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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.

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Laura Staley
Laura Staleyhttp://www.cherishyourworld.com
The founder of Cherish Your World, Laura Staley passionately helps people thrive by guiding them to a holistic transformation of space, heart, mind, body, and soul. Laura knows that there’s a relationship between the conditions of our homes or workplaces and the quality of our lives. Trained and certified with the Western School of Feng Shui and seasoned by almost two decades of working with a variety of clients, Laura uses her intuition and expertise to empower her clients to produce remarkable results in their lives. Her trifecta of serving people includes speaking, writing, and compassionate listening. As a columnist, Laura writes personal essays focused on self-discovery, feng shui, emotional health, and transformations from the inside out. Laura is the published author of three books: Live Inspired, Let Go Courageously and Live with Love: Transform Your Life with Feng Shui, and the Cherish Your World Gift Book of 100 Tips to Enhance Your Home and Life. Prior to creating her company, Laura worked as a fulltime 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 laughing with loved ones, dancing, reading, meditating, running, being in nature, and listening to music she loves. She resides in Black Mountain, NC with lovable dog, Layla. Laura is a contributing author to the inspiring book Crappy to Happy: Sacred Stories of Transformational Joy

8 COMMENTS

  1. 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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