I just thought I would try this after visiting TheOnlyCin’s blog and seeing the challenge and her response to it.
Thanks to Viewfromtheside for the opportunity.
© 2010 Kathy Larson
September 17, 2010
The Beat of My Heart
As the years slide on by
I question it more and more
This pulse, my life force.
What once felt trapped
And often raged, blindly,
Now feels caged. . .
. . .from time to time
There is a flutter within,
A pounding of fists,
And moments of joy
Of sorrow of anger
Swell the dams and burst
Through to memory.
And I, remembering why
Place a trembling hand there
And smile. This is mine,
This uncertain beat.
17 thoughts on “In response to Viewfromtheside’s weekend challenge”
That’s simply beautiful mom!
Thank you Jenn.
I agree with Jenn, beautiful writing.
Very much appreciated, Cindy.
So beautifully written and what a story it tells.
this is beautiful. thanks for joining in, i hope you’ll do so again in future
I will — and thank you!
That is lovely…well done.
Thank you Granny, nice to hear from you.
Wow! The whole family is behind you and reading and commenting. Great! Like to see that.
Well done poem. You rose to the challenge and you did it well. I like “there is a flutter within, a pounding of fists …” Evocative. Nice.
Poem on …
Thanks Jamie. I truly appreciate any comments or critiques you may offer.
No new post?
Hi Granny — sorry, been up to my eyeballs in meetings, grievances, complaints, concerns. . . . hopefully I’ll get back to more ‘fun’ stuff soon! Take care.
This is beautiful..it reminds me that we should be grateful for who we are..and that we should listen to our hearts. I love your use of rhyme too…xx
Thank you Chloe — so nice to hear from you
Thank you – I’ve been out of action for a coupla weeks for various reasons, but I am back now and will be blogging like there is no tomorrow…well…you know what I mean! lol xx