Tottering on stubby legs,
Reaching for the world,
Another child once nested
Now slowly comes uncurled.
Stretching out and learning,
Forgetting childhood woes,
Opening to each new thing,
Reforming as she grows.
Meet her in the springtime
And meet her in the fall.
The child you met the first time
Is no longer there at all.
One more child a woman,
Now a mother, now a grand.
Always we are changing,
Led by nature’s hand.

Libraries cannot answer
If changing has an end,
For we know not if transformation
Ends around the bend.

9 thoughts on “Transformation

  1. Andrea R Huelsenbeck

    Honest to goodness, Judy, how do you do this? How do you take one word and write a beautiful poem (that rhymes and has meter) so quickly? And that is loaded with so much meaning? And is so satisfying to read? Another masterpiece.

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      It’s because I do it every day, Andrea. It’s like brushing my teeth. Get up, let the dogs out, look at the prompt, start writing, feed the dogs and cat, back to bed to continue writing and stay there until I am finished. It usually takes about 3 hours. Rhyming makes it easier because the need to end a line with a limited number of word choices forces my mind in a certain direction. I know it is strange that it is actually easier for me to write in rhyme than not! It takes all sorts. And I usually make some change nearly every time I read it for the rest of the day. My update lists are looooooooong!


    1. lifelessons Post author

      I know. I reported it yesterday morning and they thanked me and acted surprised.. bet that happened with 75 people, as 75 had “liked” the prompt. Posts? O. Pretty good indication something is broken. Must be a huge problem as it has been out two days. Probably happened while trying to fix something that wasn’t broken.



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