Worth Carrying

Holding your little hand
As we walk
From outside
Thru the doors
Down the hall
To your classroom
Today
Unlike yesterday
I gained
Your trust
And trust
Is always
Worth carrying

Seeing your sweet smile
As you exit
Your car
Walking towards me
On the sidewalk
Stopping for a hug
And a quick
I’ll see you tomorrow
Today, I felt
Your joy
And joy
Is always
Worth carrying

Seeing tears
Fill your eyes
As we talk
In the hallway
At the end of
A difficult day
So many questions
So hard on yourself
Today, I offered
Encouragement
And encouragement
Is always
Worth carrying

As this day ends
I wonder
What will be
Worth carrying
Tomorrow?

Once again, I had the privilege of joining a poetry circle facilitated by Ali Grimshaw https://flashlightbatteries.blog/. It was the perfect end to a long day of teaching. To write, not worrying about what shows up on the page. To listen intently to others and be heard with the same intention. Time to be still and reflect. Not to mention, getting to know people from all over the world. What a joy! ❤️

9 thoughts on “Worth Carrying

  1. I remember these words vividly … so meaningful, so full of compassion, so gentle and caring …
    And yes, Ali’s ‘Writing Circle’ meeting was a truly aspiring event … Oh … tonight I’m listening to Ludovico Einaudi, 2017 Berlin, full concert…. It’s on YouTube … truly a fabulous show …

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  2. I love this poem! Thank you for sharing it here so that I could read it and soak up the words all over again. I appreciate what you have shared here about your writing circle experience. It is just what I hope to give when we gather to write.

    Keep sharing your voice.
    Ali

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