Thursday, July 12, 2012

I AM. And I Feel....

Courtesy of Mama Kat's Writing Challenge and brought to you by me, here is my “I AM” poem using the template available over at her site. 

This was really fun to do, for me, since I am NOT even close to being poetic. As a matter of fact, there's not one poetic bone in my increasingly large body (my Italian mother has been feeding me for 8 days straight. I LOVE PASTA!). In my next life, I swear, I’m coming back world famous for all the poems I will write and publish!


I Am
I am passionate and gregarious; 

I wonder what my life will look like five years from now, I really do, because I know it will be much different than it is today; 

I hear the sound of my sweet Ellie's bell jingling around her neck and it's as if she never left us at all; 

I see hummingbirds and butterflies fluttering all around and they land on my outstretched arms; 

I desire the saucy and sassy romance story in my mind and at my fingertips to come to fruition and someday find it's way into someone's hands to read; 

I am passionate and gregarious.



I pretend to be a comedian and can really make "me" laugh but mostly at myself; 

I feel like I'm different everyday and different from everyone else; 

I touch hearts, really reach out and try, and that's my personal goal; 

I worry I haven't taught my children as much empathy or compassion as this world of ours needs; 

I cry because time is moving too fast, and I haven't finished all that I intend to do, and it won't slow down no matter how hard I wish it; 

I am passionate and gregarious

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I understand that I'm responsible for my own happiness, and nothing is perfect or guaranteed, and that the simpler I live, the happier I am; 

I say live and let live without judgment. I plead! 

I dream of a life full of laughter and love ever after every day and every night; 

I try to smile at everyone who crosses my path even when it's difficult or I'm not feeling it; 

I hope to grow old with the people I have in my life right at this very minute and that every day we are able to make a memory together; 

I am passionate and gregarious.



12 comments:

  1. Gregarious...I only know you from blogs, but I say that it fits!

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    1. Almost to a fault, my gregariousness!

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  2. I don't know why you say there is not a poetic bone in your body - this is lovely!

    Stopping by from Mama Kat's.

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    1. You are so nice to say that and I'm fortunate that this was totally prompted. It was really fun to do and I'm so happy you enjoyed it.

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  3. Wow. All these I am poems are awesome. I need to do one just for fun. "the simpler I live, the happier I am." I agree completely. So why to I feel afraid to not do something?

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    1. Do one! It's really fun. I'm glad you're feeling the simple thing too because the older I get, I appreciate such small things and that makes me grateful. I say, "Do it" because there are no guarantees, ever, that you will have another chance. I guess we need to learn to take them.

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  4. You are ... someone I like. I esp. appreciate the nod to "sweet Ellie." (Thanks for your kind words for my mom.)

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    1. Thanks, Gal! I feel the same.

      Ellie will be missed forever and ever. And I will always hear that jingle, at least I hope, and I will keep looking for her.

      Your welcome. I know how it feels.

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  5. If there's no poetic bone then you have a poetic heart or mind. What about that?

    "I say live and let live without judgment. I plead!"- Good line.

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    1. Thanks, Peaches!!!

      The idea or premise of live and let live is one of my strongest beliefs. And Judgement, it is not our place and this I feel even stronger about. Plus, I live in a glass house....

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