Today’s Poem by Me

Today’s Poem by Me

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My Twelve Year Old Brave Writer

She’s hovering, constantly balancing dichotomies:

Vigorous movement with deep stillness
(literally jumping, with profound perception)
Beautiful and serene with persistent agitation
(like a magnificent landscape with mosquitoes buzzing)
Warm and tenderly vulnerable but with defensively cynical walls up
Fiercely glad she’s unique and different meanwhile feeling lonely and peerless
A probing, pondering sage, that questions everything but decides based on intuition
Instinctively nurturing, outrageously affectionate, while a defiant and resolute fighter
Both an organic farmer scooping manure and an elegant ballroom dancer
Both naturally domestic and a passionate crusader
Enthusiastic but skeptical, needy but independent
Brilliant but with some learning challenges
Non-competitive but with high standards
An unwilling finisher but an eager starter
A traveler at heart but usually at home
Contained yet exploding.

No wonder dealing with her is like walking on a tight rope:
it is challenging, rewarding, and dangerously easy to slip up.

 

Polly Castor
7/7/09

I work to amplify good wherever I find it. I love color, texture, beauty, great ideas, nature, metaphor, deliciousness, genuine spirituality, and exploring new territory. I encourage authenticity, nurture creativity, champion sustainability, promote peace, and hope to foster a new renaissance where we all are free to be our most fulfilled, multifaceted, and terrific selves. Read more here.

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