Tuesday, October 18, 2016
DMC: "Silent Guidance" by Keri Collins Lewis
For all you didn’t say – thanks.
The stiletto heels I bought for too much money
and the blisters they left behind.
The dangerous-looking boy who turned out to be
less Mr. Right and more Mr. What Was I Thinking?
The nights my friends and I stayed up
far too late laughing far too loudly.
The strange diets.
The stranger mood swings.
For all the times I know you wanted to say,
No. Wait. What are you thinking?
but didn’t – thanks.
Your loving silence helped me find my own way.
© 2016 Keri Collins Lewis. All rights reserved.
Kenn Nesbitt has challenged us to write poems for our mothers this month. Click HERE for more details.
Post your poem on our October 2016 padlet. All contributions will be included in a wrap-up celebration on Friday, October 28th, and one lucky participant will win an autographed copy of Kenn's delightful new anthology, forthcoming from Little, Brown Books for Young Readers on November 1, 2016: