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In love, in life

By Jill Harper-JuddPublished 2 months ago 1 min read
Photo by Rod Long on Unsplash

We arrive unexpectedly

Kicking and screaming

Pushed roughly from that peaceful womb

Into the chaos that is world

And life

So much to do, see, feel, say!

We jump in, running fast

Stretch, catch and return

Shouting, laughing, crying

Loving -

Experiencing life,

Collecting joys and sorrows

By the armful.


The process will reverse

We leave the chaos of world

Retreat into gentle, constant days

Oatmeal for breakfast

Pudding at supper.

Naps in the dappled shade

Vision and hearing begin to diminish

Oh, the relief!

The cacophony of life, the dissonance of

8 billion souls.

Finally muffled.

Time now

Is marked by slower hands.

We can revisit memories

Ponder goals achieved

Loves lost -and found.

And so we are pulled

Gently back into the quiet spaces

At night we sleep with covers tucked

Securely all around

Dreaming into eternity.

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About the Creator

Jill Harper-Judd

I've been writing poetry and short stories since childhood....but my life has often been chaotic so (mental) space to write can be hard to find. I am a lover of words and the worlds we can create with them. I seek beauty in all things.

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