“Leaping Lily Pads”
Written By: AlyssaScheidemann
I’m leaping lily pads to my achievements.
I’m hoping they don’t sink me.
Eyes wide; focused – breathe
Like peanuts bursting at the seam.
My breath is a subtle wind,
Rustling in and out seamlessly.
Hunger itches from inside me.
I find my supper easily.
My base is my safe haven,
As I punch down on the computer keys.
I reach out to my goal,
On my path, I pick up each of the seeds.
I’m safe in my skin,
Surrounded by my own trees.
I’m leaping lily pads strung by a thin vine
To my achievements burning deep in me.
I’m driven by my thoughts
Like a shot of green tea.
My dignity is a puffy cloud
Rising to unreachable heights –
Though I do not mind
Other souls’ guiding lights.
I stay grounded – connected –
As I gain weight in knowledge and advice.
Life is just what it is and
Stars fall in the sky where they’re meant to be.
Let’s strike up the jazz band of nature,
And dance all together in glee.
The path is always there
To solve the hurdles;
I’ll paint and smudge the blank canvas
To keep myself from going in circles.
My mind and soul is a clear glass,
Fragile but yet strong
To hold a great presence of what is right.
Pausing in sudden silence,
I jump into the lake off the lily pad trampolines
And I’m swimming to my dreams tonight.