Today’s Na/GloPoWriMo2016 challenge is to write a poem based on things you remember.
I remember a voice in my cradle
My mother singing to me
“Rosetta are you better”
A low-scoring chart harmony
I remember the voice in the garden
Scolding in ignominy
I remember the faces of friends
Downcast, embarrassed for me
I remember youthful successes
Mother’s smiles beaming at me
I remember the pride of a father
And my own invincible glee
I remember growing assertion
Resistance, desire to be “free”
I remember reactive rebellion
Learning “how to be me”
I remember irascible folly
How the hurts rebounded on me
I remember lessons not learned
Why weren’t they plain to see?
I remember the dreams I once had
How they were taken from me
I forgave my dream-thief long ago
Accepted the hand life decreed
I remember meeting my Saviour
Why would He set me free?
I remember the doubts and the failures
But that’s not my true identity
I remember the wild rollercoaster
I remember a storm-driven sea
But most of all I remember
My God will always love me
Great. Nice flow.
What an incredible way to share your testimony. Although the “who, what, and where,s” may be different, I can see myself in each stanza.