Hello, Old Friend!

aking1614 By aking1614, 12th Jan 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1t2yibrx/
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It's been a while since I've written; it's been even longer since I felt like writing. The past year has been tumultuous and trying, to say the least. Today, I decided to take myself to dinner and bring a fresh new journal/notebook along. It was like getting reacquainted with an old friend.

Hello, Old Friend!

Hello, old friend. How long has it been
Since I last took pen in hand
In an attempt to compose something,
Anything worthwhile
What has changed since we last met
I have, certainly; we all do
My hope is that I am not just older,
But a wiser, gentler, more beautiful soul
Surely I am more at peace, more confident
More aware of my worth and value
Never again to settle for
Anything less than I know I deserve
I have had to make some difficult
And life-altering decisions
Some harsh, but none rash
All carefully considered and weighed
Aimed at creating a better place
In which to dwell and grow
A sanctuary where I can
Freely move, breathe and exist
Just be me, not in the context
Of anyone else and their constant demands
I’ve grown and branched out
Reconnecting with old friends
And making new ones
Expanding my circle of influence
Trying things which would have
Once terrified me to the core
Yes, I have changed
I’m different, but better
Now able to focus on those things
That make me the best I can be


©2014 – Andrea J. King-Shannon

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Change, Diary, Friend, Journal, Life Changing, Life Poetry, Soul Searching, Writing

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author avatar aking1614
I am an engineer by trade, but a poet and songstress at heart. I started writing occasional articles online about five years ago, but poetry is still my first love.

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author avatar Lady Aiyanna
12th Jan 2014 (#)

Glad to see you back writing Andrea. How is the family??? Convey my regards to all.

Hope to see more writing from you...

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author avatar aking1614
12th Jan 2014 (#)

We are doing well, thank you. Hopefully, I'll be doing a lot more writing in 2014.

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
14th Jan 2014 (#)

I like this poem very much.
Bless you
Stella

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