If all the words I’ve said today
were printed in a book,
and I should have to read them all,
I wonder how they’d look?
Would I be glad to see them there
in black and white so plain?
Or, would I wish to blot them out
and start over again?
I can’t erase the words I’ve said,
but this I’ll bear in mind:
if perfect love is in my heart,
my words will all be kind.
Poppy White-Herrin is married to the love of her life Jason, and together they have four daughters and two grandchildren. She is originally from Laurel, Mississippi, but now lives in Gonzales, Louisiana. Her poems have appeared in many publications and have received various contest awards over the years.