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Poems: Real Life Reflections by Amy

What a difference a year makes

What a difference a year makes

Another trip around the sun Hard to believe how much can change In just one year I found my gut, intuition It was always there Just grimy from lack of use Cleaned up a bit now My light can now shine through Luminous I made definitive choices Difficult at times,...

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Causing waves

Causing waves

Rebuilding of self Is not a one and done Over and over Phoenix, ashes, repeat Difficult, but an inside job Then comes the external reflection Others responding to changes in me It’s been tough Tough to hear the words To feel what’s beneath them Dawning realization I...

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What else can you quit?

What else can you quit?

I can do many things Flexible, adaptable And those skills have served me well Over the years I’ve proven I’m quite competent Then, a shuttering halt After decades of constant motion I finally start sitting still Waiting for that small voice inside To nudge softly - go...

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Get it out

Get it out

Everything is so weird An endless supply of things are askew Off kilter Just... meh I used to be oblivious, too busy to feel anything Highs weren’t as high - taken for granted, not special Lows were numbed out with distraction More importantly, I didn’t have this...

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Doing right by your kids

Doing right by your kids

Easier said than done Such a tug of war Learning from your own experience Being observant of theirs Discerning the difference Walking down the center line How they learn best Preparing them for independence Best practices constantly shifting Connection with others...

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Ending things

Ending things

Anticipation of elation, joy The buildup is tremendous The moment comes Afraid to get my hopes up What unexpected wrinkle will happen last minute? But no All goes according to plan Finally And then A vacuum Not really sure what to think or feel Congratulations feels...

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FODO

FODO

Fear. Of. Disappointing. Others. I’m making this a thing For my fellow people pleasers Co-dependents I really needed this acronym Maybe you can use it, too There I was In an emotional rough spot Again And I was torn - Between two things One was merely a safe space...

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Too much

Too much

Some days the energy from others Gets stuck in my own soft spots It burrows under the skin Kicking up things thought laid to rest And the emotions bubble up Seemingly out of the blue Weird ones Tears form Seriously? I’m upset about THIS? Chicken or the egg - Was this...

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Purpose

Purpose

I had a job once We were always On Crises to solve at every corner Never any real downtime And I recall my goal To make things more efficient Work smart not hard And then the pandemic happened And everything slowed to a stop Time for reflection And this concept of...

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Sugared cereal

Sugared cereal

If you want something Go make it happen Sounds simple Yet I was unable, unwilling On a very real level It’s ok to want things Even if they are Impractical Cannot be justified Cost money For healthy-minded individuals This is obvious For the diseased mind however This...

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