In the book PoemCrazy by Susan Wooldridge, she suggests the I am poem. Using I am as a the prompt to create a poem. I like doing this at different times in my life just to document where my self view is at the time. I have one on the website right now that I did about 2 years ago. I view it as me over all. It represents my life in over all in general terms. April is National Poetry Month and doing an I am poem sounded like a good idea. This one will be off the cuff without thinking to hard. Just jotting down what I feel in right in this moment of late night ramblings.
cultivating compassion towards myself even during the darkness
a star shining in the darkness
worthy of light and love
exhausted in repeating it
torn and tattered
yet I know I am…
calling to the magic
uncovering the light
to cultivate growth
and celebrate joy in little steps
heart in hands
honor the darkness and the light
because without the darkness I don’t see the light within and around me
And baby…I shine.