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To be free

A new year nears,
And I wonder:
What dreams
Dare I seek?

In asking, I find
The things I want
Aren’t things
That can be
Store bought, or
Grasped with my hands

They are:
Seeing (the better to know)
Knowing (the better to change)
Changing (the better to uplift)
Uplifting (the better to soar)
Soaring (the better
To show my sons
What it is like
To be free)


Here is to our taking flight in 2015!

  1. December 23, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Happy Holidays, Deb! May 2015 be a great year for all of you.

  2. December 23, 2014 at 10:12 am

    That’s so beautiful

    • December 23, 2014 at 10:24 am

      Thank you! I’ve been struggling to keep hope in mind while seeing many things that need to change. Writing this helped me lock in where I want to be, which is pushing forward for my dreams instead of merely reacting.

      And, lo! This comment is now longer than its post. Oops.

      • December 23, 2014 at 12:43 pm

        Hahaha. Hey your sharing your hope with others through your poetry. Now thats a good gift to give to the world.

  3. December 23, 2014 at 11:11 am

    I love the picture! Uplifting!

    • December 23, 2014 at 11:19 am

      I got a D date at Disneyland last Sunday. Usually he wants to go on one ride over and over, so exploring the tree with him–and watching his exploration–was such a sweet treat. ♥

      • December 23, 2014 at 11:26 am

        Those moments really are the best. And make the rest make more sense, I think.

  4. December 23, 2014 at 11:45 am

    Such an uplifting piece, Deb!! Thanks for breathing HOPE into the holidays. Wishing you and your family of 4 safe travels. Looking forward to seeing you soon!!

  5. December 23, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    Here is to taking flight in 2015! Beautiful poem!

  6. December 23, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    Wonderful. Enjoyed reading it immensely.

  7. December 23, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    Wishing you and your family the Merriest of Christmases!!! So enjoyed your poem! Have a great New Year, Deborah! I look forward to reading you in the coming new year!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. December 24, 2014 at 3:27 am

    Wonderful! Thank you very much and i wish you a Merry Christmas! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Greetings from Germany sends you Melanie

    • December 24, 2014 at 11:27 am

      Thank you! And warm greetings back. (I was tempted to add something in German, but … 14 years post college graduation, I’ve gotten a little rusty. Ahem!)

  9. December 24, 2014 at 7:06 am

    Perfectly said! May you and your lovely family have a joy filled Christmas.

    • December 24, 2014 at 11:28 am

      Thank you! It was one of those, “I cannot write these feelings down in prose” deals. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Wishing you much joy, too.

  10. Jen
    December 24, 2014 at 7:49 am

    Love it! And that’s a great picture, too!

  11. December 24, 2014 at 8:30 am

    Jubilant holiday’s and Joyous New Year my friend to you and your entire family.

    {{{{{{{ โค }}}}}}}

  12. December 24, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    Wishing you and your family a happy close to the year and a wonderful 2015!

  13. December 27, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    Sending loving thoughts to you and your family and may 2015 be a fun, fulfilling, peaceful year for you. ๐Ÿ™‚

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