Writing: Intro to Poetry; Day Ten: Future

Untitled Poem

by Gertie

The future is now.

The future is here.

This is the day we have been waiting for;

The first day of summer;

Known as Summer Solstice.

A time to celebrate.

A time to be aware of what this new season brings us.

Now its time to continue to stand up.

Stand up to the racism that divides this country.

Time to support our friend of color.

The future is NOW.

Writing: Into to Poetry; Day Nine: Landscape

Untitled Poem

by Gertie

First I hear you;

At first it is just a trickle.

As I get closer your trickle gets louder;

Now I spot you.

You are just a brook.

A brook calling out to me;

Calling out to me to just take a deep breath and enjoy the moment.

I thank you for the moment of being in the present.

I thank you small brook for the breath.

Writing: Intro to Poetry; Day Eight: Pleasure

Bring on the Challenge

by Gertie

Bring on the Challenge of pleasure during uncertain times.

Bring on the challenge of enjoying simple things like coloring when mental health symptoms increase.

Bring on the challenge of walking through nature when life gets too hard.

Bring on the challenge of being yourself in a cruel world.

Just bring on the challenge of what you desire.

Writing: Intro to Poetry; Day Seven: Flavor

Untitled Poem

by Gertie

The smell of salt water

and the feel of the waves splashing in my face

reminds me of a more peaceful time in my childhood

A childhood that was full of trauma but at least there

were good moments.

Good moments like the taste of a double scoop ice cream cone

with mint & chip flavor and cookies & cream flavor

while at the beach on an extra hot day in California.

Writing: Intro to Poetry; Day Six: Screen

Untitled Poem

by Gertie

Too many people looking at their phone screens,

as they sit in the company of their friends and family.

I say put down those phones and spend time with those you love

 as whatever is on the screen of your phone can wait an hour or two.

You never know how much time you have with those you love.

Writing: Intro to Poetry; Day Five: Imperfect

Abscessed Flute

by Gertie

Life is full of imperfection,

Like an out of tune flute section.

Now is the time to be tuned,

Or you might become imperfect like an abscessed wound.

Best not become an infected wound and play that flute to perfection.

Poetry; Day Six: Screens

Untitled Poem

by Gertie

At first its like a movie. A movie that wont stop.

A movie that cant be put on pause.

A movie that makes you feel like you a re-experiencing what’s in the movie.

A re-experience nobody wants to deal with to begin with.

 

Poetry; Day Four: Journey

The Journey of Recovery

by Gertie

Recovery is a path.

A path that is journey.

A journey that has valley’s as deep as Death Valley.

Peeks so high that its like you are looking down from the peek of Mount Everest.

The journey isn’t always deep or high its sometimes flat and boring or even like a rollercoaster that goes upside and backwards.

The journey of recovery isn’t meant to be flat and easy but its well worth it.

It’s worth it to have a life worth living, whatever that looks like to you.