It’s just one year but it seems that I aged several years, emotionally.
A cold dark month when I feared about my future;
Staying at home to take care of a child wasn’t fulfilling.
I wanted to work. I wanted sunshine.
The cold continued and I was directionless; lost in the sheets of snow.
My lonely hours at home, my frustrations at everything and everyone;
Gloomy days continued.
A ray of hope that I can now apply for a work permit;
A loving family, who understood me and stood by my side.
Got some free time to learn something new.
As the leaves sprouted on the trees, I uncovered opportunities.
First it was toastmasters, then writing, then baking, then exercising;
Life wasn’t so boring after all.
I was as happy as a summer day;
Enjoying my hobbies;
Indulging in my new passions;
Family vacation, camping with cousins, parties;
Movies, shopping, road trips;
Life looked like a never ending celebration.
Dark clouds bloomed on my life again.
Thunderstruck by the fact that my work permit got rejected;
Tears gushed in my eyes while rained poured outside.
I fell back into my valley of sorrows;
Summer was over; so was my happy time;
I was stuck in a predicament;
A ray of hope inspired by Mother nature;
If trees appearing barren in winter can grow fresh leaves back in spring;
then why can’t my life take a positive turn in a future?
Time to shed my tears and enjoy life as it comes;
A month where I stamped on my fears;
A Halloween month when I feared less and enjoyed more ;
Good days may be just round the corner;
so why not indulge in some festivities;
Seeking cheer in everything;
A retrospection of the year fading away;
A realization that I feel more mature now;
A time to recollect what I learned in the year:
It was an unforgettable year –
When I learned to cope up with any circumstance;
When I learned to survive any misfortune;
When I realized the blessings around me;
When I stopped worrying about the past and the future;
When I started finding joy in daily life;
When I started treasuring the smiles of my spouse and my child;
When I started living happily in the present;
A year when I finally found peace with myself.
P.S: This is my attempt at writing poems. This was written for ‘Writing 101: A poem a day: prompt:What magic have you accomplished in the past year?’