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.


Day 30 – Imperfection


I watch the trees outside move in the breeze.

Their new blossoms flow lazy and smooth. 

This month moves faster than I ever thought it could,

And for the first time I do not look into the mouth of that lion called change,

As May ushers itself in.

Life is long and short,

And springtime is here in all it’s glory before I’ve really bid winter goodbye.

I watch the very first blooms of bleeding hearts in the backyard sway in the wind.

They are me, beautiful in our imperfection. 

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?

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.