Bobby Troy

Bobbie Troy returns to entertain you this week.

By Bobbie Troy

belongs to the very young
until, that is, they bathe
in the waters
of life’s disappointments

then confidence moves
behind the curtains
sometimes twitching a bit
wanting to resurface
but waiting to be called upon
always waiting and ready

Random Thoughts on Life
(or What We Should Teach Our Children)
By Bobbie Troy

Never stop learning.
Hearts break easily but mend with difficulty.
Everyone should have a “bucket list.”
Don’t blame your problems on others.
Art is everywhere, not just in museums.
Think before you act.
Stress can kill.
Life is short. Have fun.
Listen to others, but make your own decisions.
Be curious. Ask questions.
Throw this list away, and make your own.
Better yet, don’t make a list at all.

By Bobbie Troy

stood before me
and lectured:
life is a serious business
it’s time you buckled up
and faced it
stop your laugher
and get down to work

I replied:
without my laughter
there is no life

If the Meadow Could Talk
By Bobbie Troy

if the meadow could talk
it would softly spew syllables
like a warm gentle breeze
to cover our naked bodies
while we lounged longingly
and waited for the letters
to come forth

My Mind Is Free
By Bobbie Troy

unlike my body
that is tethered to the ground
by gravity
my mind is free

unlike my heart
that is wrapped
around yours
my mind is free

unlike the minions
of guilt and remorse
on my doorstep
my mind is free

but where is the freedom
that I am supposed to feel?

Bobbie Troy is proud of that fact that her first poem was published at the age of 62. She continues to maintain her sanity and perspective on life by writing flash fiction, poetry, and original fairy tales with a 21st century twist. Her work appears in many online and print journals. Her poem, Dear Diane, was nominated for a 2010 Pushcart Prize ( Her fairy-tale play, Sasha and the Tree of Sorrows, was produced in March 2011.


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Pushcart nominee Jeanette Cheezum has been published on several online writing sites and in fifteen Anthology books and four poetry books. Three of these books have made the New York Times Best Sellers list. Awarded The Helium Networks Premium Writer’s Badge, Bronze Creative Writing Award and a Marketplace Writers award. Recently she has published thirteen ebooks at Barnes and Noble and Amazon. You may find a list of some of her work at
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12 Responses to Bobby Troy

  1. Wonderful, as always. This poet touches my heart.

  2. Sol B Troy says:

    Liked them all but my favorite was the first one: “Confidence”.

  3. Judith says:

    Bobby is a true wordsmith and a master. Her poems use the melodious nature of words to create an impression. She and her creations are true inspirations.

  4. bobbie troy says:

    Thank you, folks, for following my work, for appreciating it, and for taking the time to comment!

  5. Kim Weiss Marino says:

    love them all! they really make you think. I liked the bucket list myself!

  6. Good solid poetry! We can learn much from Bobbie’s work!

  7. JT says:

    Very good! A bit different from your earlier work, I think. Less imagery, more direct maybe? Nonetheless, these poems remain characteristic of your work: few words, supersaturated with impact.

  8. Annmarie says:

    I am LOVING this collection! Well-chosen works from a poet who is known for her high-quality work! Reading these is a great way to start a day. Thank you Bobbie and Jeanette!

  9. bobbie troy says:

    Thanks again, everyone. I am bushing.

  10. boltoncarley says:

    related to confidence – amazing how we are invincible when we are young. and then… great set of poems. 🙂

  11. JME says:

    These are very different for you Bobbie. If the Meadow Could Talk puts me out there, back to the ground, hidden in the grasses. Confidence is true. Thank you for feeding our hearts again and again!

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