I sort of fell behind on documenting my journey with my 2023 One Little Word,…
It’s the last Tuesday of the month and that means it’s time to join with Carolyn and talk about my One Little Word, practice.
For this month’s prompt over at Ali Edwards, we worked on writing a poem. Yep, you heard me. We wrote poems. And even though that sounds about as intimidating as can be, the structure of the whole thing made it very very doable. Fun, even. Liz Lamoreux was in charge and she gave us great questions to answer, both from our own perspective and from the perspective of our words. Then she had us circle key phrases and answer a few more questions. And then, after a bit more direction, she had us writing poetry.
I’m taking a big gulp and sharing mine with you. I don’t think great literature but I was able to capture the feeling I wanted and that’s enough.
I think of summer afternoons
When the light filters through the window, turning everything gold
And the breeze gently stirs the curtains and baths me in delicious air
Home is comfortable and safe, a respite from an uncertain and broken world
A place where I’m tempted to hide myself away
Instead, I choose to let love in because
I know, deep in my soul, that I am better for it
And that the work
-even the hard work
-even the heavy work
Will produce results
I don’t have to get everything right
I decide what is worthwhile and define my own success
So long as I agree to try
I can meander this path
-of my life
-of my service
and throw flowers before me
their reds and yellows and pinks
blazing with possibility.
I am learning my lessons
trauma is not forever
nature is predictable and has no hidden agenda
the wheel of the year is always, and will always, keep turning.
I embrace the joy of freedom,
and fling myself into possibility
And remember that showing up