I was inspired to write this poem by Fran McVeigh. Fran shared her beautiful post Since Last March today, and I had to write one of my own. This is Fran’s structure, and I have added some of my own words. Thank you, Fran for being my writing mentor today!
Since Last March
Since last March, I have been to the beach.
Beach for sand crabs,
beach for laughing, splashing, surfing,
beach for waves gentling lapping at my feet and a good book in hand,
beach in three countries.
Since last March, I have become mom to a teenager.
Teenager and shaving,
teenager and playing football,
teenager becoming a young man,
teenager that still calls me mommy.
Since last March, I’ve said good-bye.
Good-bye to sweet friends moving far away,
good-bye to baby teeth,
good-bye to negativity.
Since last March, I’ve said hello.
hello to new adventures,
hello to new friends,
hello to the amazing people my boys are becoming,
hello to possibilities.
It’s time to write!