Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Yes poems

Mary, in my online poetry group challenged us to write from and about "yes". I enjoyed coming at a basic human position from different angles.

Yes - 1

Life is hard.
Life is good.

Yes - 2

I will not tell you yes
when my gut screams no.
I will not tell you no
when my heart cries yes.
False yes invites resentment
False no invites regret.
I cannot trust your yes
until I've heard your no.
Easier to accept your no
once I know your true yes.

Yes -3

I am thankful for the times
I've dropped practical concerns,
rolled on the floor with the toddler,
giggled or wept too late with friends,
walked a dusky beach until moonrise,
made love on a rainy winter afternoon
with floor unswept, dishes in the sink.
Death says no soon enough.
In the mean time, I say yes.

Victoria Hendricks
July 14, 2010

1 comment:

  1. You have written three excellent 'yes' poems, Victoria. The last one especially gives me pause this morning...something we all need to remember!