Week 6 – tonight i am not scared to grow up

tonight i am not scared to grow up

for a long time,

i was afraid to grow up.

i forgot,

that just as the grass and the sunflowers and the cattails grow,

strong and tall and beautiful

So do I.

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Week 36 – Thoughts on a January Friday

Thoughts on a January Friday

There is fear in the air today.

I wonder, 

If that fear is a bad thing.

Only when one is scared can one be brave,

Change comes on the wind and I refuse to break. 

Charted territory is only such because someone thrust into the unknown to make the map. 

I will not let this fear take me.

I will be scared, I will let it make me strong.

I can face this thing that comes along. 

Day 30 – Reflections

It’s almost ironic that this poem is called reflections, because yet again April is ending and so is this challenge. I’ve realized recently how much I’ve loved writing poems daily and I’m hoping to keep doing that and keep posting, because writing is such a joy. I hope you’ve all enjoyed this challenge nearly as much as I have, and please enjoy this last one and the many more to come. I am truly amazed by how much my little blog has grown, so thank you all!

Day 30 – Reflections 

The month is ending,
And I sit by a window,
Wondering the same things,
As when it began.

Will it ever stop raining?
Will I not fail statistics?
Will I be able to shave those few more seconds off my 50?

Have I been braver?
Stronger?

Have I learned from my mistakes?
Have I grown?

April ends,
In the same rainstorm that brought it in.
But I breathe and let the water,
Rescue me.

Teach me to face my fear,
Take a breath,
And dive into life.