Relationships Tow The Line 

Outch that hurts! 

Relationships need lots
of work,
pain, blood,
and guts.

Dig, dig deeper,
push, push harder,
pull, pull harder,
love, love stonger,
give, give more,
take, but not too much.

I have been through
many struggles
but the one I struggle with
the most is relationships.

It’s like a ship,
you have your crew
and your boat
needs you to.

You can’t handle the
ropes by your self,
without your crew
your screwed.

Sometimes you can find a loss board or twine,
you have to mend,
you have tow,
you have to give it time.

Pull, pull,
push, push,
tow, tow,
row, row,
row the boat gentle down
the drain.

Oh no lets give it one more time.

© By Amanda D Shelton

A Child’s Mind Is An Open Book

A beam of light,
a splash of color,
lingering smoke,
a book lying on the floor,
a child with a flashlight
under the covers.

A scene from a book,
I stole from the emagination​ nook,
I share my romance
I in countered while reading books undercover. 

A child’s mind is an open book waiting to be descovered. 

© By Amanda D Shelton 

William Blake Night

William Blake


From Songs of Innocence

The sun descending in the West,
the evening star does shine;
the birds are silent in their nest,
and I must seek for mine.

The moon, like a flower in heaven’s high bower,
with silent delight,
sits and smiles on the night.

Farewell, green fields and happy groves,
where flocks have took delight,
where lambs have nibbled,
silent moves the feet of angels bright;
Unseen, they pour blessing,
and joy without ceasing,
on each bud and blossom,
and each sleeping bosom.
They look in every
thoughtless nest
Where birds are covered warm;
They visit caves of every beast,
to keep them all from harm:
If they see any weeping
that should have been
they pour sleep
on their head,
and sit down by their bed.
When wolves and tigers
howl for prey,
they pitying stand and weep;
Seeking to drive their thirst away,
and keep them from the sheep.
but, if they rush dreadful,
The angels, most heedful,
receive each mild spirit,
new worlds to inherit.
and there the lion’s ruddy
eyes Shall flow with tears
of gold:
And pitying the tender cries,
and walking round the fold:
‘Wrath by His meekness,
and, by His health, sickness,
is driven away From our immortal day.
‘And now beside thee,
bleating lamb,
I can lie down and sleep,
or think on Him who bore
thy name,
graze after thee,
and weep.
For, washed in life’s river,
my bright mane for ever
shall shine like the gold,
as I guard o’er the fold.’

Ballerina Pencil Dance Drawing 

I drew this because I got bored. I love the ballet and so I decided to draw a ballerina. I called it Ballerina Pencil Dance because I used a pencil to draw it and it is of a ballerina dancer. 🤗 💃

I only Need Four Things In This World

I need only four things in this world. Someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for. Faith gets me through everytime. 

© By Amanda D Shelton 

Sky Parchment Adventures 

The sky is an old parchment
that the sun, moon, and stars use too​ write to their muse.

Writing down their
wishes and dreams,
as they leave their
smudges and marks
for all to see.

What an adventure that would be.

The Fleeting Soldier Marches On

The heart of a warrior
goes forth with the dawn,
as a lone soldier,
slowly steps,
so restlessly on.

Afar life’s tutorship​
and values does
the soldier roam,
in the wake of those echoes
the heart calls home.

The heart of a warrior
falls back with the night,
enters some alien cage
in its fleeting freedom,
tries to forget
it has dreamed of the stars
while it breaks for freedoms cause.

In the wake of the warriors cause,
life breaks for no one,
for no ones sacrifice
is so great that life will pause.

© By Amanda D Shelton 

Quote About Love By Vincent Van Gogh

“Love always brings difficulties, that is true, but the good side of it is that it gives energy.” 

—Vincent Van Gogh