Reflective Portrait Poetry

Original poetry that captures someone's unique essence.

The process

1) Call me to discuss the recipient of your gift (allow 15-20 minutes)
2) When portrait is complete I will call and read it to you
3) If you are happy with it.I will email it to you after I receive a $200 fee
4) If you are not happy after hearing it you pay nothing.

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Nick – Spunky and Determined

The cool cop who undaunted by a knife wound, softened and impressed his soul mate A fearlessness, repeated on the fiery streets of 9/11 An audacity and daring needed, for...

Adrienne – A Really Good Person

Does a really good person need to have Lovely feet, great legs and a curvaceous figure? No, but Adrienne does Does a really good person need to have a quiet...

Michael Gordon at 65

Your quiet ways A sign of the listener Practiced to give the appearance of reasoned authority Necessary in the focused, mind bending and emotional see sawing work you do Hides...

Laike: Bigger Than Life

He makes his entrance and fills the room with boisterous sound With an infectious smile that upgrades moods, motivates action and brings life to the party An assignment he accepts...

PAPA Fred

The dancing emissary of mirth Whose beaming grin and animated movement Engenders Frolic inside your heart, A smile frozen in place And pure joy tickling your body A mans man...

Mayor Bob

Being approached by this sweet tall, handsome man Creates a feeling of acceptance and envy You are with an unpretentious gentleman who looks as winsome as he is His strait...

Steve: The Lucky Competitor

He Bikes in free open air Or in the confines of a spinning room With a focused intensity And the goal of achieving a personal success A role model for...

Harvey: I Did It Myway

An auto loving condo president With a slight obsessive tilt Steadfast to his marriage vows With sleepless protective nights He overcomes life’s setbacks With a humor all his own An...

Patrick: A Seeker Of Truth

In a morning cuddle with his beautiful wife or listening to the melodies of his talented daughter He begins his day furthering the Zita show or writing about longevity A...

To My Wife On Valentine’s Day 2017

Barbara : Bright Beautiful and In Control There she sits, the sexy beach enthusiast, listening and laughing with her friendly hordes. Multitudes who are encountering her joy and realizing the...

Bob or Bobby

Bob, or is it Bobby, the outgoing politico, gregarious and affable Bobby, or is it Bob, the lone bike rider stopping frequently to smell the roses Will the real chap...

Eric – courageous and Tenacious

A cool, passionate, independent thinker Who acts With deeds that would immobilize most with fear Who when sickened by his employers disloyalty Set out to walk his own path A...

Joyce: A Woman Who Loves To Laugh

Its a beautiful Sunday morning And this devoted wife and grandmother anticipates a day on the beach Finding the meanings contexts and definitions to satisfy the sadistic NY Times wordsmith...

Marlene: A Woman of Mystery

Who are you? Who do you love? What do you want? These mysteries, one clue to your attractiveness A loner comfortable in her own skin and an indifferent, yet competent,...

The Power of Yes

A quite observer who sees and reasons and never judges. A man who votes for life by actions designed to include and share. His hair blowing in the wind, a...

Smooth

He glides through life with smooth easy movements Reflected in his unlined face but not on the dance floor. His shrug and the “why not” that accompanies it, is smooth...

Zita

There you sit, bright, clean, fresh, a swimmers glow, a warm smile, lit up, anticipating the best, yet ready for anything Waiting to share, to laugh to play, to hug....