Bobbie Troy

Order and Method
By Bobbie Troy

to some things in our life
we can apply order and method
we can set up our smart phones
organize our day
arrange our social life
all to our liking

but we cannot impose order on love,
fear, hatred, disappointment, or joy
these feelings and emotions come unbidden
with no time for preparation

but without the unexpected
we cannot call ourselves human beings
we cannot learn
we cannot grow


Making Memories
By Bobbie Troy

what we don’t know
when we’re young
is that the actions
of our daily life
become the memories
of older years

memories as fragile
as holding a newborn child
memories as strong
as the will to keep them












About vision791

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 fourteen ebooks at Barnes and Noble and Amazon. You may find a list of some of her work at
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11 Responses to Bobbie Troy

  1. JMD says:

    lovely… great to see Bobby’s work.

  2. Dianne says:

    Your poem “Memories” reminds me of something I think Mother Theresa said about how there are no great deeds, only small deeds done with great love. The actions of our dally life may some small but they can be done with great love and appreciation for how brief our stay in this life really is!

  3. Dianne says:

    Order and Method…. so wise, so true. It’s those darn unruly emotions that we learn our life lessons from, if only we are willing.
    PS: I have that I have two misspellings in my previous post. ‘Some’ instead of ‘seem’ and ‘dally’ instead of ‘daily’. Sorry about that! I will take more care next time!

  4. spakravan says:

    Bobbie Troy’s poem as always a joy to read and a reason to reflect.

  5. Dee Ann Smith says:

    Thank you, Bobbie. I hope you are going to publish a book with all your poems in it.

  6. Jesse Troy says:

    It still amazes me how your poems, which are so short, can stimulate such deep thought!

  7. bobbietroy says:

    Wow, thank you everyone. It means a lot to me that you take the time to comment.

  8. Stephanie Joyce says:

    The “Memory” poem is something we ought to post on our mirror every morning. Every moment’s unique–and that never stays in our memory.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Been having some rough health problems and meaning to celebrate your significant contributions. Hope to see more of you at out future sessions.
    Tom Anessi

  10. bobbietroy says:

    Thank you, Tom! Hope to see you soon.

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