I began writing a short poem a day on January 1, 2017. I don’t know that I planned on writing one every day for a year – maybe I thought I would do 30 or 90 days. But here I am, I’ll be writing Day 246 today, so I really must keep going.
I’ll have a pretty cool collection when I am done!
I thought today I would share with you my Top Poem-a-Day poems, based on Instagram likes.
I had three poems with 36 likes:
I’m not sure if I wrote this after a particular event, or just in gratitude for my girlfriends. #doesitmatter?
This was inspired by watching a track meet. My daughter runs and I love watching her and her teammates and how they move so effortlessly. I miss that profoundly.
I wrote this one after going to court with the ex and us getting into it in the hall of the courthouse after the hearing. I am so glad I left. It feels so good to be able to breathe. I remain so thankful, even five years later.
Coming in with 39 likes, Day 97:
Life as a freelancer is hard. I have used most of my life’s savings on this quest for freedom and creative fulfillment. Some days I wonder if it is worth it, and how much more am I willing to risk…I do have two school-aged children to take care of, after all.
For now, I continue.
With 40 likes, Day 87:
Clearly written after one of my challenging days with one of the greatest loves of my life – my teenaged daughter.
And my most liked Poem a Day, so far, with 52 likes:
OK, I’m noticing a theme here…:-) Another poem about questioning myself…and yet, I #persist.
Thank you for reading…us creatives thrive on feedback (preferably positive) but just let us know we are not shouting into the void…like, share, follow, comment….it’s all appreciated!
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