Life in Poetry reading, writing, reflecting

Life in Poetry reading, writing, reflecting
April showers bring May flowers

Monday, 1 April 2019

⌗AtoZ Challenge, April 1st 2019

Good Morning April Fool.

Here is my contribution to the A to Z Challenge of April 2019.
This is the first time I am participating in this challenge, so we'll see if I have the stamina to complete the whole month !
I am also, very ambitiously, writing for the April NaNoWrite ! So the challenge is twofold !!

Hang on to your horse and enjoy the ride. And good luck to all my fellow participants.

if you would like to know more about the challenge go here

A is for Alice, my eldest daughter, 24 on the 18th.

I first wrote this poem in 2015, she has found her way since.

To my Daughter

She is sailing without the wind,

bobbing on the waves.

Without direction she bales

out onto a smaller raft.

Deadlines on the horizon close in.

A storm struggles

with the sunlight as she scrambles

up a bank of intelligence

she does not possess. Out of reach

the goals she sets

flounder with the dusk.

A long time will pass

and once again her sail

will swell, catch the breeze.

She will blow towards the day.

©Susan Baury Rouchard 

Please react, comment and I will be sure to reply. Sharing is what brings the words alive.
Thank you for reading.

Susan Baury Rouchard 


  1. Well written though I wanted something more from you. The stream of the poem seemed to got stagnant only in the realm human predicament. What about if you take a life without any ambition, as soft and flexible as water.....

  2. Thank you Kaiser. Interesting comment. I will have to think about what you say. A poem can always be improved, deepened and taken in a different direction.


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