Poetry is an art form. It’s very subjective. It’s like two people in an art gallery staring at a painting – one likes it, the other thinks it’s disgusting. There are many types of poetry, and I’m a neo-formalist, yet I loved this little piece of “Prose Poetry.” I hope you like it as well.
By Barbara Drewry
Story of a Life
Like you, I have trudged valleys in mud-covered boots, and sometimes, no boots at all. I have stood atop mountain summits and cheered children, and yes, even myself. Like you.
I have held babies to my bosom, hearts beating together into eternity.
I stand. I fall. I weep. I laugh. So much learned that means so little. In the end, all that matters are forgiveness and gratitude. Love’s glue, these.
My dream still shines. I’ve pulled it out of the clutter. It’s here. It’s now. And Mama is smiling down, these five years since she closed her eyes in that room. My goodbye has become this hello.
Patches pieced. Color on color. Beautiful now. Not worthless at all.
My soul is stilled, daytime or night. All is well. All is gift…from the Giver of light.
My name is Barbara Drewry. I’m a mom, a grandma, a writer, a quilter, a gatherer of little pieces of life that many have, indeed, deemed worthless. They were wrong, of course! Every little piece can be put together with myriad others to make something beautiful.
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