Melancholy Memories

Melancholy Memories


I washed the dishes…

two bowls, two cups, two spoons…

carefully placing them on the drying mat.

James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Carol King….

…. played from the radio

while you wiggled your body across the kitchen floor.

I took those moments for granted…

I always thought you would remain small.

Yesterday’s life was difficult,

now those days are forever gone.

Where the time went, I will never know,

…nor understand.

I thought as you and I grew older

life’s battles would ease up…a bit

…and they have…yet sometimes,

it just seems like, challenges change their names

but remain…and the stress is the same.

I was focused on us surviving,

one day into the next

to feed us, clothe us, to keep the lights on.

My love for you filled up not just a room

but from the earth to the moon.

Every struggle was worth it,

just to hold you in my arms.

I am quite sure you were hand- picked by God to be my son.

One of my biggest joys

was giving you a brand-new toy

and filling your life with pleasure,

like other little boys.

Now when we are together, sharing belly laughs

sharing hugs, solving life’s mysteries,

and sharing our love, near and far…

I am reminded, as I knew then,

we never really lacked anything, we

had everything we needed.

I never gave up…yeah, I was young

when you were brought into my life…but

I am assured, as I was then,

that when I held you in my arms,

…mesmerized by your blue eyes,

it was all meant to be.

So, “Let It Be” …. like when The Beatles’ song played

from my little FM radio…

while the dishes were drying,

and I tugged my little angel into bed.


For My Son, Joshua Smithmeyer

Kimberly Molyneaux

May 5, 2017

It’s You, It’s Yours – Wedding Poem

It’s You, It’s Yours


As you begin your new life together,

see the seagulls fly-

high above our heads

so, may your dreams soar!


See how the water ripples

across the ocean,

so may your smiles and laughter continue

with a simple glance only the two of you understand!


Jeremy, you always hoped to find someone special

to share your life with, a true love to treasure.

God brought you together at Texas Tech-

We knew that a beautiful and smart girl

would fall in love with a handsome young man like you!


Caitlin, as a little girl, you dreamed of your soulmate,

the young man that God was preparing for you to marry one day

who knew you would meet him in the land of tumbleweeds and cowboys!

Alas, dreams do come true,

 The bond you two share, is way over the moon!


Family, friends and God are just an anchor away,

if vast winds and high tides

test your strength and patience,

but worry not

your solid knot will hold strong!


United, standing on Holy Ground,

we embrace this sacred space

hand in hand, soul to soul,

as you exchange your wedding vows.

The light from your hearts shines

bright for us all to share.

Husband and wife, it’s you

True love, it’s yours.

Sail on, sail on…Soul Mates,

May the celebration begin!


For Jeremy and Caitlin Deis

On Your Wedding Day

April 29, 2017

Kimberly Molyneaux

We Stand Together

We Stand Together


When I fall

you stand strong

lifting me tall.

When I am weak

it’s you, you are the one

who I seek out

for the answers,

I can’t seem to grasp.

I know you may wonder

but across your lips never utter,

as to why I am your birth mother.

All the emotions I have tried to bury

at times are strung along the walls.

Oh, you know my soul is strong

and full of amazing things,

but my path thus far

has been filled with painful scars.

Yet happy memories surface,

 living full and well,

as are the news ones created and shared each new day.

Beauty, is still what you see

when I am wearing my protective mask.

Like the saying says, “I love you to the moon and back”,

and I am quite sure,

in another lifetime shared,

Our paths have crisscrossed, a definite fact.

And I was the one who had your back,

who shared your laughter,

who held you through fears and moans

of life’s sticks and stones.

I stood by you.

You stood by me.

“It’s what you do”, you like to say.

We never really fail

We never really fall.

We have learned to smile.

We have expressed our sorrows,

shared the love we have never lacked.

As we continue to walk these earth school miles,

We stand tall.

We stand together.

Through it all. 


Kimberly Molyneaux
To My Son, Jacob William Deis