Sometimes: A Poem

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Sometimes when I see you
quick breath, heart skips a beat
I smile inward a new dawn.
Move forward nervous feet.
Anticipate yet worry
Protecting my own space,
Old memories still linger.
And show up on my face.
Admit inside unsteady
Hoping my heart will heal
And find tomorrow's promise
Words, actions, feelings real.
Sense nervous or impulsive
then thoughtful kind and sweet,
I don't know why I'm doing
a random meet & greet.
I'm like a silly flashlight 
Out searching in the dark
Or in my car just driving
No place for me to park
I'm trying to move forward
my mind says no, step back,
Relax and pause, be cautious  
Find signs I need but lack.
Yes I have my own struggles.
Afraid broken will show.
And yet I stumble forward
My tears and fears in tow.
Tired and sometimes empty
alone this house, this life
So very long ago now
Still Mom but once was wife
Move on evolve life's journey
The "I can do this" test 
moments of tears and sadness
Then smile, trying my best
Each day brings strength and wisdom
Give others hope and love 
Fill up their cup, it's needed.
Pray to the one above.
Some times I yearn to lie down
And stay there in my room,
No need to hope for different
And underlying gloom.
But that's not me - get going
Mantra, bravely "move on"
There's happy moments waiting
I'm patient but, how long
Winds blow I stand resilient,
allowed to twist and bend.
My poems share the journey
Unsure this stories end.

Sandi Lafferty

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Sandi Lafferty

With a career path including faith ministry, Sandi promotes learning and helping others with a focus of choice through challenge thinking and the healing power of poetry.

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