Pony: A Resolution Poem
Happy Poetry Friday! Thanks for stopping by the ridge this holiday weekend. For more of the poetry festivities, visit Buffy's space HERE. I wish all of you a joyful holiday!
This week, I am sharing a poem of resolution. When we make a resolution, we make a firm decision to do something or not to do something. In my experience, it is much easier for me to make a resolution than it is to keep it. I tend to be wishy-washy when it comes to making definitive decisions sometimes. I find myself resolving to do things that may be too far off in the distance to settle on so intently. Instead, I resolve to do better at setting my sights on doing and caring for things that are already in my current reality. Our sweet pony reminded me of this, each time I failed to acknowledge him when he stuck out his nose for me to give him a touch or a tickle. He made me realize, I must do better. Time must stand still for all the good in my life; all that is waiting to be seen.
Invitation to Write:
Have you ever made a resolution? If so, take some time to write them down in your notebook or write down a new one. Writing poems of resolution can help you stay focused and committed to what's important to you.
12/22/2017 08:38:22 am
This is so lovely and your pony so lucky. I am rereading THE ART OF GRACE...I think you would like it too. Hugs to you for a magical new year full of surprises and gentle teachings and promises kept all around. xx
12/22/2017 09:22:08 am
What a beautiful poem. Oh, those resolutions are coming round again. I do love the sound of them. I am also not good at the keeping of them. However, because it's your invitation.....I will give this a serious think. Stopping to pet a pony. That's a beautiful resolution from you. I have to think about what I need to make time to do more of.
12/22/2017 10:30:03 am
It's so easy to overlook the little things in our lives, and so wonderful when we stop to notice. Not only did you get some pony love, you got poetry inspiration--thanks for sharing it with us!
12/22/2017 04:41:16 pm
Hi Kiesha, it is important to search and discover what we've been missing, like that touch of your sweet pony. Your poem has a calm and soothing voice, and I liked your intro too: "Time must stand still for all the good in my life; all that is waiting to be seen."
12/23/2017 10:01:02 pm
Remembering to take notice of the small important things in our life, thanks for reminding us of this–they also bring such joy in return. And your poem is filled with self-reflection and joy. I really enjoyed the thoughtful, descriptive words you picked to paint a picture of your pony–lovey, thanks for slowing our pace a bit!
12/24/2017 06:51:31 am
A beautiful moment captured in poetry, and a fine and worthy resolution!
12/26/2017 11:28:21 am
Such a lovely reminder to stop and notice the beauty and grace that is right in front of us.
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Welcome! I'm Kiesha Shepard, and I have a love for writing and the teaching of writing. Whispers From the Ridge is a place where I can share my words and ideas for teaching writing. It's also a place for you to find inspiration for writing the words inside of you. I invite you into my world of writing as I capture the whispers from the ridge.
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