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Wednesday, April 7, 2010


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One of those poems I wrote about life in general....


I inhabit
The skin that I’m in
And while
I would like there to be less of it
I’m comfortable.

I inhabit
The life I live now
I harvest the good
Emanating from the work that I do
I believe
That I make a difference
But not everyone buys in
I’m realistic.

I inhabit
The mantle of motherhood
Surprises and sacrifices
Of the first decade
Terrible mistakes made, the sorrow
Of the second.
The wisdom I have brought to the
Third decade
Of being someone’s mom.
I’m resilient.

I inhabit
The memories of what was
And spend a little
Time thinking of what will be
I’ll love again
I’ll inhabit
Other people’s memories
When the sands run out.
I’m satisfied.

I wouldn’t have it any other way.


Debby said...

I loved this!

Kelly said...

I can SO relate to this poem in SO many ways!! Love it!

Marion said...

I love this one so much. I'm having trouble inhabiting my own skin lately. It hurts and I'm trying to whip it into submission. Thanks for sharing your heart. Love & Blessings!

Pam said...

This one is a fav and rings true in so many ways!

raven said...


I, too can relate to your wise and excellent poem, as well as that it's one of my favourites!


Cara Powers said...

This is a great poem. I totally love it.