Author Feature - February 2021
Brittany Benko is a special needs mother and a law enforcement wife. She enjoys walks on the beach, reading, and spending time with her family. Brittany has had two poems featured in the Autism Parenting Magazine and one poem in the OpenDoor Poetry Magazine. She is currently working on a children's picture book about autism spectrum disorder and adding to her poetry collection.
Q: How Did you start writing poetry?
A: I started writing poetry when I was fourteen years old. It was for an English assignment at school. I kept journals throughout my life that held mostly thoughts and poems. In 2019 I decided to create a poetry blogging website that contains poetry I write for adults and children.
Q: Who is your favorite poet?
A: My favorite poet is Edgar Allen Poe and Sara Teasdale. Both are excellent classic poets whose writings stand out with a dramatic quality. Both depict raw emotions the reader can feel intently.
UNDER THE MOON
Can you feel the evening bloom?
I feel it when we're under the moon
Cool, brisk winds that hit my face
Blowing my hair wildly in place
Maybe I'll catch a falling star
While you sit and puff on your cigar
I'll sing a graceful, elegant tune
As you hold me under the moon
Dancing fireflies buzz at night
Affecting us with pure delight
Crickets chirp while frogs sing songs
This paradise is where we belong
Think of me this afternoon
Holding hands under the moon
When I’m with you, feelings arise
Your lips on my skin gives sensations and flutters
The taste of your lips are unlike any other
Cuddled with you gazing at the stars
Looking through a telescope observing Mars
Candlelight, wine, and kisses on my breast
Our bodies become tangled and make me feel compressed
Love notes kept in a journal
Promising each other our loyalties are eternal
Small, sweet gestures you give to me
Makes realize we’re meant to be
I LOVE THE WAY
I love the way you say my name
Eager and yearning in a passionate way
I love the way you stroke my hair
Gliding your fingers with caress and care
You speed up my heartbeat and I forget to breathe
The feel of your hands sends a sensation over me
When you kiss me, I see stars
Making heaven seem close rather than far
You give me hope when you are near
A circle of light has entered my life this year
A new beginning
A new path
You are the spark that opens my heart
For that, I am truly glad
Love your brethren while in sorrow
Feel the love up your sleeve
Tell yourself that as you grieve
Many folks have guarded walls
Protecting their hearts as they crawl
Love is not meant to be feared
Fondness should be adhered
Loving your neighbor as yourself
Should come first before anything else
Living in a fast-paced world makes men selfish and vain
Making mankind turn their heads when someone yells out in pain
Let love and faithfulness never leave you
Let the wisdom from the Bible inspire your views
Be completely humble and gentle
Find a hobby that helps you become sentimental
Can a mother forget a baby at her breast and have no compassion for the child she has birthed?
Are human beings losing humanity because of an early curse?
I tell you, wipe away your tears and forget the past!
Focus on the here and now
Strive to surpass
Love your neighbor
Love the universe like nothing else
If we absorb the energy of love
We’ll feel the greatness from high above