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What's Truly Important?

A "Dancing with Distraction" Acrostic

By Ahna LewisPublished 4 months ago 1 min read
Top Story - June 2023
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Did I forget to tell you?

I love you more than anything.

Sometimes life gets in the way

Today is no exception

Right now, I’m pulled thin

Answering emails, drafting proposals

Consumed by spreadsheets and sales

Tricked into never-ending responsibilities

It took a while, but I finally understand now

Only thing more important than you?

Nothing. Absolutely nothing.


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About the Creator

Ahna Lewis

Just a high school English teacher who never quite got over her dream of becoming an author. :)

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  • Jazzy Gonçalves 21 days ago

    This was such a good entry!

  • Deborah Wonuola3 months ago

    Nice it actually relatable

  • Mary Villamarin 4 months ago

    I can relate to this. Thank you!💞

  • ThatWriterWoman4 months ago

    Awe good! I'm glad the narrator found her true priority!

  • Donna Renee4 months ago

    😭😭 I love it, SO much.

  • Roy Stevens4 months ago

    That's very sweet Ahna, I hope the subjects get to see this! Sorry I took so long to see this piece.

  • Valentina Savage4 months ago

    well written! Congrats! I would be very happy if you go read one of my poems

  • MARIE ODEMS 4 months ago

    GRET POEM !!!💜💜💜💜

  • Heidi McCloskey4 months ago

    This was so incredibly sweet and I agree with everyone else, a very valuable reminder!

  • Tender, powerful, simple, beautiful.

  • Heather Hubler4 months ago

    Aww, those last two lines, just beautiful and so meaningful :) This was such a good reminder and wonderfully written. Congratulations on Top Story!

  • Beautiful job

  • Dana Crandell4 months ago

    This is a work of art. Congratulations on Top Story!

  • Paul Stewart4 months ago

    Without saying I told you so - I told you so. Congrats Ahna on a very beautiful and worthy Top Story!

  • ARC4 months ago

    Beautiful. And such a wonderful message. Love this, Ahna!

  • Kristen Balyeat4 months ago

    Such a beautiful story– so much said in such a short piece! We've all been there, but your final lines are perfect! Amazing job, Ahna!

  • Caroline Craven4 months ago

    Something we are all guilty of… what a great reminder. Really great writing.

  • R. J. Rani4 months ago

    I love this so much, Ahna! I felt this one and think the juxtaposition of the distractions that life brings and the singular focus of deep love is brilliant! Thank you for sharing this with us 🥰

  • Awww, this was so sweet! At times we'd just have too much on our plate but nothing is more important than that person!

  • Real Poetic4 months ago

    Absolutely nothing! That’s right. I love this. ❤️

  • Paul Stewart4 months ago

    This is such an important reminder to parents, people in relationships. So eloquently and beautifully put. Well done, Ahna!

  • Sonia Heidi Unruh4 months ago

    A sweet poem, and also a compelling reminder.

  • "The cat's in the cradle & the silver spoon, the little boy blue & the man in the moon...." May our children grow up to be just like us, knowing that nothing is more important to a parent than their child.

  • Dana Stewart4 months ago

    This is so good Ahna! We all get too easily distracted and forget our priorities! Thank you for this! It’s written so beautifully!

  • Lovely, Amazing, and full of positivity💖📝🎯

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