Gypsy Mama. Yes, you are right. It is five-minute Friday. The rules are simple and the challenge is fun. Time yourself and just write for five minutes. You don't worry about whether or not it is right. You just write.
The challenge this week is to write about: Backwards.
That's it. So come over and join the rest of us as we work on our writing.
I have discovered
In the moments of my life
That things happen for a reason.
Sometimes it seems as if
You must go backwards
Before you can go
I was married very young,
While still a teenager.
I had several children
And thought we were all happy.
I went, seemingly backwards,
Not understanding why
I became single once again.
The demands of single parenting
Were a constant struggle
Of sweat and tears and love,
It wasn’t until much later
That they learned
Home is not necessarily a place,
And families are not all alike.
I never thought I was good enough.
I was always lacking something
That I thought I needed to possess
In order to be better.
I had to go backwards
To discover that I really am
Better than I ever thought.
I had to discover the parts within myself
That needed healing;
The woman within
Who needed to be cherished.
I had to go backwards within myself
Before I could go forward
And start over again.
I had to go backwards to learn
That whatever I am
Is somehow enough and to spare.
God will give me whatever I need
To complete the task He has given me.
He will make up for any difference,
That I might lack.
STOP (but I just had to finish the last verse)
And so, my journey continues
And sometimes back
As I learn, love, need and hope.
He teaches me that He is always there
Even, in the times I find myself,
So, come on over to The Gypsy Mama's Place and join us for a five minute spell. You are going to love it!