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
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Thank you for reading.
Susan Baury Rouchard