I Am

20190312_1816516893386325247682948.jpg

I am strong
I am fragile
I wonder how the story ends
I wonder how it starts
I hear breathless whispers as the clock runs out
I hear breathless whispers as life begins
I see each mistake I’ve made painted across the sky in angry red letters
I see each accomplishment adorning this simple bouquet of fragrant flowers
I want to believe
I want to believe
I am strong
I pretend to be old when wisdom is my friend
I pretend to be young when fear is my shadow
I feel the weight of these walls I carry
I feel anything is possible as I crush each one
I touch the past every time I pray
I touch the future every time I cast a wish
I worry about all I cannot do
I worry about all that I can
I cry when I am wronged
I cry when I am grateful
I am strong
I understand every lesson has a purpose
I understand I may not know why
I say no and mean it
I say yes and believe
I dream I am dancing in the kitchen…again
I dream and dream and dream
I try to make a difference
I hope being fragile helps to light the way
I am strong

 

* This poem was inspired by an assignment I’m about to give my students. This is an annual activity I do with my Eighth Grade class before they graduate. The picture is from a prompt I put on the board for my class.




photo: mine
prompts: Go Dog Go Cafe – Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge, #InkMine

6 thoughts on “I Am

Thank you for your comments.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.