Where is she going?
This young girl
With dreams in her pocket
And a bag full of hope..
A new life awaits her
She’s excited to go
To conquer the world
And be something more.
Where is she going?
She’s not so sure any more
A woman now….
She really doesn’t know
How her dreams came apart
And her plans didn’t start
But she knows
That she must
Keep following her heart.
Where is she going?
This woman at fifty
More sure of herself
She makes a new start
With a bag full of hope
And still following her heart.
No worlds to conquer
Except the one deep within
With a smile on her face
And her heart full of thanks
She has nowhere to go
She’s happy to stay
Living life in her own
Linking into Write or Die Wednesdays hosted by Mia of The Chronicles of Chaos and Vashelle of Shelly’s Cabaret a bi-monthly creative writing prompt.
Today’s prompt is :
I love it, Corinne! Godspeed!
*The path is strewn with stars reflecting success * *The horizon beckons, calling her name lovingly!*
Smiling, Vidya! Thank you for your lovely comment.
yes, you can still be a girl at 50! Lovely poem.
Oh yes, you can! 🙂
Yeah, I’m more towards that last girl. 😉 But I wouldn’t change that for nothin’! Happy Wednesday!
Happy for you, LuAnn – it’s the best place to be!
Read like the journey of a woman…From the unknown to the known..From being unsure to being sure..Loved it Corinne 🙂
Yes, it is, Naba. The woman is me! 🙂
Wonderful poem Corinne.. I know, post is delayed, it’s worth the wait 🙂
Thank you, Mahathi.
I believe that everyone will be able to see themselves in this poem, Corinne. As I read this a sense of calmness filled within me. Lovely lines, I must say!
I loved your comment, Vinitha. Thank you!
Wonderful poem. I like these lines..”no world to conquer except the one deep within” 🙂
Can I confess that I thought they were the best part too, Payal! 😉
I did lose myself along the way, but I also found myself. I carry my bag full of hope into the future. Beautiful poem.
Me too, Alana. The poem reflects my life.
you write beautifully Corinne – it paints a picture for me 🙂 ~ Leanne
Thank you, Leanne. I’m glad it does.
A lovely picture of this girl’s life…and eventually, you are happy to live it your way than what you think others may want.
Yes, I think it’s a journey most of us take. Hopefully every one finds peace at the end of it too.
Loved the poem. Especially the portion where she reached the only part of the world left out…within her.
Glad I found this prompt today on your page… 🙂
Thank you, Bhavya! I’m off to see how you interpreted the prompt.
Loved the transition… a coming of age poem…! I bet a lot of ladies will identify with this 🙂
Ah..glad you saw that! I hope it ‘speaks’ to others. Thank you.
Very nice, Corinne! Thank you for sharing.
I’m glad you liked it, Laurel.
What a terrific piece Corinne! Your talent always amazes me.
Thank you, Rena.
I love this poem. I appreciate each stage of this girl’s/woman’s growth.
Thank you, Astrid!
Magical Mystical Mimi
I LOVE this Corinne! As I was reading it I kept thinking, “hey, this is me!” 😀 What a great poem.
Glad it resonated with you!
As I finished reading it, something snapped inside me. Touching poem!
I’m glad you connected with it!
That was absolutely beautiful Corinne. That’s exactly how a journey should be. You put it just perfectly.
Glad you liked it, Tulika.
Beautifully expressed…love the quick change of thought and transition, so smooth and yet so challenging! So inspiring and yet so heart-wrenching! This poem pulled at the strings of my heart. And that is the quality of real poetry.
Thanks, Balroop. I so appreciate your comment.
Corinne, thank you for sharing your journey in this beautiful poem. I read all of the posts linked in it, and I can relate to many of your experiences. Let’s just say I cannot wait to have that 50s mentality 🙂 Confident, self-assured, content…yes please!
I love this journey. I love the positivity and the confidence. Such a great poem, Corinne! 🙂
Thanks a lot, Mia.
This is about your life journey, right?! 🙂
She’ll probably feel much the same when she’s 70. Seems I feel much the same as that young girl until I look in the mirror.
Hugs, Dorothy. So glad you do!
Philip Verghese Ariel
Good to be here again after a long gap.
A well versed one with lot of reality.
Yes, this girl reached to the half of life
but there is no sign of a midlife-crisis! 🙂
Have a wonderful time and a profitable weekend! 🙂
Thank you, Mr Ariel.