The 2019 April A-Z Challenge: E is for Embrace


You open your arms wide
I fold into you
you accept me
willingly
I feel welcomed here
protected
You pull me close and hug me tight
my insecurities
my sadness
my fears
melt away
Your arms are strong when I am weak
needy
lonely
hurt
The power of your arms around me
infuse me with their strength
their love
Your embrace fixes everything

My cousin Lisa with her daughter, Kate

To see the rest of my alphabet click the A to Z menu above or simply click here.

April brings us National Poetry Writing Month, where one writes a poem a day for the entire month of April. I’ve decided to combine this exercise with the A to Z challenge.
I’m a little rusty in the poetry department, so bear with me.

If you’d like to join the A to Z challenge click here for more info.
Or follow along at #AZChallenge

For information regarding National Poetry Writing Month I suggest Google or this tag on Facebook #NaPoWriMo If you blog here on WordPress you can find more posts in the reader at NaPoWriMo.

3 thoughts on “The 2019 April A-Z Challenge: E is for Embrace

  1. That photo is great – Kate is so
    Adorable
    – and you do not seem
    Rusty to me – although the two “ands” in the first stanza might offer a different feel if removed – I once heard that conjunctions (and a few other words like pronouns and articles) get overused in poems
    So I would drop those ands
    I told fold into you
    I accept you

    The second part was powerful because the three “my” words give it a pace:
    pull me close and hug me tight
    my insecurities
    my sadness
    my fears
    …..

    and then you leave out the “my”allowing a a thinner flow
    arms are strong when I am weak
    needy
    lonely


    Together it works
    So
    Well

    Like

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