I Am

I Am

I am strong and hopeful
I wonder if everything really happens for a reason
I hear laughter
I see tomorrow
I want to be happy
I am strong and hopeful

I pretend that I have it all together

I feel lost

I touch my toddler’s sticky fingers
I worry about how it will all work out
I cry when I allow myself to let go
I am strong and hopeful

I understand that life is never what we expect
I say that I can handle it anyway
I dream for all the pieces to fall into place
I try to focus on the moment
I hope that one day I will KNOW I made the right choices
I am strong and hopeful

*This poem was made with the I AM template through Mama Kat’s writer’s workshop. It’s funny the things you discover about yourself when you are given the right prompt. What would you discover if you tried?

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  1. Lovely poem!! Love it next to your cute picture with the sticky finger toddler!

  2. This is so beautiful! There is SUCH a positive undertone running through your words. I love the glimpse into your heart here! Visiting from Mama Kat’s

  3. Loved this. It’s amazing how some simple blanks on a template can bring out so much emotion, yes?

  4. I dream for all the pieces to fall in place…
    I know exactly.
    And they will.
    Just keep hoping.
    Love this and it was beautifully written.

  5. Oh, this is awesome. Beautifully written and I relate to it so much. Love it.