Bobbie Troy Returns

Impenetrable secrets
by Bobbie Troy

we throw out the words
and shut the door behind them
thinking they will stay out forever

away with depression
away with sadness
away with destruction
away with lost love

impenetrable secrets
exist in our minds
and come out to play
especially at night
even after we’ve shut the door

Smarter than we were
by Bobbie Troy

they are smarter
than we were
at that age
at all ages

their hearts beating
as fast as they can text

their hearts breaking
over losing a game of chess

smarter, faster, computer-literate

whatever happened to
merry-go-rounds and mary janes?

The canvas
by Bobbie Troy

I stood in front of
the empty canvas
bravely thinking that I could draw
even though my pencil had
never nurtured life or
still life for that matter

I looked and looked
and confusion reigned
where to begin?
but even more importantly
where to end

It seems that someone should pay
by Bobbie Troy

it seems that someone should pay
for our lost youth
for the holes in our happiness
for too much stress
for trails of tears
for too many good-byes
for not enough good times
for not getting it right the first time
it seems that someone should pay
but who?

by Bobbie Troy

give me a castle
but take away
the moat

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 (


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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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4 Responses to Bobbie Troy Returns

  1. Diana E Backhouse says:

    I can relate in some way to all of these, Bobbie. Nice work!

  2. bobbietroy says:

    Thanks, Diana! I appreciate that.

  3. vision791 says:

    Your words speak volumes in tidy little packages.

  4. Congratulations, Bobbie!

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