The Sweet Spot of My Life Trajectory: This I Know

NaPoWriMo Day 20: I challenge to write a poem that states the things you know. For example, “The sky is blue” or “Pizza is my favorite food” or “The world’s smallest squid is Parateuthis tunicata. Each line can be a separate statement, or you can run them together. The things you “know” of course, might be facts, or they might be a little bit more like beliefs. Hopefully, this prompt will let your poem be grounded in specific facts, while also providing room for more abstract themes and ideas.

 Things I know for certain:
Music and smells evoke forgotten feelings
Breathing is essential to living
Laughing, too
Society does not allow people the time and space to grieve
Forgiveness is a gift to oneself.

Things I think I know:
Entwined fingers are more intimate than tangled bodies
Moving furniture can change one’s perspective
Buying new bedding, too
Crème brulee fixes everything for a moment
Nothing can replace hard copy books on a shelf.

Things I know for real:
I am resilient
I make beautiful children
A loyal friend, too
My grant writing is better than my poetry
I love beyond all reason.

Things I know are the real deal:
The joy of finding a polished rock
Digging in the dirt is requisite to sanity
Praying, too
Being gentle with oneself and others is the real golden rule
Turning 52 I have come into my season.

~Just L (April 20, 2015)

3 thoughts on “The Sweet Spot of My Life Trajectory: This I Know

  1. Thank you for stopping by my blog. I definitely agree with your “Things I know for certain” .. I hope you have wine tonight. Lol


  2. Love this… How did you think of all those things and so well put together. See my words at:


    1. Thank you for the kind words. I have been following Grams Ramblings and listed your link on my blog roll!

      These “truths” lie so close to my heart they simoly spilled out like a scribbled grocery list of staple goods. The fact they flowed together was again simply in my favor.


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