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Monday, April 7, 2014

Day 7 of April Poem A Day!

I've gotten to Day 7 and love being able to write a poem a day. I hope some of you are writing too and loving all the poems I'm reading. If you don't know what I'm talking about, I'm doing the Challenge on Poetic Asides that I do every April every year. You write at least a poem a day for a prompt that Robert Brewster gives to us. There are prizes for the best poems, but that is not why I do it. I do it because I love the writing and reading everyone's poems. So here is mine for today:

April 7, 2014
Prompt: Write a self portrait

A Portrait of Me
I started as an unpainted canvas
young and naive and full of hopes and dreams
eager to explore the world and find its wonders
grabbing onto the hand of another explorer
who swept me up in his tumultuous life
moving here and there as the painting
took shape and soon I was a teacher and a
mother and brush strokes later a writer
sweeping over the canvas always my
truth that do well unto others and they
will do well unto you
gathering steadfast friends for the
coming storm in my life
painting over the faults and the bad times
letting the light from the good shine through
and now though there is still more room
left to paint, the composition is full of all it needs.
copyright 2014 by Barbara Ehrentreu

Until the next time, tomorrow. I hope you will read poems and maybe write one of your own.:) Please share if you do!!


  1. Very beautiful thoughts . You have made it through some tough storms but your here and that's what counts.


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