Many Years We Laughed

Many years we laughed

Now with heavy hearts we cry

Saddened by your pain

Hidden by smiles on screen

You were tortured behind doors

Left to your own mind

You couldn’t escape the hurt

Of your wounds unseen

Then in despair you broke

Taking our laughter with you


~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~


Embrace the Child

Soulfully embrace

The laughter of your children

For innocence fades

Replaced by cynicism

And angst in adolescence

If left to fester

Cherish the inner child

Promote it’s beauty

This will lead to a full life

Filled with joyful abundance


~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

Purity in the World – Haiku

By D. R. DiFrancesco


Your skin soft as down,

Pure as the wind driven snow,

Pressed up against me.


Our Lords presence floats,

On the wings of an angel,

Renewing my faith.


A child’s laughter,

Innocent and frolicsome,

Instills me with joy.


Beauty of nature,

Unspoiled by man’s footsteps,

Given as God’s gift.