY JESUS!
He spoke clearly, “I’m making a home
for you in Heaven.
When you die, you’re going to be with me
for being so faithful to me.
I love you so much that I was willingly
to die on the cross for you.
But now I arose again.”
RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS WEEK
NOTE: I wrote this on Jan.18, 1998. I heard about this on Oprah’s show
and that’s how I came about writing this poem. It’s supposed to be every
year around Valentine’s Day week.
Random Acts of Kindness week is
coming up in about 3 weeks.
If every single person in this world
does at least one act of kindness,
this world will be a better place
and people will be a lot happier
It doesn’t have to be big
or a heroic deed.
It can be a small kindness.
(That’s what really counts!)
It can be telling someone
“Smile! Have a nice day!”
It can be carrying bags of groceries
for an elderly person
or a handicap person.
It can be giving someone
a hug and a smile.
It can be volunteering
to baby-sit for a single parent.
It can be picking a bouquet of flowers
and giving it to someone
with a smile…
And the list can go on and on!
And it doesn’t matter
what you do for someone!
Just do it out of love,
out of kindness.
Just do it because you care.
Just do it to see someone smile,
to see someone happy.
Just do it and don’t expect
anything in return…
Why not try it today?
Remember it doesn’t have to be just on
Random Acts of Kindness Week!
So go ahead
(I double dare you)
and make someone’s day
and make your day, too!
You won’t regret it!
That’s a promise!
For I should know! I should know!
AUTHOR'S NOTE: I t will be on February 11--18, 2007.