NaPoWriMo Day 13- You are blessed

NaPoWriMo Day 13- You are blessed

“Today’s prompt! Today, in honour of the potential luckiness of the number 13, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that, like the example poem here, joyfully states that “Everything is Going to Be Amazing.” Sometimes, good fortune can seem impossibly distant, but even if you can’t drum up the enthusiasm to write yourself a riotous pep talk, perhaps you can muse on the possibility of good things coming down the track. As they say, “the sun will come up tomorrow,” and if nothing else, this world offers us the persistent possibility of surprise.”

Today happens to be dad’s birthday. He would have been 82 had he been alive. There couldn’t have been a better prompt than this to celebrate his birthday and all that he taught me – essentially, not to cry over spilt milk- to bounce back stronger.

My poem for today, ‘You are blessed’

I want to write something today,
that touches your soul,
that inspires-
that makes you smile
Its tough some days, I know
I find it tough too-
doubt stifles, hope
runs dry like arid land
You have to dig hard,
harder, deeper
to find the fountain of faith.
And when you do,
hold it close-
Like your favorite teddy
The one you didn't let go of
when you were little,
and scared of monsters
real or the ones in your head
Today, remember, your first crush

and how it made your heart race
or the time you saw glow worms,
and the wonder you felt.
Or, the time you lingered
to watch a ladybug make its way 
through towers of green grass.
Remember, how its slow, steady pace

held your heart
And you stood transfixed
Unable to pull away.
Take it slow, today
Be hypnotized
by your inner voice

It's there. Listen.
It's what got you this far
Let it warm you 
Inch by inch
From your aching feet
to the tips of your tingling fingers.
To your heart- let it free, 

And your head.
Let every cell be charged 
with infinite strength
Know that you are strong
And you are blessed.


22 responses to “NaPoWriMo Day 13- You are blessed”

  1. What a lovely tribute to uncle, Smi! I’m sure he must be happy knowing that you remember and are following his life lessons. He certainly is blessing you from above. Beautiful poem. Lots of love

    • Thank you so much, Vands❤️ for your comforting words. I do feel his presence in everything I do and I know he is happy,wherever he is. The missing can’t be helped. Thanks Vands again. It’s good to hear from you❤️

  2. Beautiful words and beautiful sentiments, Smitha. I love these lines: “Take it slow, today / Be hypnotized / by your inner voice // It’s there. Listen.” May we all listen!💜🍃

  3. Ahh, how beautiful, Smitha! It went down to my aching feet and I immediately felt better. 🙂 What a lovely glimpse of you as little and how you grew up into this fearless poet and artist that you are today, also thanks to your father. Marvellous!

    • Hey Manja, As always, your words made me smile🙂. You have such a knack of doing it. I grew fearless because of my dad and the discipline too. But from my mother came the art and the emotion. Thank you,Manja for telling me the poem did make you feel better🙂❤️. Hugs.

  4. What I particularly like about this Smitha is the way you approached it – you could have written a light poem as if you were a cheerleader or a motivational speaker, but instead you went somewhere deeper – that teddy bear, that first awe from the natural world – this is a more profound version of a pep talk!

    • Thank you for your lovely comment, Andrea. I’m so glad you pointed those specifics out. I did not want to make it sound like a regular motivational piece. So, your saying it, feels good. Thank you!

    • Thank you, dear Cheryl. I missed your lovely comments on my poems the last few days. Reading this made me smile.
      Thank you for your generous appreciation of the poem ❤️.

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