Creative Writing

Saying Sorry | A Poem

I don’t owe you an apology,

but I feel the need to say sorry.

Have I already?

I know you haven’t heard from me lately,

it’s because I want you to be happy.

Reading

Thoughts On Reading Quickly

I don’t know what I would do if I didn’t read as fast as I do. Thank God I can read quickly and retain information simultaneously.

If you have a difficult time reading and retaining in a short amount of time, I’m sorry.

Then again, I’m glad I’m not you. Going to the library and checking out ten books at a time is just the best feeling ever because I know I can reasonably finish those books in less than a month. Life would just be terrible if I could only read one book in one month.

Personal Reflection

A Lesson I Should Have Learned A Long Time Ago But Didn’t

I can’t be in two places at once.

There is only so much I can do in one day.

There is only so much a girl can accomplish in 24 hours. That is, without compensating the quality or the integrity of said project, relationship, etc.

So if I have to sacrifice something or someone, I am deeply sorry. But I have to do what I have to do.

And call me selfish, but I need to put my own needs first and foremost.

With that being said, I advise those truly altruistic people to try it sometime.

Know when to be selfish. And know when to be unselfish.

Creative Writing · Personal Reflection

Grandparents Day Poem

I admit I forgot all about it.

Grandparents Day was yesterday, September 8th, 2013. I planned this post in advance (actually, a few weeks prior back in August) and when yesterday rolled around, my mind completely shut down.

As I write this, I am shaking my head. I had even written this in the calendar above my computer monitor and scribbled a reminder in a tiny notebook where I keep all my blog ideas. So much for planning in advance.

So happy belated grandparents day! 

Is it too late to say thank you to our grandparents who gave birth to our parents who in turn gave birth to us? I hope not. Otherwise, you and me wouldn’t be on this earth living and breathing at this very moment.

Sorry…grandma and grandpa. I’ll make it up to you with a poem. (I’m broke remember?)

For everything you have done for me

All the things I ever wanted came for free

When I ask you’re always there to answer

Thanks for supporting my dreams to become a dancer

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What I say never goes unheard

It seems as if you listen to every word

Still, I laugh so hard my sides hurt

I’m still surprised you’re so alert

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I hope you know I will always love

How both of you constantly put me above

Thank you for being the best grandparents a girl could ask for

I couldn’t have asked God for more