I seem to be on a bit of a roll at the moment, as I recently found out that a poem I entered into a free-to-enter competition run by United Press has been chosen for publication in their forthcoming anthology, ‘Life Begins’. Apparently I can still re-publish it wherever I want, so here it is:
Achieving some belts in a martial art.
Entering full time employment.
Finishing a race when it hurt from the start.
Time spent with friends in enjoyment.
Passing my test on the fourth attempt.
Finally learning to swim.
Buying a house, being free from rent.
Entering this comp on a whim!
So many moments have shaped my life,
had a say in who I am,
but the one that stands out is becoming a wife;
for me, this is where life began.
Life pre-husband was undoubtedly great,
perfectly adequate for one –
but life when lived with your true soulmate
is a hundred times more fun!
© Catherine Smith