For You – A Poem

Grown Up

Professional

Quite a shift

From the other

Ones, low

Riders,

Not Sexy

Or fun.

Daughter

First sees you

Had no

Idea you’d

Make me

Feel

Strong

Empowered

Security check

Point at Court

I cannot curl my

Toes.

I’m a

Petrified Plaintiff

Petitioning for

Freedom.

Down the long

Sterile hospital hallway

Glaring fluorescent lights

To see my son.

Too many times.

He lives.

Home again,

I weep

While curled

In a ball

Next to you.

Networking.

Held me tall,

Proud. Right leg

Quivers uncontrollably

First, of many

Elevator speeches.

Grounding in

The joy of

Heart connection

A Handsome

Self-aware, Sweet

Love. On my feet

Standing when

He kisses me the

First time.

Packing excitedly

Lovingly

Bound

For Soul home of

Mountains

Another first.

Upright

in the autumn

Sunshine

At an intersection,

Joyfully smiling, waving.

Choose

Love for Love.

Brought me

To this day,

This moment

Of knowing.

Not certain

I could be

Here without you

Patiently

Waiting for

Another adventure.

Grateful for you

My Brave Boots.

Laura Staley
Laura Staleyhttp://www.cherishyourworld.com
The founder of Cherish Your World, Laura helps people thrive in the physical spaces where they live and work. She educates people about the optimal arrangement of belongings for comfort, safety, and flow; de-cluttering for freedom; and planning transitions to new or updated spaces for optimal joy in life. Laura knows that the conditions of our homes and workplaces shape the quality of our lives. Trained and certified with the Western School of Feng Shui and seasoned by more than a decade working with a variety of clients, Laura uses her intuition and expertise to help her clients produce remarkable results in their lives. Her own awakening to the power of feng shui came on the heels of a flood and the realization that she could live with beloved belongings rather than unloved hand-me-down stuff. Her trifecta of serving people includes public speaking, writing, and compassionate coaching. Laura is a published author of the books Let Go Courageously and Live with Love: Transform Your Life with Feng Shui and Cherish Your World Gift Book: 100 Tips to Enhance Your Home and Your Life. Prior to creating her company, Laura worked as a full-time parent and an assistant professor at Ohio Wesleyan University. She earned a Ph.D. in political science from The Ohio State University. Her joys in life include loving her dog, laughing with great friends, dancing, reading, meditating, running, being in nature, and listening to music she loves. You are welcome to connect with Laura below.
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Larry Tyler

I always look forward to your poetry. It always reaches my heart and inspires me.

Laura Mikolaitis

Your poem is beautiful, Laura. I especially love the last two lines – compelling. Thank you for sharing this with us.

Tom Dietzler

Laura, your poems are always such a study in depth, and how you mine your stories, and pull such a wealth of feeling and clarity in each line. Reading them is like unwrapping a smile – and then the ending surprises, and brings that smile to full flower. I loved this one, and thank you so much for sharing it.

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