I knew it really, but I wanted to write it anyway, so I ignored the obvious problem.
You see, today is the third day of Sally Quilford‘s challenge: to write 100,000 words in 100 days. On the first day, I wrote a short story of 1,552 words. On the second day, I wrote a short story of 1,131 words. Today I wanted to write a poem and I did. It took me more than two hours to write and contains 183 words.
So now my total has fallen to below today’s desired minimum of 3,000 words and I don’t have time to start something new.
I knew that really: poems take a long time to write although they don’t usually contain many words. Oh well – I enjoyed writing it. Here it is:
I am – I am notI am a wife.
I feel secure
With D in my life.
Long may it endure. I am a mother.
Three children I raised –
Two sons and one other
Now adults. I’m amazed. I am a sister.
Though he’s far away
With a different vista,
My family he’ll stay. I am a dancer.
“How come you can?”
I don’t have an answer.
It’s just how I am. I am a writer.
I hide away
And make my world brighter
With words I can’t say. I am sensitive.
I fear that you see
All sorts of negative
Traits in me. I am clever
Though most never know.
I hardly ever
Let that show. My figure is trim,
Of that I am glad.
The battle to slim
I’ve never had. I am outgoing.
“How’s that?” you ask.
That is by knowing
The other’s a mask. I am a presenter.
My speech could reform
Your view. From the centre
I love to perform. One thing I’m not
And I’ll continue to cry
Till the lie doth rot:
I AM NOT SHY!
8 replies on “A lesson I learned today”
I love poetry. The bulk of this could easily be set to music similar to Helen Reddy’s “I Am Woman”.
What a lovely way to begin a new year. I was sleepless and working when I shouldn’t be. This made me smile and relax. I’ll sleep now. Thank you Miriam.
I’m so glad I didn’t miss this. Parts of this resonate a lot. Thank you 🙂
A lovely poem, Miriam.
Great, expressive poem Miriam!
Thanks everyone! 🙂
WOW! This is a beautiful poem. I can’t believe you wrote this in two hours. But sometimes inspirations strikes–I love those times!
Thank you! 🙂