My daughter who is a high school senior recently captured her life experience and put it into a poem. Very profound. Here it is…
Who will I be? Where will I go? I wonder.
I am in a pool all by myself.
The pool of my thoughts. Just floating and,
I pull myself into a fetal position and
my eyes are touching my knees.
And I wonder.
Where will my legs take me?
Will I walk in the safe and shallow of the pool?
Or will I take the daring dive of faith to live
an extraordinary journey?
I raise my hands to the sky.
Looking at my fingerprints in the light.
Where will I leave my mark?
Will I touch other people’s lives?
For the good or for the bad?
I let my breathing slow down and
My heart and lungs pump to keep me alive.
Will my heart burn with love for
all things pure in this world?
Will I let my heart belong to right people?
Or will I fall into the easy trap
of letting my heart be prisoner
to dishonorable humans on this earth?
Now I’m knowing.
Where will I go? Who will I be?
That question is entirely up
to my creator who built my whole body.
I will do whatever my God tells me.