Poetry and I have never been friends. Although I love to read it and listen to it, writing it is has always been a whole other beast. That said, I decided today, I would seize the day, and take on that beast. Good, bad, or indifferent, it felt great to write it and take a stab at something new.
See You Later, Frustration!
Frustration, Frustration go away
I don’t want to feel you in my body today.
You make my stomach hurt and I feel tight in my chest
Some days it is hard to take you and I need a rest.
My mom says taking deep breaths is the best thing to do
And I try to do that, but frustration, you are making me feel so blue.
My dad tries to tickle it out of me and sometimes that works,
But this time it is not going away, and I still feel it lurks.
Suddenly, my dog licks my foot, and I feel a twinge better
I finally feel able to get dressed and put on my sweater.
My bird on its perch tweets to me a hello
And I take a deep-down belly breath and let that frustration finally go.
Frustration you are not going to get the best of me today
The breath, the tickle, lick and tweet will help me get through this day.