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Potential
by Judith L Bailey

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Written for the occasion of my parents' 50th wedding anniversary... a hopeful quest for approval...

 


Forty-nine years ago, add a few days
A baby girl was born.
She was plump and healthy, cute but purple.
Beautiful to eyes that could see
all her potential.

She grew into a lively girl who made
friends and enemies
easily. She kept her friends and often
changed her mind about her ‘enemies’.
She was generous, occasionally sneaky.
Truthful and stubborn. Smart and a ‘quick study’.

A girl who grew into young womanhood
not yet understanding the
fullness of living.

Much growth stopped here, not physically, but
the true maturing of potential.
Still, with limited use of spanned wings,
she flew
into her woman-mold.
Too high. Too fast. Too soon.

Alas, she is gone. But wait! here she comes,
flapping her potential wings so clumsily about her.
How warm and loving, how difficult is she.
***
There are many who find it takes
the fullness of experience
to learn, to fly, to stretch, to grow
into all the span of one’s own potential
.
***


 

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Reviewed by Annabel Sheila
I really enjoyed this piece Judith! Very well written.

Anna
Reviewed by Liana Margiva
LOVELY!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU

POEtentiality in a wonderful story in "Potential".

Stimulating reading.

Healthy Long Creative Life, Poet!


Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Victor Farrell
I think you must know one of my sisters:) well done
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
There is a universal truth in what you express in these verses, Judith. Thank you. Love and peace. Regis
Reviewed by Jay Squires
Judith ~

Judging from your writing, your parents, while remembering every stage of their daughter's growth, should be very proud of her accomplishment. Thanks for letting us glimpse where that "potential" has taken you. You are an excellent writer.

Jay
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper
so true and very entertaining piece. We continue to grow and mature right on into the ground. The smarter we get, the older we get. Then all the knowledge gets buried along with us. usted amor. G
Reviewed by Mark Mahoney
We all still learn to fly, whilst stretching and growing with every passing day... lovely poem, very well put together, well done...take care...Mark ...
Reviewed by Handsum Hart
very enjoyable
Reviewed by na na (Reader)
Yes, very well done Judith. Yes experience sure does count for a lot. Bill Murray
Reviewed by Marco Landi
well done..
How warm and loving, how difficult is she ?
Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa
Your thoughts, sensations and potential are well versed here...bravo!!..good on ya sis!!
{{{HUGS}}}

Vesna
Reviewed by jude forese
well done! enjoyed reading...
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Well written, excellent thoughts,hopefully we keep learning in an ever widening horizons;-)
Reviewed by Robert Montesino
As they say "Like a fine wine..." Nice write Judith, I can relate to this in many ways!
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya
Excellent write....BHUWAN
Reviewed by Bonnie Torrente
You certainly have my approval! I not only love the poem, I agree. I'm one of those people. Excellent write.
Good luck with your parents, honey

Bonnie
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