Paradise

‘Paradise’

Having  the  time  to  reflect  on  self,

I’ve  come  to  realize  that  what  I  seek  is  within  me.

I’ve  wallowed  in  self  doubt,  and  in  the  process

I’ve  put  creative  dreams  on  hold.

Always  making  excuses  for  what  I  can’t  do  and  why,

And  what  I  don’t  have  time  for.

The  years  have  slipped  away  for  making  dreams  a  reality.

The  years  have  slipped  away,  but  time  allows  for  second  attempts,

For  me  to  make  the  best  of  time  that’s  left.

I  see  so  clearly  now,  and  my  senses  are  alive.

I  feel  revived  as  if  a  new  me  has  been  born.

With  a  new  sense  of  self,  I  will create

What  might  be  the  masterpiece  of  a  lifetime.

A  masterpiece  to  make  me  weep  tears  of  joy

That  I  accomplished  what  I  set  forth  to  do.

I’ve  decided  to  put  fear  aside,  and  make  my  dreams  a  reality.

I  shall  try  once  again  without  reservation.

Having  the  time  to  reflect  on  self,

I’ve  come  to  realize  that  what  I  seek  is  within  me.

It’s  Creativity.

It’s  Happiness.

It’s  Paradise.

 

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About Samara Marie

Having been born and raised in Inglewood, CA, I now proudly call New York City my home. I've been an elementary school teacher a little over 20 years, having taught grades first through fifth. It seems that teaching is what I was meant to do in life, and it is also what I love to do. One of my favorite quotes is by Albert Camus: "Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present." I do give my all to prepare my students to become our future activists, educators, doctors, and the list goes on. The opportunities are out there, and I want my students to grab hold of them.      One of my other passions is writing. I thank my middle school English teacher, Mr. Roger Lawson, for introducing me to poetry writing. He taught me how to use the very powerful tool of written expression, which I value so much. I have writing to thank for getting me through my darkest moments. Writing, along with faith, was my saving grace, while growing up. I don't consider myself a professional writer, but I do use writing as a tool to help me process the heavy weight that the world places on my shoulders sometimes. Writing provides me with another way to express my emotions. Besides my actual voice, writing is my favorite go to tool of self expression.      What else about me? I have a love of music. One of my very first posts on this site was a poem that I wrote about my love of music. I'm someone who has an adventurous spirit. I enjoy everything ranging from sports to shopping (I'm a shoe addict). I can go from spending time at the beach all day to watching sports all day. I've been a WWE fan since I was a kid. I may live in New York, but I will always be a Dodgers fan. Having been an athlete until I graduated from college ( I ran track), working out is a must for me. I love to read, I love to learn, I love people, and I love life. I have many more interests. There's several layers of me. At the end of the day, I love and I am proud of the person that I see in the mirror.
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