Oh such things that touch my heart
To make the passions sing,
Like joyful sounds all nature makes
To greet the coming spring.
Revived my breast in hopeful thoughts
Projects to days ahead,
And like the Daffodil springs forth
From deep and deathly bed.
Alive I barely have the time,
For scribbling words impart
Their very soul upon this page
A message from my heart.
Waste not this life, so beautiful,
Look joy into her face,
Never look behind the shadows,
Filling empty space.
Surge forward see your dreams fulfilled,
Remembering who you are,
A part of God`s Creation, a small but shining star.
Born on Feb. 27, 1940 in Barkingside, Essex, England, Yvonne Sparkes, immigrated to New York in April, 1948 with her parents. She now resides in Chelmsford, Essex and has two sons. She has a book published by Cyberwit called Captured Images. A writer for many years, Yvonne has been published in Israel, Germany, France, Australia, America, and Britain. She has read her poetry in public at Church and Knockout Competitions. Her hobbies are travel, the arts, reading, hiking, taking her Scottish Terrier for walks, and spending time with family and friends.